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Health Services

MILAN C-2 HEALTH SERVICES

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Lindsey Mosley, RN

School Nurse/Wellness Coordinator

660-265-1455

 

Please remember to keep your contact information current throughout the school year, especially if there is any change in phone numbers or addresses, so we can notify you as soon as possible if your child becomes ill, gets injured, or has any other emergency while at school.

 

INFLUENZA ALERT

Symptoms may include the following: 

        • Fever (however, not all children run a temperature!)
        • Cough
        • Sore throat
        • Runny nose
        • Body aches/Headache
        • Chills
        • Fatigue
        • Vomiting/Diarrhea

Preventatives: 

        • It is important for parents and teachers to emphasize the following:
        • Wash your hands, Wash your hands, Wash your hands!!!! 
        • Cough/sneeze into your elbow or into a tissue
        • Do not share eating utensils or drink after someone else 
        • Sanitize toys, desks, and frequently touched items such as computers and doorknobs 
        • Keep your hands away from your mouth and nose

Treatments: 

        • Keep the sick child at HOME until 24 hours after their fever is gone. (Fever must be gone without taking medicine.) 
        • DO NOT GIVE YOUR CHILD ASPIRIN-CONTAINING PRODUCTS, they can take medications with Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen or Naproxen. Treat the symptoms- give the child decongestants, cough suppressants, pain relievers, fever reducers, etc. 
        • Rest up! Make sure they are getting plenty of sleep.
        • Hydrate! Drink plenty of fluids, especially drinks containing electrolytes (such as Gatorade.) 
        • Antiviral medications such as Tamiflu or Relenza can be prescribed by the doctor (Relenza should NOT be taken  if your child is under 7 years of age or has respiratory issues such as asthma, ask for Tamiflu.)

Warning signs of and emergency- seek immediate treatment: 

        • Fever with rash.
        • Fast breathing/Trouble with breathing.
        • Bluish-colored skin.
        • Quick return of flu-like symptoms after improvement.
        • Child is so irritable they cannot be held.

Vaccinations: 
There are currently two vaccinations available:

        • Nasal spray- contains a weakened virus.
        • Injectable- Contains a deadened virus. It is recommended that all children ages 6 months and over, especailly if they have a chronic illness be vaccinated. If the child is under 10 years old, they will only need TWO doses, (2nd dose should be at least 21 days apart from
        • the 1st)

WHEN TO KEEP A SICK CHILD HOME

             1) If your child has a fever of 100 or above, they must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.

             2) If your child is vomiting, they must be free from vomiting for 24 hours before returning.

             3) If your child has uncontrolled diarrhea, they must be free from diarrhea for 24 hours before returning.

             4) If your child has a fever with a rash, talk to your doctor before bringing them to school.

             5) If your child has pink eye (conjunctivitis with discharge)  they must be on antibiotic eye drops 24 hours before returning.

             6) If your child has strep throat, they must be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning.

             7) If your child has a bacterial skin infection, they must be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning.

 

IMMUNIZATIONS

Please send verification of any immunizations (vaccines) that your child receives to the Health Services Office so we can keep your child's record up-to-date.

 

**Note: Please see quick tabs for Current Immunization Requirements**

MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL

List of Over the Counter Medications Available at School

 

HEAD LICE

A Message From Your School Nurse About Head Lice

 

HELPFUL LINKS

Sullivan County Health Department

1 Hawthorne Dr. PO Box 129

Milan, MO 63556

660-265-4141

http://www.nmrhn.org/members/schd.asp

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636

http://www.cdc.gov/

 

Department of Health and Senior Services

573-715-6400

http://health.mo.gov/index.php

 

American Academy of Pediatrics

800-433-9016

http://www.aap.org/en-us/Pages/Default.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token

 

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