- Students must have a pass to come to the clinic.
- Only family members/people listed on the Emergency Cards may pick up sick children. Please keep your Emergency Cards updated with the latest phone numbers and addresses. In case of an emergency, we need to be able to reach a parent or guardian to pick up your child. If a parent or guardian cannot be reached and your child is sick, an ambulance will be called in order for your child to receive proper medical treatment. Sick children are not allowed to stay for an extended period of time at school.
- Spring Branch ISD medication administration policy states that we are not allowed to dispense medication to students unless a signed consent is on file from the student's doctor or parent. Students arenot allowed to have any kind of medication in their possession, even over the counter drugs. Prescription medication requires signed authorization from a doctor and over the counter medications require a signature from a parent. The forms for prescription and non-prescription medications are located on the link section of this page. Students who are diabetic or have asthma may have special permission to carry their supplies or inhaler. The form for inhalers is also located on the link section of this page. Students who have severe allergies are encouraged to bring an Epi Pen to school and may carry it in their backpack if permission is given by their doctor. Please talk to the nurse if any questions.
- Students may only call parents to pick them up from school from inside the clinic with permission from the nurse. If a student calls or texts a parent from their personal cell phone prior to coming to the clinic for examination, the absence will be unexcused.
There is new legislation in Texas regarding student athletes and concussions. Please consult your athletic trainer or coach for more details!
A concussion is an injury that changes how the cells in the brain normally work. A concussion is caused by a blow to the head or body that causes the brain to move rapidly inside the skull. Even a "ding", or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious. Concussions can also result from a fall or from players colliding with each other or with obstacles, such as a goalpost.
The potential for concussion is greatest in athletic environments where collisions are common. Concussions can occur, however, in any organized or unorganized sport or recreational activity.
Recognizing a possible Concussion:
To help recognize a concussion, you should watch for the following two things:
1. A forceful blow to the head or body that results in rapid movement of the head
2. Any change in the athlete's behavior, thinking or physical functioning.
Signs and Symptoms of concussion
- appears dazed or stunned
- is confused
- forgets sports plays
- is unsure of game,score, opponent
- moves clumsily
- answers questions slowly
- loses consciousness (even briefly)
- shows behavior or personality changes
- Can't recall events prior to hit or fall
- can't recall events after hit or fall
Symptoms reported by student:
- headache or "pressure" in head
- nausea or vomiting
- balance problems or dizziness
- double or blurred vision
- sensitivity to light or noise
- feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy or groggy
- concentration or memory problems
- does not "feel right"
What should you do when a concussion is suspected?
- Let your parents and coach know right away that you are injured.
- Do not try to judge the severity of the injury yourself. Get evaluated by an appropriate health care professional.
- Return to play with permission from your health care provider with experience in evaluating for concussion. long term problems can occur if you do not receive appropriate care following a concussion.
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