Clinic

Nurses
  Gina Duck, RN, BSN           Laurie Roberts RN, BSN

Clinic Hours M-F 8:00am – 3:00pm

Tele-Med visits available during clinic hours.


***Please keep your child’s “student information card” in the front office up to date with current phone numbers.***

These phone numbers help the nurse contact a parent/guardian in case a child has illness &/or medical emergency.


Medication Policy:

It is preferred ALL medications be brought to the school by a parent/guardian.

Do Not send EpiPens with a student riding the bus.

Over the counter medication sent to school must be in the original store-bought container with original label (example= Tylenol in a “Tylenol” bottle).  If sending with a student to school, please send a written note containing:        the date, name of student, medication name, administration directions, and parent/guardian signature.                         A medication administration form will be sent home to be signed and returned the next day. If this form is not completed, the medication can not be administered until it is returned to the school nurse. This is for the safety of students and staff in the building.

Medication Administration forms are available in the office and in the clinic.

All prescription medications must be in a labeled bottle/container from a pharmacy (or sample labeled from MD office) with child’s name, directions and prescriber’s name. No medications (except as indicated below) are to be carried by a student during school hours. Emergency medications (such as inhalers & EpiPens) may be carried by a student with MD approval and the school nurse has written notification.

Only First Aide Supplies provided by the clinic.

No medication is supplied by BCES or the Sevier County School System (except RID).

The following items may be used in the clinic as needed for first aide type care:

 

Nonstick gauze, Band aids, Kotex pads, gloves, cotton balls, and paper tape are provided for each clinic from central supply (SCSS).

Alcohol - Cleaning of soiled skin around a scrape or abrasion. Also main ingredient of MOST hand sanitizer.

Caladryl – Used on rashes/ bug bites to soothe itching

Ginger Ale/Sprite/ 7-Up – upset stomach

Hydrogen Peroxide - Cleaning of a fresh wound that is dirty. Also used to remove blood from clothing.

Peppermint Lifesavers – sore throat, coughs, or upset stomach

Saline Rinse - To cleanse or irrigate a wound.

Witch Hazel – Antiseptic for cleaning a small wound or abrasion.

Vaseline- Used for chapped lips or dry skin patches.

RID - Lice treatment shampoo that is provided by the Sevier County School System if student found with lice or nits (eggs of lice) in hair at school. A Lice Treatment packet (copy of SCSS board policy, treatment instructions, Rid, and excuse for dismissal for the front office) will be issued to the parent/guardian when a student is signed out from school due to lice/nits. The student is NOT allowed to remain in classroom if positive for lice or nits. The Sevier County School System maintains a No Nit policy re Lice. A student is allowed up to 3 days excused absence for treatment.

TeleMed /S.M.A.R.T. program

Common Childhood Illnesses That TeleMed can diagnose and Treat:

                *Chicken Pox

                *Fifth’s Disease

                *Sinus infection

                *Ear infections

                *Pink-eye

                *Strep throat

                *Flu-Type a & B

                *Impetigo/Scabies

                *Persistant/recurrent Lice

 

 The school nurse will notify a guardian if she suspects one of the following illnesses and offer the opportunity to see the Nurse Practioner thru the Telemed program. The TeleMed equipment Can Not be used unless the parent/guardian has given prior written consent (SMART form) AND verbal consent at the time the student presents to the clinic for a complaint or issue. The Nurse Practioner and school nurse examine and assess the student using a specialized camera, stethoscope, ENT scope, and high-definition camera. The Nurse Practioner can diagnose illnesses and prescribe treatment (medication prescriptions can be faxed or called to pharmacy of choice). We are certified to perform Rapid Strep and Rapid Flu tests in the clinic if ordered by TeleMed Nurse Practioner.

 

This SMART system is unique to Sevier County Schools as of 2008. Other counties in Tennessee and other states have begun to implement similar programs in their schools. This is another option to help meet the health care needs of our school children. This system is to be used in cooperation with a Primary Doctor’s care &/or to access a Primary Care Provider. The TeleMed visits are NOT meant to replace regular medical care and physicals by a local MD.