Protocols and FAQs
PROTOCOLS FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
Communicable or infectious diseases are caused by microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi that can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. The main communicable diseases that might spread in school include:
- Chickenpox (Varicella)
- Measles (Rubeola)
- German Measles (Rubella)
- Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
- Scarlet Fever
- Head Lice
Parents are reminded that if their child comes down with any of these common childhood diseases, the child should not attend school.
PROTOCOLS FOR URGENT CASES
In a severe medical emergency at school, students are promptly transported to the nearest hospital, AUBMC (American University of Beirut Medical Center).
The following are considered emergency cases:
- Cardiac and respiratory arrest
- Severe trauma or injuries
- Open fractures
- Severe asthma attacks
- Anaphylactic shocks
The nurse will provide emergency aid and promptly inform parents to accompany their child to the hospital.
The nurse will complete both an accident report and an insurance statement.
All students have 24/7 accident insurance coverage throughout the year.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Do you call parents when you receive a sick student?
- What do you do if my child is sick and cannot be present in class?
- Does the IC Infirmary charge for medical or nursing services?
- Do you have a policy regarding prescribed medications?
- Do you share students' health information with school administrators?
- Can students carry medication in school?
- Do I have to take my child out of school when the nurse calls? What if I can't come right away?
- Do you provide sexual health education at IC?
- When should I keep my child home from school due to illness?
- What will you do if my child becomes ill at school?
- What to do in case of an accident?