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Covid-19

During this Covid-19 outbreak  in our county, state, country and the world, it is easy to be misinformed.  If you are interested in Covid-19 information please use a reputable site to answer your concerns and/or update yourself.  Here are some links that you might find helpful:

Virginia Department of Health  
Go to Virginia Department of Health
Center for Disease Control (CDC) Go to Center for Disease Control
National Institute of Health (NIH)  Go to National Institute of Health
World Health Organization (WHO)  Go to World Health Organization


PWCS is working on a plan to return medications and supplies currently in the clinic. Communication will be given to parents by the PWCS when a plan is in place. 



Introduction

                 My name is Karen McKeown, and I am the school nurse at KWES. I received my Bachelor's Degree from the University of South Carolina, and my Masters' of Nursing from the University of Washington. I am the mom to 3 girls (one of whom attends KWES) the other two are in middle and high school. I formerly worked as a Nurse Practitioner and in Radiology/Special Procedures. I look forward to getting to know your kids better this year! Please come in to the clinic, call or email me with any questions or concerns. 
                                           

Karen McKeown MN, RN
mckeowke@pwcs.edu
(571)589-4327

***If your child tests positive for the Flu, please send in a doctor note/after visit summary that states the diagnosis of Flu. We use these notes to track flu activity in our school. ***

Is it a Cold or Flu? :  Symptoms Guide

The answers to these questions can help determine whether a child is fighting the flu or combating a cold:

Flu vs. Colds: Guide to Symptoms

Questions

Flu

Cold

Was the onset of illness ...

sudden?

slow?

Does your child have a ...

high fever?

no (or mild) fever?

Is your child's exhaustion level ...

severe?

mild?

Is your child's head ...

achy?

headache-free?

Is your child's appetite ...

decreased?

normal?

Are your child's muscles ...

achy?

fine?

Does your child have

chills?

no chills?

The important thing to remember is that flu symptoms can vary from child to child (and they can change as the illness progresses), so if you suspect the flu, call the doctor. Some bacterial diseases, like strep throat or pneumonia, also can look like the flu or a cold. It's important to get medical attention immediately if your child seems to be getting worse, is having any trouble breathing, has a high fever, has a bad headache, has a sore throat, or seems confused.  While even healthy kids can have complications of the flu, kids with certain medical conditions are at more of a risk. Most of the time, you can care for your child by offering plenty of fluids, rest, and extra comfort.  If you think your child might have the flu, contact your doctor.

 

Extra Clothing at School

Accidents happen from spilled milk to ripped pants.  Please consider keeping a change of clothing in your student’s back pack for such occasions. The clinic has some clothing available to loan, but is dependent on donations. I cannot guarantee I will have sizes of pants/underwear/shirts that will fit your child.


Medication AdministrationPill


School personnel cannot administer ANY medication until a form, signed by the parent is on file in the clinic of the school. All prescription medication must also have a physician's signature on the form.

*All medication, prescription, and over-the-counter brought to the school MUST be in the original container and kept in the clinic. An adult needs to bring the medication to school.  Prescription medications must have a prescription label on the package.


*Students may keep in their possession certain medications, such as prescription inhalers and Epi-pens when the need for such medication is urgent and a delay could result in a serious health event. This is permitted, provided it is cleared through the clinic in advance, and a form is on file with a parent and physician's signature.

*Students may carry a small amount of cough drops, lotion, nonmedicated eye drops, and lip balm with them.


Health Concerns
                             
Please notify the school personnel if your child is absent due to a contagious illness. Also, notify the school nurse of your student has a health concern or condition that may affect their school day.