All over the counter medication must be dispensed through the health office. This does include cough drops. To ensure that medication has not expired and the dosage is correct, all medication must be in the original container.Doctor-prescribed medication must be in the original container with the prescription label that includes the patient's name intact.
The role of the school nurse is to collaborate with the educators to provide an environment conducive to learning. It is to assess and evaluate the health and development status of the student; be the health care liaison to the student; counsel, educate and find resources to assist in the student's health care.
We serve as consultants for the health curriculum; provide screening programs for diseases of the eyes, ears and teeth; keep immunization records; assist in placement for special education programs; plus act as the giver of first aid in an emergency.