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Nurse

My name is Tammy Kotzur.  I am a registered nurse, and the School Nurse at Vickers Elementary.   My 40 years of experience in the nursing profession includes the past 21 years in school nursing. I have been employed at Vickers for the last 19 years.

It is my pleasure to be able to assist your child in maintaining optimum health status. My goal is to assist your child in being present in the classroom and utilizing maximum capabilities for learning. This is accomplished through health promotion and education, disease prevention, intervention, remediation of specific health problems, and adaptation of the school environment to meet special needs.

 

Some of the specific services that I provide include:

  • Health screenings, including vision, hearing, height/weight and spinal screenings, and also including Texas Risk Assessment for Type 2 Diabetes in Children
  • Nursing assessment, planning and intervention for emergent and chronic health problems
  • Medication administration
  • Administration of treatments
  • Health counseling
  • Health referrals
  • Health teaching for students and staff

 I look forward to helping your child learn and grow at Vickers. Please feel free to contact me regarding any questions or concerns that you may have, or just stop by the clinic and visit!

 

 

Recent Posts

Thank you, Dr. K!

Dr. Amy Kirkpatrick-Hartman, of Future Sight, recently generously provided vision screenings for Vickers PreK and ABA students.  Thank you Dr. K for your service!

Medication Administration at School

   Written parental consent is required in order to administer medication at school.  The Medication Administration Form is available in the nurse office, or at this link:  https://4.files.edl.io/b431/08/19/19/185515-16f51c1a-8658-41f2-93ad-8737af3573ca.pdf.
  
Please note:
  • Parents/guardians must provide all medications and sign the Medication Administration Request form.
  • All medication must be in the original container, clearly labeled with the student’s name, the dosage, and  directions for administration.  Over the counter doses must not exceed the recommended doses and directions  of the bottle unless accompanied by a physician’s order. 
  • The Medication Administration Request form must be completed each year and when there are any changes  to the original request.  A separate form must be completed for each medication.
  • Only FDA approved pharmaceuticals (prescription and non-prescriptions) manufactured with in the United States  will be administered. Homeopathic preparations and allergy injections will not be accepted. 
  • A written physician’s request is required for any medication administered longer than ten days.
  • Sample medications from a physician must have written instructions from the physician. 
  • In the interest of safety for all students, medications must be transported to or from school by a parent/guardian.
  • ANY change in your child’s health condition needs to be reported to their campus nurse immediately.
  • At the end of the school year, all medication that has not been picked up by a parent/guardian will be destroyed.
  Thank you!
 
 
 
 

My name is Tammy Kotzur.  I am a registered nurse, and the School Nurse at Vickers Elementary.   My 40 years of experience in the nursing profession includes the past 21 years in school nursing. I have been employed at Vickers for the last 19 years.

It is my pleasure to be able to assist your child in maintaining optimum health status. My goal is to assist your child in being present in the classroom and utilizing maximum capabilities for learning. This is accomplished through health promotion and education, disease prevention, intervention, remediation of specific health problems, and adaptation of the school environment to meet special needs.

 

Some of the specific services that I provide include:

  • Health screenings, including vision, hearing, height/weight and spinal screenings, and also including Texas Risk Assessment for Type 2 Diabetes in Children
  • Nursing assessment, planning and intervention for emergent and chronic health problems
  • Medication administration
  • Administration of treatments
  • Health counseling
  • Health referrals
  • Health teaching for students and staff

 I look forward to helping your child learn and grow at Vickers. Please feel free to contact me regarding any questions or concerns that you may have, or just stop by the clinic and visit!