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School Nurse
Nurse Tracie Martin
 
 
Tracie Martin RN, BSN
Educational Background
-Radford University BSN 1993
 
Experience
-4 years Operating Room Nurse
-total of 26 years now of Emergency Room Nursing to include 3 states-Blacksburg VA/ Hendersonville TN and Columbia SC
-16 years School Nursing at EMHS
 
Personal Information
I'm a graduate of Christiansburg High School where I started my career path and obtained my CNA in high school.  I have 2 grown children.  My son graduated from NRCC and my daughter is currently attending JMU.  I have a significant other, Mike, and we enjoy traveling and riding our razor/UTV.  I'm also an aunt to 2 girls- and have recently started coaching rec soccer for NRU.
 
Hobbies and Interests
I've always been a mom first and enjoy time with my children.  I miss the days of soccer/football and lacrosse.  I enjoy UTV riding now and spend time scrapbooking with friends.

 

 


 

MEDICATIONS
In general, students may not have any type of medication (including cough drops, vitamins, etc.) in their possession while on school grounds (Division Policy 7-5.2). 
 
All doctor-prescribed medications, as well as non-prescription (“over-the-counter”) medications, must be taken under the supervision of school personnel. If a student must take medication during school hours, parents/guardians are requested to deliver the medication to an administrator, school nurse, or one of the administrative assistants in the main office.  A medication form should be completed according to the guidelines that follow (a copy of the form is provided in the Appendix or may be obtained from the main office).  All medications should be in their original container and clearly labeled with the student’s name.  Written permission to administer any medication must include the name of the medication, the required dosage of the medication, and the time(s) the medication is to be given.  School personnel will follow procedural guidelines for the administration of medications (Division Policy 7-5.2).  All medications will be stored in the clinic, and all administration of medication will be handled through the clinic.
 
Parents/Guardians should pick up any unused medications at the end of the school year.  Medications not picked up within one week of the last day of school will be disposed of.
 
Prescription Medications - School personnel may give oral prescription medication to students only with a physician/dentist/licensed nurse practitioner’s written order and written permission from the student’s parent or guardian.   
Non-prescription Medications - School personnel may give oral non-prescription medication to students only with written permission from the student’s parent or guardian.  Oral non-prescription medications will be administered for no longer than three (3) consecutive days after which time a written order from a physician/dentist/licensed nurse practitioner must be presented.
Exceptions for Certain Medications – Prescription medications needed in a medical emergency such as inhalers, epi-pens, or glucose tablets may be kept in the possession of a student and may be self-administered only with a physician/licensed nurse practitioner’s written order and written parental permission that are on file with the school. Students in grades 9-12 may self-administer non-prescription medications under the following conditions:
  • Written parental permission for self-administration of specific non-prescription medication is on file with the school
  • The non-prescription medication is in the original container and appropriately labeled with manufacturer’s directions
  • The original container is appropriately labeled with the student’s name
  • The student possesses only the amount of non-prescription medicine needed for one school day/activity.
Special provisions for preparing and administering medications on field trips and other unique circumstances will be handled by the school nurse when applicable.
 
Students who have any medication in their possession while at school in violation of the medications policy may face serious disciplinary action.  Any student in possession of prescription drugs that are not prescribed to that student or the intentional misuse of prescription (or non-prescription) drugs to elicit an intoxicating effect will be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the guidelines for the possession or being under the influence of alcohol and other drugs, as stated in MCPS Policy 7-3.1.  Sharing, borrowing, distributing, manufacturing or selling any medication (both prescription and non-prescription “over-the-counter” medications) is prohibited and may result in a recommendation of expulsion.  Under state law, students who violate this policy are subject to severe disciplinary action in accordance with the Code of Conduct and the Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy.  Additionally, permission to self-administer prescription or non-prescription medications may be revoked if the student violates this policy.  Referrals also may be made to law enforcement officials (see complete Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy in the Student Code of Conduct, MCPS Policy 7-3.1).
 
Using any medicine or an ingredient of medication for purposes other than the medication’s intended purpose will be considered a violation of the Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy.