Questions and Answers

Questions
1)  What is the health inventory survey?
2)  How can my child take medication at school?
3)  When should my child stay home from school?
4)  What is the difference between the cold and flu?
 
Answers
1)  Q What is the health inventory survey?
A
The health inventory survey is the best way to communicate with your child's school nurse about allergies, medical conditions, concerns, etc. It will be sent home with your child on the first day of school. Please fill it out COMPLETELY and return the form to school as soon as possible.
2)  Q How can my child take medication at school?
A
Any prescription medications that your child will need while at school must have a physician's order and come in the original container with the child's name, the med's name, how often they get it, etc.
I must also have a physician's order for over-the-counter medications.
3)  Q When should my child stay home from school?
A
If your child has vomitted or had a fever (100 degrees) in the past 24 hours, please keep them home to rest and not share their germs with others. When your child has lice, they need to be treated and rechecked in order to be in school. If your child is having diarrhea, you might want to keep them home also. Please contact me and ask if you are not sure whether your child should be kept home.
4)  Q What is the difference between the cold and flu?
A
Flu symptoms include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, headache and muscle aches. The symptoms come quickly, and the child should see a doctor. The child should not come back to school until they have not had a fever (100 degrees) for 24 hours.

Cold symptoms include stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat and cough. The cold usually comes gradually. If your child's cold is serious, please keep them home to not spread it to other children.