The Nurses Office does not have cough, cold, flu medication, antihistamines, allergy medications or antibiotics. ALL require a prescription from a physician and a signed Parent Medication Consent Form in order for the medication to be dispensed during school hours. The medication must be brought to the nurses office in the original container. Unless specifically ordered by a physician, school policy (policy #210) prohibits students from carrying on their person ANY medication that is prescribed by a physician or purchased as “over-the-counter”. This includes but is not limited to eye drops, nasal drops, gargles, herbals, , Advil and Tylenol.
RESPIRATORY INHALERS AND ADRENALIN EPI-PENS ARE PERMITTED TO BE CARRIED AND SELF-ADMINISTERED WITH A PRESCRIPTION FROM A PHYSICIAN, A SIGNED PARENTAL CONSENT FORM AND REGISTRATION OF THE MEDICATION IN THE NURSES OFFICE.
The nurses office has standing orders from school physician Dr. Francis Capista to dispense:
- Tylenol once a week
- Tums for upset stomach
- coke syrup for upset stomach
- Chloraseptic Lozenges for sore throat discomfort
- cough drops
- Caladryl skin analgesic for poison ivy, insect bites, minor skin irritations
- Rhuli gel skin analgesic for poison ivy, insect bites, minor skin irritations
- Hydorcortisone cream 1%
Parents may come to the nurses office to administer medication to their child from the original container, if they so choose.