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(School Health Forms are located at the Cabarrus County Schools website)
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Preparation for School Year: To Do During Summer
Does your student have a medical condition or health concern that require prescription or over the counter medicines at school?
If a student should require medication to be taken during school hours he or she may self medicate or have medication administered by the school nurse. This will require the completion of a medication form. This form is for prescription & over the counter medicines. A NEW completed form is required each school year to be on file with school nurse BEFORE the first day of school, in order to administer medicine. Make sure the prescription or over the counter medicine bottle label matches the physician authorization form.
Parents procedure for end of school year of students with medication at school. Medication cannot be left at school over the summer months (this includes over the counter & prescription medicines...EpiPens & benadryl. According to school policy, medication must be picked up by a PARENT/GUARDIAN. Refer to your Parent Handbook
Does your student need specialized physical health care services provided while at school? If your answer is yes, then your physician and you will need to complete the "Physician and Parent Authorization for Having Specialized Physical Health Care Service Provided" located on the second page of the medication form.
Does your student have Diabetes, Asthma, Seizures, Severe Allergic Reactions or any other medical condition? Refer to the "Cabarrus County Schools" website, print the required "Emergency Action Procedure" forms, have the physician and parent complete forms and return to school nurse. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact the school nurse office.
School health forms are located on the Cabarrus County Schools website just click on Student, Student Services then School Health Program.
If you have any question feel free to contact me.
Seizures...What do you know about seizures and the role a school nurse plays in the school setting?
The school nurse role is to identify, educate and provide support to students, teachers, and parents. The school nurse will manage students with seizures that are not well controlled, document seizure activityand provide feedback to parents and healthcare providers.
What is an epileptic seizure? a chronic disorder of the brain characterized by the tendency to have recurring, sudden, uncontrolled episodes of excessive electrical discharges in some nerve cells of the brain, with associated sensory, motor, and/or behavioral changes.