School Health Services Mission Statement:
The Hudson ISD nursing staff believes that the ability for students to learn is directly related to the status of their health. Students with unmet health needs will have a difficult time engaging in the educational process. Hudson ISD understands this and provides a licensed health professional on every campus with the goal of promoting optimum health for all students and staff.
School Nurse Roles and Responsibilities:
Medication Administration Policy:
Parents and/or Guardians, in order to comply with the Texas Education Agency's recommendations School Board Policy FFAC (LOCAL) & (LEGAL), the below procedures will be followed for the administration of medication to a student.
Students are not allowed to carry and self-administer prescription or over-the-counter medications at school.
Texas State law allows the student to carry and self-administer prescription medication for asthma while on school property or at a school-related event, if prescribed by a doctor. The parents must complete appropriate forms located on the Hudson ISD Health Services website. The student must demonstrate to the physician and school nurse their ability to use the prescribed medication including any device required to administer the medication. If your child has unique medical conditions, or any other condition, such as a food allergy that requires virtually immediate administration of medications under specified conditions, please contact the School Nurse, who will schedule a meeting of appropriate personnel to ensure that your child’s needs are met. In accordance with a student’s individual health plan for management of diabetes, a student with diabetes will be permitted to possess and use monitoring, treatment supplies and equipment while at school or at a school-related activity. See the school nurse or principal for information.
OTC MEDICATION LIST (Allowed by the District’s Medical Advisor if age appropriate):
Oral Medication: Topical Medication:
*Aleve *Bactine Spray:
*Pepto-Bismol *Rubbing Alcohol (91%):
*Benadryl (oral or topical) *Sting Kill:
*Claritin: *Triple Antibiotic (Neosporin):
*Tums: *Hydro-cortisone Cream:
*Tylenol: *Hydrogen Peroxide:
*Zyrtec: *Hibiclens (Anti-Microbial wound wash)
Emergency Medication Authorization
*Epi-Pen or Epi-Pen Jr (Auto injector)
Please note in the Student Handbook (link provided below), pages 45-50:
Bringing a child to school with the below symptoms puts other children and school staff members at risk of becoming ill. This information is offered so that we may improve the general health of all members of our school community.
Remember that these are guidelines only.
Appearance, Behavior: If your child is unusually tired, pale or lacks appetite, these may be precursors to illness. These are sufficient reasons to keep your child at home.
Diagnosed Contagious Illness: Students may return to class 24 hours after starting an antibiotic or as otherwise directed by their physician.
Diarrhea: A child who experiences 2 or more watery stools in a 24 hour period, especially if combined with poor appearance or nausea should remain home.
Ear Infections without Fever: A child does NOT need to be excluded from school, but should be evaluated by your healthcare provider.
Eyes: If your child exhibits any mucus or pus draining from the eye, this may be a sign of conjunctivitis (pink eye), a contagious illness. Please keep your child at home and see your healthcare provider. He/She may return to school after they have been on antibiotics for 24 hours and are approved by an HCW (healthcare worker) to do so.
Fever: Oral temperature equal to or higher than 100.0 degrees (before taking medication such as Tylenol or Advil). Please keep your child at home until they are fever-free for 24 hours WITHOUT medicine.
Lice/Scabies: A child infected may not return to school until they have been treated and are free of lice. Examination by the nurse is required before re-entering school. Children with scabies may be re-admitted after treatment. Documented proof of treatment by your healthcare provider is required.
Nasal Discharge and/or Chronic Cough: A child exhibiting these symptoms should be seen by your healthcare provider. These conditions may be contagious and require treatment.
Rash: If your child exhibits a body rash, especially with fever or itching, he/she should remain at home and be assessed by your healthcare provider. Heat rashes and allergic reactions are not contagious. These children may attend school.
Sore Throat: A child with a sore throat, fever and/or swollen glands should remain home. Contact your healthcare provider.
Symptoms of a Contagious Illness: Students exhibiting symptoms of a contagious illness should be evaluated by their physician. They may return to school as directed by the physician.
Vomiting: A child who has vomited 2 or more times in a 24 hour period should remain at home.
The below link is the 2021 Communicable Disease Chart by the state of Texas: