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Renata Williams L.V.N., G.M.S NURSE

Phone 645-3146 ext. 7104

POISON CONTROL 1-800-222-1222

CHILD ABUSE HOT LINE 1-800-252-5400

SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT 361-645-3451


EAT RIGHT!

                        AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY!

                    MAKE IT YOUR MISSION, FOR GOOD NUTRITION!!
 
FLU SYMPTOMS:
  • Sudden onset of fever (usually high)
  • Headache
  • Body aches
  • Tiredness (can be extreme)
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or Stuffy nose
  • Some people have nausea & vomiting

HOW NOT TO SPREAD THE FLU:
  • PREVENTION: #1, Get Vaccinated
  • Do Not Touch That! avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, keep germs out of body
  • Keep It To Yourself! cough, sneeze into tissue or your shoulder, throw away tissue
  • Wash Your Hands Often or Use Alcohol based Sanitizer
  • If you get sick with the flu, stay home and avoid contact with  other people except to get medical care.

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF :
  • Drink Plenty Of Fluids
  • Gargle With Warm Salt Water
  • Get Plenty Of Rest
  • Good Nutrition --- If Nausea -- Do clear liquid: clear soups, gatorade, jello, water, 7-up etc.
  • Loosen Secretions --- with saline nose sprays, take steamy showers or use humidifier
  • Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer ---- acetaminophen, ibuprofen
  • Cough Medicines --- Robitussin DM, Mucinex DM, Delsym etc.
  • Decongestants
 
Hand Washing: The Critical Five!
  1. Washing hands with water alone is not enough!  Using soap works by breaking down the grease and dirt that carry most germs.
  2. Hand washing with soap can PREVENT diseases.  Most effective ways to prevent illness and spread of germs.
  3. Critical moments for hand washing are after bathroom use, before meals, after playing outside and after coughing/sneezing in hands.
  4. Hand washing with soap is the single most cost-effective health intervention.  With proper use, all soaps are equally effective at rinsing away germs.
  5. Children can be agents of change.  Our energetic, enthusiastic and open to new ideas students can take the hand washing lessons learned at school back into their homes and communities.  
    GOOD HAND  WASHING WITH SOAP SAVES LIVES!
The most important job of a school nurse is to assist students in attaining and maintaining their optimum level of health so that they can grow physically, emotionally and academically.

School nurses are in partnership with parents who have the primary responsibility for the health of their children.  If a specific treatment or medication has been prescribed for your child to use during the school day, please meet with your school nurse.  Let us know if you or your physician have any concerns about the health and well being of your child.  This information, if needed, will be shared with school staff in a professional and confidential manner and must be updated yearly.

Research has proven that good hand washing can be the single most important behavior in preventing illness.  GISD students are educated from PK through high school on the importance of good hand washing as part of our district wellness policy.  To view the updated wellness policy refer to FFA (local).