Nurse / Health
Fall season updates
Now that school is in full swing, some common childhood illnesses we tend to see during the fall season can include: upper respiratory viruses, rotavirus (stomach virus), influenza (flu), strep throat, and even chicken pox. Here are some tips to stay healthy during the school year:
- Wash your hands! Washing your hands is the single most important way to protect students from getting and spreading germs that cause illnesses.
- Cover your cough or sneeze. This helps prevent the spread of invisible germs to others around you or onto surfaces. Use a tissue or cough into your elbow. If you cough into your hand, remember to go wash it.
- Stay home when you are sick. Students with fever, sore throats, runny noses and extreme fatigue should stay home. Comfort measures like resting, hydrating, and taking fever-reducing medicines all help and get you feeling better sooner.
- Eat healthy & exercise. Studies have shown that a well-balanced diet full of vitamins and minerals along with exercising regularly helps keep your immune system strong to better fight off infections.
- Get a good night of sleep. This allows our bodies and brains time to rest too.
- Visit your doctor regularly. Keep your immunizations up to date and discuss possibly getting the annual flu vaccine with your doctor. Students with chronic illnesses, like asthma or diabetes, should get the flu shot every year.
Read more about these illnesses from one of the links below.
Karina Muzikants School Nurse, Health Educator firstname.lastname@example.org
Required Medical Forms for All Students:
Other Medical Forms:
- Cover Page for Medical Forms
- Allergy Form (if applicable)
- Asthma Form (if applicable)
- Authorization to Administer Medicine (if applicable)
- Seizure Disorder Form (if applicable)
- Diabetes Emergency Care plan (if applicable)
School Medical Procedures & Guidelines:
- Medical Emergency Procedure Flow Chart
- Health Procedures & Guidelines
- Cold Weather Guidelines
- Vaccination Policy
School Health Notifications:
- Guidelines: When to keep your child home from school
- Common Cold vs. The Flu
- Flu Season Screening Form for Parents
- Strep Throat (tonsillitis) information
- Scarlet Fever information
- Chicken Pox Information
- Mononucleosis Information
- Hepatitis A Information
- Rotavirus information
- Spring Illnesses
- Outdoor Winter Activity
- Color Blindness
- Pinworm Information
- Head Lice
- Healthy Food Choices
Health Related Links:
- Center for Disease Control & Prevention
- Vaccination Schedule – USA (adults, teens, children)
- World Health Organization Vaccination Schedule
- Latvijas Imunizacijas Kalendars
- Ebola info for students
- European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
- Eiropas Veselibas Apdrosinasanas karte (EVAK)
- Parents & Kids health site (for parents, for teens, for kids)
- Infectology Center of Latvia