occurring at home are the responsibility of the family and should be treated
2.Employees have a duty to provide emergency first aid
treatment to students who are injured or have a condition requiring immediate
attention.(See RSA 508:12 for statement of immunity from
3.In cases of emergency, 911 will be activated and
immediate medical attention will be sought. A parent/guardian and Central Office will be
notified as soon as possible.
4.Follow-up treatment will only be given upon written instruction
from the physician and at the request of the parent.
5.An emergency form will be completed for each
student, listing the name, address, and telephone
number of parents or guardian and other persons authorized to assume
responsibility.The name of the physician
and any present medical concerns may be listed on the form or communicated to
the school nurse.Parents are
responsible for informing the school as to changes in this information.
6.Students who are unable to participate in the total
program shall present a letter from their physician stating the reasons and
the approximate duration of limitation.
7.When other arrangements can be made medication
should not be taken during school hours.Most prescriptions can be regulated around the school day.When medication has to be taken during
school hours it must be a prescribed medication.Any over the counter medication including
cough syrups, cough drops, pain relievers, etc. should be taken before and
after school. In accordance with ED
311.02, if a prescribed medication must be taken during school hours, the
school nurse is responsible for administering or delegating the
administration of medication. The school nurse must have the following three
items before medication can be given:
prescription written by the licensed practitioner stating the name of the
medication, the dosage and time as well as a diagnosis, if not in violation
medication shall be delivered and stored in the original pharmacy or
manufactured labeled container. This shall be no more than a 30 day supply.
The medication must be delivered to the school nurse or designee by a
parent/guardian or designated responsible adult.A single dose of medication may be
transferred from this container to a newly labeled container for the purpose
of field trips or school sponsored activities.
permission from the parent/guardian allowing the school nurse, or her
designee, to observe and/or assist the child in taking his/her medication.
8.Students in grades 6 through 12 may be administered acetaminophen
(Tylenol) for pain relief at the discretion of the nurse between the hours of
and and only with written parent
nurse will be responsible for the determination and appropriateness of
delegation of medication administration, when necessary, to employees of the RochesterSchool District. Employees may not
further delegate such administration to other staff members, outside agencies
10.In accordance with RSA
200:42-RSA200:47, a student will
be allowed to carry and self administer prescription epi
pens and rescue inhalers provided that the prescribing practitioner and
parent complete the appropriate medication forms for self administration.The Nursing Supervisor, working with the
School Nurse may be required, by necessity, to delegate to a student the self
administration of a medication as required by a physician.The appropriate self administration
medication forms must be completed and signed by the practitioner and the
parent/guardian.A discussion with the
parent/guardian and a plan of care and parameters from the medical provider
to the school nurse must be furnished so that determination of necessity,
management of care and emergency assist can occur.Communication between all parties, as
medical needs change, would be the most prudent practice and an expectation
within the school environment.
11.The School Health Services will follow the
recommendations of the New Hampshire Bureau of Communicable Disease.If
necessary, a note from his/her physician will be reviewed before the student
may return to school.
12.Questions regarding school health policies should be
directed to the school nurse.