Nurse/Clinic

TMHS CLINIC

The nursing staff is on campus beginning August 2nd from 7:30am-3pm. We will be unavailable August 3, 9, and 11 due to professional development. 
We are able to accept medication for drop off if you present to the front office. 
 
Please feel free to contact TMHS Clinic at extension 1032 or extension 1014 with questions or concerns. Always remember to update your student’s health information.
 
Medication Policy

Please complete the Medication Authorization Form for the school nurse to administer medication during school hours.

Medication must be dropped off by a parent or guardian. Medication CANNOT be transported by a student to or from school. 

 

IF it is a PRESCRIPTION medication and/or an OTC given 10 or more consecutive days, your doctor must complete and sign the middle section titled: "PHYSICIANS: PLEASE WRITE ORDER FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION" AND a parent/guardian must sign the lowest boxes. 

 

IF it is an OVER THE COUNTER (OTC) medication, only a parent must sign. 

 

Please note these important points: 

 

  • Only Health Care Providers with Prescription Authority in Texas can prescribe medications and treatments.
  • The following medications require an order from a Health Provider with Prescribing Authority in Texas include:
    • All prescription medication
    • Non-prescription medication given more than 10 consecutive days
    • Non-prescription medication when dosage is more than dosage on container
  • Changes in the administration of prescription drugs including dose and time must be in writing from the physician. Discontinuance must be in writing from the parent/guardian and/or physician.
  • Changes in the administration of non-prescription medications must be in writing from the parent/guardian and/or physician.
  • Medication orders are valid only for the current school year.
  • Only those medicines appropriate for that age child will be administered.
  • Medications from foreign countries will not be accepted or administered by the school nurse or the principal's designee
 
What forms do I need for my student to have medication for their health condition? Orange documents will be provided by your doctor. Purple documents can be found below. 
Prescription medication-
  • Complete a medication permission form for their rescue medication. If this is prescription strength medication, this form MUST be signed by your provider.
Asthma-
  • Ask your doctor for an Asthma Action Plan-MUST be signed by your provider
  • Ask you doctor to sign the medication permission form for the rescue inhaler
  • Ask you doctor if your student carrying and self administering their rescue inhaler is appropriate. If so, have your doctor sign a self carry form. -MUST be signed by your provider
Food Allergy/Insect Allergy-
  • Ask your doctor for an Allergy Action Plan- MUST be signed by your provider
  • Complete a medication permission form for the Epi Pen, Benadryl, and rescue inhaler (if needed). One medication per form, so 2-3 forms needed. 
  • Ask you doctor if your student carrying and self administering their emergency medicine is appropriate. If so, have your doctor sign a self carry form. -MUST be signed by your provider
Seizures-
  • Ask your doctor for a Seizure Action Plan-MUST be signed by your provider
  • Complete a medication permission form for their emergency medication
Migraines-
  • Complete a medication permission form for their rescue medication. If this is prescription strength medication, this form MUST be signed by your provider.
Diabetic-
  • Ask your doctor for a school order packet. Go through the packet and sign all places that require parent signature. 
  • Discuss with your doctor if your student can self manage their diabetes. If so, complete Student Contract for Self Management
  • Complete a medication permission form for: Insulin, Glucagon, Ketone sticks. One form per item-complete 3 forms. 
  • Complete the Diabetes Management Guidelines