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Epi Pens  

Epi Pen - If your student needs an Epi-Pen, please go to the link below for information on discounted or free EpiPens.

 

https://blog.foodallergy.org/2016/01/04/2016-patient-assistance-resources-for-epinephrine-auto-injectors/


Cold and Flu Season  

DON’T LET A COLD CATCH YOU!  Cold and flu season is fast approaching.  Viruses cause most colds.  You can expect a healthy child to have about 6 colds per year. The best thing you can do to prevent a cold is to wash your hands often, especially after coming into contact with anyone who has a cold or the flu. Be careful not to rub your eyes or touch your nose, because that’s where viruses spread quickest. 

 

To protect their health, all children 6 months up until their 5th birthday should be vaccinated against the flu each year, along with their care givers. In addition, the CDC also recommends influenza vaccination for any child from 6 months to 18 years of age with chronic health problems, including:

·         asthma or other problems of the lungs;

·         diabetes;

·         any condition that can compromise respiratory function.

TO HELP YOUR CHILD STAY HEALTHY, remember to do the following:

  • Get at least 8 hours of sleep each night
  • Drink 3-4 glasses of water each day
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables
  • WASH YOUR HANDS –

*before you eat

*after you sneeze, cough or blow your nose

*after school, shopping or going to the doctor

  • Cover your mouth with your elbow when you sneeze or cough
  • Stay arms length away from your friends
  • Throw away used tissues and WASH YOUR HANDS
  • During the cold and dry months, using a humidifier to keep the air (and your nasal passages) moist helps to enhance your resistance to viruses.

 

ACHES AND FEVER

  • Give your child acetaminophen or ibuprofen for fever over 100° F.
  • Keep your child home if he/she has a fever of 100° or higher.
  • Your child may return to school when his temperature has been less than 100° (without Tylenol or Advil) for 24 hours.

 

COUGHS AND SORE THROAT

  • Use cough drops or peppermints for relief of discomfort.
  • May give cough/cold medication before school to help your child feel better while at school.

 

   Call your child’s doctor right away if:

  • Your child has a hard time breathing.
  • Your child starts acting very sick.

 

   Call your child’s doctor during office hours if:

  • The fever lasts more than 3 days.
  • The runny nose lasts more than 10 days.
  • The eyes get a yellow discharge
  • Your child complains of ear or sinus pain.
  • You have other questions or concerns

 

                                                                                                


Welcome to Health Science  

Welcome to Health Science!  I am glad that you are part of our class and am looking forward to getting to know you.  Here are some things you can expect from this course.

Course Description: The student will be introduced to various career choices, skills, health concepts, and academic material related to becoming a health care professional. Units of study will include medical terminology, legal and ethical responsibilities, cultural diversity, First Aid and CPR, infection control, and basic anatomy and physiology.

 

Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA):  As a student in Health Science, you have the opportunity to join the Health Occupations Students of America. This organization helps prepare students for employment in the health care field through technical instruction in the classroom, work-based learning opportunities in clinical settings, and leadership skills through HOSA.  All Health Science Students are members of NGA HOSA. The cost to join state, and national HOSA is $20. Members will be given the opportunity to compete at Regional, State and National Competitions.

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