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Landrum
High School
Nurse's Corner
Welcome to Landrum High School! I’m your school nurse, Cynthia Murray, my job is to inform you and your child of ways to keep your child healthy and to assist you in managing your child’s health condition while they are in school. I’m a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina and have 20 years of nursing experience. I am married and have 2 sons.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at 864-457-2606. My office is open on all school days, beginning at 7:45 am. Please notify the school as soon as possible if you have a new phone number so we can reach you in case of emergencies or illnesses that are thought to be contagious.

Help prevent the flu by practicing good hygiene!

Hand washing is the number one way to prevent the spread of germs. Start this habit at home. Teach your children to wash their hands after using the restroom, before eating or preparing food. Anytime they touch something that could be contaminated with germs, such as door handles or money, they should avoid touching their eyes, nose, or mouth, until they have an opportunity to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer. Instruct them to use tissue to wipe their nose & dispose of it properly as soon as possible to prevent germ spread. When coughing, instruct them to cover their mouth, either with a tissue or by placing the curve of their arm in front of their mouth. Do not cough directly into hands, as this can spread germs.

When to keep your child home from school:

*Please keep your child at home if they feel too sick to come to school.

* They should be fever free for more than 24 hours without fever reducing medications before returning to school.

*For flu like symptoms, which are: cough, headache, sore throat, and body aches. If your child has 2 or more of these symptoms, along with a fever, they may have the flu.

*Please do not send your child to school if actively vomiting or having diarrhea. Feed them a diet low in sugar & fat & encourage them to drink plenty of fluids, such as Gatorade or sprite. They may return to school when vomiting & diarrhea stop as long as there is no fever.

* If diagnosed with strep throat, your child should be on an antibiotic for at least 24 hours & be fever free before returning to school.

* Do not send your child to school if they have a rapidly spreading rash, especially if they experience behavioral changes with it or have a fever.

* If your child has head lice, you must complete one treatment before bringing them to school.

To view the full school exclusion list go to:

http://www.dhec.sc.gov/health/disease/exclusion.htm
http://www.dhec.sc.gov/health/disease/schoolexclusion.htm

Medications:

*If your child has to have daily medication, please try to give it at home. When medication must be given at school prescription or non prescription, you must fill out a medication form & the medicine must be in the original container, with the child’s name. For any medication you are sending to school, please complete one of the following forms on the right.
 

Preventative Health Care:

District One Schools screen your child yearly (at no cost to you) for the following:

9th grade- vision

10th grade- dental

11th grade- blood pressure

*If abnormal results are found during the screening, a letter will be sent home with your child.

*Our dental screenings are provided by Healthy Smiles. Healthy Smiles is a free dental clinic, for those students who do not have insurance or Medicaid, but qualify for free or reduced lunch based on income level. If you think you may qualify & would like more information, call me or see the Healthy Smiles document on the right.
 
AAP UPDATE

The AAP has updated their head lice information page for parents. It includes a list of the medications that are FDA-approved to treat lice, and advice that other products (including the combing-only method of lice removal) often fail. 

It gives guidelines for how parents can identify lice, and how various products are used. It also lets parents know that they may need to do 2-3 treatments to get rid of lice on a child's scalp.

I hope that this info is of use to you, especially as you prepare for children who may come back from their break with new cases of this perennial nuisance.

 
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Physical Address: 18818 Asheville Highway | Campobello, SC 29322
Phone: (864) 457-2606 | Fax: (864) 468-4004
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