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Medication Policy

Students are allowed to carry a small amount of over-the-counter medication such as Tylenol, Advil or Midol. This medicine must be in the original container clearly marked with the contained medication on the bottle. This medication is not to be shared. BT does not dispense any over-the-counter medications unless they have been provided and kept in the clinic. All medication kept in the clinic must accompany a medication administration consent (even over-the-counter).

Flu Season

Flu guidelines are in place and the clinic is preparing for whatever the season will bring. Flu symptoms include fever of 100° or greater, cough, body aches, weakness and headache. Students will be sent home shortly after exhibiting these symptoms. Please have a back-up person if you cannot check your student out. Students are not allowed back to school until they have been off Tylenol or Motrin for 24 hours fever free. This is very important in helping to keep the school environment an “influenza-free zone.” The best prevention is diligent hand-washing with soap and water, avoiding close contact with people exhibiting these symptoms and use of alcohol based hand sanitizers. The CDC website www.cdc.gov is a great resource and is updated frequently. Please feel free to contact the clinic for any questions or concerns.

 

Physicals and Emergency Cards

Please ensure that your students’ physical is up-to-date. Students will not be allowed to participate in athletics if they have not turned in a physical or emergency card. These are required from all freshman and the physical updates are required for any athlete. The system has been upgraded but still relies on “old fashion delivery” in order for us to process.

 

Sandra Morton RN

Jennifer Richardson RN