Health is precious – Protect it
The EAR Infirmary is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each school day.
The Infirmary gives first aid, medications, and advice on health matters to the EAR community. Injuries, illnesses, and infrequent cases of asthma, hypoglycemic episodes, allergic reactions, and other occurrences are matters that are most attended to.
In the normal school year, our infirmary has an average daily attendance of 60 students/employees, and an average of 1000 attendance a month.
The infirmary has been remodeled recently. As a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, we reorganized our physical space, created new care procedures according to the CDC health protocols. We take care of two people at a time (to avoid crowding), and we have an Isolation Area inside the infirmary which room will only be used when there are suspected cases of COVID-19 in our school. The other place is a Routine Care Room which is used for general attendance. All care is recorded in the infirmary’s book (arrival and left time, student’s name, grade level, student’s symptoms, first aid done, care recommendation) and we send messages in the JupiterEd to parents too. Please, read this page to learn more about the virus and all protocols adopted by the EAR.
Please, be aware that children and babies who go to preschool have a higher chance of becoming ill because they are around more children for extended periods of time. To help reduce the chances of contamination, children with contagious illnesses should be kept at home. We request that leave your pre-school child at home if s/he has presented any of the following:
If your child has a temperature of 37.8ºC, he should stay at home and only go back to school 24 hours after the fever disappears completely.
VOMITING or DIARRHEA
Your child should stay home and only go back to school 24 hours after the episodes of vomiting/diarrhea have stopped.
Conjunctivitis is a very contagious disease. If the eyes are red, itching, or present any sign of infection, keep your child at home. Children with this type of infection should return after the conclusion of the treatment and when there is no risk of contamination.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
Your child should stay home if he/she has signs and symptoms that may suggest infectious processes like fever, body pains, sore throat, headache, runny nose with yellow or green mucus, fatigue, reddish and itchy skin.
Different types of rash can be symptoms of many infectious or noninfectious diseases. The appearance and distribution of the rash frequently permit diagnosis of the disease. The doctor should be consulted immediately.
Children with lice should stay at home until completely treated. Please contact your child’s teacher, so that we can act to prevent the spreading to other children.
In cases of vaccination, some vaccines will present reactions and pain. Being so, we were required to observe if your child will have conditions of going to school and perform all activities without problems.
Please remember to inform the school nurse of any medical conditions which affect your child such as asthma, heart conditions, seizures, diabetes, and allergic reactions.
If your child needs to take any medication at school, remember to deliver the prescription at the Infirmary, and in cases of specific medications (antibiotics, antifungals, controlled medications, individual medications, etc…), please, send the medication along with the doctor’s prescription to be administered by the Nurse.
PS: All school personnel is forbidden to provide or administer any medication of any type to any person, unless we have in your possession a dated, signed prescription from a medical doctor which specifies the dosage as well as notation of contraindications to be alerted for.
For any questions and more information, please contact us.
Take care and be safe!
The American School of Recife