NURSE'S OFFICE

District 215 is requesting an ASTHMA ACTION PLAN on students with asthma. Feel free to use the attachment or provide us with an action plan from your student's physician.

 


Monthly News from the Nurse, Denise Call, RN

 

As the weather gets colder and people are more confined to being indoors, cold and flu viruses spread more easily. As a reminder, frequent hand washing with soap and water for 20 seconds is the best way to prevent the spread of germs and reduce illness. When soap and water are not available, alcohol-based disposable hand wipes or gel sanitizers may be used. If using gel, rub hands together until gel is dry. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or a sleeve, not hands. Get at least 8 hours of sleep a night; this helps boost the immune system and fight off illness. Stay home when sick with a fever, vomiting, or diarrhea. Keeping students well so they can do their best in school is an important priority. 

Holiday Safety Tips:

  • Poison Control phone number is 1-800-222-1222. Keep this number handy!
  • Keep lit candles away from children, drapes, window frames, and other flammables. Blow out the candles when you leave a room, after dinner, and before retiring for the evening.
  • Holiday plants such as poinsettias and holly are poisonous to children and pets
  • If you have a live tree, keep it watered, the branches trimmed, and breakable ornaments and lights away from small children and pets.
  • Do not connect more than three sets of lights to one extension cord and unplug each night.
  • Make sure gifts are safety approved, non-poisonous, and age appropriate.
  • If people visit, keep purses, bags, and medication out of children’s reach. Ingestion accidents occur more frequently during the holidays and with visitors.

Please enjoy a safe holiday season!


Mrs. Denise Call, School Nurse, RN, Bachelor of Science, PEL-CSN

Room 113
Phone:  (708) 585-1011
Fax:  (708) 585-1010

Email:  dcall@tfd215.org

Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-3:30 PM


Welcome to the Thornton Fractional North Office of the School Nurse. 

Mission of school nurse office: to provide health care for illness and injuries that occur during the school day and work collaboratively with school administration/staff, health care practitioners, local EMS, and parents/guardians to provide for the safety and welfare of our students.

Illinois State School Code requires that all students have a current physical and complete immunization record.

Parents/guardians should inform school nurse of any medical changes that may arise for their students. Please continue to provide school with accurate names and contact numbers for emergency contacts to guarantee the safety and wellbeing of our students.

The school nurse will administer medication when the appropriate medication form and properly contained medication is supplied and stored in the nurse's office. The school nurse retains authority to exercise medical judgment in the best interest of the student in each individual case. The school district retains the right to reject requests for the administration of medication.

Vision and hearing screening will be provided annually for all new students, special education students, and any students referred by their teachers. Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision examination by an eye doctor. Your child is not required to undergo vision screening if an optometrist or ophthalmologist has completed and signed a report indicating that an eye examination has been administered within the previous 12 months.

Students with suspected communicable diseases will be sent home and will be required to have a health care provider statement for school readmission.

A health care provider statement is required and shall be appropriately updated when a student cannot take part in the regular physical education program or when any school accommodations are medically needed.

Medications

Please see the school nurse to pick up any student's unused medication before the end of each school year. This includes emergency medications, such as inhalers and EpiPens. Medications will not be returned to students. All medication that is NOT picked up will be disposed of according to school policy.

Immunization Records

Colleges and universities, as well as some employers, may require immunization records for enrollment or employment. For these immunization records during the school year, feel free to contact the school nurse, Mrs. Denise Call, at 708-585-1011. During the summer, you may contact the Guidance Office at 708-585-1008.