Nurses Corner

        Welcome Keisha
         
            

                           Nurse Keisha Cone
                              9360 Sparta Pike
                           Watertown Tn 37184
              
                                615-237-3434
                                  Ext. 3811
                        conek@wcschools.com
  


All students should be kept home and be symptom free for at least 24 hours before returning to school if they have the following symptoms:


            ·         Temperature of 101 degrees or more.
            ·         Yellow drainage from eyes and/or matting of eyes, which could indicate pink                         eye.
            ·         Vomiting and/or diarrhea.
            ·         Sore throat, stomach ache and head ache accompanied by swollen glands                             around the jaws, ears and neck.

 Special conditions apply for the following:

             ·         Chicken Pox – all eruptions must be scabbed over BEFORE returning to school.
             ·         Skin conditions such as scabies and impetigo must have verification from a                            physician that they are no longer contagious BEFORE returning to school.  
             ·         Students diagnosed with head lice must have been properly treated and must                        be brought to school by a parent/guardian to be checked by school personnel                        before returning to school. Our policy is that the student be lice and nit free.

The proper medication forms must be filled out, should medication be needed during school hours.  These can be obtained from the office or clinic.

                                                                                   Thank you for your cooperation,
                                                                                    Wilson County School Nurses

 

Keeping Healthy

It is that time of year – illness is on the increase!

Hand washing is the single most important prevention mechanism.

*Keep hands clean by washing thoroughly with soap and water for at least 30 seconds or using an

alcohol base sanitizer, if water is not available.

Other recommendations for the protection against the spreading of infections/illnesses include:

*Keeping cuts and scrapes clean and covered with a bandage.

*Avoiding contact with other’s wound or bandages.

*Avoiding shared personal items, such as towels, brushes, razors, clothing, eating utensils, cups/

glasses, food, etc. – DO NOT eat or drink after anyone!

*Wash towels, uniforms, bedding and clothing in Hot water and dry on Hot cycle.

*Cover nose and mouth with the sleeve of the forearm when coughing or sneezing.

*If your child has a fever, vomiting or diarrhea, discharge from the eyes, skin rashes or sores,

keep them out of school until they are symptom free without fever reducing medications for at least 24 hours or no longer contagious or until a physician has cleared them to return to school.

*Getting enough rest, plenty of fluids and a healthy breakfast.

 


Students must be Healthy
to be educated and
educated to be
Healthy!

Wilson County School Nurses prioritize their school day according to types of medical issues that students have within the individual school (s) assigned to them. Students requiring licensed nurse procedures and students with emergency and/or individualized health care plans are the nurses’ top priorities. WCS nurses coordinate and oversee the school health clinics in each of our schools, perform licensed nurse procedures, and annual or as needed health screenings. Nurses are available to consult with parents/guardians regarding health issues that impact student performance and attendance at school. If students have medical needs requiring accommodations for them to be able to participate in their education in a school setting, or needs for individualized health care plans, the school nurse will work with the student’s parent/guardian and health care provider as appropriate to develop the plans and/or accommodations  to ensure that the student’s safety and well-being will be maintained in the school setting.


Extra items are always needed throughout the year in the clinics.  Each nurse may have a more specific need but here is a generic wish list requested for nurses clinics:

GermX, paper towels, tissues, peppermints, Clorox wipes, deodorant (boys and girls) and latex free bandaids!



Medication Policy

We try to keep medication at school to a minimum but if medications are needed, a parent or guardian is to bring the medication to school and a form has to be filled out.  Medication CANNOT be given until the form is completed.  Over-the-counter medication is to be brought in a NEW, UNOPENED container while prescriptions are to be in a PROPERLY LABELED container.   Please use the following link to obtain the appropriate form in addition to other information.  If you have questions, please call me at 615-237-3434 and ask for the school nurse.        







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