School Spotlight: Nurse’s Office
The Nurse's Office located next to the Senior Lounge.
Paige Lindgren and Piper Salvator, Staff Reporters
January 25, 2012
Filed under Student Life, Top Stories
Hillary Hecht, employee in the nurse’s office at Fairview High School, has been working in the building since October of this year. She has years of experience in the medical profession but is not a registered nurse rather she works under a registered nurse in the district.Working in the nurse’s office, she is not allowed to give students Advil or any pain reliever “because it’s a prescription medication” Hecht said. However, any student can go purchase Advil or a similar pain reliever over the counter at their local drugstore.
This rule “serves as a protection against the kid who’s carrying the medication and also the school so that somebody who’s not authorized to be taking it doesn’t overdose on it or do something of that nature,” Hecht said.
Hecht is not affiliated with the Emergency Response Team, and instead waits in the nurse’s office for a call from the ERT or for the person in need to be brought back to the nurse’s office for help.
While most students typically go to the nurse’s office as a way to get out of class, Hecht does not see this as a problem, “I try to look at their attendance” Hecht said of the students who come in claiming to feel sick.