news from the nchs nurse, Mrs. renee' barringer
Important Medication Information
The administration of medication in the school setting is a service that is provided to promote wellness and decrease absenteeism. When there is a need for a student to receive medication in school, safe and proper administration is essential. School nurses must abide by the Maryland Nurse Practice Act and other state regulations regarding the administration and handling of medication.
All medications are to be given to the school must be ordered by a person authorized to prescribe medication (doctor, nurse practitioner, physician assistant). Written parental consent is required foe each medication ordered and for each new order (even if the medication was previously given in school). Parental consent is required as part of the authorization. As with the medication orders, parental consent must be renewed each school year.
The medication container must accompany all medication to be administered in school. Medications should be brought to the school by the parent/guardian or responsible adult.
Vision & Hearing Testing
Mrs. Judy Thomas, Vision and hearing Technician from the Caroline County Health Department is able to perform annual Maryland mandated vision and hearing screening. All new entrants and any referrals will be screened. If your child has had a vision and/or hearing exam outside of our school within the prior 12 month and you do not wish your child to be re-screened, please provide the school nurse with written verification of that visit prior to the school screening. All students without written verification must be screened according to Maryland mandate. If you have any questions, please contact the nurse at 410-479-3770.