Nurse Notes

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School Health Entrance Form
Immunization Requirement Form
BCPS Medication Form
BCPS Anihistamine Form   
Acute Concussion Care Plan
Asthma Action Plan
Seizure Action Plan
Medical Form - Diabetic
Allergy Action Plan

Dietary Form
Bus Driver Medical Information Form
Care Plan for Health Services
Release of Information Form


           GREETINGS FROM YOUR SCHOOL NURSE

                             Valerie Cote, RN

  

 

Welcome to Thomas Jefferson Elementary School.  As your school nurse, I have many responsibilities that include caring for sick or injured students, and to act as a resource for parents,students,and staff.

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

When your child is absent for any reason, please notify the school (call the office at 534-6159). In addition, when your child returns to school after an absence a note from the parent must be sent to the office so that your child can be excused. 

 I look forward to the many opportunities this school year will bring to further interact with you and help your children as needed. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me here at the school. Thank you.

                              Dangers of Vaping

 

The CDC recommends that you should consider refraining from using e-cigarette or vaping products particularly those containing THC because of the recent reported incidents of lung injury.

Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are also called vapes, e-hookahs, vape pens, tank systems, mods, and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). They work by heating a liquid to produce an aerosol that users inhale into their lungs. The liquid can contain nicotine, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabinoid (CBD) oils and other substances, flavorings and additives.

Symptoms of lung injury that have been reported are cough, shortness of breath or chest pain. People have also reported having nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever or fatigue. If you have symptoms and have recently used e-cigarette or vaping products, see a healthcare provider.

If you have any questions, please contact CDC-INFO or call 800-232-4636.

 

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