Kristin Russell R.N.
Pharmacology/ Medical Terminology Instructor
2018-2019 Health Goal: 3 E's- Exercise, Education and Eating Healthy!
MEDICAL CRITERIA FOR SENDING STUDENT HOME:
- Temperature 100 degrees or above.
- Repeated episodes of vomiting/diarrhea.
- Teacher request for parent to be called.
MEDICAL CRITERIA FOR RETURNING TO SCHOOL:
- Fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
- Student feels well.
- Student has physician note to return.
FLU SEASON HERE!
Please get your family immunized with flu vaccine now. You may contact your family physician, local health department, pharmacy and other locations for scheduling an appointment. Best time to get flu shot is October or November but can get as late as March. Flu shots are recommended for anyone over the age of 6 months. A flu shot is necessary every year because it is a new vaccine every year.
HANDWASHING: THE CRITICAL FIVE
- Washing hands with water alone is not enough! Using soap works by breaking down the grease and dirt that carry most germs.
- Handwashing with soap can PREVENT diseases. Most effective ways to prevent illness and spread of germs.
- Critical moments for handwashing are after bathroom use, before meals, after playing outside and after coughing/sneezing in hands.
- Handwashing with soap is the single most cost-effective health intervention. With proper use, all soaps are equally effective at rinsing away germs.
- Children can be agents of change. Our energetic, enthusiastic and open to new ideas students can take the handwashing lessons learned at school back into their homes and communities.
GOOD HANDWASHING WITH SOAP SAVES LIVES!