Welcome to Bauder Elementary Shool Clinic. We support our students by providing immediate assessment and first aid for injuries and illnesses that occur at school. We also refer students and their parents when they require more specialized medical attention. Please visit the Pinellas County School Board https://www.pcsb.org/Page/315 website for answers to other questions about medications and healthcare at school.
A student who becomes ill during the school day should let their teacher know and be sent to the clinic. We assess the severity of the injury or illness, and if necessary contact a parent. The following is the exclusion criteria based upon sign and symptoms: https://www.pcsb.org/Page/20242
Fever- Exclude if oral temp is 101 or above, or if axillary/tympanic temp is greater than 100. Must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication before returning.
Vomiting- Exclude if vomiting 2 or more times in 24-hour period. Exclude for the following day unless vomiting is known to be caused by a condition that is not contagious.
Diarrhea (w/ or without blood or mucous)- Exclude if two or more times in 24-hour period. Exclude for the following day unless diarrhea is known to be caused by a condition that is not contagious. Exclude with 1 or more loose stools with blood or mucous.
Localized Skin Infection-Exclude from contact sports. Exclude from school only if lesion cannot be covered until medical clearance is given.
Generalized rash of unknown origin- Exclude until rash is resolved or medical clearance is given.
Lice/Nits- Pinellas County Schools has a "no-nit" policy. Anyone with live lice or nits will be sent home from school until all nits and lice are removed. https://www.pcsb.org/Page/20236
If possible, students should take prescription medications at home. Students may self carry EpiPens, inhalers, or diabetic supplies for their medical condition if signed off by their physician. All other prescription medications need to be checked into the clinic by parent/guardian(s).
During lunch and emergent times when the nurse is not in the clinic, the front office staff has been trained to take care of the children whom come to the clinic for medication, illness or injury.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact our school nurse(s). They are happy to answer your health questions.