Nurse


nurse

The nurse for SRMS is Susan Tuck RN
email- 
susantuck@bedford.k12.va.us

Click link below to get to form
School Entrance Health Form
Immunization Requirements
Medication uthorization Form
Non-aspirin Pain Reliever (TYLENOL) Form
TDAP immunization information
HPV Information 

Health Update August, 2018

Welcome to the Staunton River Middle School Clinic. My Name is Susan Tuck. I am the Registered Nurse for Staunton River Middle School. If you have any questions or concerns related to the health needs of your child do not hesitate to contact me.

My office hours are 8:30-4:00

As per each year, all paperwork for medication administration, care plans, emergency cards, etc. are only valid for the current school year.  New forms must be filled out each school year & returned to the school office or clinic. If a child has a medical condition, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to contact the clinic and obtain the required paperwork.  It is extremely important that we have medical procedures/guidelines documented for your child in order to meet their health care needs.

Medication forms and care plans are effective for one school year. If you have not already turned in the medical paperwork please contact Susan Tuck RN in the school clinic for assistance in getting the proper paperwork for the new school year.

Medication forms and Tdap information can be found on the school website under medical forms. Please print form and return it to the clinic if your child needs to receive medication at school. I CAN NOT accept phone consent, email consent or written notes I MUST have the Medication Administration Form to administer medication. Thank you for following BCPS policy.

Screening Information

•Vision, hearing and scoliosis screenings will be completed on all 7th grade students the week of August 27th -31st. Screenings will also be completed for any new students transferring from out-of-state schools, private schools or those whom have been home schooled.  Parents will be notified if a concern is found. If you do not want your child screened please send written notice to Susan Tuck RN by Monday August 27th.

•If your child is not in the 7th grade and you have a concern in one of these areas, please call me. I will gladly screen your child and provide you with the results. 

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION REMINDERS

•If your child is on medication please request a separate bottle from the pharmacy for the school clinic.  All medicine must be in the original container with a prescription label.

•Parent or guardian must administer the first time dose of any new prescription medication or any over the counter medicine that the child has never taken before. The parent should be in close supervision of the child for at least 12-24 hours to detect if any serious reactions occur.  New medication should not be administered for the first time at school.

•Please do not send medication with the child.  A parent/guardian needs to bring medicine to school.

•Physician authorization is required for all prescriptions, herbal medication & doses different than label.   Medication will be administered as instructed on box, unless accompanied with a physician’s order instructing to do differently.

•A parent or guardian signature is required before any medication will be administered.

•Medicine must be picked up at the end of the school year; medicine not picked up will be discarded.

•The Authorization to Administer Medication form is only good for one school year.

•Any changes in prescription medication dosage must have a physician’s order.  Each medication requires its own medication form.

•Acetaminophen (middle and high only) and emergency use Antihistamine are available in the school clinic providing there is written parent permission on file.

•Parent maybe contacted by the nurse if Acetaminophen is requested more than twice in one week.


 

Tdap BOOSTER IS REQUIRED PRIOR TO SCHOOL ENTRY. Please get the Tdap paperwork turned in before the start of school.

 

 

Health Alert: SUMMER SAFETY TIPS

 

Enjoy your time outdoors and take steps to be healthy

 

PREVENT HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS

  • NEVER leave any children, pets or adults in a closed, parked vehicle.
  • Drink more fluids (WATER), regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
  • Stay indoors or find a cooling center in your area on extremely hot days.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Stay indoors during extremely hot temperatures.
  • Use sunscreen, even on cloudy days; skin does not have to feel hot to get burned
  • Apply sunscreen with a SPF of 15 or greater at least 20 minutes before going outside.
  • Wear protective sunglasses and hats.

 

BICYCLE SAFETY

  • Always use a helmet, head/tail lights and reflectors on your bicycle
  • Helmets should be labeled as meeting the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standard for bicycle helmets.
  • A bicycle helmet should fit comfortably and snugly.
  • Follow traffic signals and use hand signals.
  • Always wear reflective clothing at night to increase visibility.

 

I look forward to working with you this year to meet the children’s health care needs. Welcome back to school! 


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