Welcome to the School Clinic
UGMS Clinic Aide: Mrs. Watkins
Our school Clinic Aide is trained to appropriately administer medicines, care for students with diabetes, recognize symptoms of an asthma exacerbation and allergic reaction, assist students when having seizures, take temps, communicate with parents when students are sick/have complaints, check for lice, recognize when EMS should be called, recognize when to call the cluster nurse to assess a student’s needs, perform CPR and use the defibrillator. They cannot check a student’s blood pressure without a doctor’s written directives and parents supplying an automated BP machine. They cannot check a pulse or listen to breath sounds.
According to the county Student Handbook, parents should not send their children to school until they are fever and/or vomiting free for a 24-hour period. This is to prevent the spread of germs to others.
If your child needs to take medication during the school day, you need to fill out a Medication Authorization Form when you send the medication in. All medications should be sent in their original containers and marked with the student name. The medication will be kept in the clinic in the office. Please refer to the county Student Handbook for other specific information about medications.
Last Modified on October 20, 2016