Health Updates

Illness Guidelines

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE ON ATTENDANCE BASED ON GUIDELINES FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS AND THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Keep your child home from school when: Their temperature is 100 degrees or more prior to school in the morning, or highter temperature associated with cold like symptoms. They should…

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Asthma Action Plan

In order to best meet the needs of your child, please have your licensed prescriber fill out the attached form and return to your school nurse. Asthma Action Plan

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Communicable Diseases

Parents/guardians of children suspected of having a communicable disease should notify their licensed healthcare provider and their school nurse for procedures to follow. Some of the most common communicable diseases for the school age child are: Conjuctivitis (pink eye) Chicken Pox Fever Respiratory Strep Ringworm Vomiting/Diarrhea Impetigo Scabies Head lice…

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MRSA

Methicillin Resistant Staph aureus (MRSA) What is Staphylococcus aureus? – Staphylococcus aureus, often referred to simply as “Staph,” are bacteria commonly carried on the skin or in the nose of healthy people. Approximately 25% to 30% of the population is colonized (when bacteria are present, but not causing an infection)…

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Lice

Head Lice Fact Sheet What are Head Lice? – Head Lice or Pediculus humanus capitis are parasitic insects found on the heads of people. Having Head Lice is very common. Who is at risk for getting Head Lice? – Anyone who comes in close contact (especially head-to-head contact) with someone…

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Germ Stop

Handwashing Good hand washing is the number one way to prevent illness!!! Wash hands before preparing food or eating. Wash after using the bathroom. Wash after sneezing, coughing and wiping runny noses. Wash after playing with pets. Wash using warm water and soap.  Rub hands – friction helps remove germs.…

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Medication Policy

In accordance with the recommendation of the PA Department of Health, the student will be given medication (including over-the-counter medication) only by the DIRECT WRITTEN ORDER OF A LICENSED PRESCRIBER (Licensed Physician, Physician Assistant, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner, Dentist).  It is anticipated that administering medication during school hours will be…

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