School Nurse Flu Season Survival Guide

Flu Season and School Nurses are Scrambling I get a call from one of my old schools with no school nurse the other day, “Nurse Kevin, how do we know when we should close school because of the flu?” WOW! That was a great question. And my response was simple. “It’s at the point where administration is asking the ‘close the

School Nurse Guide to Measles – Rubeola

(MEE-zills)“Nurse Kevin, we don’t believe in immunizations; we feel that we should allow our child’s own immune system to get strong.” There are many, many different objections parents give me about immunizations, but this one was...well...I had never heard one like this before. Truth be known, why don’t we just ask our children to lick the inside rim of a

School Nurse Guide to the Flu (Influenza)

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We all love free stuff. However, there should be an asterisk by the word “stuff.” It should look something like this: “We all love free stuff*.” The “*” clarification should be, “Unless it’s chewed bubble gum, unpopped popcorn kernels, or the flu.” Needless to say, there are many, many, MANY folks who will receive their very own FREE version of

School Nurse Guide to Chickenpox

Y’all ever get a call from a mamma, “I’m keeping Little Kyle home because he has the chickenpox?” I love those calls. No, actually that was a lie; I don’t like those calls. The first thing I do is wonder, who in that classroom is not vaccinated...then...who in my school is not vaccinated. I actually know this information and can

Whooping Cough – School Nurse’s Guide

The end of the school day is one of my favorite times of the day. No, not (just) because it’s close to time to leave and get home. I just love watching all the young-uns leaving with their backpacks, shouting, “See you tomorrow, Nurse Kevin!” as they wave vigorously in an attempt to catch eye contact and know their “farewell”

Hepatitis A Outbreak – To Immunize or Not to Immunize

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State Of Emergency Over Deadly Hepatitis A Outbreak "California declared a state of emergency Friday (October 13th, 2017) after a deadly Hepatitis A outbreak has spread faster than the state’s ability to supply the vaccine that can ward off the disease." says Jack Davis over at westernjournalism.com. A “state of emergency” says it all; in the entire year of 2015 there