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Health Update January, 2019

Welcome to the Staunton River Middle School Clinic. My Name is Susan Tuck. I am the Registered Nurse for Staunton River Middle School. If you have any questions or concerns related to the health needs of your child do not hesitate to contact me.

My office hours are 8:30-4:00

The FLU SEASON is in full swing and prevention is definitely the tool of choice.

Remember good hand-washing and healthy lifestyles are the top two rules of prevention!  This would include a good eight hours of sleep each night, a healthy and balanced diet along with plenty of water and regular exercise.  A daily dose of fresh air is always a plus!

If the flu should catch up with you, increase your rest and your fluids.  Treat symptoms with over-the-counter medications.  Above all, do not share your flu!  Stay home until fever free for 24 hours.

Take time to get a flu vaccine.

CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.

While there are many different flu viruses, a flu vaccine protects against the viruses that research suggests will be most common. (See Vaccine Virus Selection for this season’s vaccine composition.)

Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.

Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every year before flu activity begins in their community. CDC recommends getting vaccinated by the end of October, if possible.  Learn more about vaccine timing.

CDC recommends use of injectable influenza vaccines (including inactivated influenza vaccines and recombinant influenza vaccines) during 2017-2018. The nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or LAIV) should not be used during 2017-2018.

Vaccination of high risk persons is especially important to decrease their risk of severe flu illness.

People at high risk of serious flu complications include young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease and people 65 years and older.

Vaccination also is important for health care workers, and other people who live with or care for high risk people to keep from spreading flu to them.

Children younger than 6 months are at high risk of serious flu illness, but are too young to be vaccinated. People who care for infants should be vaccinated instead.

Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.

Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.

If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)

Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.

Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.

Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.


Screening Information

In regard to well-being of your child, some of you may receive phone calls relating to the screening letters sent home in October.  We need to follow-up on the status of the vision, hearing and scoliosis referrals. 

All children having received a scoliosis referral letter must be seen by a physician and a return letter must be given to the school either confirming the scoliosis or not.

Students having received a vision referral letter are strongly recommended to seek an eye exam done by an eye doctor.  Our method of testing is not as accurate as that of a professional eye exam.  Your child’s eyesight will directly affect his/her ability to work well both in and out of the classroom setting.

Clinic Information

As per each year, all paperwork for medication administration, care plans, emergency cards, etc. are only valid for the current school year.  New forms must be filled out each school year & returned to the school office or clinic. If a child has a medical condition, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to contact the clinic and obtain the required paperwork.  It is extremely important that we have medical procedures/guidelines documented for your child in order to meet their health care needs.

Medication forms and care plans are effective for one school year. If you have not already turned in the medical paperwork please contact Susan Tuck RN in the school clinic for assistance in getting the proper paperwork for the new school year.



•If your child is on medication please request a separate bottle from the pharmacy for the school clinic.  All medicine must be in the original container with a prescription label.

•Parent or guardian must administer the first time dose of any new prescription medication or any over the counter medicine that the child has never taken before. The parent should be in close supervision of the child for at least 12-24 hours to detect if any serious reactions occur.  New medication should not be administered for the first time at school.

•Please do not send medication with the child.  A parent/guardian needs to bring medicine to school.

•Physician authorization is required for all prescriptions, herbal medication & doses different than label.   Medication will be administered as instructed on box, unless accompanied with a physician’s order instructing to do differently.

•A parent or guardian signature is required before any medication will be administered.

•Medicine must be picked up at the end of the school year; medicine not picked up will be discarded.

•The Authorization to Administer Medication form is only good for one school year.

•Any changes in prescription medication dosage must have a physician’s order.  Each medication requires its own medication form.

•Acetaminophen (middle and high only) and emergency use Antihistamine are available in the school clinic providing there is written parent permission on file.

•Parent maybe contacted by the nurse if Acetaminophen is requested more than twice in one week.

I look forward to working with you this year to meet your child's health care needs. Happy New Year! I wish you a healthy & happy 2019. 

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