• The School Health Room 

    In this Chapter

    • Health Room Supplies
    • Care of Equipment

    Health Room Supplies

    ACE bandage (elastic bandage)
    Adhesive tape/paper tape
    Alcohol (not for student use)
    Applicators 
    Baking Soda 
    Bandages/Band-Aids (not made with natural rubber latex)
    Biomedical waste bags (Red bags) 
    *Calamine Lotion 
    Container to hold student medications in case of an emergency
    Cotton
    Disinfectant – EPA and school board approved
    Disposable plastic thermometer covers
    Disposable towelettes
    Eye pads
    Fanny packs (for field trips)
    Germicidal soap
    Heating Pads (used for menstrual cramps only)
    Facial tissue
    Lockbox for refrigerated medications (when applicable)
    Latex gloves - non-latex (not made with natural rubber latex)
    **Nasal aspirator, bulb syringe - Short Tip Only
    OSHA manual
    Paper for cots
    Paper towel and dispenser
    Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline) packets
    Plastic bags – leak proof for use as ice bags
    Plastic Liners for garbage cans
    Poison Control / Emergency phone number sticker
    Refrigerator Thermometer
    Safety pins 
    Salt 
    Scissors 
    Sharps container 
    Sterile gauze squares (4 x 4’s, individually wrapped) 
    Thermometers (electronic, digital, or temporal scanner) 
    Tongue blades
    Triangular bandage 
    Tweezers  

    No other topical applications have been approved for student use.  Contact the School Health office (927-9000 x 32101) before using an item that is not on this list.

    ** For use in the Teen Parent Program only. 
          

    Care of Equipment

    Cots:  Use paper protection for cots and pillows since it is not practical to change linens after each use by a child.  Change the protective covering after each use.  Blankets must be washed after each use.  Cots should be cleaned at least once a day and as needed with school board approved disinfectant (see Infection Control Chapter).
         

    Thermometers:  Use a thermometer sheath to prevent the thermometer from coming into direct contact with the individual.  After use, remove the thermometer sheath. If using temporal scanners, clean temporal scanners with an alcohol swab after each use.

    Equipment:  Emesis basins, tweezers, scissors, and other equipment used on students who are ill should be washed with soap and water, rinsed in school board approved disinfectant, dried, and returned to the cupboard after each use.

    Refrigerator Thermometer - Refrigerator temperature is to be between 35 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature must be recorded at least once a week.