Our School Nurse is: Debbie Bukowski RN BSN
Clinic hours are Monday thru Friday 7:00am – 2:30pm.
Students can see the nurse only after securing a pass from their teacher. Students not going home will be released to return to class within 20 minutes.
Chronic medical conditions such as, but not limited to, asthma, diabetes, life threatening allergies, etc. should be discussed at the beginning of the school year with the school nurse. Parents are required to complete the emergency information form each year and provide current working phone numbers of all contacts listed.
FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY REASONS, STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BRING MEDICATIONS TO SCHOOL.
If a student needs to take medication (this includes over the counter medications) during the school day, the following procedures must be followed:
- All medication must be administered by the school nurse or designated trained person.
- Whenever possible, medication should be taken at home. If you must take medication at school, the following rules apply.
- PARENTS must bring the medication to school and complete the authorization form.
- Prescription medications must be in the original pharmacy labeled container. Parents can ask their pharmacist to provide them with two containers: one for school and one for home. Medications including eye drops cannot be transferred to and from school.
- Over the counter medications (Tylenol, Motrin, Midol for example) will only be accepted in the factory sealed original container.
- As a courtesy we keep Tylenol and Ibuprofen in our clinic for student use; this can be administered after receiving a signed medication authorization form from parent or through phone consent by the nurse each time requested. We do not provide cough, cold or seasonal allergy medications (cough drops only).
Inhalers, Epi-pens, diabetic supplies, and pancreatic enzymes may be carried by the student, provided the proper authorization forms are on file with the school. These forms require physician signature and are available in the clinic or the OCPS web site. Diabetic Medical Management forms are required to be on file even if your student does not test in the clinic. These forms is kept in the clinic and the teachers are notified of the medication.
In school procedures: All in school procedures (catheterizations, feeding tubes, special diets, nebulizer treatments, etc.) require documentation by your student’s physician. A Physician Ordered School Procedure form can be picked up in the nurse’s office.
Injuries: Please provide the school nurse with medical documentation of injury and restrictions/accommodations ordered by the physician. If student requires extra time between classes and/or elevator use a pass will be provided. Medical documentation is required to be excused from PE, HOPE, or ROTC.
Vision Screenings: Mandatory vision screenings provided by Florida Vision Quest are done on all 9th grade students during the first few months of school (dates to be determined each school year). Parents will be notified only if their student fails the vision screen. If qualified additional services may be provided.
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