My name is Karla Bauer. I graduated from St. John’s School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in 1991. I worked in the hospital setting for 20+ years and have a diverse background, working in general Med/Surg, Ambulatory Surgery, Obstetrics, and Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab. I started with the school district as the head nurse at the beginning of the 2011-12 school year.
At the beginning of each school year you will be asked to complete a health summary and sign a "Permission For Over The Counter Medication" form. Please note: without these forms signed and on file, I will not be able to give your child any Tylenol, TUMS, cough drops, etc. should the need arise during the day.
**Please note: If your child becomes ill at school and needs to go home, you will receive a phone call from me or the office. I will NEVER ask a student to text or call you themselves. If you receive a text or phone call from your child telling you they are sick and need to come home, please call the nurse’s office or the main office to verify.**
**Please note: Starting the 2016-2017 school year, the Meningitis vaccine and the Tdap vaccine will both be required for 8th grade school attendance**
Proof of both vaccines is required by the State of Missouri for all incoming 8th graders. The Tdap immunization can be given anytime after the age of 10. As soon as your child receives these required immunizations, please provide a record to the school.
**Your child will not be allowed to start 8th grade until this information is on file in the school health office.**
Dental: Tri Lakes Community Health Center will be providing dental screenings with or without fluoride as well as a school based dental clinic to our students in the Fall and Spring of each school year. Parental consent is required for your student to participate.
Vision screenings: Distance vision screenings are performed on 7th grade students. If any vision abnormalities are noted during the screening, you will be notified by phone, email or letter.
Scoliosis (curvature of the spine) screenings: Scoliosis checks will be performed on all 8th grade students. An informational letter will be sent home prior to the screenings. If you do not want your child screened you will need to fill out the opt out portion of the letter and return it to the nurse's office.
MEDICATION AT SCHOOL:
STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CARRY ANY MEDICATION ON THE BUS, IN CARS, OR IN BACKPACKS (except pre-approved emergency medications).
Prescription and non-prescription medicines must be brought to school by a parent/guardian in the original labeled container which contains instructions on how and when the medication is to be given. When you get a prescription filled, ask the pharmacist to make an extra container with the label on it for the school nurse.
Over the counter medication will be administered only as prescribed on the label and it will not be given for more than 5 days without a doctor’s request.
A MEDICATION REQUEST FORM MUST ALSO BE COMPLETED BY THE PARENT/GUARDIAN. Medication will not be sent home with students. Any unused medication will need to be picked up by an adult. Unused medication that remains at school after the end of the school year will be properly disposed of.
POISON CONTROL HOTLINE (Nationwide) 1-800-222-1222
POISON CONTROL HOTLINE (Missouri) 1-800-366-8888
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