In the education setting, the school nurse provides individualized healthcare for every student. I understand the school environment and strive to help students maintain their optimal level of health so they can accomplish their educational goals. In order to facilitate health, school environments are key to learning. Teachers, staff, family, community members, and healthcare providers all help in this process.
Feel free to contact me anytime with questions or concerns.
Justine Wyma, RN, MSN
Lynnville-Sully School Nurse
PH: 641.594.4445 Ext 127
"You cannot educate a child who is not healthy. You cannot keep a child healthy who is not educated." Joycelyn Elders
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Guidelines for Illness and School Attendance
**Please notify the school if your child is going to be absent or tardy for any reason.
**If the absence is due to an illness, please let us know your child’s symptoms (i.e. nausea, vomiting, fever, headache, sore throat, cough, rash, body aches, etc).
**If your child is ill and has a fever (100 or higher), they should not return to school until they are fever-free for 24 consecutive hours without the aid of fever-reducing medications.
**If your child is vomiting, they should not return until they have not vomited for 24 hours.
**If your child is being treated for a contagious bacterial infection (i.e. strep throat, pink eye), they should not return to school until 24 hours after antibiotics are started and until they are fever-free for 24 consecutive hours without the aid fever- reducing medications.
Remember to encourage good hand washing during this cold/flu season
so everyone stays healthy!
Upcoming Events & Health News
I thought I would share new information from the CDC about the flu season. I encourage anyone who did not receive a flu shot to consider getting one! J
Three strains of influenza identified in Iowa
Three strains of flu are already circulating in Iowa - H1N1 (2009 pandemic strain), H3N2 (regular seasonal flu strain), and Influenza B. While influenza activity remains low, the identification of three circulating strains means that without a flu vaccination, an individual could become ill with the flu three different times. The flu vaccines available this season cover at least three strains of flu. For more information about flu in Iowa, visit www.idph.state.ia.us/Cade/Influenza.aspx?pg=FluHome.