Nurse's office phone: 815-462-7814
A student’s health is directly related to his or her ability to learn. Children with unmet health needs have a difficult time engaging in the educational process. The school nurse supports student success by providing health care through assessment, intervention, and follow-up for all children within the school setting. The school nurse addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and social health needs of students and supports their achievement in the learning process (NASN, 2016).
Flu season is here!
The Flu: a guide for parents: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/family/flu-guide-for-parents-2017.pdf
Flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. You have the power to protect yourself and your family this season with these three actions to fight flu.
- Get a flu vaccine. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine by the end of October, if possible. A yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against the flu. As long a flu viruses are circulating, it is not too late to get vaccinated!
- Take everyday actions to stop the spread of germs. Wash your hands often with soap and water, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and wash your hands often with soap and water. If you become sick, limit your contact with others to keep from infecting them.
- If your child has flu, keep them home to prevent spreading to other. Your child should remain home from school until they are fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication, and the child is well enough to participate in normal daily activities. Please see our district handbook for more information.
For more information on "Keep the Flu out of School" initiative, please visit: http://www.preventchildhoodinfluenza.org/school
Acquired from http://www.preventchildhoodinfluenza.org on 1/18/2018 courtesy of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.
Antibiotics are not effective against viruses like the common cold, flu, bronchitis, most sore throats, and many sinus and ear infections. Taking antibiotics can also have harmful side effects for you or your child. Read more about when antibiotics are and aren't needed: https://www.cdc.gov/antibiotic-use/index.html (CDC, 2017).
For health and safety topics related to kids and teens, visit: http://kidshealth.org/en/kids