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Welcome to the OHLSD Nursing and Health Room website. We hope this website helps answer questions and provides you and your family health related answers that may arise during the school year. (The information obtained in this website does not replace going to your private physician for medical advice and evaluation).

Downloadable medication and medical forms for school age children are at your fingertips. Immunization requirements can be found for students aged preschool through 12th grade.  


District Nurses: Holly Reilly, BSN, RN., LSN and Mary Erwin, BSN, RN.,LSN

Oak Hills High School - 7:30 - 3:00 PM  (Sharon Spraul, LPN and Angela Streithorst, LPN) 467-7107

Delhi Middle School -7:15-2:15 PM (Missy Wittich) 922-8400

Bridgetown Middle School- 7:30-2:30 PM (Linda Bruce, RN) 574-3511

Rapid Run Middle School - 7:15- 2:15 PM (Jessica Mathews BSN, RN) 467-0300

Delshire Elementary School-8:30-3:30 PM (Cheri Lubbe, LPN ) 471-1766

J.F. Dulles School -8:30-3:30 PM (Carol Purnhagen) 574-3443

Oakdale Elementary School- 8:30-3:30 PM (Stana Ruebusch, RN) 574-1100

Springmyer Elementary 8:15-3:15 PM (Jan Bedel) 574-1205

C.O. Harrison Elementary 8:30-3:30 PM ( Jill Donnellen RN) 922-1485


Immunization Requirements for 2017-2018:  Please make appointments now!!!

All requirements in detail attached on left navigation.


Kindergarten: 5 dtap, 4 polio, 3 Hepatitis B, 2 MMR and 2 Varicella

7th grade:

Effective 2012-2013, 1 dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis, adolescent vaccine) This dose is intended to be administered as a BOOSTER dose for students who have completed the required doses of the initial series of DTap/DT/Td vaccine.

Effective 2016-2017, In addition to the T-dap -1 dose of Meningococcal  shall be required PRIOR TO ENTERING THE SEVENTH (7TH) GRADE. 



12th grade:

All incoming 12th, grade students are required to show proof of having received the 2 doses of the Meningococcal vaccine by the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. 1- dose is acceptable if that dose is administered after the age of 16.

Immunizations are required by Section 3313.671 and 3701.13 of the Ohio Revised Code.  Proof of complete immunizations is required within 14 days after enrollment in school.  If OHLSD does not have the shots on file by Friday Sept. 15th your child will be unable to return on Monday Sept 18th until the immunizations are on file.




Dear Parents and Caregivers,


The Health Room Nurses recommend that your child consistently see the same pediatrician or family physician over the course of your child's pediatric years (birth to 21 years old).  Sometimes this is referred to as a "medical home". The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) continues to emphasize the great importance of continuity of care and the need to avoid fragmentation of care.  Building a relationship with a doctor over time has its benefits,  They get to know your child and your family and they can detect changes in your child's health status.


A consistent pediatrician or family physician can:


  • provide preventative care services, including immunizations, developmental checks and health care screenings

  • provide continuity of care over a period of time

  • facilitate access to specialists

  • interact with school and community agencies to coordinate care

  • provide a location for storage of the patients complete medical record

Preventing illness and disease is our goal.  Well visits are recommended by the AAP annually from age 3 to age 21. We understand that when kids are healthy, it is difficult to take time out for those regular check-ups.  But even in the teenage years, Doctors are screening for potential problems.  And while health care visits can be expensive, often catching a problem early is much less expensive than a catastrophic illness later on.  

We have attached a list of resources on our website, it has a few medical, dental and mental health providers in this area   We also included information on discounted services or free services for those who qualify, as well as information on applying for Medicaid. Immunization requirements from the Ohio Board  of Health are also attached.

Parents please send in to the school nurse an updated copy of your child's shot/immunization record when they receive a booster.

Concussion Support

School Nurses are not  able to diagnose a concussion but can report the signs and symptoms that the student is experiencing to the parent.  Please consult your physician for any questions or if you are concerned that your child may have a concussion. A concussion is a type of brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works. A concussion is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Even what seems to be a mild bump to the head can be serious. There is no one single indicator for concussion. Rather, recognizing a concussion requires a symptom assessment. The signs and symptoms of concussion can take time to appear and can become more noticeable during concentration and learning activities in the classroom. For this reason, it is important to watch for changes in how the student is acting or feeling, if symptoms become worse, or if the student just “doesn't feel right.”


Remember, you can’t see a concussion and some students may not experience or report symptoms until hours or days after the injury. Most young people with a concussion will recover quickly and fully. But for some, concussion signs and symptoms can last for days, weeks, or longer.


Please consult your physician for any questions or if you are concerned that your child may have a concussion.


**If your child has recently suffered a concussion please inform the School Nurse and the School Psychologist to facilitate a back to school plan.


For additional information including a list of signs and symptoms, please view the CDC Guide for Parents http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/pdfs/schools/tbi_factsheets_parents-508-a.pdf




Pertussis is making its way back into the community. Are you as a parent immunized?

As a school nurse we are always talking and checking to see if our students are up to date with their immunizations but are we as parents and staff protecting ourselves and our children? Now 7th graders are provided to prove that they have had the 
T-DAP immunization usually given around the age of 11. My question is - Have we as adults had this? The T-DAP was developed as an adult booster in 2005. So many of us do not have this. 

Tdap is especially important for healthcare professionals and anyone having close contact with a baby younger than 12 months.Pregnant women should get a dose of Tdap during every pregnancy, to protect the newborn from pertussis. Infants are most at risk for severe, life-threatening complications from pertussis.

A similar vaccine, called Td, protects from tetanus and diphtheria, but not pertussis. A Td booster should be given every 10 years. Tdap may be given as one of these boosters if you have not already gotten a dose. Tdap may also be given after a severe cut or burn to prevent tetanus infection.

Your doctor can give you more information.

Tdap may safely be given at the same time as other vaccines.

Please be advised that the Nurse's are informing you of this so that you are always be up to date on your Immunizations.

If you have any other questions, please refer to your Physician. 


Pertussis Fact can be found in our childhood illness section or by going to:


 
Stories that have effected families in our area:



Reminder: A student must be fever free (< 100 orally) and without the use of fever reducing medications for 24 hours before they can return to school.
 

MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS IN CHILDREN



According to the surgeon general, approximately one out of every five children has a diagnosable mental illness.*


Mental illnesses are usually caused by a combination of factors that fall into four broad categories:  environmental, genetic, biological, and psychological.*


As children grow mentally and physically, they may experience anxiety, anger or shyness.  These symptoms may be part of their development or just a temporary condition.  If abnormal or worrisome behaviors last for a period of time, or are disruptive to their everyday lives, this could be considered a disorder.  Diagnosis usually begins with a doctor looking for a physical reason, and if there is none, the doctor may refer the child to a psychologist or psychiatrist for further evaluation.


Some common symptoms of Mental Health Disorders in children are:

Anxiety

Hyperactivity, easily distracted, impulsive

Depression

Bathroom Issues

Feelings of sadness or moodiness

Eating problems

Disruptive Behavior

Learning Disabilities

Involuntary movements or tics

Distorted thoughts and feelings

Refusal to come to school


Schools are often where students’ mental health needs are discovered and where support is provided.*  Open communication between home and school is essential.

If you suspect your child is struggling with mental health concerns our Childrens Hospital here in town has resources available to you.


http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org


http://www.parenttoolkit.com


*http://www.kidsmentalhealth.org/how-is-mental-illness-in-children-diagnosed/




Please remind your children to wash their hands frequently and to cough or sneeze in their elbow to prevent the spread of germs. 



Medication at school must have an order from the doctor and signed by the parent. The medication must be in its original bottle. Forms to the left.