Health Clinic Specialists (HCS’s) work under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse or Resource Nurse. Our nurse is Mrs. Kelly Thomas. She visits the school frequently and is available for any questions or concerns.
HCS’s are trained in First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), use of an Automatic Defibrillator and medication administration (including diabetes management). Clinic personnel are not allowed to make a medical diagnosis. If you have an urgent medical concern, please take your child to your personal physician.
If your child has any significant medical needs, please notify Mrs. Quezada even if the school has been notified in previous years. If your child has Asthma, Diabetes, Seizures, Life Threatening Allergies, or other medical conditions, you and the physician need to complete a form so that the school can be able to address your child’s needs. These forms are available on the Frances Hazel Reid Website in the Information drop down menu under Clinic or on the Loudoun County Public Schools website in the For Parents drop down menu under Medication at School.
On the Frances Hazel Reid page you may also find Loudoun County Policy for over the counter medications, sick child guidelines and immunization requirements. Be sure to keep the “Emergency Information” updated so we can reach you if your child is ill or injured. For the HCA/Nurse to give acetaminophen to your child, you must have completed the section on the emergency card that gives permission and sign it. Mrs. Quezada will be contacting parents before administering acetaminophen to approve treatment and make sure student has not been treated at home.