Welcome to the Nurse’s Corner
Nursing involves not only the act of bandaging a cut or scrape, or taking care of a common cold, stomachache, or headache, but it also involves having an ear to listen, and for the student to express their feelings and concerns. The school nurse 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.COVID-19:
King Abdullah Academy has closed for the rest of the academic year 2019-2020 due to spread of COVID-19; however school is still in session on line. The nurse at KAA is available online during school hours for questions about school medical records and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the case of medical emergency call 911 and reach out to your health provider.
COVID-19 is a respiratory virus and it is transmitted when coughing or sneezing. The droplets can be transmitted to the mouth, eyes, and nose; therefore, it is important to practice social distancing at least 6 feet from the infected person. Let us stand together to decrease the spread of the COVID-19 by following the CDC guidelines. Practice social distancing, wash hands often, when going out for essentials wear a mask, but most importantly STAY HOME!!! Take this time to bond with family and self-reflect.General tips and healthy practices:
Preventative Measures: Handwashing is always important it 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. Sing the ABC song while washing hands this is equivalent of the 20 seconds, then dry thoroughly. 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. It affects how we think. To take care of your mental health, talk about your feelings to someone you can trust. Implementing good eating habits, sleeping at least eight hours a day, exercising, and asking 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 in order 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. Parents please make an appointment with the ophthalmologist and the audiologist over the summer break to have your child prepared for the upcoming school year.Preventative measures to combat allergic reactions to seasonal allergies:
- 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.
Lets keep working together to keep our community safe and healthy.
Denise Jalloh RN, BSN
KAA School Nurse