Nurse's Notes

Donna Garrett, RN
MNES School Nurse 

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Eating Disorders - Parent Letter

Coronavirus Fact Sheet from the Virginia Department of Health


What is the difference between a cold and flu?

Flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. In general, the flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms are more intense. Colds are usually milder than the flu. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations. Flu is highly contagious.You can help protect your family by getting a flu vaccine.




FOOD RESOURCES IN MONETA

 

Lake Christian Ministries

13157 Old Moneta Road

Moneta, VA 24121

(540) 297-3214

 

Pantry hours:

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon – closed New Year’s Day and MLK Day

Last Tuesday of each month from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

 

Agape

1159 Promised Land Rd.

Moneta, VA 24121

(540) 296-0609

 

Pantry hours:

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

First and third Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

To qualify for USDA food, your income may not exceed the below. However, emergency food is available to anyone in need, regardless of income. Anyone who receive SNAP, SSI and/or TANF automatically qualifies for USDA food.

   

Family Size

Weekly income

Monthly income

Annual income

1

$360

$1,561

$18,735

2

$488

$2,114

$25,365

3

$615

$2,666

$31,995

4

$743

$3,219

$38,625

5

$870

$3,771

$45,255

6

$998

$4,324

$51,885

7

$1,125

$4,876

$58,515

8

$1,253

$5,429

$65,145

 


Vaping 


       

Recently, there has been a lot of information in the news about vaping. Vaping related illnesses and deaths are on the rise. E-Cigarettes are not safe. Second hand vapor/smoke can harm your child’s lungs. A potentially life threatening situation may occur, if skin is exposed to liquid nicotine, or if it is accidentally swallowed. Bedford County Public School’s policy prohibits vaping and/or smoking on school grounds. Remember to keep all your vaping materials away from children.

 

For more information on the dangers of vaping, please visit:

https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/

 

 

 

 

Wellness Policy
Bedford County has updated their wellness policy. There are links above to the list of healthy food snacks and a Wellness Policy. You can also use the smart snacks schools calculator that is on the district School Nutrition page or follow this website:
https://foodplanner.healthiergeneration.org/calculator/



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     

Please register your child in CareDox. CareDox is how the nurse communicates with the parent. The nurse no longer sends home paper clinic visits. You will receive an email from CareDox about your child’s visit. Go to Activation@CareDox.com.

CareDox Parent Information
 


 

Protect your family……

 Clean your hands — Washing your hands often will help protect
you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an
alcohol-based hand rub.
 Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth — Germs are
often spread when a person touches something that is
contaminated and then touches his or her eyes, nose, and
mouth. Remind you child not to touch their faces.
 Avoid close contact — Avoid close contact with people who are
sick. If you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect
them from getting sick, too.
 Keep your child home when they are sick — Staying home will
help prevent spreading their illness to others. Also resting will
hopefully decrease the recovery time.
 Cover your mouth and nose — Cover your mouth and nose with
a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those
around you from getting sick.
 Practice other good health habits — Frequently disinfect
surfaces, especially when someone is ill. Get enough sleep, be
physically active, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious foods.
 

When should I keep my child home….?

  • Fever more than 100, your child should stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours without taking fever reducers.

  • Productive cough with fever.

  • Severe and persistent earache.

  • Sinus drainage that is green or yellow.

  • Red eyes with yellow drainage and matted eyelashes.

  • Vomiting and diarrhea, your child should stay home for 24 hours after symptoms are resolved.

Classroom Celebrations

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.  Food items that are brought into the class should be healthy.  See the Healthy Food Snack list.

Medication:  All medication must be brought to school by the parent.  According to Bedford County Public Schools policy, no medication should be transported on the bus.  Prescription drugs require a consent form signed by the doctor.  Over-the-counter drugs must be in original packaging and require a consent form signed by the parent.

 

Communication:  If your child has had a recent illness or injury that you are concerned about please contact me by phone @ 540-297-4411  

 


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