STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES
The responsibility for the health of each child is primarily that of the parents.† The school nurses within the school health services program will strive to protect and improve student health by serving as a liaison between school personnel, family, health care providers and the community.† The school nurse will utilize available community resources, educational materials and State of NH Guidelines.† Additionally, the school nurse is responsible for developing procedures to address and meet special physical and health needs of students.
1. A school nurse will be in attendance at the school at various times and available as needed for health concerns.
2. Treatment for injuries occurring at school will be limited to first aid care, which can be provided by sufficiently trained school personnel (See also Policy EBBA-5)
3. All accidents occurring on school property are to be reported to the school nurse and/or the school principal immediately.† Students attending school when the school nurse is not in the building are to report to the main office or to the designated supervising school employee immediately in case of illness or accident.
4. An accident report will be generated by the school nurse for any serious accident or injury.† The staff member on duty is required to complete a portion of this report and return it to the nurse.† When in doubt file a report.† (See Policy EBBB).† Parent/Guardian should be notified as soon as possible.
5. The teacher has the responsibility of reporting any unusual health concerns to the school nurse and principal, including child abuse.† (See Policy JIIG).†
6. Parents must be notified before a student who is ill is permitted to go home and the student must be accompanied by a responsible adult approved by the parent or guardian before release.† As used in this policy parent(s) will be defined as: †parent, guardian or parentís representative.
7. Students may be assisted with medication by school personnel when the conditions stated in Policy JHCD-E1 (Administration of Oral Medications) have been met.† The school nurse alone has the authority to delegate medication administration and may delegate to other school personnel only if appropriate under the Nurse Practice Act.† Assistance with medication shall be limited to medication which is medically necessary as determined by a physician and when no other appropriate, out of school, time schedule can be found.
††††† Acetaminophin may be given to students at the Middle School and High School between the school day hours of 10:30 a.m. and unless determined otherwise by the school nurse and only with parent/guardian written permission renewable each school year.† Any other over-the-counter medication will not be given except when ordered by a physician.
Amended:††††††††††††††††††† January 13, 2009
Amended:††††††††††††††††††† February 9, 2012