Nurse's Notes


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Holly Hogan, RN BSN NRP

HES School Nurse


For forms required for medical issues and permission for your child to receive medication throughout the school year, please click on FORMS on the left sidebar. For prescription medications the medication form must be signed by a physician. Remember, your child can NOT bring medications/cough drops from home to give the nurse. A parent or guardian must bring them in and be sure that the nurse has proper documentation filled out and signed for the student to receive the medication. Any questions please call!!!


CareDox Parent Information

 CareDox - If you have not enrolled your child in CareDox please go to activation@caredox.com. You will only have to update your child’s records once they are enrolled. You will receive emails from the nurse when your child visits the clinic. 
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 Immunizations not only protect you, but also protect those around you. Vaccines are the only way we have to protect ourselves from infectious diseases, which often do not have any medical treatment. These often can lead to serious complications, even death. Getting immunized costs less than being treated for the disease that the shots protect you from.

Some vaccines may cause mild reactions, such as soreness at the injection site, fever, but serious reactions are rare. For more information, you can check out the Center for Disease Control’s website for parents at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/index.htm or the American Academy of Pediatrics at https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/immunizations/Pages/Policy-and-Advocacy.aspx

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      When should your child stay home?

 

  • A fever that is 100 degrees or higher, prior to medication. Students need to be fever free 24 hours before returning to school.
  • If on antibiotics, for strep or other contagious infections, child must be on them for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Severe and persistent earache
  • Sinus drainage that is green or yellow
  • Red eyes with drainage and matted eyelashes (pinkeye symptoms)
  • Vomiting or diarrhea, your child should stay home for 24 hours after symptoms are resolved                                                                                                                                                                                            

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​Always check with the teacher to see if there are any food allergies in the class, before you bring food into the classroom. Remember that food allergies are serious and can be life threatening. Treats can be non-food items such as pencils, markers, stickers, etc. ​Also consider any food or non-food item that could be a choking hazard. 


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If your child has had a recent illness or injury that you are concerned about please contact me
by phone @ 540-297-5144 or by e-mail 
holly.hogan@bedford.k12.va.us  

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