Health Center

  • NURSES NEWS:  Things to Remember

     
    When sending in any medications whether prescription or over the counter, a written permission form must be completed. All medication must be in a labeled original bottle. Please do not send in medication with your student. A parent or guardian must bring in the medication to the nurses office.

     

    Many students complain of headaches, menstrual cramps, aches and pains during the school day. While these complaints make students uncomfortable, it is not our policy to send them home, unless he or she has a temperature of 99.5 or more. We are able to give Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin/Advil (ibuprofen) if the parent/guardian has completed and returned the Delaware School Emergency Card and checked next to the Tylenol/ibuprofen permission.

     

    All students should bring a change of uniform clothing to be left at school. Many situations arise when students both boys and girls need a change of clothes. Examples include rainy/snowy weather, spilled food items at lunch and personal hygiene. No extra uniform clothing is kept in the nurses office.

    NURSING POLICIES
     
    1. Breakfast is served here at Gauger-Cobbs every morning at no charge. Breakfast starts at 7:05 a.m. and ends at the beginning of homeroom. School breakfast meets USDA requirements for nutrients and supplies foods from the five food groups. Students should take advantage of this service as it provides them with a fourth of their daily requirements and studies show that students who eat breakfast daily do better in school.

    2. It is very important to return the Delaware Emergency Treatment Data Card. This card provides us with extremely important emergency medical information. A new card must be completed for each child at the beginning of each school year. Please remember to keep the office updated on changes that occur during the school year. Failure to return this card will lead to exclusion from school activities.

    3. Immunization requirements for 6th, 7th and 8th grades are as follows. Students with incomplete immunizations will receive written notification to have immunizations completed with in 14 days or have a note from their doctor stating upcoming doctor’s appointment. Students without either will be excluded after the 14th day of written notification.
    • 5 doses of DTP/DTaP
    • 4 doses of OPV/IPV
    • 2 doses of MMR
    • 3 doses of Hepatitis B
    • Tuberculosis (Mantoux/PPD) MD questionnaire is acceptable
    • 1 dose of Td/Tdap given 10 years after the last DTP/DTaP
    • 2 does of Varicella (chicken pox)
    Other immunizations to talk with your doctor about are:
    • Influenza
    • Hepatitis A
    • Pneumococcal Polysaccharide
    • Meningococcal
    • Human Papillomavirus
    4. 7th grade health screenings will be completed in the Fall and consist of hearing, vision and orthopedic screenings. 6th and 8th grade will have orthopedic screening completed during the school year. If you have any questions regarding screenings please feel free to contact me.

    5. It is imperative that we have a rescue inhaler multi dose albuterol inhaler for ALL students with the diagnosis of asthma. The inhaler can be kept in the nurses office or the student may carry the inhaler with them with a signed consent from parent or guardian.

    6. Should the need for asthma medication arise and none is available 911 will be called

    7. All students new to the school must have a physical exam. Students will receive written notification to have the physical completed within 14 days or have a note from their doctor stating an upcoming doctor’s appointment. Students without either will be excluded after the 14th day of written notification.

     

    I am very interested in meeting parents/guardians to discuss any concerns they may have with regard to their child’s health needs. Please feel free to call and/or schedule and appointment with me.

     

    Judith M. Lattanzi RN, BSN
    School Nurse
    Room 119
    Extension 105