Nurse

Howard High School is dedicated to the health, education, and well-being of all Huskies! We have a dedicated and trained healthcare professional on campus to care for your child during school hours.  Nurse Brock assists with meeting the medical needs of students as well as providing the following:

  • Nursing diagnosis and treatment of acute illness or injury
  • Nurse BrockReferrals of illnesses/injuries not suitable for diagnosis or treatment in the school clinic
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Medication administration (with written permission)
  • Nutrition education
  • Assistance in the management of Diabetes, Asthma, Sickle Cell disease, and other chronic illnesses that may affect learning in the school setting
  • Parental education
  • Staff training
  • Point of contact for reporting of contagious illnesses within the school setting

Consent

All enrolled students must have a Nurse Consent Form filled out each school year to receive non-emergency services. Students are given these forms at the beginning of each school year and parents/guardians are asked to please fill out the requested health history and sign and return the form to Howard High School. Your signature on the form gives your written permission for your student to be assessed and treated by the nurse. Important: all over the counter medications for non-emergent complaints will require a form on file with a signature from the parent before authorized medication can be administered. For student safety no phone calls authorizing medications will be accepted.

Vaccinations

Effective July 1, 2021, children 16 years of age and older, who are entering the 11th grade (including new entrants), must have received one booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4), unless their initial dose was administered on or after their 16th birthday. Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness that affects the brain and the spinal cord. Meningitis can cause shock, coma and death within hours of the first symptoms.
If your teen has not been vaccinated against meningococcal disease, we strongly recommend getting your 11th grader, aged 16 years or older, vaccinated before starting the 2022 school year. Getting MCV4 (meningococcal conjugate vaccine) now will not only help protect your child against the ongoing threat of meningitis, it will also meet the new school entry requirement.
Ask your pediatrician or local health department about other shots your child may need
including:

• the human papillomavirus (HPV) series
• the tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis shot (Tdap or Td booster)
• an annual flu vaccine; and
• catch-up immunizations, including chickenpox, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and hepatitis B.

If your child does not have health insurance or their health plan won’t cover these vaccines, call your local health department and ask about getting no cost or low cost vaccines. For more information, visit http://dph.georgia.gov/vaccines-children or call (800) 848-3868.

Medication

Any students that need to take medication while at school must adhere to the Board of Education Policy and have a Medication Authorization Form filled out annually to be placed on file at school. 

All medicine turned in for student use must be in the original container. Prescription medications must be in a prescription bottle with a current prescription label dated within the last 30 days.

Any medication taken for more than 20 days or considered a controlled substance must also have a doctor's signature on the form.

Medication Administration Policy    Medication Authorization Form

Student Health Plans

Any students diagnosed with and/or being treated for a chronic health condition should have a Health Plan/School Management Plan on file. Please download the appropriate form from below and have it filled out by the student's doctor. If medications related to the chronic health condition are to be kept at school, a Medication Authorization Form must be filled out by the student's doctor and be on file at the school. Your doctor may have their own form. As long as all needed information is provided, that will suffice.

Allergy & Anaphylaxis: Allergy and Anaphylaxis Care Plan

Asthma: Asthma Health Care Plan

Diabetes: Diabetes Medical Management Form (pdf) Diabetes Medical Management Form (doc)

Seizure: Seizure Action Plan

Other: Health Care Plan, Other

CareDox: Student Electronic Health Records

 Questions? E-mail Nurse Brock or call her at 478-779-4855

 

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