First Aid

First Aid

Riverside Christian College has a fully equipped sick-bay and is proud to provide the services of a full-time Registered Nurse, Sam Browne.

Services offered in our fully equipped sick-bay include:

  • Medication management

  • Daily medication administration

  • Advanced First Aid

  • Oxygen therapy for respiratory emergencies

  • Wound Care

  • Asthma management

  • Allergy and Anaphylaxis management

  • Care Plans for students with complex medical needs

Nurse Sam has experience as a Registered Nurse in Aged Care. She extended her nursing skills as a Graduate Registered Nurse for Queensland Health in Surgical Nursing (Hervey Bay Hospital) and Rehabilitation Nursing (Maryborough Hospital) before joining the college in January 2019.

Nurse Sam is committed to maintaining relevance in her practice and is currently enrolled in her Masters of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) and is an active member of the Australian College of Nursing.

Sam Browne

Sam Browne

College Registered Nurse


Information for Parents

All students who are injured or feeling unwell are required to obtain permission from the class teacher before reporting to First Aid. All student medications (including pain relief or ANY OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS) must be handed into First Aid, be pharmacy labelled, and in the correct packaging. Supporting paperwork needs to be uploaded in Parent Lounge (upload against medical condition). This includes written authorisation from a qualified Medical Practitioner (eg. doctor or dentist, not a pharmacist).

The required documentation can be accessed below.

GP Medication Approval Form

Medication Administration Form

Emergency Medications such as Epi-pens and asthma puffers should be accompanied by an up-to-date Action Plan (less than 1-year old) that is signed by both parent/carer/guardian and a Medical Practitioner.