Notes From Your School Nurse

 BPS SCHOOL HEALTH 

Updated: 02/14/2020
 
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Hello! My name is Amanda Taylor, RN and as of January I have been placed as your school nurse here at Bedford Primary! I was formerly the nurse here from 2012-2016 so I bring experience. I look forward to serving your students and families as your school health professional! Please feel free to contact me at (540) 586-8339 Monday through Friday 7:30-3:00 with questions or concerns!






Accidents

Did you know that every year about 60,000 young children end up in the Emergency Department after getting into medication without an adult? This is completely preventable!! Check out Up and Away for more information on how to prevent your child from accidentally taking medication!!

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WARNING: Water beads commonly used for play or crafts can be dangerous! See Healthy Children for more details!

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***SCHOOL HEALTH REMINDERS***

Cold, flu, and stomach bug season is upon us! Please follow these guidelines if you are unsure as to whether or not you should send your student to school:

1- Fever over 100.0 in the last 24 hours WITHOUT MEDICATION. Giving your student medication to "treat" the fever does not mean they are fever free.
2- Vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours. Please wait 24 hours from the last time your student has vomited or had diarrhea. Not only does this help keep it from spreading, but it gives your student time to rest and slowly reintroduce food.
3- Red or pink, crusty eyes. This can be indicative of pink eye which is highly contagious!
4- Rashes or spots that are not eczema or bug bites. Please have a doctor evaluate your student before having them come to school so a proper plan of care can be developed. Hand, Foot, and Mouth is a common illness seen in elementary aged students which often presents as small red dots around or inside the mouth, on the hands, and on the feet.
5- Still not sure? Ask yourself if you would want a child with these symptoms sitting next to your own student.


REMEMBER! THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR GOOD HAND WASHING! Hand sanitizer is not equal in its elimination of germs and viruses. Make sure your use soap and warm water and are washing all aspects of your hands for at LEAST 20 seconds! 
CDC HANDWASHING INFO
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Please make sure your student has an extra set of WEATHER APPROPRIATE clothing in their backpack. There is a limited amount of extra clothing in the clinic and I do not have every size. If there is an accident and your student does not have clothing you may be called to bring some to school.
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Don't forget: Any forms you may need- physical forms, care plans, Authorization forms to give medication-can all be found on this website by clicking: "SCHOOL HEALTH DOCUMENTS". All care plans and forms must be updated each school year, they do not carry over!

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CAREDOX INFORMATION
Bedford Primary School uses Caredox to communicate visits to the school nurse with parents. Please make sure you have registered to receive clinic visit information regarding your student. Email: Activation@caredox.com


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