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Nurse Gina News **updated 2/06/18
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
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Gina Carter, LPN

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 Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.

  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.

  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.

 Scoliosis Screening


 When to Stay home

Important Flu Information

Backpark Awareness Council (click & scroll down for video)


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AAP Updates Treatments for Head Lice

AAP Updates Treatments for Head Lice

You know we live in an age where evidence-based practice, which is based upon research, should be guiding our medical management and interventions when caring for students. The greatest problem in treating head lice is that there is so much myth surrounding head lice and the appropriate treatment. As professionals we need to look to reliable resources to inform our decision making and helping to educate parents about best practices in treating head lice.

Reliable sources of information regarding the treatment of head lice are:

The Center for Health and Care in Schools –
Harvard School of Public Health –

Cetaphil Wash is the “White Conditioner”. And as far as the panic effect when lice is discovered, please remember by the time lice is found, it has been to school with that child for approximately a month. Yes it is important to take care of it, but panic mode is not necessary.

with nuvo method there is no need to nit pick. That is why they recommend three treatments one week apart to interrupt the life cycle. Anything that hatches out of the eggs will be killed in the next treatment before they are old enough to start laying new eggs. The cleanser does not just slow down the lice temporarily, it physically kills them when it is dried.

The newest source of lice among tween/teen girls is selfies! girls in a group rubbing heads together while take multiple pix


Handouts/Helpful Information



Complete information about the flu and how to contain and manage it is given at

The Readiness Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center also has useful resources and information for addressing infectious diseases as part of a comprehensive emergency operations plan (EOP), including coping with a widespread outbreak at

We encourage you to convey this information to your district and school leaders and remind teachers, students, and others to:

* Wash hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer;

* Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth;

* Avoid close contact with those who are already sick;

* Get plenty of sleep;

* Eat healthy food and drink plenty of fluids;

* Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or the crook of your arm;

 * Stay home if ill for at least 24 hours after fever is gone.


Alabama Department of Health



The Jessica Elkins Act (SB0075, Act #2014-274) requires local school systems to provide meningococcal disease and vaccine information to parents of sixth through twelfth grade students.



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