Health Office

Karen Adams, MSN (credentialed), RN
School Nurse
PH: (619) 397-3804
FAX: (619) 397-3854
Email: Karen.Adams@sweetwaterschools.org

Health Office Hours
7:05am – 2:20pm
Closed 12:15pm-1pm
All students must have a pass to see the nurse during class and passing periods

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL NURSES POSITION STATEMENT
What is the Role of the 21st Century School Nurse?


CALIFORNIA IMMUNIZATION LAW – SENATE BILL 277
Immunizations

Students must have all the immunizations required by California in order to attend school.  For more information, please visit Shots for School.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS REQUIRING AN ACTION PLAN AND MEDICATION

  • An authorized health care provider who is licensed by the State of California may prescribe medication for students to take at school (Ed Code 49400 & 49423; California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 601[a]).
  • A new form must be completed each school year and on file in the health office.
    • Changes in medication require a new authorization form signed by the health care provider and parent.
  • Choose from the following forms:

MEDICATIONS

Prescription Medications

  • An authorized health care provider who is licensed by the State of California may prescribe medication for students to take at school (Ed Code 49400 & 49423; California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 601[a]).
  • A new form must be completed each school year and on file in the health office.
    • Changes in medication require a new authorization form signed by the health care provider and parent.
  • Medication must be in the original pharmacy-labeled container.
  • Medication must be picked up from the health office at the end of the school year.
  • Unclaimed medication will be destroyed at the close of the last day of school.

Over-The-Counter (OTC) Medications

  • The following OTC medications are available in the nurse’s office and can be administered with parent permission, as needed by the nurse:
    • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or generic
    • Calcium Carbonate (Tums)
    • Cough drops or throat lozenges
    • Ibuprofen (Advil) or generic
  • A new form must be completed each school year and on file in the health office.

 FORMS

PE Medical Notice

  • Needed when a student has an injury with a recovery time longer than a week.
  • A short term PE excuse is available from the school nurse with a note from the parent for up to three days.

Concussions

If a student has suffered a possible concussion, please seek medical attention.  Have the Doctor complete and sign the concussion forms listed below (or have the doctor complete their own forms) and return them to the school nurse.  If the student is diagnosed with a concussion, the student should stay home from school for 24 hours after the injury and they then may return back to school; recommended half-days for first few days back.  The nurse will communicate with teachers and staff about the Doctor recommended accommodations during the recovery.

RESOURCES
Medical Statement to Request Special Meals and/or Accommodations

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Form

Sports Physicals

Guidelines for Parents on Keeping Students Home

Community Clinics in the South Bay