The DBSAA has a first aid station where our students with acute health problems and minor injuries are cared for by our nurses.
The school ensures that a nurse is on site during the entire school period (Monday to Friday from 07.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.). Our school nurses are Feven Techt (three mornings) and Emmy Roman (two mornings), who share the job.
Once a school year, a first aid course is held in which all employees participate. Our nurses also conduct first aid courses in the classes or in the pre-school to familiarize the students with emergency situations.
Unfortunately, no matter how much care parents take, children still get sick from time to time. Sickness notifications can be made as follows, stating the first and last name, the group or class and the duration of the absence.
Children of the kindergarten and pre-school are only reported sick at the kindergarten with the first and last name of the child, the group, the type of illness and the expected duration of the absence.
Contact at the kindergarten:
Primary and secondary school children are reported sick to the secretary’s office, stating the child’s first and last name, the class, the type of illness and the expected duration of the absence. This information is passed on to the class teacher.
telephone: + 251-11-5534465
Mobile: + 251-953-453018
The sick child is not allowed to attend kindergarten or school again until after recovery. A good recovery is important so that others are not infected and your child is also fit for school!
If pupils return to school or kindergarten after an infectious disease but still need to take medication, a medical certificate must be presented, stating the following information
1. date of earliest possible return to the institution,
2. a clear statement that the child is no longer at risk of infection from the above date, and
3. information on the dose of the medication to be administered, as well as the type and total duration of the intake
Only under these conditions is it possible for the child to return to the institution early and for the nurses to properly administer the medicines prescribed by the doctor to the affected child.
The educational staff is not normally authorised to administer medication to pupils. An exception is the situation during a school trip. In this case, parents of affected children must give their written consent in advance, which expressly authorises the accompanying educational staff to administer medication. This also applies to children with chronic illnesses (asthma, diabetes etc.).
You can protect your child from vaccinations against the following important diseases:
▪ whooping cough (pertussis)
▪ polio (poliomyelitis, short: polio)
▪ Haemophilus influenza type B (HIB)
▪ Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
▪ Ing meningococcal
▪ Early summer meningoencephalitis (TBE)
▪ varicella (chickenpox, wet leaves)
▪ hepatitis A and hepatitis B
▪ influenza (real flu)
Pap Human papilloma viruses (HPV)
▪ Vaccinations for children and adolescents
▪ Infants who have not received certain vaccinations up to this age for health or other reasons can receive basic immunizations that are still outstanding in their first years of life. Boosters are required for young people between the ages of 12 and 17.
Fortunately, since adolescents rarely have very serious illnesses, they do not often have to go to a doctor’s office at this age. Therefore, vaccination appointments at this age are quickly forgotten. It is therefore particularly important to always take a look at the vaccination protection of the young patient as part of the child and adolescent examinations. Young people, in particular, come to countries in which some infectious diseases still occur frequently through school trips, school exchanges, or vacation trips. This is also why it is important that children of this age have complete vaccination protection.
Children 2-4 years
Children between the ages of 2 and 4 have the option of missing vaccinations, including the following:
▪ 6-fold vaccination against tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, Hib, polio and hepatitis B
▪ Meningococcal vaccination
▪ Triple MMR vaccination against measles, mumps, and rubella
▪ Chickenpox vaccination
Children 5-6 years
Boosters for tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough are due between the ages of 5 and 6 years (at the time of the U9 examination). Missed vaccinations against polio, hepatitis B, meningococci, mumps, measles, rubella and chickenpox can be made up for.
Youngsters 9-14 years
At the time of J1, the 2nd booster shot against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough can be given. If the adolescents do not yet have adequate vaccination protection against polio and hepatitis B, this vaccination can now be rescheduled. The same applies to vaccinations against meningococci, mumps, measles, rubella, and chickenpox. Girls and boys aged 9-14 years should now also be vaccinated against cervical cancer (HPV). If the first vaccination against HPV takes place at the age of 9-14, 2 vaccinations at intervals of at least 5 months are sufficient. The vaccination should be made up to the age of 17. For catch-up vaccination with the first vaccination at the age of> 14 years, 3 vaccination doses (0-1-6 months) are required.
Young people 15-17 years
At this point, the second vaccination against tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough take place if it has not been carried out between 9 and 14 years. In addition, the adolescents are now being vaccinated once again against polio. Missing vaccine doses for hepatitis B, meningococci, measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox can still be made up now. You can also find an overview of all vaccinations in the vaccination calendar.
Parents whose child suffers from a chronic illness such as asthma or allergies must inform the school administration so that the relevant information can be passed on to the team of educators, educational staff and nurses.
At least one parent should be permanently available to the school staff and an emergency contact must be designated who is responsible for the child and may make decisions in the absence of the parents. This is the only way to guarantee a smooth health care! Please also fill out our form “For emergencies”.
A good recovery is important so that others are not infected and your child is also fit for school!
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