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Sue Staiano


Poison Help


Did you know that…?


Every 30 seconds a child is poisoned in the United States. Sixty percent of all poisonings occur to children under the age of six. Many poisonings occur when the daily household routine has been disrupted. An example of this would be having a babysitter. The most common products involved in poisonings are drugs (prescription and over-the- counter), household and chemical products, plants and cosmetics. Be aware that childproof caps are not really CHILD PROOF. They are only child resistant and if a child is given enough time they will open the container.

 

Keep in mind that products may have incorrect or out-of-date first aid instructions. It is very important to call the Poison Control Center or a doctor right away.

 

The number for Poison Control is: 1-800-222-1222

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      Wearing A Mask At School

                                                                                  

    As per Governor Murphy’s policy, all students must wear a face mask upon entering school and throughout the school day.

    If you are concerned about your child wearing a mask in school, please contact the school nurse prior to the first day of school.  No student will be permitted to enter the school building without wearing a mask. If your student is in need of a mask, the school will provide one on a limited basis.

     

    Asthma In School

    We know COVID-19 is a concern for you, especially if your student has asthma, allergies or related diseases.  If your student has asthma, it is important for you to visit your child’s healthcare provider before school starts to review their asthma action plan. Your student should have an asthma action plan available for the first day of school.  This year, students will not be using a nebulizer for routine control of asthma in school.  The use of a nebulizer may spread COVID-19 virus particles in the air.  Students will be required to use a rescue inhale (MDI) with a spacer.   Please make sure to keep an inhaler for home use and provide an inhaler to use in school.

    The American Lung Association recommends a few other important things to keep in mind for this school year:

    • Keep asthma well controlled by monitoring symptoms, avoiding asthma triggers, and taking asthma medicines as prescribed, including daily long-term controller medicines.
    • Be sure to get vaccinations, including an annual flu shot, as soon as possible.
    • Assess your child’s readiness to self-carry and self-administertheir asthma medicines, and if your child does not self-carry, ask your child’s doctor if they are ready.
    • Communicate early and often with your child’s school about their asthma. Make sure you understand the school’s asthma medication policies and practices and the steps they take to treat your child when they have symptoms.

    Below you will find a helpful link with additional information for parents who have questions regarding returning to school with asthma.

    As always, you can also contact your School Nurse for additional information and assistance.

    https://www.lung.org/blog/2020/08/back-to-school-with-asthma-during-covid

    Sincerely,

    Sue Staiano, MSN, RN, CSN-NJ

    Margo Moses, MSN, RN, CSN-NJ

     

    COVID-19 Daily Screening for Students

    Any of the symptoms below could indicate a COVID-19 infection in children and may put your child at risk for spreading illness to others. Please note that this list does not include all possible symptoms and children with COVID-19 may experience any, all, or none of these symptoms. Please check your child daily for these symptoms.  Do not send your child to school if they are experiencing these symptoms.  Students who are sick (e.g. fever, vomiting, diarrhea) should not attend school in-person.  Contact your doctor for further guidance 

    Fever

    Cough

    Shortness of Breath*

    Difficulty Breathing*

    Diarrhea

    Nausea or vomiting

    Chills or shivers

    Muscle Aches

    Sore Throat

    Runny Nose or Congestion

    Tired

    Loss of Taste or Smell

     

    *Call 911 if experiencing breathing difficulties