Health/Nurses Office - CRS


~From the Nurse’s Desk…
It’s hard to believe that we’ll soon be saying goodbye to the winter that really never was this year! Contrary to popular belief the mild weather is not the cause of notable spikes in certain illnesses although spring time will surely bring an increase in the bug and tick population . 

We did see an increased number of flu cases and stomach complaints over the past few weeks here @ CRS. Gastroenteritis is a highly contagious inflammatory disorder of the stomach and intestines which causes vomiting and diarrhea. It is caused by a number of different conditions including viruses, bacteria and/or parasites. All have their own seasonal and geographical spikes in activity and do occur all year round. The symptoms are usually similar and can last for 1-10 days following onset of the illness. Dehydration is the main concern especially in the very young, elderly or immune-compromised population. Frequent thorough hand washing and disinfection especially in community type settings such as schools are paramount in prevention, so spread the soap and seriously sanitize!

Please also remember the “24 hour symptom free period” following any
febrile, vomiting or diarrheal illness
. This period of recuperation helps to ensure that your child is fit and ready to return to a busy school schedule.

I would also like to extend my appreciation to all parents/guardians for your calls,
communication and cooperation regarding your children’s absences.  I will be following up with vision and hearing referrals. Please give me a call with any new
updates. These updates/changes are very important and also need to be documented in the student files.

As always, best wishes to everyone to stay safe and well as we count down to spring! ...

Enjoy March.

Maureen Arce,
School Nurse

Pamela McAllister,
Health Aide












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