Nurse

School Nurse: Mrs. Smith

Medical Forms:

Medication Authorization
Medication Authorization – Asthma Self Carry
Medical Authorization – Food Allergy
Physical Examination Form

General Health Information

  1. PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONA physical examinantion is required by the Diocese of Columbus for all incoming students. The examination should be a positive procedure to appraise the child’s health, fitness for studies, and other activities as well as to discover illness or defects.
  2. TUBERCULIN SKIN SCREENINGIt is no longer necessary to have any routine screening of school pupils including those pupils entering the system, unless it is required by the local Board of Health. This is ture, with the exception of exchange students and students from countries with a much higher rate of tuberculosis than Ohio or the United States. Students arriving from these areas should be screened as soon as possible after entering an Ohio school.
  3. VISION AND HEARING SCREENINGVision and hearing screenings are done on all new pupils and routinely in selected grades. If you recieve a letter recommending further examination, please return physician’s report to the school.
  4. SCOLIOSIS SCREENINGStudents in grades 5-8 should have their backs checked for detection for any curvature of the spine.
  5. COMMUNICABLE DISEASE
    1. Report to your child’s school office immediately if your child has a communicable disease or has an eruption or rash on the body.
    2. Length of time your child must be excluded, as required by law, for the following diseases:
      1. CHICKEN POX: 6-7 days or until lesions crust.
      2. MEASLES (regular): 5-7 days from the first appearance or rash.
      3. MEASLES (3 day): 4 days from first appearance of rash.
      4. MUMPS: 9 days or until swelling is gone and child appears well.
      5. SCARLET FEVER: Until child has been under antibiotic treatment for 24 hours, and recovered.
      6. WHOOPING COUGH: 10 days after start of antibiotic treatment or when symptoms clear.
      7. STREPTOCOCCIC SORE THROAT: Until child has been under antibiotic treatment for 24 hours and recovered.
    3. Your child may return to school after the exclusion period.
  6. IMMUNIZATION AND VACCINATIONSA pupil in grades Kindergarten-12 is in compliance if the pupil meets or exceeds the minimum number of immunizations required for protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, measles, rubella, mumps and Hepatitis B. The State Legislature mandates what diseases pupils must be protected against; the Ohio Department of Health stipulates the number of doses of appropriate vaccine required. Diseases against which pupils in grades Kindergarten-12, unless otherwise exempt, must be immunized are listed in the chart contained in this document.
  7. REYE’S SYNDROME:This disease is mentioned because it is associated with a viral infection such as chickenpox or influenza. This is a swift and deadly disease which affects children from infancy through late adolescence and can develop 3-5 days after the onset of chickenpox, an upper respiratory infection or other fever-causing illness. Studies have shown a link between the use of aspirin and the development of Reye’s Syndrome. Anti-nausea medication may mask the symptoms of this disease. Therefore, parents should consult their physician before giving their child aspirin or anti-nausea drugs.Reye’s Syndrome symptoms (usually occurring in the following order):
    1. Relentless or continuous vomiting
    2. Listlessness
    3. Drowsiness
    4. Personality change
    5. Disorientation
    6. Combativeness
    7. Delirium, convulsions or loss of consciousness
A child’s life can depend on early diagnosis.
St. Catharine School