Nurse Notes

Welcome

School Nurse: Linda Gibson, RN

 

As the New London Academy school year comes to an end, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your student.  Enclosed are a few reminders and summer safety tips.  Wishing you a fantastic summer!

 

Please remember to pick up any medication(s) you have in the school clinic.  Medication(s) not picked up by the end of the day Wednesday, May 30, 2018 will be discarded unless special arrangements have been made with the school nurse. Thank you!

 

5th Grade Students

If you have a student entering 6th grade in the fall, documentation of the Tdap vaccine, or medical/religious exemption is required before schedules and teacher assignments will be given to you.  Please get the vaccine as early as possible to avoid the rush at your doctor’s office.

 

Ticks need to be removed as soon as possible to prevent diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease.  Using tweezers: Grasp tick as close to the skin as possible.  Gently, but firmly pull tick straight out.  Cleanse the area with soap and water. Apply antiseptic to the site.  If the area does not heal properly, consult a physician.

  

HAVE FUN IN THE SUN!

 

SLIP! SLOP! SLAP! and Wrap!

 

SLIP! on a shirt.  Protect your skin with clothing.

 

SLOP! on sunscreen.  Use a sunscreen with a broad spectrum sunscreen (SPF) of 15 or higher 30 minutes before sun exposure.

 

SLAP! on a hat, and Wrap on sunglasses.  Protect your ears, neck and face.

 

Remember to drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.

  

Thank you,

Mrs. Gibson, School Nurse

 

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