The Nurses Office at Nashua High School South has a lot to offer...not just bandages and ice packs!
The goal of the office is to assist the educational process by focusing on prevention of illness and early detection of health problems. We do our best to keep kids in school when they are healthy enough to be here. Here are some of the services that we offer:
- Assessment and follow-up of acute and/or chronic health problems, including mental illness and pregnancies (please make the office aware of these conditions).
- General medication administration
- Immunization tracking
- Initial emergency evaluation and determination of referral needs
- Education on treatment and prevention of disease and illness
When should my child stay home or be dismissed and when can they come back to school?
|Ailment||Description||Student can come back to school when...|
|Fever||Temperature of 100 or higher||Fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication|
|Vomiting||Within the past 24 hours||Free from vomiting for at least 2 solid meals|
|Diarrhea||Within the past 24 hours||Free from diarrhea for at least 24 hours|
|Rash||Body rash with itching or fever||Free from rash, itching, and/or fever. Has been evaluated by a doctor if neccessary|
|Head Lice||Itchy head/active head lice||Treated with appropriate lice treatment at home and is nit free|
|Eye Infection||Redness, itching, and/or "crusty" drainage from eye||Evaluated by doctor and has note to return to school|
|Hospital Visit||Hospital stay and/or ER visit||Released by medical provider to return to school|