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Inman
Elementary
School Nurse
Nurse Jessica
Hello! My name is Jessica Bruce and I am the new nurse at Inman Elementary School. I am so excited to be here!! I have been a nurse for 12 years with a background in Emergency medicine and Post Operative Recovery. I live in Inman with my husband and 2 children. I enjoy spending time with my family and our animals, shopping, and crafting!  My goal is to promote the health and safety of our students so that they are ready to learn. Please feel free to contact me anytime. I look forward to caring for your child this year! 
 
What your school nurse does:
• Provide care to students who become ill while in school
• Provide basic first aid for incidents that occur during school hours
• Administer medication as ordered by a student’s physician
• Communicate with parents
• Manage chronic conditions and develop health plans for students with disabilities
• Handle life-threatening emergency situations
• Screen for conditions that impair learning, such as poor vision
• Ensure immunization compliance
• Track communicable diseases
• Promote healthy behaviors and educate children about healthy lifestyles
• Respond to student’s physical and emotional concerns
• Prepare for school wide and community emergencies
• KEEP STUDENTS HEALTHY

What your school nurse can NOT do:
• Diagnose or treat illnesses or serious injuries
• Replace good medical care from a family heath care provider
 
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.scdhec.gov/health/disease/exclusion.htm
 
 
  
 


Physical Address: 25 Oakland Avenue | Inman, SC 29349
Phone: (864) 472-8403 | Fax: (864) 472-7839
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