Reminders from the School Nurse
Please call or visit the school nurse if your child has any medical conditions that require emergency medications or monitoring. No student should carry any medication on their person at any time without proper paperwork.
Prescription and non-prescription medication forms are required by the school to administer any medications. The medication forms and the medication policy can be obtained from the Horry County Schools website or from the school nurse. The parent and child's health care practitioner request and consent must contain the following information: The medication should be brought to school by the parent, guardian, or a responsible adult. The medication will be brought to school in a container appropriately labeled by the pharmacy, health care provider, or in the original container.
- name of medication
- dose to be given
- time to be given
- number of days to be administered
- any special instructions
All medication will be stored in a locked cabinet in the health room. Self-managed medications will be evaluated on an individual basis by the school nurse. A written physician's order is required, as well as written parental consent.
Prescription Medication Form (must be filled out by a Health Care Provider)
The school nurse will call the parent if your child presents with the following condition(s):
Fever greater than 101 degrees, more than 1 episode of vomiting witnessed, more than 1 episode of diarrhea, head injury, injury with pain/swelling/deformity, live lice, or other serious conditions that warrant immediate parent notification.
Please don’t hesitate to call the school nurse for any questions or concerns.
Debra Alexander, RN
843-903-6010 Health Office Fax 843-650-9794