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MEDICAL ROOM/ SICK BAY

The school nurse play important role for the Students,Staff & School community. It is the duty of the nurse to provide medical support to students in the school and promote health in the curriculum.

Attending the Medical Room/Sick Bay

  If a child is slightly unwell in class, the teacher will send the child to the medical room accompanied by another child. The nurse will inform the teacher of their actions. If the child is seriously ill, the nurse can be called to the class.

  If the child is slightly unwell on the playground, the staff member on duty will send the child to the medical room accompanied by another child. The nurse will inform the teacher of their actions. If the child is seriously ill, the nurse can be called to the playground. The nurse will inform the parents of their actions. The nurse will inform the parents of their actions.

  • All medical intervention will be recorded by the nurse in the medical log book.

Administering medicine

  Only the school nurse administers medicine within the school premises.

  Parents need to place in writing, requests for the administration of medicine. Such requests must be accompanied by doctor's advice, and be given to the class teacher who will pass them on to the school nurse.

  All prescribed medication must be administered as labelled medical documentation will be kept on the children's file in the school office.

External intervention/Hospitalisation

  When an accident occurs, requiring medical intervention beyond the capability of the school nurse, the school will attempt to reunite parents and children as soon as possible. Parents will be informed immediately of the situation and will be advised regarding the next steps.

  Where a parent is unavailable or cannot be contacted, decisions on medical intervention will be based on the available knowledge and in the best interests of the child (where a parent holds strong views against medical intervention based on religion, he/she must inform the school in writing and agree with the school nurse on alternative arrangements. The parent must also sign a waiver of the school's responsibility for not intervening medically as normally required).

Contacting parents

  If the child is unwell and needs to go home, the school will contact the parent; the school will not send a child alone, unless the prior information of the parent.

  It is the parents' responsibility to update the school on their current contact information.