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Clinic/School Nurse

The clinic, located next to the office, is staffed by a school nurse, Victoria Lamb, 5 days a week and the clinic assistant, Tammy Sandifer, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  The clinic provides basic first aide for students in need.  It is important that parents update any medical information and parent contact information so that we can quickly support any student who is having a medical issue. We may not give any medication, unless the criteria in the section, “Administering Medicine at School,” are followed. 

 

ADMINISTERING MEDICINE AT SCHOOL

 

Any medication, non-prescription as well as prescription, to be given at school requires a parent to complete the form, "Parent's Request for Giving Medicine at School."

 

A written order from the student's physician giving the name, dosage and time interval of medication is required for each prescription medication.  The medication must be brought to school by the parent or guardian in the original container, properly labeled by a registered pharmacist.  

 

Over the counter medications may be given for a period of three days, twice a day, or three times monthly without a doctor’s written authorization; however, after these specific times, authorization from the doctor must be obtained.  

 

The complete medication policy (section 4130) can be found online at http://mychesterfieldschools.com. Under no circumstances will internal medication be given without written parental consent.

 

Besides supporting student medical issues that arise during the day, our school nurse supports in the following ways:

o    Review of health records to identify students with health needs 

  • Health care plans when needed for students w/ health problems such as asthma, allergies, diabetes, and seizures 
  • Identification and follow-up of health problems affecting children's learning 
  • Individualized health education to students, parents, and school personnel 
  • Review of student's immunization records 
  • School-based immunization clinics 
  • Investigation and follow-up of communicable diseases 
  • Consultation and follow-up to special education departments 
  • Consultation and resources to the school clinic assistant 
  • Emergency First Aid 
  • Health Screenings ( hearing, vision, height, weight), health education classes 
  • Promotion of wellness activities for faculty and staff 
  • Representation on committees within the school

Visit our District's Student Health and Safety page for more information on CCPS Health Services.

 

The Virginia Department of Health - Office of Family Health Services provides valuable information to Virginia Residents on both family and public health risks and avoidance tips.