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School Nurse

  
Cherie McElhenney, RN
UPSD School Nurse
601-774-8257 ext. 1103

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Medications At School

When possible, medications should be given to students at home. Medication may be administered during school hours, if necessary. Students are not allowed to carry medication to or from school. A Parent or guardian must bring medication to school and register it with the school nurse or designated school personnel.

 

Medication MUST be in the original, labeled container.  Ask the Pharmacist for a second bottle, with the label, for school use. Any changes in medication or dosage will require a new written order from the doctor.

 

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Asthma & Allergies

Asthma and allergies can sometimes be difficult to manage. The school needs to be prepared if an emergency arises while your child is at school. The Action Plans below will help us care for your child; it should be filled out on a yearly basis or if any changes occur throughout the year. All Action Plans must be returned to the school nurse. Feel free to contact me for additional assistance or questions.




Healthy Kids

Parents and caregivers are essential decision-makers when it comes to the nutrition, physical activity and health needs of their children. Help your child develop healthy habits early in life that will bring lifelong benefits.

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/

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Please keep your student home if he/she is sick. Do not send them in to get dismissed. Stay home if you have a fever over 100 degrees, are vomiting or have severe diarrhea.  Mild signs and symptoms can be coped with at school. You must be fever-free for 24 hours (without medication) before returning to school.

 

Colds: start with sneezing, a runny nose, feeling tired and not well. Sometimes a cough, sore throat  and low grade fever may also be present. Tylenol, ibuprofen and drinking plenty of water will help with symptoms.

 

Seasonal flu:  fever, cough and sore throat, stuffy nose, headaches, body aches, chills, severe fatique and chest discomfort. Again, Tylenol, ibuprofen and drinking plenty of water will help with symptoms. 


Stomach flu or food poisoning:  nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sometimes a fever. Eat bland foods and plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

 

DRINKING WATER IS ALWAYS VERY IMPORTANT ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU

ARE SICK.

 

REMEMBER ALL VIRUSES ARE CONTAGIOUS... PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS BY WASHING YOUR HANDS BEFORE EATING AND AFTER USING THE BATHROOM. DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE BEFORE WASHING YOUR HANDS, GERMS ENTER YOUR BODY THROUGH YOUR MOUTH, NOSE, AND EYES. DO NOT SHARE WATER BOTTLES OR OTHER EATING UTENCILS.  COVER YOUR COUGH WITH YOUR SLEEVE OR CLOTHES.

 

 

 

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Notes from Nurse Cherie



Oct. 23rd - 27th - Red Ribbon Week


Dec. 7th - Blood Drive for Lesley
                   Mabry

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Jan 21, 2016, 9:02 AM
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