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Infection control video:
What your test results mean (Picture): https://www.cdc.gov/
If you are sick: https://www.cdc.gov/
When to Quarantine: https://www.cdc.gov/
Isolate if you are sick: https://www.cdc.gov/
EpiPen 4 Schools Anaphylaxis Training Video:
Handwashing Tips: http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/
Elmo Handwashing Video: https://youtu.be/MOdDJ60GV8g
Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan document: https://www.healthychildren.
Allergy and Anaphylaxis information: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/injuries-emergencies/Pages/Anaphylaxis.aspx
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
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:
If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse.
You can reach her by email email@example.com, 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 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.
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