Kellie Oates, R.N.
HEAD LICE: This is the time of year that brings upsetting incidences involving head lice. Head lice can happen to anyone, so it is important to learn how to recognize, treat and prevent it from happening again! Here’s what to look for:
If you suspect that your child has head lice, call your physician or the school nurse for information on treatment and control.
REVIEW OF MEDICATION GUIDELINES:
The clinic does not have these medications for students (in accordance with board policy and state law).
I am in the clinic Monday--Friday should any problems arise.
Lovejoy ISD is focused on maintaining an environment that decreases the likelihood of an MRSA outbreak. Please review some of the resources below to develop an understanding of the challenge at hand. The Texas Department of State Health Services recommends the following guidelines to avoid infection:
v Practice good hygiene, especially regular hand washing
v Do not share personal items such as razors or towels
v Thoroughly clean shared items—toys, telephones—using a 1:100 bleach-water solution
v Cover open wounds or cuts with a clean, dry bandage
Seek medical attention if symptoms occur. Symptoms include fever or persistent draining, and bleeding or red streaks at the infected site. Some MRSA are resistant to commonly used antibiotics.
The full set of guidelines can be found at www.mrsaTexas.org
Other MRSA resources can be found at:
· “MRSA in Schools” from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
· “Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in Schools: Prevention and Control Recommendations” from the New Jersey Department of Health (PDF)
· MRSA Infection from the Mayo Clinic
If you have specific questions regarding the districts efforts to protect against staph infection, please contact Tonya_Vining@lovejoyisd.net or Kellie Oates, our school nurse.
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