Health and Safety

School Medical Officer

Dr. med. Romana Chevrier-Rados
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If you haven't provided the school with your child(ren)'s health history, please complete the Health History section of the new AISZ Application Form (section S) for your child(ren) and submit it to the medical office. This form provides our school medical officer with important information regarding your child(ren)s health.

AISZ has a 'nut-free' policy

We are aware that some people can have a very strong allergic reaction to nuts, sometimes even just by touching them. As the safety of our students is our first priority, all meals in our cafeteria are nut-free, and students are encouraged to only bring nut-free snacks into school, even if nobody in their classroom has a nut allergy.

Medical Doctor Information

Scope of Work

The Medical Doctor working in a AISZ Medical Office supports the general well-being of the students and the Faculty. The Doctor will perform her duties in a professional manner, with the highest level of confidentiality, consistent with the regulations of AISZ. 

  1. Serve as a medical consultant in the appropriate assessment, planning, revision, implementation, and evaluation of the health services program under the guidance and approval of the School Director.
  1. Responsibility for direct and indirect medical care given to students that affords privacy in compliance with professional standards of practice and physician’s orders.

Students referred for health, physical, emotional, or behavioral problems.

Students referred following a prolonged absence as a result of a serious illness or accident.

Students referred for suspected communicable disease.

Students referred for suspected use of tobacco, drug or alcohol use.

Other examinations and screenings to ensure that the learning potential of each student is not diminished by a remediable physical disability and the school community is protected from the spread of communicable disease or other health hazards.

Communicate with parents/guardians regarding student health/medical issues.

Observe all regulations and policies regarding parents who request in writing an exemption from health screenings and examinations.

  1. Promote maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injuries
  2. Promote student health within the learning environment through counseling, consultation with staff, and if necessary, assisting in health-related education. 

Apart from the obligation to provide first aid, however, it is not the task of the school doctor to provide medical care in case of illness. Being responsible for preventive care, the school doctor has to inform parents and students on undesirable tendencies in physical and mental development, as well as on existing medical symptoms. The family doctor / general practitioner or the specialist is responsible for providing further medical care to children. The AISZ Medical Doctor does not act as the General Practitioner for the AISZ Community at large.   

Qualification

Degree in General Medicine from a recognized medical university, hold a current license for the practice of medicine in Republic of Croatia (license never suspended nor revoked). 

Clinic Hours of Service

07:45 - 16:15 during After School Activities

07:45 - 15:45 non ASA weeks

Tournaments as required 

Functions

Students (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12)

Assessment/treatment/referral as needed

Simple and emergency First Aid

Communicate with parents/guardian/emergency contact as needed for continuity of care

Physician referral/follow-up

Follow-up care/reassessment as needed

Health screening - see attachment.

Periodic head lice checks when indicated

Individual health counseling Grades 6-8

Organizing presentation on oral and dental health in cooperation with dental professionals

The AISZ Medical Officer does not offer the services of a family General Practitioner nor writes prescriptions for the general AISZ Community

The AISZ Medical Officer is not on call but may follow-up with incidents when necessary after hours. 

Faculty and staff

  1. Simple and emergency First Aid
  2. Referral and accompaniment to physicians in community if necessary
  3. Follow up care/reassessment
  4. Recommendation/organizing influenza vaccinations
  5. Blood pressure monitoring
  6. Coordinating physician referrals and follow ups 

Recordkeeping

Confidential files on all students  Health certificates from health care providers on student health concerns  Daily log/documentation of all office visits  Documentation and reporting of injuries, and follow up of injured person 

Medication authorization documentation with parent/guardian authorization during school and off-campus trips  Documentation of immunizations and health concerns 

Medical office

Maintain fully-stocked facility to provide optimal care for emergencies and student illness  Inform parents of health/medical issues that could impact students and staff (lice, strep infections, influenza, etc.) 

Student assessments on request  

Medical assessment of students referred for academic or behavior issues  Follow-up meeting with parents/counselor/learning center, on recommendations/request by staff  Reporting results of screening tests if pertinent to student referral 

Student, faculty and staff medication needs  

Give prescription and OTC medication to students during school hours at parent/guardian request  Obtain medication authorization documents for off-campus trips  Monitor student medication needs  Explain risks and/or side-effects of medications  Give OTC medication to faculty and staff upon request  Administer Epi-Pen and Epi-Pen Jr. in case of anaphylactic reaction 

Liaison with Croatian medical community

Make medical appointments for non-Croatian speaking faculty and staff  

Consult and follow-up with physicians/health care providers for clarification of medications, treatment, diagnosis, and procedures  

Assess individual student needs and refer to appropriate physician/health care provider, as requested by parent/guardian

Assess individual staff faculty needs and assist with local physician/health care provider and health care facility, as needed.



Immunization

JK-SK

It is recommended that your child has received the following before starting school.

  • 4 doses of Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTP)
  • 3 doses of Polio
  • 1 dose of MMR (Measles. Mumps, Rubella)

Grade 1-12 grade recommendations

  • DTP and Polio series completed
  • Booster Tdap (Td)
  • MMR series completed

Highly recommended for all students

  • Tuberculin Test (Mantoux or PPD)
  • Hepatitis B series

When your child is ill

When should you keep your child home from school?

It is recommended that you keep your child home from school when he/she has any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever 37.8 C (100 F) or greater
  • Fever within the last 24 hours
  • Frequent and/or severe coughing
  • A bad cold
  • Vomiting
  • Loose and/or watery bowel movements (diarrhea)
  • Head lice
  • Drainage from ears or eyes
  • Unidentified rash

When can your child return to school after an illness?

Your child may return to school when:

  • Temperature is normal for past 24 hours without taking fever reducing medication
  • Feels well enough to be in school for the full day and to go outside for recess
  • No vomiting and/or loose stools for at least a day
  • After head lice treatment

Get In Touch

American International School of Zagreb (AISZ)

  • Address: Voćarska 106, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
  • Tel: +385 (1) 7999-300
  • Fax.: +385 (1) 4680-171
  • Office e-mail: aisz@aisz.hr

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