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Nurse

Procedures when health/medical assistance is needed for McMagnet students.

  • The nurse of record is the Austin Elementary nurse.
    Sarah Baird
    sarah.baird@abileneisd.org
    325-690-3920 ext 8575
  • Emergency cards will be kept by the nurse of Austin Elementary and the CFI classroom teacher.
  • All meds/basic treatments will be administered by the CFI classroom teacher.  The meds are to be kept in a locked cabinet in the classroom with the teacher in possession of the key.  The parents must bring the meds to the teacher in their original labeled container.  If a parent wishes for Tylenol or any other over-the-counter medicine to be given to a student, they must bring the medicine in its original labeled container marked with the student’s name.  These meds will be given after permission is obtained from the parent by the teacher. No student will be allowed to keep medication with them.
  • The Austin nurse will furnish a classroom first aid kit and basic treatment aides to the teacher. (i.e. antacid for mild upset stomach or peroxide to clean a cut)
  • The teacher will document when a student receives meds.
  • In the event simple treatment (i.e. minor cut, scrapes, bump on head) is needed, the teacher will clean, ice, or use a band-aid.  The teacher will then call the Austin Elementary nurse and the parent. If the student needs to be seen by the nurse, the nurse will come to the CFI to provide care for the child.
  • In the event of a major emergency, 911 will be called, and the teacher will use the walkie-talkie to alert McMurry security.  Security will find the McMurry nurse who will provide care until the 911 emergency personnel or Austin nurse can reach the campus.  The teacher will also alert the Austin nurse and Austin principal. The Austin nurse will immediately come to the CFI to assist in the care of the child.