SSAV Health Office
SSAV has part-time school Doctor & nurse, to provide support to the students, faculty, and staff in the promotion of health and wellness.
The school Doctor & nurse administer basic health care and first aid, medication administration, periodic head lice checks, and check the immunization of students and staff. We help monitor chronic conditions such as asthma and allergies. Local Eye and ENT doctors conduct an annual Vision and Hearing screening for all students.
The Health Office also conducts inspection of the food brought by students for hygiene and safety. School safety and health awareness is an integral part of the Health Office’s function.
The nurse’ office is a facility with single bed. It contains diagnostic and treatment devices to handle basic emergencies and common conditions. with First Aid boxes and an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) are available.
Procedures are reviewed for emergency situations on a regular basis. All faculty members are trained in Emergency First Aid care and CPR. A Code Red team of teachers regularly reviewed for their skills throughout the year.
In case of a medical emergency, the following procedures take place: First Aid administration, notification of the parent, and if required, school notifies the SSAV consulting doctor. Should the child require care at an emergency facility and can be moved safely, the student will be taken by Medical Staff in an ambulance to the nearest Hospitals.
If your child has a fever, sore throat, tummy upset/pain, or respiratory complaint, please keep your child home until they feel better. This will help them to recover faster and prevent any contagious diseases spreading to other students. Please inform the school reception if your child will be absent. For serious or persistent illnesses, please send a doctor’s note to the health office certifying that your child is healthy enough to return to school. A child who has been given a medical order to stay home and rest because of ill health or injury must not attend school. Upon returning to school after an illness, a student with an infectious disease is required to present a doctor’s statement indicating there no longer is risk of transmission of the disease to others.