Welcome to the Nurse’s Corner
Preventative measures to combat allergic reactions to seasonal allergies:
Nursing involves not only the act of bandaging a cut or scrape, or taking care of a common cold, stomachache, or headache; it also involves having an ear to listen, and a place for students to be able to express their feelings and concerns. The school nurse’s job involves continuous learning and constant sharing; both of which require devotion to academic excellence, a healthy and safe environment, and unrelenting giving of the heart.Immunizations:
Please make sure all students are up to date on their vaccinations. It is mandatory that all students be vaccinated by Virginia state law. Please send all updated vaccination records to firstname.lastname@example.org
as soon as possible.General tips and healthy practices:Preventative Measures:
Handwashing stops the transfer of any germs and bacteria that are on your hands. Hands should be washed for 20 seconds with warm soap and water. Always cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing. Use a disposable tissue when available or practice the elbow cough.Mental Health:
Mental health is very important in the early and late stages of life. To take care of your mental health, talk about your feelings to someone you can trust. Implement good eating habits, sleep at least 8 hours a day, exercise and ask for help when needed.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 in many ways, including the ability to learn. School and home connections are very important. Parents and the school must work together to help students succeed. KAA encourages 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. Please remember to make an appointment with the ophthalmologist and the audiologist.
- Administration of antihistamines such as Zyrtec and Benadryl.
- When returning home remove clothing and wash immediately to prevent pollen allergen entering the home.
- A saltwater nasal saline flush is helpful for a runny nose and congestion. Also, a saltwater gargle is helpful for an itchy throat and sneezing.
The nurse is available online during school hours for questions about school medical records and can be reached by:
Sending thoughts of health and peace,
Mona Abed RN, BSN