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Health Office Info

Welcome to the BRMS Health Office

 

The health office is staffed with a Registered Nurse from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. In case of illness, students are to report to the clinic only after receiving a pass from their teacher. In case of serious illness or injury, the nurse will notify parents/guardians. (Students should NOT contact parents/guardians directly via cell phone.)  In the event of frequent headaches, sports injuries, braces, etc. for which medication is needed, the parent/guardian must supply necessary over the counter and/or prescription medication.

IMPORTANT:   ALL MEDICATION (BOTH PRESCRIPTION AND OVER-THE-COUNTER) MUST BE BROUGHT TO SCHOOL BY AN ADULT IN ITS ORIGINAL CONTAINER AND CANNOT BE EXPIRED. IN ORDER FOR MEDICATION(S) TO BE ADMINISTERED AT SCHOOL, A MEDICATION AUTHORIZATION FORM MUST BE COMPLETED.  A PARENT OR GUARDIAN MAY FILL OUT THE FORM IF IT IS AN OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION; HOWEVER, PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS MUST HAVE THIS FORM FILLED OUT BY THE MD/PA/NP. Students may carry emergency medical supplies (i.e. epi-pen, diabetic supplies, inhaler) with physician permission and indicated in the student’s care plan on file in the clinic. Care Plans and Medication Administration forms must be updated each school year; medication not picked up prior to the end of the school year will be destroyed.

 

 

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Requirement of Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine for Seventh, Eighth,
Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Grade Students for School Year 2019/2020
 

The Commonwealth of Virginia requires that all students entering seventh grade must have received a Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine booster unless the student has received a Tdap vaccine after the age of seven years.  Prior to the 2019/2020 school year, this immunization was required for students entering sixth grade.  Only one dose of the Tdap booster is required after the age of seven years, regardless of the interval since the previous dose.  Please note that Tdap is a different vaccine than the DTaP vaccine.

 

Immunizations may be obtained for your physician, military clinics, or the Loudoun County Health Department.  The Loudoun County Health Department will provide the immunizations that are required for school attendance at no cost to the the parent or guardian.  The Health Department is located in the Shenandoah Building at 102 Heritage Way, N.E., Suite 100, Leesburg, (phone number 703-777-0236).  Immunizations are administered by appointment.  If you choose to go to the Health Department for this immunization, you must bring a current immunization record with you to the appointment.

 

If your child has not received a dose of the Tdap vaccine, and you have not provided the school with a medical exemption, signed by your child's licensed health provider or a notarized Religious Exemption, your child may not start school on August 22, 2019.

 

If you have questions, please contact your child's physician or the local health department.

 

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As of School Year 2018/2019, LCPS Health Offices will NO LONGER

provide stock acetaminophen (Tylenol).

As of the 2018/2019 school year, acetaminophen (Tylenol) will no longer be stocked for student use in our school health offices.  According to Virginia State Medication Guidelines, all medication must come from home.  Based on these guidelines, LCPS staff will discontinue the practice of providing acetaminophen, or any other unauthorized medication to students.  Instead, of acetaminophen, students may be given water, rest and ice for headaches, and will be evaluated for other symptoms of illness or injury.  A statement regarding this change can be found in the 2018/2019 Student Rights and Responsibilities.

                Parents or guardians who prefer to have acetaminophen available at school for their child can complete the Authorization for Medication Administration form and bring the completed form along with a small bottle of acetaminophen to the health office.  School Nurses and Health Clinic Specialists should contact parents or guardians prior to the administration of the child’s own acetaminophen. 

                Please contact Jeannie Kloman, Supervisor for Student Health Services if you have any questions.  Mrs. Kloman can be reached at 571-252-1017 or Jeannie.kloman@lcps.org.