Heatlh Corner

Health Corner

NOTES FROM THE NURSE

     Any medications ordered by a physician and over-the-counter medications (e.g. cough drops, Tylenol, Pepto- Bismol) require the completion and return of a “Physician’s Medication Authorization for Prescription and Nonprescription Medication” form. This form may be downloaded from (www.pgcps.org) or may be obtained from the school nurse.  Any medication must be brought to the nurse by the parent.  It will be kept in the nurse’s office. If your child brings medication to school without a physician’s order form, it will be taken from the child and the parent will be called to pick-up the medication from school.  If you have any questions, please call Ms. Jordan, RN at 301-497-3670.

MORE NOTES FROM THE NURSE

     Please keep your child at home if he/she has a fever of 99 degrees, orally, or 97 degrees, auxiliary (under the arm) or above.  If your child is vomiting, has diarrhea, a persistent cough, chills, body aches or a rash, your child should remain home for observation and be seen by your pediatrician. Your child may not return to school until these symptoms have abated for at least 24 hours.  A doctor’s note will be required upon return to school for illnesses lasting 3 or more days.

    When you receive a phone call from the school nurse informing you that your child is ill, please have your child picked-up as quickly as possible.  Plan ahead for this possibility and pre-arrange with a neighbor or family member who could act on your behalf, if needed.  Please review proper hand washing techniques with your child(ren) and demonstrate sneezing and coughing into one’s sleeve to prevent spreading germs.  We will have a better chance of keeping everyone healthy if each of us does his/her part.

 

 


 

 

 

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