Nurse Notes

Welcome to the NLA Health Center

School Nurse: Jessica Haefer

Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong.”

— John F. Kennedy

Have a Safe and Merry Christmas!!!

- Be sure to keep flammable items away from the fireplace and candles.
- Have adults handle plugs, cords, and strands of lights.
- Keep hot drinks a food out of reach of younger children to avoid burns.
- Remember to water your real trees- they become a huge fire hazard if they dry out.
- Have children keep new toys and gifts picked up out of walkways to avoid falls.
- Wear hats, coats, gloves, scarves etc. while out in the cold weather. Remember: children who need to ride in car seats should NOT wear large coats while buckled in the seat. The bulky clothing reduces the effectiveness of the car seat harness.
- Be aware of what you are putting on your plate at holiday get-togethers. Indulge in sweets and junk food in moderation and remember to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. A balanced diet keeps your immune system going strong and is very important for these young one who are still growing!
- Remind children not to accept holiday treats from strangers without a trusted adult present. Unfortunately not everyone has good intentions. Be aware of what others are giving your children!
-Cover coughs and sneezes and wash hands or use hand sanitizer frequently to prevent the spread of germs. 


 Medication Administration Reminder:

If your child requires prescription medication to be administered at school, please request a labeled bottle from the pharmacy for the school clinic. Any medication (prescription or nonprescription) to be administered at school must be in the original container and a BCPS Authorization to Administer Medication form completed. Students taking medication for the first time need to be with their parent/guardians for the first 12-24 hours.

 A fever of 100 degrees or higher indicates that some infectious process is at work. Even if there are no other obvious symptoms, please keep your child home. They should be fever free for 24 hours (without anti fever medication) before returning to school. Fevers are often higher in the afternoon and evening than in the early morning hours. 

Repeated diarrhea and or vomiting within the past 24 hours are another reason to keep your child home from school.  

Attention parents of students with asthma and reactive airway disease (RAD). We are approaching the season to be wheezin. If you have not brought in a care plan and inhaler/nebs for your child please do so ASAP! We needs these items in the clinic to effectively care for you child. I am happy to help accomplish this in any way that I can. 

Thank you,

Mrs. Haefer, School Nurse


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