PEGASUS SUMMER PROGRAM

A Soaring Summer Experience

Nurse’s Corner

HEALTH CARE POLICY
Children should be kept home when they have the following:

Diarrhea This is a sign of intestinal infection and is contagious. Child should be kept home until stool returns to normal.
Sore Throat A child with a sore throat should be checked for strep infection. Symptoms are red, sore throat, fever, severe headache, and/or rash. Children with strep may return 24 hours after beginning antibiotic medication. Parents should notify the program of infection so that other parents will be aware of the exposure.
Cold Keep child home during the first stage of severe cold symptoms. These include: yellow nasal discharge, runny eyes, fever and persistent cough.
Conjunctivitis This is a VERY contagious eye irritation. Symptoms are redness of eye lining, swelling and pus in eyes. Antibiotic must be administered for 24 hours before returning to the program.
Fever Any child with a fever of 100.4+ must not attend the program and be free of a fever for 24 hours.
Vomiting Children with intestinal flu or active vomiting for any reason must remain at home until the vomiting has stopped and the child appears healthy.
Chicken Pox This is a very contagious and appears as small, round yellowish blisters on front and back of torso. Child should be kept home for one week from initial outbreak and 24 hours from when last pox has scabbed over.
Impetigo This is a highly contagious skin infection characterized by crusted sores and a red rash. It often appears on the face. Treatment is usually a topical antibiotic and child may return to the program after 24 hours on medication.
Ticks A parent will be called if a tick is found on the child. If a parent cannot be located, the pediatrician will be called for further instructions
Infectious
Diseases
Parents will be informed if their child has been exposed to others with contagious diseases.

CHILDREN PRESCRIBED EPI-PENS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE TWO FOR THE PROGRAM

  • For School Age Students: They will be stored in the Nurse’s Office. During field trips and pool time, the accompanying administrator will be responsible for the Epi-pens.
  • For Pre/K Students: one will be stored in the Nurse’s Office; the other will be stored in the student’s classroom.

MEDICATION PROCEDURES

Whenever possible, all medications will be administered by a Pegasus nurse, who is on-site daily from 9 am-1 pm.

PRESCRIPTIONS

Must come in the original container. Please give directly to the Nurse in the Pegasus office.

PEDICULOSIS (HEAD LICE) POLICY

Lice are small insects about the size of a sesame seed, which are highly communicable among children. As they move quickly and shy away from light, diagnosis is most often made on the basis of finding nits (eggs). Nits are tiny yellowish-white oval specks attached to hair shafts, which do not blow away.

If signs of infestation are found:

  1. Parent will be called to take the child home for treatment by shampoo (prescribed by physician or pharmacist) and nit comb.
  2. Other family members should be examined. The children in the program will also be checked.
  3. When treatments are complete, the children must be checked for any remaining nits. These must be removed BEFORE he/she can return to the program. The child must be nit-free.
  4. The child should be re-treated in 7-10 days, if there is evidence of new nits or newly hatched lice.
  5. The teachers will continue to check periodically and will contact parents if any further infestations are found.

 


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