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Nurse has been activated.
Nurse's Station
Instructor: Nurse Cori Lira   
Welcome to the Ridgewood Nurse's Station. I am excited to be back and start the new year. I have been a registered nurse for 9 years now with 8 years coming from the hospital setting in Labor and Delivery. I have always enjoyed caring for others and helping them in their time of need. I love working with kids and I look forward to helping the kids of Ridgewood stay healthy and safe all year. Children's education is very important to me, so it is my goal to keep your kids happy and healthy so they can be in the classroom learning. I am always available to care to for your child's illness or injury and please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns. I would love to keep an open line of communication with parents so that I can assure you your child is getting the best possible care. I love getting to know all the wonderful kids and families here at Ridgewood!smiley
Stay Informed
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Medications
If your child needs medication at school it must be in the original container or prescription bottle. Forms are available in my office. The form must include name, correct dosage, and time. Any medication taken on a daily basis or prescription medication will need a form for the doctor to sign. Please call with any questions. Below I have added a link for each form. Simply print the one you need, fill it out and send it to school with your child. Thanks!
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Keep the Nurse informed
Please make sure that you are keeping me updated on your child's medical needs. For the new school year please take to the time to update your Emergency card information. As things change or come up during the year in regards to these medical needs please contact me so we can discuss them. This will allow me to provide the best possible care to your child. I should always be informed of any allergies, medical issues, and medications (taken at home or at school) that your child has. It is VERY important that the school has a working phone number to reach you at every day. We try our best to keep your child safe but accidents do happen and when they do it is best that we are able to reach you immediately. Thanks for your continued cooperation!
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Allerigies and Medical Conditions
If your child has any allergies or medical conditions it is imperative that we stay in touch as the year goes on. I always have my door open and you are welcome to stop by at any time to discuss any and all medical conditions. As we start this school year please make sure to speak with me about ANY allergies or health conditions your child has. I will do everything possible to best accommodate "our" children to keep them healthy and safe! I will need to keep proper documentation from your child's doctor about allergies and treatment plans. You may pick the form up from my office or print off the webpage.
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When Do I Keep My Child Home?
Each day, many parents are faced with the decision of whether to keep their sick children home or send them to school. Often the way a child looks and acts can make the decision easier. The following guidelines should be considered:
Fever. The child should remain at home with a fever greater than 100 degrees. The child can return to school after he/she has been fever free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicines such as Tylenol or Motrin/Ibuprofen).
Diarrhea/Vomiting. A child with diarrhea/ vomiting should remain home and return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.
Conjunctivitis (Pink-eye). Following a diagnosis, the child may return to school 24 hours after 1st dose of prescribed medication.
Rashes. Common infectious diseases with rashes are most contagious in the early stages. A child with a suspicious rash should return to school only after the health care provider has made a diagnosis and given written permission to return to school.
Colds. Consider keeping your child home if he/she is experiencing discomfort from cold symptoms, such as nasal congestion and cough. A continuous green discharge from the nose may be a sign of infection. Consider having the child seen by your health care provider. A sick child cannot learn effectively and is unable to participate in class as usual. Keeping a sick child home prevents the spread of illness in the school and allows the child an opportunity to rest and recover completely from their illness.
Please do not hesitate to call me for questions.
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Flu season is here. Here is what you can do.
1. STAY INFORMED

TexasFlu.org is the DSHS site for flu information in Texas. Bookmark it. Sign up to receive Twitter and e-mail notices when information is posted. Dial 2-1-1 for flu information and vaccination locations.

2. GET vaccinated

Get a flu vaccination now. It’s the best way to protect yourself and others.

3. STOP THE SPREAD

Wash your hands frequently. Cover your coughs and sneezes. Stay home if you’re sick. Have a plan to care for sick family members at home.

Class Files
 As Needed Med Form.pdf
"As Needed" Medication Form
 Bacterial Meningitis.pdf
Bacterial Meningitis Information
 Exemption from Immunization (conscience) form.doc
Exemption From Vaccinations Form
 Immunization Requirements.pdf
Texas Immunization Requirements
 Physician Med Form.pdf
Physician Medication Form
 Sick Letter.doc
Illness Guidelines

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