Montevideo Middle School

Home of the Maroons

MONTEVIDEO MEDICAL POLICIES

Ms. Jenny Gibson R.N.

540-289-3401

fax 540-289-3601
jennyjgibson@rockingham.k12.va.us


The clinic is open from 7:45 AM to 3:15 PM


Parents/student please feel free to contact me via phone, email, or stopping by the clinic if you have a question/concern.


Thank you to all the parents that donated supplies this year.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated!!!

SCHOOL NURSE


Rockingham County Public Schools employs school nurses. Montevideo Middle School’s nurse is a resource person to school personnel, students, and their families. Emphasis is on helping students maintain or improve their physical and emotional wellbeing, thereby preventing health problems and time lost from school. If a student feels ill and needs to go home they must first report to the school nurse for evaluation. If the student is sick the nurse will call parent/guardian to pick the student up. Please feel free to call her for assistance or concerns/questions at 289-3401.

General Injury/Illness

Students who become ill or have an injury at school need to report their condition to their teacher. The teacher will send the ill or injured student to the school nurse so that a decision can be made for the proper care of the student.

Guidelines for Medication Administration

All medication and permission must be delivered to the school by a parent or legal guardian in the original container. Plastic bags, envelopes or Tupperware containers are not acceptable containers. (This also includes cough drops and eye drops). Students are not allowed to carry medications to school. The administration of medication during school hours is discouraged when possible. It is requested to be scheduled at other times than in school. Recognizing that this is not always possible, the following guidelines have been established for the administration of medication during the school day:


PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS


1. A written order from the student’s physician (with name, dosage, and time to be administered) is required for each medication. The prescription label on the bottle may be accepted as the physician’s order.


2. The Medication Request Form must be completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian before the medication can be given to the student. You may obtain this form at the Main office, the nurse office, or online at www.rockingham.k12.va.us


3. Only a one (1) week or less supply of the medication should be brought to school unless the medication is to be taken on a daily basis throughout the school year in that case a 25-day supply is recommended. A parent or guardian needs to pick up all unused medication.


4. If the physician fills out the self carry medication form, then and only then are students allowed to carry their asthma inhalers and/or epipens; of course with parental and school permission.


Exceptions to these regulations may be necessary depending upon individual circumstances. Only the principal or designee may only authorize exceptions.


NON-PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

1. The Medication Request Form must be completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian indicating the name of the medication, dosage, time to be given, and the parent or guardian’s signature before the medication can be given to the student.


2. Any non-prescription medication which is to be given for a prolonged period of time (more than 10 consecutive school days) must be authorized by a physician in writing.


Exceptions to these regulations may be necessary depending upon individual circumstances. Only the principal or designee may only authorize exceptions.

Special Medical Problems

If a student has a special medical problem or need, this condition needs to be reported to the school nurse. The nurse will work with the student, their parents, and the staff in handling the situation in the best way possible. Examples of special problems include but are not limited to: an allergy to insect bites or bee stings, diabetes, epilepsy, heart defects, asthma, kidney, bladder, or bowel disorders, poor sight or hearing and other health concerns. Depending upon medical requirements, additional health care forms may need to be completed by the parent and the students’ physician (besides the initial Emergency Care Form filled out at the beginning of the school year).