School Nursing Services
The Medford Township School Nurses work as part of an education team to promote the overall health and well-being of all students and staff that make up the Medford Township School District. A wide range of health services are provided at each school. These services include:
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- Developing emergency care plans for students with life-threatening health conditions such as severe allergies to peanuts or bee stings, severe asthma or diabetic students with insulin reactions.
- Administering medications to students and care for ill or injured students in the school setting.
- Completing health assessments for students being evaluated to receive special education services. Providing state-mandated screenings and referrals for health conditions such as vision or hearing.
- Monitoring any possible communicable disease outbreaks in the school setting.
- Serving as a liaison between the school, the home, and medical or other community resources.
- Providing health education to students.
- Promoting a healthy school environment.
Asthma Treatment Plan
Upper Respiratory Infections
Use of Medications at School
When Injuries Affect Full Participation at School
When to Keep My Child Home from School
Wounds and Rashes
•All forms must be renewed every school year.•Please make sure that all forms are signed by the physician and yourself prior to bringing them into school.
•Your child’s physician must complete and sign the Asthma Treatment Plan.
•Parents/Guardian must sign the bottom of the Asthma Treatment Plan.
•Inhalers must be in the prescription labeled box and hand delivered to the school nurse by the parent or guardian.
Epi Pen Use:
•Your child’s physician must complete and sign the Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan.
•The Parent/Guardian must sign the bottom of the Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan (remember to indicate on the bottom of the form if you wish for your child to sit at a peanut/nut free table at lunch).
•Epi Pens must be in the prescription labeled box and hand delivered to the school nurse by the parent/guardian.
Management of Head Lice:
•Your child’s physician must complete and sign the Medication Authorization Form.
•The parent/guardian must sign the bottom of the Medication Authorization Form.
•All medications (prescription or non-prescription) must be in its original container and properly identified and hand delivered to the school nurse by the parent/guardian.