Nurse's Corner

 

As required by the state, we have many personnel that are Virginia Medication Administration Trained.  MAT is a strict curriculum mandated by the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) which covers all the routes of medications that child care providers can administer. The class covers in detail how to manage and collect the information for the state forms.  In order for us to provide this convince we subscribe to the following policy.

Medications to be administered in school:

For safety of your child, the Diocese requires that ALL medication be brought to the Clinic by parents.

  • Prescription medication must be labeled with the child’s name, name of medication, and dosage.
  • Any medication given more than FOUR consecutive days must have a doctor’s signature to administer at school.
  • All over-the-counter and prescription medication must be in the original container.
  • A completed medication form must accompany all medicines.
  • No medication will be given to your child unless this form is complete.
  • Inhalers must be brought to the Clinic.  The child will have access to it when he/she needs it.
  • If the child needs the inhaler with him/her at all times at the elementary campus, we ask that you fill out a form, notify the Clinic and your child’s teacher.

The nurse/ MAT personnel would also like the child to come to the clinic for observation after using the inhaler. A doctor’s note stating it is necessary to carry the inhaler with them is also required.

  • All medications must be in their original containers.
    • Ask for a field trip bottle from your pharmacist for me to fill for field trips as a single dose.

Medication Authorization Form 

For those children with Asthma: See the form below.

VA Asthma Plan 

FEVER Policy:

Please check your child before he/she leaves for school in the morning.  If he/she has a fever, productive cough, or any visible signs of an illness that could infect other children, it is school policy for you to provide care for them at home.  If he/she has been ill, we remind you that he/she must be fever free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school. This includes sports, extracurricular activities, etc; or any school activity.

If your child becomes ill at school with a fever of 100.4 degrees or above, we will call you and ask that you come pick up your child with in a 45 minute window.  If we are unable to reach the first number we will continue to call down the list until we reach someone to pick up your child.

CURRENT CONTACT INFORMATION

If there are any changes in the address or phone number (home, cell or work) for your child or with the emergency contact persons, notify the school office via email immediately so that we can update our records.  Anytime your child has a physical exam and receives any shots, please send in new VA medical health forms to keep their records current. Preschoolers are required to have new VA medical health forms with every new immunization/ shot or every two years, which ever comes first.

 If you have any medical concerns about your child, feel free to call, e-mail me Mrs.  Ann Stich at astich@stphilipecc.org  or come by the clinic and discuss them with me. The number where you can reach me is (703) 573-4570.

Mrs. Ann Stich 

Principal

 

 

VA Medical Health Form

Medication Authorization Form

Allergy/ Anaphylaxis Plan

VA Asthma Plan

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