October 2019

October 2019
Posted on 07/11/2019

October 2019
Enteroviruses (EV) are common viruses; there are more than 100 types. EV-D68 strain was identified by the CDC and children with Asthma seem to have a higher risk for severe respiratory illness. More than 40 states have confirmed cases.  Symptoms range from mild to severe and may include runny nose, sneezing, cough, body and muscle aches and sometimes fever.  Severe symptoms include difficulty breathing, wheezing and worsening of asthma. Those with severe respiratory illness may need to be hospitalized and receive intensive care.  

All parents should encourage good hand washing and sneezing into a tissue or arm/elbow and then properly disposing of the tissue.  This is the best way to protect your children.

All children are screened for vision and hearing each year.  It is essential for your child’s education that he/she be able to see and hear properly.  Should you receive notification advising you to seek appropriate professional advice and treatment, please do so as soon as possible.


Medication Policy – If any medication must be administered to a student during school hours, it MUST be submitted under the following conditions to the nurse:
   a.   The approved school district form (available in the school nurse’s office and on the district website at ww-p.org) for the “Administration of Medication in School” must be completed by the student’s physician, and signed by the parent.

b. The form and the container with the pharmacist’s label designating patient’s name, instructions, name of drug and name of physician must be given to the nurse by the parent.

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