Health Room

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    The Emerald Health Room is available for students who are feeling ill or in need of first aid.  Students will be sent home when they meet the criteria listed in the “Guidelines for Keeping your Student Home”. 

    Medications at school:
    If your student needs to take medicine during school hours, the medicine must be kept in the Health Room and must be accompanied by a BVSD medication authorization form signed by a doctor.  This includes over-the-counter meds (Tylenol, Motrin, cough drops, etc.), prescription meds (including daily meds, inhalers and epi pens) and homeopathic remedies. 
    Significant Health Concerns:
    If your student has on-going health concerns, please notify the Health Room Para and/or  District School Nurse Consultant so we can create a healthcare plan to meet your students’ specific needs.
    Health Room Para: Diane Garrett 720-561-8506
    For more information visit the BVSD Health Services Health Services

    Medication Authorization (to be filled out by parent and physician)  : 

     

     

    https://contenthub.bvsd.org/healthhttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/health{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}<h2><strong>Role of the School Nurse</strong><br></h2><div><br></div><div>School Nurse Consultants develop health care plans to ensure the safety of students with significant health concerns, ensure immunizations are compliant with State law, assist with screenings and provide overall health guidance at school.  School Nurses are also an integral part of the Special Education Team and are responsible for a portion of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) that pertains to the students' health and participates in developing IEP accommodations related to health needs.  This includes the responsibility for students needing 504 plans written in accordance with Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act for a medical reason.  </div><div><br></div><div>The goal of the School Nurse Consultant is to work closely with parents, health care providers, school staff and others to coordinate the health care of the student and the school community. School Nurses also provide direct health services to students and as needed, train and delegate to unlicensed personnel who work with students identified as having complex medical needs.</div>  <br><div><h2><strong>Role of the Health Room Staff</strong><br></h2><br>All schools have a Health Room staff person who carries out health-related duties during the day.  Other office staff members help fill this role in their absence.  The Health Services Department provides oversight of Health Room staff and other unlicensed school personnel who are trained to respond to the immediate health needs of students.  Typically, Health Room staff and other staff members are not medical professionals. <br></div><div> </div><p>Please contact your school nurse or health room if you have questions or if your student has health needs.  You can also visit the <a href="http://www.bvsd.org/health/parents/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">BVSD Health Services Parent and Student Health Resources</a> page for information about immunizations, medications, health forms and other district health policies.<br>​​<br></p>

     

     

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