Archive for ‘Nurse’

August 21, 2013

Open House this coming Sunday

Paton school’s open house will take place this coming Sunday, August 25th, from 3:00-4:30.

Open house is an opportunity to bring your entering first grader, or any student new to Paton, to see the school and their classroom, walk around the halls, and get a feel for the building. Members of the PTO will be there to answer any questions you might have about the upcoming school year, as well as how to get involved as a volunteer and Paton parent.

Lisa Smith, Paton’s school nurse, will also be on hand to answer questions and take in any medications that your child might need have access to during the school year, IE: Epi-pens, prescription medications that need to be taken during the school day, etc.

Find out more about the medication dispensing policy on Mrs. Smith’s web page.

See you Sunday!

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February 4, 2013

Staying Healthy Everyday

by Lisa Smith, RN, School Nurse

February recognizes Heart Health month.  Keeping our entire body healthy is the basic foundation. I wanted to touch upon a few topics that I remind the students to practice each and every day!

English: Healthy Child Healthy World Logo

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Healthy Eating. Make sure your child eats breakfast every day.  It really is the most important meal and “fuels the body” for the day. Healthy snacks for school allow children to refuel, to maintain energy and focus on academics.  Our bodies are made up of about 70% water, so it is important for children to drink water for their bodies to function properly instead of high sugary drinks.

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February 1, 2012

Nurse’s Notes (February ’12)

By Annette Hanson M.Ed., BSN, RN, School Nurse

Winter has given us a variety of illnesses to contend with. Recently, there has been a gastrointestinal virus making the rounds at school. Students don’t seem to be running a temperature but have stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. The good news is that it seems to only last 24 to 48 hours.

Many parents are unsure when to send their child back to school. Your child should be without a fever (less than 100.4°F) for at least 24 hours without the use of acetaminophen or Ibuprofen to decrease fever, no longer vomiting or having diarrhea and have the physical stamina to return to school. Sometimes children return to school too soon and then catch the next illness that’s making the rounds.

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December 1, 2011

Nurse’s Notes (December ’11)

by Annette Hanson RN, School Nurse

December is here! It seems that the holiday season starts earlier each year! It’s the time of year when families are busy with shopping, recitals, school plays, etc. Unfortunately it’s also when people are feeling rushed with so much to do. We tend to feel stressed and run down and so do our children. This is also the cold and flu season. Combine tired and stressed with colds and flu and our immune system is not as resistant in handling the exposure to germs. Please take the time for some relaxation during this very busy time. And try and keep your child’s routine consistent with a reasonable bedtime.

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November 1, 2011

Nurse’s Notes (November ’11)

by Annette Hanson, RN, BSN, M. Ed, School Nurse

I have screened the children for vision and hearing.   IF your child fails a screening, I will notify you by mail.

There are a few 4th grade physical exams that are missing.  If you have received a letter requesting the physical, PLEASE call me with exam information.

Field study trips are beginning the end of OCT and into NOV.  If your child has a medication order for school such as an Inhaler, please make sure I have the Medication and Doctor’s order before the Field Study.

Fall allergies are tapering off, and upper respiratory infections are starting.  Only a few strep throats have been reported.  Remember when calling your child in to the office; please report what they are sick with, such as sore throat, fever, GI symptoms, etc.  It helps me to track what illness is making the rounds in each classroom.

And as always PLEASE continue to keep checking your child’s head for nits & head lice.  There have been 2 cases reported to me.  Let’s try and keep those pests under control.

All Shrewsbury Schools have a child safe program.  This means if you have not sent a note or called the school regarding your child’s absence, the school will be contacting you.

I am at school daily from 8:15 AM until 3:45 PM. I can be reached at 508-841-8632.

June 1, 2011

Nurse’s Notes (June ’11)

by Annette Hanson RN, BSN, M.Ed., School Nurse

I can’t believe another school year is coming to an end and summer is fast approaching. Complaints of bug bites, poison ivy, and sunburn have replaced strep throat, gastrointestinal complaints and flu!  Here are a few tips to help make the summer months enjoyable and safe.

BIKE SAFETY: Many bike-related injuries are due to head injuries.  Children 12 and under must wear helmets when they ride.  Children should also learn the rules of the road when riding a bike, such as hand signals, which side of the road to ride on, etc.  Bikes are a means of transportation and not a toy.

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April 3, 2011

Nurse’s Notes (April ’11)

by Annette Hanson, RN, BSN, M.Ed., School Nurse

Hopefully spring will be here soon!  This is the time of the year when the children are thinking that it should be warm and start to come to school dressed for warm weather.  Please encourage your child to dress in layers.  If they are too warm in the classroom they can take off a sweatshirt or sweater or zip off pants legs.  But when they are outdoors please encourage them to wear a jacket since the temperatures are still going up and down depending on wind chill.

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February 1, 2011

Nurse’s Notes (February ’11)

By Annette Hanson, M.Ed., BSN, RN, School Nurse

Winter has given us a variety of illnesses to contend with.  Recently, there has been a nasty gastrointestinal virus making the rounds at school.  Students don’t seem to be running a temperature but have stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.  The good news is that it seems to only last 24 to 48 hours.   Strep throat also continues at different grade levels.

Many parents are unsure when to send their child back to school.  Your child should be without a fever (less than 100.4° F) for at least 24 hours without the use of acetaminophen or Ibuprofen to decrease fever, no longer vomiting or having diarrhea and have the physical stamina to return to school.  Sometimes children return to school too soon and then catch the next illness that’s making the rounds.

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