School Health Team

FEBRUARY IS HEART MONTH - Please view this video on risk factors and what to do for SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST IN YOUTH:

When to keep your sick child home:

Should I keep my child home or send him or her to school? Consider keeping your child home if he or she:

• Has a fever of 100 degrees or higher • Has been vomiting

• Has symptoms that prevent him or her from participating in school, such as: − Excessive tiredness or lack of appetite − Productive coughing, sneezing − Headache, body aches, earache − Sore throat A minor sore throat is usually not a problem, but a severe sore throat could be strep throat even if there is no fever. Other symptoms of strep throat in children are headache and stomach upset. Contact your pediatrician as your child needs a special test to determine if it is strep throat. Keep your child home until his or her fever has been gone for 24 hours without medication. Colds can be contagious for at least 48 hours. Returning to school too soon may slow the recovery process and expose others unnecessarily to illness. Does my child have the flu?

• The flu is serious! Call your pediatrician at the first sign of flu symptoms, which typically come on suddenly, including: − High fever − Chills − Head ache, body aches, ear ache − Nausea, vomiting − Dry cough If you’re unsure about the best way to treat your child’s cold or flu, ask your school nurse, doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider.

Acetaminophen/Tylenol Warning......There are many over the counter medications such as cold and flu combinations that contain Acetaminophen. Be aware not to take more than the recommended dose of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) products. Visit this link to know why and how much is too much. Link------> Acetaminophen warning

Virus or Bacteria: Antibiotic or not - CDC link to "Be Antibiotic Aware" information

Hand Washing 101 <---(click the link) to find out the best way to prevent spread of infection and illnesses. Check out this information on Hand Hygiene from the Center for Disease Control.

click here and follow link for information on how you can help prevent spreading the flu virus -

Information from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

(*****Chapter 3 Pages 9-14 is an easy to read chart on common diseases)

Car Seat Law (LB42) Change - Effective January 1, 2019 Click link for information: 2019 Car Seat Law Change

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Some of the forms included are: Asthma/Anaphylaxis guidelines and medical forms, Physical Exam and Waivers, NSAA sport physical forms, Medication Policy and Permits, Return to Learn Concussion Protocols, Special Diet request, Lice information and more.