Nurse's Notes






   
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Rhonda Wormser RN, MSN
School Nurse

 3 W's to reduce your risk of COVID - 19:

Wear a mask
Wash your hands
Watch your distance ( keep 6 feet of space between you and your friends)



COVID-19 resources:

Virginia Department of Health

http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/surveillance-and-investigation/novel-coronavirus/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html





****IMPORTANT REMINDER****
PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL NURSE IF ANYONE IN YOUR CHILD'S IMMEDIATE FAMILY IS DIAGNOSED WITH COVID OR TESTED FOR COVID

FOR PARENTS:  Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19:

 This condition causes different body parts to become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal (digestive) organs. We do not yet know what causes MIS-C, however, many children with the syndrome had the virus that causes COVID-19, or had been around someone with COVID-19. MIS-C can be serious, even deadly, but most children diagnosed with this condition have gotten better with medical care.

 Contact your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic right away if he or she is showing symptoms of MIS-C:

 • Fever

• Abdominal pain

 • Vomiting

 • Diarrhea

• Neck pain

• Rash

• Bloodshot eyes

• Feeling extra tired

Children may only have one or a few of the symptoms. Not all children have the same symptoms. Seek emergency care right away if your child is showing any emergency warning signs of MIS-C or other concerning signs:

• Trouble breathing

 • Pain or pressure in the chest that does not go away

 • New confusion

 • Inability to wake or stay awake

• Bluish lips or face

 • Severe abdominal pain

Parents or caregivers who have concerns about their child’s health, including concerns about COVID-19  or MIS-C, should call a pediatrician or other healthcare provider immediately. Healthcare providers can follow CDC recommendations to keep children and their parents or caregivers safe if an in-person visit is needed.

 

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when should I send them to school?


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I want to highlight a few important reminders. Any medication to be administered to a student must be brought to the school by the parent/guardian in the original containerPlease do not put medication in a sandwich bag with a note and send it to school with your child.  The “Physician/Parent Authorization to Administer Medication” form must be completed and signed by the parent and physician for any prescription medicine to be  administered during school hours. Please keep your emergency card up to date. If your child gets sick or injured at school, these cards are our only means of contacting you without delay.

Please register/update your information in SchoolCare  which is the BCPS digital health platform so you will receive emails of your child’s clinic visits. The link to register for SchoolCare is 
https://secure.caredox.com/enroll/bedfordva

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health

 

WE DO NOT SUPPLY COUGH DROPS, TYLENOL, OR MOTRIN
AT BEDFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL



DOES YOUR CHILD NEED HEALTH INSURANCE? 


FAMIS (Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan) 

...covers kids/teens for doctor visits, checkups, glasses, dental and much more for for low to no cost!
 And you can enroll at any time of the year. There is no open enrollment period.
Call the Cover Virginia Call Center at 
1-855-242-8282 or go online to www.coverva.org to find out if your children qualify for FAMIS
!!


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