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[27 Mar 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 1,942 views]

By Patty Canright R.N., and Carol Keith R.N., School Nurses
• Head Lice is medically known as Pediculosis. It has existed for several million years and is even noted in the Bible; Exodus 8:17: Aaron “stretched out his hand with his rod and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in men and beast.”
• About 1 in every 100 school children will be infested with head lice each year.
• Transmission of lice occurs by head-to-head contact with an infested individual and indirect contact with personal items (combs, brushes, …

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[22 Mar 2013 | admin | One Comment | 4,373 views]

According to a letter from the County of Orange Public Health Epidemiology & Assessment Department, “There has been an outbreak of meningococcal infections in Tijuana, Mexico beginning in January of this year. No Orange County cases related to this outbreak have been identified thus far, though cases that appear to be related to this outbreak have been identified in other California counties. Because Orange County students and their families and friends may visit Tijuana or come in contact with persons who have, we would like to provide you with the …

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[8 Nov 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 2,494 views]

Could your iPad be making you sick?

By Patty Canright, R.N., and Carol Keith, R.N., School Nurses
Germs are lurking where you least expect them. During an average day you are likely to encounter many of the lurking viruses that make us ill. Eighty percent of infections are spread through hand contact. Good hand washing is the key to waging germ warfare on these viruses.
Some of the worst culprits are:
1. Your kitchen sink: Most kitchens are dirtier than bathrooms. The sponge and the drain are crawling with bacteria.
2. Airplane bathrooms: Because of the …

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[10 May 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,277 views]

Dear Parents,
In the past few weeks we have identified an area of needed improvement regarding communications from our school Health Office.
Our Health Office has two full-time Registered Nurses and is open from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily during the school week. Additionally, our Athletic Department employs a full-time certified athletic trainer who responds to athletic injuries and is trained to evaluate head injuries and potential concussions. He is on campus daily, from 7:30 a.m. until the last team ends practice or a game, unless he is needed to travel …

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[3 Apr 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 2,542 views]

Environmental allergies occur when trees and plants bloom and their pollens are carried to the nose, eyes or lungs.
The most common symptoms of allergies are:
• Clear runny nose
• Sneezing
• Red, watery eyes
• Itchy or sore throat
• Dark circles under eyes
• Persistent cough
If symptoms occur for longer than a couple of weeks, are accompanied with sinus headaches or a persistent cough, we recommend a physician’s evaluation.
Asthma sufferers are particularly susceptible to flare-ups during the spring allergy season. Chest tightness, wheezing, nighttime coughing and decreased exercise tolerance are all symptoms of allergy-induced asthma. During these months, a preventative …

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[3 Feb 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,608 views]

Dear Parents,
The winter months signal the peak season for meningococcal meningitis. Texas Children’s Hospital recently released an educational video titled “Facing Meningitis.” This educational and compelling video describes the heartbreaking stories of two young people who contracted the disease. Doctors from Texas Children’s Hospital hope this compelling four-minute video will persuade parents to get their children 12 and older vaccinated. Click here to watch it.
Nurse Carol and Nurse Patty
 

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[27 Oct 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 2,706 views]

Thank you to all grade 7-12 parents for submitting their child’s Whooping Cough immunization documentation. We proudly reported to the State of California that we are 100 percent compliant with the Tdap requirement. If your student has a life-threatening allergy which requires an Epi-Pen, please bring an extra Epi-Pen and the signed Administration of Medication at School form in as soon as possible. To access this form, click here.  As a reminder, all medication including over-the-counter medication should be kept and administered in the Nurse’s Office. Thank you for helping …

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[14 Oct 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,352 views]

Wednesday, October 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Tartan Center
There is always a need for blood and only volunteer donors can fulfill this need for patients in our community. To schedule your appointment go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: smes or for more information contact the Nurse’s Office 949-661-0108, ext. 203. All participants may enter a regional drawing for a shopping spree and all presenting donors will receive a $5 coupon for El Torito. Thank you in advance for your participation!
 

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