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)
Bandages/Band-Aids (not made with natural rubber latex)
Biomedical waste bags (Red bags)
Container to hold student medications in case of an emergency
Disinfectant – EPA and school board approved
Disposable plastic thermometer covers
Fanny packs (for field trips)
Heating Pads (used for menstrual cramps only)
Lockbox for refrigerated medications (when applicable)
Latex gloves - non-latex (not made with natural rubber latex)
**Nasal aspirator, bulb syringe - Short Tip Only
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
Sterile gauze squares (4 x 4’s, individually wrapped)
Thermometers (electronic, digital, or temporal scanner)
* 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.