We are blessed to have the experience and guidance of a full time school nurse at St. Rose School.  Bonnie Nezvesky, RN is on site from the time children arrive at school until the time they leave. Her presence helps advance the well-being, academic success, and life-long health of students. To that end, Nurse Bonnie facilitates positive student responses to normal development; promotes health and safety; intervenes with actual and potential health problems; provides case management services; and actively collaborates with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy and learning.

Parents need to ensure that their child's annual physical is up to date and all health information forms are submitted to the Health Office.   Nurse Bonnie has compiled a library of key forms, documents and articles that can help you manage your child's health.  In many cases, education and prevention are the best defense.

Specific questions can be directed to nurse@srles.com

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A Note from Nurse Bonnie: Allergies or COVID-19?

A note from the nurse


Is this Seasonal Allergies or the Covid-19 virus?


Forecasters are predicting a brutal Spring allergy season. This is occurring at the same time that the Covid-19 cases are rising across Connecticut. For seasonal allergy sufferers the onset of watery eyes, sneezing, and scratchy throats can now bring anxiety. Are these my allergies? Or the onset of the Covid-19 virus? If you have seasonal allergies and usually take daily medications, it is advisable to start if you have not
already. It can be confusing to know what you are experiencing. 

Allergies vs. Covid-19
Symptoms Allergies COVID-19

Fever

Absent

Characteristic High

(100.4º-104º F) with sudden onset

Cough Little or no cough Common, hacking cough
Headache Occasionally

Prominent

General Aches and pains Slight Usual: often quite severe
Fatigue and Weakness Mild Extreme
Prostration (extreme exhaustion) Never Early and prominent
Runny, stuffy nose Common Sometimes
Watery, red and itchy eyes Common Not usual
Sneezing Usual Sometimes
Short of Breath Less common Prominent
Scratchy sore throat Common Sometimes
Chest discomfort Sometimes Common: can be severe
Nausea/diarrhea Less common Sometimes
New onset of confusion Never Sometimes

*This list is not all-inclusive

For now, your best defense against the virus is to support your immune system with sleep, exercise, and good nutrition and, most importantly, to wash your hands and practice social distancing so you don’t get infected in the first place.
It is important to note that this is not intended to provide medical advice. Please consult your medical provider if you have concerns.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus
https://www.aaaai.org/
https://acaai.org/

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List of Important Links

Asthma Action Plan & Medication Authorization

Food Allergy Emergency Plan

How to use an Epipen Video

How to an Auvi-Q Video

How to use an Asthma Inhaler

Understanding Food Allergies

How to use a generic Epinephrine Autoinjector

Diabetes Treatment Authorization Form

CDC Ticks

Kids Health-Most popular site

 

FREQUENTLY USED FORMS:

State Health Assessment Forms (K-8 Grades)

Early Childhood physical Assessment (PK-Step-up)

Religious Exemption Form

Medical Exemption Form

Husky Insurance

Concussion Parent Information

Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring in School

Medication Authorization Physician and Parent

Over-the-Counter Medication Form (Parent) Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen and Tums

Vision Screening Consent Form

2019-20 School Immunization Requirements

Ice Cream Treats
Form to opt out of ice cream treat(s).