Medical Management


First Aid

 

The Laverton P-12 College Sickbay is located in the Create Building and is open from 9:00am – 3.10pm.

  • If you notice your child is unwell in the morning, please keep them home from school.
  • Parents will be contacted if students have reported to Sickbay as injured or sick – students are not allowed to make their own arrangements to go home.
  • Parent/Guardian and Emergency contact details are critically important for when your child is in the sickbay. Please ensure the College is updated if any changes to contact details occur.
  • Please notify the First Aid Co-ordinator (Ms Catlin Connelley of any current or past health issues or injuries so students can be treated accurately.
  • Parents are advised to collect students from sick bay and are required to sign their child out when collected.

 

Medication

 

NO Medication should be in a student’s possession.

 

The only medication allowed to be carried by a student is Ventolin or similar asthma inhalers. Pain relief permission forms are to be completed and signed by a parent/guardian before the First Aid Co-ordinator can administer medication eg. Paracetamol. If a signed form has not been obtained, parents will be called and verbal consent from parent/guardian will be obtained Regular daily medication MUST be stored in the Sickbay and a covering note and discussion with the First Aid Co-ordinator is required It is preferable for medication to be given in its original prescribed package with details as to the dosage required.

 

Head Lice

 

Head lice inspections are performed by the First Aid Co-ordinator unless parent/guardian consent has not been given Students must be treated with the correct shampoo treatment on the day of notification If head lice or eggs are detected a note will be sent home and the student will need to report to the First Aid Co-ordinator on return to school for a follow up check. Students will be excluded from school if live lice has not been treated from the previous day’s inspection.

 

Further information can be obtained from the College First Aid Co-ordinator or visit:  www.health.vic.gov.au/headlice

 

Asthma

 

  • We require all students who suffer from asthma to provide an Asthma Management Plan to Sickbay at the start of every year.
  • Further information can be obtained from the College First Aid Co-ordinator or visit:  www.asthma.org.au

 Anaphylaxis

 

  • Anaphylaxis is life threatening! An EPIPEN must be provided for anaphylactic students and must be renewed prior to the EpiPen date expiring. An Anaphylaxis Management and Action Plan must be completed yearly.
  • If a student’s EPIPEN expires and is not replaced they will not be permitted on camps/excursions.
  • Further information can be obtained from the College First Aid Co-ordinator or visit:  www.allergy.org.au

 

© Copyright 2020 Laverton P-12 College