Wolf Ranch Elementary School Clinic
Elizabeth Frazier BSN, RN
Hello and welcome to the Wolf Ranch Elementary Nurse's Page! My name is Nurse Elizabeth. I am dedicated to the mission of compassionate patient care. I am hardworking, energetic, and motivated. I feel my experience has prepared me for the challenges ahead and I am dedicated to the duty of keeping your kiddos safe and providing important information to parents. I focus on advancing the health and wellness of the students. My goal as a school nurse is to collaborate with teachers to promote a safe educational environment where children can learn to the best of their abilities. As a school nurse, I am here to promote happy growth and development, health, and safety.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!
Hablo Español, por favor tenga la confianza de llamarme si tiene alguna pregunta o duda en la que le pueda ayudar!
Posso anche parlare un po di Italiano!
Medication information: Please remember that we need new doctor’s orders each school year in order to be able to give any medication at school. We also need doctor’s orders for over-the-counter medication that will last longer than 10 days.
COVID symptoms may include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of taste or smell, night sweats, or sore throat. Fever is not the first indicator.
Clinic Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-3:30pm
P: 512-943-5050 ext: 5051
I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight a few important Georgetown ISD policies regarding illness and medication.
- Medications administered at school require written parent requests and a physician order, this includes over-the-counter medication. A faxed order is acceptable.
- Prescription and over-the-counter medication must be in the original container.
- Prescription medications require a current and accurate prescription label. Pharmacies will provide you with a labeled bottle for school if you request it.
- Medication must be delivered to the nurse by the parent and will be kept in the clinic. This includes emergency medication.
- Students are allowed to self-administer emergency medications like rescue inhalers, epi-pens, and/or diabetes treatment ONLY if there is:
o Written permission from the physician, the student may self-medicate, and Individual Health Care Plan is on file in the school health clinic.
o The nurse has counseled the student and parents to determine the competency of the student and make realistic plans.
o The student complies with the campus safety policy.
- No district employee may administer herbal/dietary supplements unless prescribed by a physician, provided by the parent, and if required by the Individualized Education Program or 504 plan. The rationale for this policy is related to the fact that herbal/dietary supplements are not FDA-approved.
Illness: When to keep your child home – Additional information on my website
- Students must be fever-free, less than 100 degrees, for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication (ibuprofen/Tylenol) before returning to school.
- Students vomiting 2 or more times in a 24-hour period unless released by a physician that the cause of vomiting is not infectious and the child is in no danger of dehydration.
- Diarrhea or stools with blood or mucus
- Mouth sores and drooling until a physician or the health authority does not feel the condition is infectious.
- Fever or rash or change in behavior until a physician has determined that the problem is not caused by an infectious disease.
I would also like to share with you a resource I provided for teachers along with a first aid bag that contains bandaids, antiseptic wipes, tooth boxes, Vaseline for chapped lips, and gloves.
Guidelines for Appropriate Nurse Referrals
PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO SEND A STUDENT TO THE NURSE IF YOU ARE NOT SURE OF THE NEED FOR A NURSE ASSESSMENT
The following guidelines are basic first aid tasks that do not require nursing assessment and are designed to assist you with determining the appropriateness of referring a student to the nurse. Inappropriate referrals to the clinic increase the risk of a healthy student being exposed to a student that is ill and removes them from the classroom unnecessarily.
- Paper cuts – wash with soap and water or antiseptic wipe, bandaid if needed.
- Old scratches, insect bites/stings, or wounds unless they appear infected (inflamed, drainage, red)
- Old scabs that are bleeding - – wash with soap and water or antiseptic wipe and bandaid.
- Hangnails – apply fingertip bandaid to protect.
- Rug burns – wash with soap and water or an antiseptic wipe.
- Loose baby teeth – encourage the student to wiggle with the tongue and put it in a tooth box (in the first aid kit) when it falls out.
- Superficial scrapes and scratches - wash with soap and water or antiseptic wipe, bandaid if needed.
- Blisters - wash with soap and water or antiseptic wipe, bandaid.
- Chapped lips – apply Vaseline with a q-tip from the first aid bag.
- Old injuries that parents are aware of unless there is a change in status – increased swelling or pain.
- Splinters deep under the skin - wash with soap and water or antiseptic wipe, bandaid if needed.
- Vague complaints unless the student feels feverish.
- Please avoid sending more than one student at a time unless it is an emergency or the student requires a buddy.
Please call or email me if you have any questions or concerns.