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School Nurse Practice

 

Infection control video:

 
Covid in Teens and Children: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/children/symptoms.html
 
 
Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/duration-isolation.html
 
 
TEA Public Health Planning Guidance: https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/SY-20-21-Public-Health-Guidance.pdf
 
 
School Decision-Making Tool for Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians- (Includes a back to school planning checklist for parents/guardians/caregivers):
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/decision-tool.html
 
 
COVID-19 Testing overview: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html
 

What your test results mean (Picture): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/What-Your-Test-Results-Mean.pdf

If you are sick:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/index.html (this includes the next two websites. Should we put all three or just this one and make note to look at “When to quarantine”, and “isolate if you are sick”?)

When to Quarantine: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html

Isolate if you are sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/isolation.html

 

 

EpiPen 4 Schools Anaphylaxis Training Video:

https://www.epipen4schools.com/

Anaphylaxis Symptoms

 

Diabetes: https://www.diabetes.org/resources/know-your-rights/safe-at-school-state-laws

Handwashing Tips:  http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/

Handwashing Video: 

Elmo Handwashing Video: https://youtu.be/MOdDJ60GV8g

 

 

Creating an Asthma Action Plan: https://www.lung.org/lung-health-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/asthma/living-with-asthma/managing-asthma/create-an-asthma-action-plan

 

Epilepsy Action Plan

 

Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan document: https://www.healthychildren.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/AAP_Allergy_and_Anaphylaxis_Emergency_Plan.pdf

 

Allergy and Anaphylaxis information: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/injuries-emergencies/Pages/Anaphylaxis.aspx

https://www.dshs.texas.gov/schoolhealth/allergiesandanaphylaxis/

 

Information and requirements for Texas Vision and Hearing Screening in Schools: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/vhs/vision-require.aspx

 

Texas Spinal Screening information and requirements: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/spinal/default.shtm

 

Scoliosis & Kyphosis Information:

Scoliosis-5

Spinal screens are performed in the 5th and 8th grades.  They are a state-mandated screening.

For more information, contact your health care professional.  You may also visit the following websites:

http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/scoliosis.html

https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/scoliosis

http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/kyphosis.html

 

 

 

Helpful Websites:

 

FARE

 

Epilepsy Foundation

 

Asthma Information for Parents

 

 Immunization Requirement for School Attendance

College Vaccine Requirements
 

If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse.

You can reach her by email megan.hammonds@crowellisd.net, or by calling your child's school (940)- 684-1878 ext. 320.  If she is not in her office, please leave a message and she will return your call asap.

Also, please inquire about ImmTrac at your next healthcare visit.  ImmTrac is a very useful resource and will keep a record of your child's immunizations.  Adults may now use the service as well.  This is very handy especially for use in employment and college entrance and requirements.  Here is a link to forms that will assist you in becoming a member of ImmTrac, both child and adult: http://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/immtrac/forms.shtm

 

 

Flu Information:

Flu shots are available through your healthcare provider, area clinics, pharmacies, and local health departments. It is not too late to get a flu shot. Flu shots take 2 weeks to become effective and are from a dead virus and do not cause the flu. Additional information on seasonal flu is available on the website of the Center for Disease Control.  

Students, staff, and parents with flu-like symptoms should stay home until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever (without the use of fever-reducing medicine). If your child is home from school with the flu or flu-like symptoms, please notify the office that your child is home with flu or flu-like illness. This will assist the District and the Health Department in monitoring the spread of the flu.

Flu:    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm

Key Facts about Influenza/Flu  http://www.cdc.gov/flu/keyfacts.htm

Preventing the Flu:  Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs  http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits.htm

Everyday Preventive Actions to Prevent the Flu  http://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/updated/everyday_preventive.pdf

 

Measles information: http://www.cdc.gov/features/measles/

Hepatitis B:  http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/B/index.htm

Hepatitis C:  http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/C/

Bacterial Meningitis: https://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/bacterial.html

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