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!!!

FAMIS is Virginia’s health insurance for children of eligible families. Coverage includes doctor visits, prescriptions, dental care, vision care, emergency care and much more.

Call 1-855-242-8282 or go online to www.coverva.org



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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With cold and flu season upon us, please keep the following guidelines in mind when deciding whether or not to send your child to school. This will help to control the spread of infectious diseases at school and allow your child to be available for learning.

Students should remain home for the following reasons:

For a temperature greater than 100 degrees. Children should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school and not taking fever reducing medication to control symptoms.

If diagnosed with a strep infection. Students need to be on an antibiotic for a minimum of 24 hours, fever free, and feeling well before returning to school.

If your child has vomited or had persistent diarrhea during the night or in the morning before school.

If your child has a heavy, moist productive cough, chest congestion, or discolored nasal drainage.

If your child has pinkeye (conjunctivitis). Students need to have completed 24 hours of medication, and have no visible redness or discharge before returning to school.

Students should be kept home until they have been symptom free for 24 hours. This is important for your child’s health and the health of his/her classmates. Please continue to remind your child of the importance of frequent hand washing, healthy eating, and proper use and disposal of tissues during this cold and flu season. When notifying the school of your child’s absence, please give us the reason for the absence and send a note with them when they return.


Ways to prevent spreading germs:

 

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose.
  • Discard used tissues in the trash as soon as you can.
  • Always wash your hands after sneezing, blowing your nose, or coughing, or after touching used tissues or handkerchiefs.
  • Use warm water and soap to wash your hands. If you don’t have soap and water, use alcohol-base hand gel or disposable wipes.
  • Try to stay home if you have a cough and fever.
  • See your doctor as soon as you can if you have a cough and fever, and follow their instructions. Take medicine as prescribed and get lots of rest.
  • Wash your hands before eating, or touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Wash your hands after touching anyone who is sneezing, coughing or blowing their nose.
  • Don’t share things like towels, chapstick, toys, or anything else that might be contaminated with respiratory germs.
  • Don’t share food, utensils or beverage containers with others.


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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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