Welcome to the Nurse’s Corner
About the Nurse: Nursing involves not only the act of bandaging a cut or scrape, or taking care of a common cold, stomach ache, or headache, but it also involves having an ear to listen to a student express their feelings about their concerns, while trusting the nurse with the most of their personal / medical needs that only a medical professional can understand and fulfill. The nurse has a plethora of experience which can nurture and cultivate each student. Experience includes psychiatric nursing, group therapy on anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem just to name a few. The school nurse job involves continuous learning and constant sharing; both of which require devotion to academic excellence, a healthy and safe environment, experiential reality, and unrelenting giving of the heart.School is back in session:
Now is the time for the students to visit the doctor for vision and hearing exams. Hearing and vision play an important role in communicating, and comprehending the daily classroom discussions, and assignments. If misdiagnosed this can affect the student ability to learn. School and home connection are very important. Parents and the school must work together in order to help the students succeed. KAA encourage parents to show interest in the health and well being of their children by helping the child to develop respect, responsibility, healthy eating habits, boosting motivation, and establishing good behavior.First Read About Preventative Measures on how to combat an Allergic reaction to seasonal allergies:
- Administration of anti-histamines such as Zyrtec and Benadryl.
- When returning home remove clothing and wash immediately to prevent the pollen allergen to enter the home.
- A salt water nasal saline flush is helpful for a runny nose and congestion. Also, a salt water gargle is helpful for an itchy throat and sneezing.
- Teachers should be aware of students that have seasonal allergies such as pollen. If the teacher has a student with seasonal allergies, please contact the school nurse for further instructions.
Mental health is very important in the early and late stages of life. It affects how we think. To take care of your mental health, talk about your feelings to someone you can trust will help you stay in good mental health. Adopting good eating habits, sleeping at least eight hours a day, exercising, and asking for help when needed.
Remember, many students rely on us for informational tidbits that will help keep them healthy and safe. Increasing hand-washing is always important in any situation because it stops the transfer of any germs or bacteria that are on your hands. An easy way to implement the importance of hand washing is to start with us, students follow by example.
Denise Jalloh RN, BSN
KAA School Nurse