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School Nurse
Nurse Summer
Summer Arias, RN
Inman Elementary School
25 Oakland Street
Inman, SC 29349
   Welcome to Inman Elementary School! My name is Summer and this is my second year as the school nurse at Inman Elementary. I graduated with my ADN from SCC, and then my BSN from American Sentinel University. I am currently enrolled in the MSN Program at ASU. My nursing background includes Pediatrics and adult medical-surgical care.
   My goal as the IES school nurse is to promote good health and safety among students and staff so the students are ready to learn each day! If you ever have any questions or concerns, please contact me anytime, beginning at 7:30 each school day!
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

What your school nurse can N​OT​ 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:

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