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Health Room Services

 

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Our school health aide administers first aid for minor injuries.
 
If your child becomes ill, our health aide will notify parents or the emergency contact as designated on the student's Emergency Card. The student should be taken home or to the doctor. The person coming for the child must obtain a student pass before the child is released.
 
If an emergency occurs and the school is unable to reach parents, an ambulance will be called. If necessary, the child will be taken to a hospital or emergency unit.
 
Please be sure that all emergency information for your child is complete and up to date throughout the school year.
 
Any questions, please contact Daniel K. Inouye Elementary School’s Health Aide Janet Arneson at (808) 305-3430.

Storage of Medication in Health Room (SH36)

Only emergency rescue medication (epi-pens, inhalers and glucagon) or daily, routinely scheduled medications are allowed to be stored in the health room.
 
Both emergency rescue and daily medication must be prescribed by your family physician on school form SH36 and then reviewed by the public health nurse via consult and the school administrator.
 
All approved medication must be labeled by the pharmacist with “FOR SCHOOL USE”.  Approved medication that is given to the school without the “FOR SCHOOL USE” label will not be accepted. Parents will be asked to return to the pharmacy to make the correction.
 
Over the counter medication or medication prescribed by physician that is not daily and routine are not allowed to be stored in school. Parents are welcome to bring these types of medication and administer it to their child themselves in our health room.

Self Administration of Medication (Act 19)

When the completed by parent/legal guardian and student's physician, the form is submitted to the health room.  The health aide and administration will make a determination based on student's age, health issue, medication type, and other considerations.

Hydration Advice for Parents

Kids should drink water before, during and after physical activity. To prevent dehydration or heat illness, encourage your child to drink cool fluids before, during, and after physical activity.
 
The following symptoms are signs that your child is dehydrated: Dry lips and tongue; Sunken eyes; Bright colored or dark urine; or urine with strong odor; Infrequent urination; Small volume of urine; and/or Apathy or lack of energy.
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