Welcome to the 2018-2019 Nurse's Page

        Hi, I am Nurse Shannon!   I recently moved to Maine with my husband and two year old daughter. I am very excited to be here this year to help keep your children healthy and care for any alignments they may have.   I have over five years of experience as a nurse in Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine at a Level 1 Trauma Center (Augusta University Medical Center).  I specifically love taking care of children.  Prior to accepting this interim position at CES, I was working as a nurse at the Children's Hospital of Georgia.  My previous experience ranges from pediatric medical surgical, pediatric and neonatal intensive care units and pediatric hematology and oncology.  Please know my door is always open if any one wants to stop by and introduce themselves!  

**Please remember to dress your child appropriately for the weather.  With snow on the ground the children are going out to play and will need the following: hats, mittens/gloves, snow boots, snow pants, jackets.  

                 Upcoming events for the 2018-2019 school year:

                                                Vision Screening
   We are fortunate enough to have a SPOT screener that was donated by the Lion's Club to use for vision screening.  Our district shares it amongst all the schools-I am hoping to have it to start vision screenings in early November.  I will be screening for far sided vision in the following grade: K, 1, 3, 5, 7 (and any student who is a new transfer student that does not have a documented previous screening will be screened).  I will be screening for near sided vision in the following grades only 1 and 3.   Please note that some 
"Kindergarteners and other children who received a comprehensive eye examination from an eye care provider within the previous 12 months do not need to have a school vision screening. In addition, certain children should bypass vision screening and be referred directly to an eye specialist for a comprehensive examination because these children have a higher rate of vision problems. The school nurse may determine which children should be referred directly. Some reasons for bypass may include: readily recognized eye abnormalities such as, but not limited to, strabismus or ptosis; a known diagnosis of a neurodevelopmental disorder such as hearing impairment, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, or speech delaysystemic diseases known to have associated eye disorders such as diabetes and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis" (maine.gov).  
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Hearing Screening
Hearing screening will be conducted for grades K, 1, 3 and 5.

 *****A student whose parent objects in writing to screening on religious grounds shall not be screened unless a sight or hearing defect is reasonably apparent.  

Please help the school nurse care for your child by informing the nurse if your child has:
  • any chronic or acute illnesses (does your child need a EpiPen or inhaler)?
  • a new medication or change in medication dosage 
  • been exposed to a communicable disease such as a strep throat infection, chicken pox, or conjunctivitis
  • a life-threatening or new allergy
  • a serious injury requiring hospitalization, or a diagnosed head concussion
  • an injury requiring casting, sutures, a splint, or mobility assistance of crutches or wheelchair

 Please keep your child home when the following symptoms are present:
  • Temperature of 100 degrees F or greater within the past 24 hours
  • Vomiting or diarrhea occurring within the past 24 hours
  • Strep infections of any kind, untreated ringworm, conjunctivitis, or impetigo. These are all contagious infections and must be treated with medication for at least 24 hours before returning to school
  • Rash of unknown origin - this may indicate many different things and should be checked by your pediatrician
  • Untreated lice (pediculosis) infestation 

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