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Handwashing is like a "do-it-yourself" vaccine
It involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can take to reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you can stay healthy. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It's quick, it's simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick.
Handwashing is a win for everyone, except the germs.
FIGHT GERMS. WASH YOUR HANDS-watch this 3 minute video on the proper technique for hand washing.
Arkansas immunization requirements:
Dtap: 4 doses with 1 dose after 4th birthday.
Tdap: 1 dose of Tdap for ages 11 (as of Sept. 1st of each year) and older.
Polio: 3-4 doses with 1 dose after 4th birthday.
MMR: 2 doses with dose 1 on or after 1st birthday and dose 2 at least 28 days after dose 1.
Hep A: 1 dose for kindergarten and 1st grade.
Hep B: 3 doses.
Varicella: 2 doses with dose 1 on or after 1st birthday and dose 2 at least 28 days after dose 1. A medical professional history of disease (chicken pox) may be accepted in lieu of receiving Varicella vaccine.
MCV4: 1 dose for 7th grade. Second dose at age 16 years (as of Sept. 1st each year).1 dose if not vaccinated prior to age 16 years. (If 1st dose is administered at age 16 years or older, no 2nd dose required). Must be received on or after 16th birthday.
Your Genoa Central Nursing Team
Kristi Wooten, RN
Rachel Hoover, RN
Middle School Nurse
Amanda Green, RN
High School Nurse
Your child has the Flu...now what? Click here for information on how to care for you child with the flu. ALWAYS remember that if your child has the flu keep them home until they are fever free WITHOUT medications for 24 hours. This will help prevent the spread of the flu. Being fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT medication is not only SCHOOL POLICY, it is also a recommendation from the CDC and your PHYSICIAN. Refer to the Genoa Central Student Handbook_2018 section 4.34- COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND PARASITES.
Having trouble getting your EpiPen. Click the link for information on the shortage: Extended use dates to assist with EpiPen intermittent supply interruptions
Action plans are to be completed for Asthma, Food Allergies, Seizures, or Anapylaxis (other than food allergy). These forms should be completed yearly by the childs physician prior to the start of school and turned in to the campus nurse.
Meal Modification Plan-Any student with food allergy has to have this form completed by physician every year to keep on file in cafeteria.
Diabetic Management -For students with diabetes and does not have a diabetic medical management plan completed at physicians office, this form shall be completed by their physician.
Catheter Order Form- For students that require intermittent catheterization this form needs to be completed by the physician.
Medication Administration Forms
If your child is to take medications at school, you must fill out the required paperwork. (This includes asthma inhalers.) Also if your child is given medication throughout the year (antibiotics, eardrops, etc.) to be given 3 times a day, you should give it before school, right after school, and at bedtime. This eliminates the possibility of the medicine being left at school and not accessible for other doses. Please click the links below for required medication paperwork.
Medication Form-completed on all medications to me given at school.
Self Administration Consent Form-for students grades 5-12 that will carry and self administer asthma inhalers, epipens, or emergency glucagon.
Physician Order Form-To be completed by the childs physician yearly for ANY medication to be given at school.
Epinephrine Administration Consent Form-Consent to give epinephrine in an emergency situation to a child with documented severe allergic reaction.
Glucagon & Insulin Administration Consent-Consent for nurse and TDP to administer insulin and glucagon as ordered by physician.
Glucagon Carry Consent-For students grades 5-12 that will carry own emergency glucagon to be given in an emergency situation by nurse or TDP.
Authorization to Treat a Minor- This form MUST be completed on all students. If this form is not completed the student will not be allowed to attend ANY field trips.
Kindergarten Physical Forms- This form MUST be completed on all new kindergarten students.
Athletic Physical Forms