School Nurse

From Your School Nurse (revised May 2018)

Trysh Brannan, RN
Clinic Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Phone: 540-892-5674  Fax: 540-892-5677 

Important information for 5th grade parents!!
Your child needs a Tdap booster! This is required  BEFORE your child will be allowed to start 6th grade. 
If you have already completed this requirement, please send documentation from your physician into the clinic by May 25.  
After May 25, you will need to turn it into the middle school. 
DON'T WAIT UNTIL SUMMER TO TAKE CARE OF THIS! The closer it is gets to the new school year, the more difficult it will be to get your appointment. 

 All health forms and care plans are online under the Clinic Forms Section.
If your child has a chronic health concern, please make sure the appropriate careplan is completed asap. 
If your child takes medication, please make sure you have completed and turned in ALL medication forms needed in order for me to administer needed medications.

The forms are only valid for the current school year and must be completed yearly. Please DO NOT send in medications with your child. Parents/Guardians must bring these into the clinic. If it is a prescription medication, a physician signature is required.

We DO NOT supply cough drops at school.

Sun Safety Reminders:                                                              

According to the CDC, nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer in the United States. One bad sunburn during childhood doubles the risk of skin cancer later in life. We want you to have fun outside but, practice these sun safety tips

            -Play in the shade when available. Trees, umbrellas, and other shelters can provide relief from the sun, especially during the hours of 10:00am – 4:00pm when the sun’s UV rays are the strongest.

            - Wear a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher. Apply 15 minutes before going outside and reapply every 2 hours (or after getting wet).

            - Wear sun protection gear like a hat, sunglasses, and/or a light weight long sleeves and pants.

            -Be extra aware when you are playing in surfaces that reflect the sunlight like sand and water.

Ticks: Finding and Removing them              

  • Parents should check their children for ticks under the arms, in and around the ears, inside the belly button, behind the knees, between the legs, around the waist, and especially in their hair.
  • Examine gear and pets. Ticks can ride into the home on clothing and pets, then attach to a person later, so carefully examine pets, coats, and day packs

To remove them:      

  1. Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin's surface as possible.
  2. Pull upward with steady, even pressure. Don't twist or jerk the tick; this can cause the mouth-parts to break off and remain in the skin. If this happens, remove the mouth-parts with tweezers. If you are unable to remove the mouth easily with clean tweezers, leave it alone and let the skin heal.
  3. After removing the tick, thoroughly clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol, an iodine scrub, or soap and water.
  4. Dispose of a live tick by submersing it in alcohol, placing it in a sealed bag/container, wrapping it tightly in tape, or flushing it down the toilet. Never crush a tick with your fingers.

Starting the first day of school, all clinic visits with the school nurse, will be documented in Caredox.  As a parent you will have an active role in this process to allow for a quicker easier way of communicating your child's health information. Please take time to complete your child's Caredox enrollment. 

                                      A HUGE THANK YOU!
The BCPS nurses are so excited to receive Grant Funding from the Bedford Community Health Foundation to move the school clinics into the digital age.  A BIG THANK YOU to the Foundation Board for recognizing and supporting this need. 

Another BIG THANK YOU to our School Board. Goodview has a new AED in our school. Thank you for providing our school with life saving equipment.





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