Student Health


Edison School Nurse:  HELANA KADYSZEWSKI, RN, BSN

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On Edison’s Campus: Wednesdays and Fridays

Email: kadyszewski_h@4j.lane.edu

Voicemail: (541) 790-5746

 

Quick note regarding immunizations:  In order to provide parents with information to protect their children’s health, Oregon State Law now requires schools to report the rate of immunization exemptions. Edison Elementary School has a nonmedical exemption rate of 9% for the January 2015 reporting period.

 

Keep in mind, this is last year’s information.
Helana

FOR URGENT OR TIME-SENSITIVE CONCERNS, LEAVE A PHONE NUMBER WITH THE FRONT OFFICE SECRETARY AND THE NURSE WILL CALL YOU BACK!

 

WHEN TO CONTACT THE NURSE:

TO ENSURE APPROPRIATE STAFF TRAINING AND COMMUNICATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE NURSE DIRECTLY IF…

  • Your child has a significant medical condition and requires special health support
  • Your child’s doctor has prepared special recommendations/orders for school
  • Your child will use medication at school (daily, as needed, temporary, or emergency)
  • Your child is/will be on extended medical leave for injury/illness
  • Your child has any unmet needs (vision, dental, medical, clothing, meals, etc.)
  • Your child’s health status changes during the school year
  • You ever have a health question or concern

MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL

** WE DO NOT PROVIDE/SUPPLY ANY MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL **

 

IF YOUR CHILD REQUIRES MEDICATION BE KEPT/USED AT SCHOOL…

  1. Complete and sign a medication authorization form for each medication.(available in the office and online here: )
  2. Deliver the completed form and the medication to the front office secretary. (We cannot accept or administer a medication unless it is provided in its original pharmacy-labeled or factory-labeled container.)
  3. For the safety of all students, ALL medications will be secured in a central office location. (This allows all regular and substitute staff to access them immediately and to supervise and document their use.)
  4. Please know, we can only administer medications according to the prescription label (Rx) or according to the standard dosing instructions (over-the-counter.) (If your child’s prescription has changed, or he requires a non-standard dose, please update the prescription label with your pharmacist or request a note from your child’s doctor.)
  5. It is the parent’s responsibility to pick-up medications on or before the last day of school. (Any unused or expired medications will be discarded.)

WHEN YOUR CHILD IS SICK OR INJURED AT SCHOOL

The nurse is not always in the building.

When your child is sick or injured at school, he/she will be assisted by a trained staff member. In the event of significant injury or illness, we will make every effort to contact a parent/guardian.

PLEASE BE SURE YOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS ARE UP-TO-DATE.

If your child requires immediate transport or emergency care and you are unavailable, the building administrator will make those arrangements and ensure you’re your child is accompanied to and at the appropriate facility by a school employee until you can arrive.

MEDICAL ABSENCES / WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME

Please notify the school whenever your child is absent for medical reasons.

For any extended medical absence (> 1 week) please present a medical excuse note from the health provider upon your child’s return to school.

  • We ask that you keep your child home until she has been fever/vomiting/diarrhea-free for 24 hours without the use of medication.
  • If your child has a suspicious or infectious sore, blister, wound or rash, we ask that you keep him home until treatment is underway and/or he has been cleared by a physician.
  • We strive to accommodate injuries and illnesses at school, but if your child is extremely fatigued, in pain, not eating well, coughing uncontrollably, etc. please consider keeping him home until he is able to resume usual participation.
  • If your child is diagnosed with a communicable disease (e.g. WHOOPING COUGH, MEASLES, MUMPS, RUBELLA, CHICKEN POX, etc.) please notify the school immediately and keep him home until cleared by the MD/health department.

 

SCHOOL SCREENINGS

We contract with outside agencies and/or volunteers and conduct a free, vision and dental screening at school every fall. We also conduct an annual hearing screening for kindergartners. A copy of the screening results will be sent home with the student following the screening. If you have concerns about your child’s screening results, or need help following up, please contact the school nurse directly. If your child is off campus or absent during the screening, he/she will not be screened. Screenings should not take the place of regularly scheduled health exams.

 

HEALTH FORMS

Release of Information (ROI) – allows school/school nurse to communicate with child’s health care provider regarding school orders, recommendations, emergency protocols.

Medication Authorization Form – to be completed by parent and submitted to school office if medication will be kept/used at school.

Special Condition Forms – provide nurse with detailed information about home medications, school medications, emergency procedures, etc.

SEVERE ASTHMA ASSESSMENT

SEVERE ALLERGIES ASSESSMENT

ADD/ADHD ASSESSMENT

DIABETES ASSESSMENT

SEIZURE DISORDER ASSESSMENT

OTHER HEALTH PROBLEM ASSESSMENT

 

Most Forms available on 4J Health Services Home Page

 

DISTRICT AND NON-DISTRICT HEALTH RESOURCES

RESOURCE ONLINE LINK PHONE CONTACT DETAILS/SERVICES
4J Health Services 4J Health Services Home Page (541) 790-7216 Coordinates district-wide School Health Programming, School-Based Health Centers and Nursing Services.
4J School-Based Health Center: Churchill High School Campus X (541) 790-5227 Provides basic well and sick-child services and mental health support to any 4J student or sibling under age 18 regardless of insurance status. Call for an appointment.
4J School-Based Health Center: North Eugene High School Campus X (541) 790-4445 Provides basic well and sick-child services and mental health support to any 4J student or sibling under age 18 regardless of insurance status. Call for an appointment.
Oregon “2-1-1” www.211info.org Dial 2-1-1 Instant access to local housing, insurance, employment, health, family, food/nutrition, mental health and crisis assistance.
KidsHealth www.kidshealth.org X Great resource for info on common and uncommon pediatric conditions (e.g. lice, ringworm, constipation, communicable disease, allergies, etc.)