Notes from Nurse Laura

September 2019

5th Grade Adventure Camp... Coming Up!

It may seem like 5th grade camp is still "way out there" ( Nov. 4-6) but here are important items to know in order to help you prepare your student for camp.

All camp medication must be brought to Mathews Clinic by October 24, 2019.

  • All medication should be listed on the ORANGE medication card and placed in a gallon zip lock bag with the student's name on the bag. A picture of the student attached to the bag would be ideal.
  • Routine administration times for meds are after breakfast, after lunch and after dinner. No bedtime meds will be given except for special circumstances/Dr’s orders.
  • Do not send vitamins, minerals, homeopathic meds or medication from out of the country.
  • Non-emergency medications will be taken to camp by the assigned nurse and dispensed in the infirmary. Asthma and severe allergy meds will be sent on the bus with teachers/counselors.
  • Medication must be in the original container; over the counter meds must indicate children’s dose.
  • Prescription medication must have the pharmacy label with the student’s name on the bottle or box.
  • Check for expiration dates. The nurse cannot administer expired meds.
  • Send only the amount of medication needed at camp.
  • Do not send medications to camp with the student
  • It is NOT necessary to send the following “As Needed” medications as they are available at camp: Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, Benadryl, Zyrtec, Mylanta, Robitussin, Calamine lotion, Cortaid cream, Neosporin ointment, Chloreseptic lozenges, and cough drops. Camp form must indicate the student MAY take these medications. ( this is on the same page as the notarized signature. Be sure to check the box of the medications the student can have).
  • Medications kept in the clinic WILL NOT automatically be sent to camp. Let Nurse Laura know if they should be sent. An orange card still needs to be completed.
  • Send all asthma meds and supplies to camp if your child has asthma. Many times the outdoor environment may trigger asthma flare ups. Also if your child uses a nebulizer, send the machine to be used in the cabin at night. ( I will have one in the clinic, but more than one may be needed at the same time).
  • Emergency medications will be kept by the camp parent and administered by a teacher or the nurse.
  • For safety of the students, parent medications must also be kept in the infirmary.
  • If your student has been ill with fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or has been diagnosed with flu, strep throat or pink eye within the previous 24 hours, the student cannot go to camp.
  • If a student has lice, they cannot attend camp until treated and checked by Nurse Laura.
  • If your student has specific dietary restrictions, contact Nurse Laura in advance so arrangements can be made to keep your student safe.

Contact Nurse Laura with questions: 469-752-2309 or laura.miller @ pisd.edu