Johanna Walsh-Registered Nurse


Spring Safety Tips:

  • Make outdoor time a safe time – wear a helmet when riding bikes, skateboards, and scooters. Knee pads and elbow pads are easy to wear and add more protection.
  • Limit outdoor exposure when the pollen or mold counts are high if you have sensitivities. You can check daily particulate counts on the weather channel.
  • Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac contain oil causing an allergic skin reaction that looks like swollen itchy red bumps and blisters appearing wherever the oil has touched the skin.
  • Check the areas around your home and educate your children on how to recognize and avoid it.
  • Stinging insects are back – If you are stung, remove the stinger as soon as possible with a scraping motion. Wash with soap and water and apply a cold compress. If trouble breathing, severe swelling or fainting occurs, call 911 or an emergency number right away.
  • As the days warm up be on the alert for snakes that are coming out to warm up as well.
  • Animal bites – don’t disturb a sleeping dog or a dog that’s eating! Wash wounds well with soap and water and call the pediatrician. A tetanus or rabies shot may be needed.
  • Ticks are already a problem in our area – use tweezers or fingers to grasp as close to the head as possible and pull the tick away from where it is attached. Call the pediatrician for symptoms of a rash or fever.

6th Graders!

  • 1 dose of Tdap (in addition to previous 5 DTaP doses) and 1 dose of Meningococcal vaccination are required for entry into 7th grade. Please call the Nurse’s Office with any questions.
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