From The Nurses
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).
There has been a recent surge in data concerning flu season this year. The expectation is that the flu season will begin earlier and hit us a little harder. Flu guidelines are in place and we are prepared for whatever this season will bring. Flu symptoms include fever of 100° or greater, cough, body aches, weakness and headache. Students will be sent home exhibiting these symptoms. If the student exhibits respiratory symptoms we do have a face mask for them until they check-out from the clinic. We ask that you do not allow your child back to school until they have been off Tylenol or Motrin for 24 hours fever free. This is very important in helping us attempt to keep our 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.
Sandra Morton RN
Jennifer Richardson RN