SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS WITH MEDICAL NEEDS:
If a student has a medical condition, a serious illness or accident, the school should be aware. An Emergency Care Plan or written orders from your physician are needed so staff are aware of signs or symptoms of a problem and what steps to take:
SVUSD has written Care Plans available online, OR will accept written instructions or Orders signed by their physician. Please see the following sections for : EMERGENCY CARE PLANS, PRECAUTIONARY CARE PLANS, AND SPECIALIZED HEALTH CARE PLANS.
- Parents Notify the school during Registration.
- The School can print out copies of the SVUSD forms, or give parents the "step-by-step" instructions for printing the forms out for their doctor to complete.
- Parents return SIGNED COPIES of the Emergency Care Plan or Special Health Plan to the school.
- The Health Office will notify the school staff including: Teachers, Food Service and the Playground/Campus Supervisor sso they are aware of any symptoms to watch for and steps to take.
- EMERGENCY CARE PLANS
- EMERGENCY PRECAUTIONS & INSTRUCTIONS
- SPECIALIZED HEALTH CARE PLANS
- MEDICATION AT SCHOOL
SVUSD will accept instructions or written orders from your physician, if they are signed by both Physician and the Parents/guardians. You can also print out any of the following forms instead. The following SVUSD Emergency Care Plans can be printed from the "Forms" tab.
For those students that are faced with other potentially life-threatening issues, contact Health Services SVUSD.HealthServices@svusd.org for more information at (949) 588-7651.
- Allergy Epi Emergency Care Plan for severe allergic reactions or Anaphylaxis.
- Asthma Emergency Care Plan for an ASTHMA Inhaler for wheezing, shortness of breath, or for chronic breathing difficulty.
- For Diabetic Management including Insulin or Glucagon administration SVUSD accepts written, signed instructions from your physician. Parents also need to complete the SVUSD Diabetes Management SVUSD Forms.
- Seizure 1st Aid Emergency Care Plan for students who have the possibility of seizures at school.
- Seizure Diastat Emergency Care Planfor students that require Diastat administered at school.
- Solu Cortef - Emergency Care Plan for Pituitary Insufficiency
For those students that are faced with other potentially life-threatening Medical concerns or issues, the following SVUSD Emergency Care Plans can be printed from the “Forms” tab.
If your student needs Specialized Physical Health Care Services contact your school for a printed SPHCP. The following National School Nursing Association forms are available, and individualized care plans can be made with your physician.
- CATHETERIZATION SPHCP
- SELF-CATHETERIZATION SPHCP
- G-TUBE BOLUS SPHCP
- G-TUBE BUTTON- SLOW DRIP FEEDING SPHCP
- G-TUBE MEDICATION ADMIN. SPHCP
- G-TUBE COVER & CALL SPHCP
- G-TUBE REPLACEMENT SPHCP.
- OSTOMY SPHCP
- OXYGEN ADMIN VIA MASK OR CANNULA SPHCP
- OXYGEN ADMIN VIA TRACH COLLAR SPHCP
If students are faced with other potentially life-threatening issues, contact Health Services SVUSD.HealthServices@svusd.org for more information at (949) 588-7651TRACHEOSTOMY CARE SPHCP
MEDICATION REQUEST/AUTHORIZATION FORMS:
Under very limited conditions, (only for mature students) students are permitted to carry an inhaler or Epi-Pen. The doctor must complete the bottom portion of the OCDE Medication Authorization, and the Student and Parents must complete the OCDE Self Medication Contract.
SVUSD BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY:
ORANGE COUNTY DEPT OF EDUCATION GUIDLINES:
PARENT NOTIFICATION FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICINE AT SCHOOL
TO THE PARENT/GUARDIAN:
Medical treatment is the responsibility of the parent/guardian and an authorized health care provider. An authorized health care provider is an individual who is licensed by the State of California to prescribe medication. Medications, both prescription and over the counter, may be given at school when it is deemed absolutely necessary by the authorized health care provider that the medication be given during school hours. The parent/guardian is urged, with the help of your child's authorized health care provider, to work out a schedule of giving medication at home whenever possible.
California Education Code, Section 49423 allows school personnel to assist in carrying out an authorized health care providers written orders. Designated non-medical school personnel may be assisting with your child's medication. They will be trained and supervised by credentialed school nurses. Medication will be safely stored and locked or refrigerated, if required.
Emergency medicine such as EpiPens or inhalers may be carried by the student when recommended by a authorized health care provider and parent. When appropriate, the school nurse will evaluate the student’s ability to safely self-administer the medication based on written district guidelines. (Title 5). Back up medication should be kept at school for emergency use. Students who have a serious medical condition (diabetes, epilepsy, etc.) should have an emergency supply of their prescription medication at school with the appropriate consent forms in the event of a disaster
IF MEDICATION IS TO BE ADMINISTERED AT SCHOOL, ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS MUST BE MET:
- A written statement signed by the licensed authorized health care provider/dentist specifying the reason for the medication, the name, dosage, time, route, side effect; and specific instructions for emergency treatment must be on file at school.
- A signed request from the parent/guardian must be on file at school.
- Medication must be delivered to the school by the parent/guardian or other responsible adult.
- Medication must be in your child's original, labeled pharmacy container written in English.
- All liquid medication must be accompanied by an appropriate measuring device.
- If pill splitting is required to obtain the correct dose of medication to be administered, only pills that are scored may be split, scored pills may be split in half only, and a commercial pill splitting device should be used for correct splitting.
- Over the counter medication that has been prescribed by an authorized health care provider must be in its original container.
- A separate form is required for each medication.
NOTE: Whenever there is a change in medication, dosage, time, or route the parent/guardian and authorized health care provider must complete a new form. Please discuss your authorized health care provider’s instructions with your child, so that he/she is aware of the time medication is due at school.