Welcome to COOLSPRING SCHOOL
RN Linda Bechinski is here on Monday’s. It is our job to make sure that your student's medical needs are taken care of while they are in school. It is also very important that we have accurate information regarding vaccinations, allergies, and any medical concerns related to your child. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your student's medical needs, please feel free to call or email.
NEWS FROM THE NURSE.......
IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN.......FLU SEASON
Viral gastroenteritis, often called the stomach flu, is contagious and is spread by contact with the stool or vomit of an infected person. People who do not wash their hands after using the restroom, diapering children, or helping others to use the restroom can easily spread the virus to others.
Symptoms most commonly include nausea, vomiting, and diarrrhea. Other symptoms include low grade fever, headache, chills, and body aches. Symptoms usually appear 12-48 hours after exposure and go away in 1-3 days. Proper hydration is important if one experiences several episodes of vomiting or diarrhea.
If you have any of these symptoms please stay home and get better.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PREVENT THE FLU?
.....Frequent hand washing especially after using the restroom, eating, or preparing food.
.... Thoroughly clean and disinfect contaminated surfaces immediately after an episode of illness.
.....Immediately remove and wash linens and clothing contaminated with the virus (vomit or stool). Use hot water
.....People that are infected with flu virus should not prepare food while they have symptoms and for 3 days after