Nurse, RN/Health Teacher
Administer Over-the-Counter Medication (with parental permission, for headaches, minor aches and pain)
Administration of Prescription Medication
Evaluation of Vision, Hearing, Blood Pressure, Height and Weight
Health Resources/ Referral
Assessment of Illness
Medication at School
All medication (prescription and Over the Counter), excluding emergency medication, must be kept in the Health Office. Medication must be in a pharmacy or medical provider labeled bottle and must be hand delivered by parents/guardians to the Health Office between 8AM and 3:30PM. Medication will be administered by the school nurse or designated school personnel. The Prescription Medication Form must be completed if your child will be receiving medication at school. Vermont Law allows students with life threatening allergies or asthma to carry and self administer emergency medication at school and during other school events. Students with anaphylactic allergies and/or asthma must fill out an Allergy Action form and/or Asthma Action form. All forms are located in the Health Office or can be downloaded on the SATEC website under Health Office. Children may bring their own OTC medication and it will to be kept in the Health Office. These OTC medications must be brought in with written permission and in their original container.
Cold and Flu Season:
As we head into cold and flu season in Vermont we thought it would be a good time to share some health reminders to keep our school healthy. Below are a few health tips from the Vermont Department of Health.
Cover your cough or sneeze with your sleeve or a tissue.
Wash your hands often and well using soap and water or hand sanitizer.
Keep yourself healthy with rest, exercise, and eating healthy foods.
Stay home if you get sick and avoid close contact with sick people.
Many schools have periods of head lice each year. SATEC is very fortunate that at any one time less than 1% of our student population has head lice. Head lice are a common problem for children, and less often for adults. Children may get head lice because of the close physical contact they have with playmates in school and daycare centers. Head lice are not caused by poor hygiene. While, head lice can be a nuisance, they have not been shown to spread disease. Below are a few things you can teach children to do to reduce the risk of getting head lice.
Encourage children to not share combs, brushes, hair ornaments, or hats.
Limit the transport of personal toys such as stuffed animals from home to school.
Ask children to keep their hats inside their coat sleeves.
For more information about head lice or cold and flu tips, please visit the following sites.
The American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents recommends an annual well exam at your child's medical home.