Clinic

 
 

 Nurse Markiewicz
 757-825-4567

 Mrs. Elizabeth Markiewicz is a      Registered Nurse who is certified in School Nursing.  She received her BSN From the University of Texas, El Paso.  She has been the school nurse at Lindsay since 2007, and a Registered Nurse since 1989.  If you would like to email the Nurse with a question or concern, please click here.



 
 Donna Hill, Clinic Assistant
 757-825-4567

Clinic Mission:

The clinic is dedicated to helping our students:
•Cope with illness and injury in the school environment.
•Learn safe and healthful practices for lifelong health.

We're looking forward to a fantastic school year. Here are some things you can do to help your student stay healthy:

Make sure your child has ALL required immunizations. Provide immunization record to Clinic.

Please make sure your child's yellow emergency card has CORRECT telephone numbers and accurate medical information.

NEVER send a sick child to school (fever 100 degrees or greater, persistent cough, diarrhea, etc.)

Inform the Clinic if your child has something contagious (pink eye, head lice, etc.)

Dress your child for the weather (coats on cold days, etc.) and per school policy (see your student handbook.)

School Nursing services support student achievement by helping students stay healthy and ready to learn.


School Nursing Responsibilities:

  • Provide health care to the school community
  • Care for the sick and injured
  • Provide health care for students with chronic illnesses such as asthma and diabetes
  • Develop health care plans with family and physician
  • Administer medication or treatments
  • Provide screening and referrals for health conditions
  • Screen students for vision, hearing, or postural/gait problems
  • Refer students for appropriate medical care and follow-up
  • Promote a healthy school environment
  • Modify school environment to reduce health and safety hazards
  • Assess student and staff for communicable illnesses
  • Serve as a liaison between school, family, community, and health care providers
  • Communicate with physicians, parents, community agencies regarding the healthcare need of students
  • Promote health through counseling and health education
  • Provide formal and informal health education

Screenings

Students are screened each year for vision and hearing in Seventh Grade. Students can also be screened by parent or teacher request. If your child fails a screening, the school nurse will contact you either by phone or in writing for further evaluation.

Illness and Injury -

The school nurse provides immediate care to students and/or staff who become injured or ill at school. Parents will be notified if a student needs to be excluded from school for home observation or further medical care. 

If your child has been injured at home and is returning with stitches or a cast, please notify the school nurse prior to their return to school. Also notify the school nurse if your child is under medical care for an acute illness and is taking medication even if not given at school.

Communicable Disease -

The school nurse observes the school community for communicable illnesses or conditions such as strep throat, chickenpox, head lice, ringworm, or pink eye common in childhood. Students who are suspected of having a communicable disease are excluded from school until the child is treated or is evaluated by their health care provider.

Common communicable diseases or conditions that affect school children are:
1. Chickenpox
2. Strep Throat
3. Ringworm (untreated)
4. Lice
5. Pink Eye

Emergency Cards -

If you have not already done so, please make sure the yellow emergency card is completed, signed, and returned to school as soon as possible. Please update any changes throughout the school year, including phone numbers, physician, daycare or sitter information. This information is vital to your child's health and safety at school. The back of the card is a Health History update where you can indicate any medical problems or health concerns.

When should my child stay home from school?

Please keep your child home from school when she/he has:
  • Fever - oral temperature of 100 degrees or more
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Communicable Disease or Condition

Your child must be free of fever, vomiting and diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school. If your child is on antibiotics for an infection, please keep your child home until he/she has taken the medicine for 24 hours. Please help keep our school population healthy. Please contact Mrs. Markiewicz with any questions or concerns.

Basic Facts About Asthma -

Asthma is very common. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently estimate that 31.3 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with this lung disease; more than a third of them are children under the age of 18.

Asthma can be a serious, life-threatening disease if not properly managed.

Breathing problems caused by asthma (including coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and tightness in the chest) are called flare-ups (or attacks). What causes a flare-up? These symptoms are usually started, or triggered, by something that irritates the lungs, such as pollen, mold, smoke, or catching a cold.

You need to manage your asthma every day. This is true even if your symptoms are mild. With your physician's help, you can control your asthma and become free of symptoms most of the time. But asthma does not go away when your symptoms do.

Follow the "Rule of Twos" to help you tell whether your asthma is under control. If you wake up fewer than 2 times a month with asthma symptoms and use a quick-relief inhaler fewer than 2 times a week (other than when exercising), your asthma is well-controlled.

Let your doctor know if you have a severe flare-up.

Online Asthma Resources