BRADEN RIVER ELEMENTARY CLINIC
Please contact our School Clinic if you have any questions at 751-7012 x 57006.
Nicole Wells, Clinic Nurse x57006 email@example.com Beverly Roseman, School Nurse x57004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Our goal at the BRE clinic is to provide the best possible care for your child in the event of illness or injury while at school and to promote good health and prevention of disease. We have outlined areas where additional documentation is required for the safe management of students with health conditions/concerns.
All parents/guardians must keep the information on their students Annual Student Medical/Health Information Form updated throughout the school year as needed. Your child’s teacher will send this form home on the first day of school. Please return this form as soon as possible. If there are any changes to your child’s health conditions or contact information please download and complete a new Annual Health Card.
Annual Health Card- English Annual Health Card- Spanish
STUDENTS THAT REQUIRE MEDICATION DURING SCHOOL HOURS
Many conditions can be treated at school with over-the-counter (OTC) medications and prescription medications. With proper authorization, documentation and signatures arrangements can be made for medications to be given to students during school hours. This may prevent loss of time out of school. To have prescription or OTC medication administer at school:
- Complete the Medication Authorization Form
- Parent/guardian brings the prescription/OTC medication to the school clinic in the original container/packaging
- Clinic staff will process order and verify medication amount with parent
- Unused medications will be returned or destroyed per policy
STUDENTS WITH ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES
Older students who have a history of severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks may self-medicate in school if they have a current written prescription from the physician stating they may self-medicate and carry the medication on their person. The two forms necessary for students to carry their own medication on campus are:
STUDENTS WITH DIABETES
Students with diabetes have an additional form that needs to be filled out by a physician.
The clinic staff has developed new procedures consistent with CDC and Florida Health Department guidelines to protect students and staff during the covid-19 pandemic.
- Sudden persistent cough
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of taste and/or smell
- Nausea or vomiting
- New onset of severe headache
Due to new CDC guidelines, students who report to the clinic with ANY of the above symptoms will be isolated and sent home immediately.
My student went to the clinic and was sent home due to reporting or having COVID 19 symptoms. How long must my student stay out of school? Please follow these guidelines.
My child was sent home for suspicion of Covid. How do I get my child tested at no cost? https://www.floridadisaster.org/covid19/testing-sites/#Manatee
What are Covid-19 symptoms? Are they the same as other illnesses? See table from CDC
I was contacted by the school and told my student was exposed to a Covid-19 positive person, how long is the quarantine? The CDC still recommends a 14-day quarantine for students after a confirmed exposure. However, ending a quarantine earlier may be an option if:
- The student has no signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms.
- The student takes a PCR Covid-19 test (not a rapid-test) on/after day 6 of quarantine.
- The student has a negative result and completes 7-days of quarantine.
- Without a PCR Covid-19 test, a student without symptoms of illness may return after quarantining 10 full days
Is Manatee County an area of high community transmission? Yes, according to the Manatee County Health Department. As of 1/6/2021, Manatee County DOES meet the definition of an area of high or moderate transmission of Covid-19.
What if I have additional questions about my student's exposure to Covid-19 or his/her situation? Please call the BRE Clinic at (941) 751-7012 ext. 57006 between 7:45AM and 3:45PM.