Sara Nystuen, RN/LSN
WHAT IS THE "FLU"? - The "flu" or Influenza is not the stomach flu but a respiratory virus that is characterized by a FEVER with a COUGH OR A SORE THROAT. Symptoms include sudden onset of a high fever, headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and muscle aches. -While children can sometimes have nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea with these, influenza should not be confused with intestinal viruses that may be circulating at the same time.
FLU usually peaks around February in MN.
KEEP YOUR STUDENT HOME IF symptoms are present UNTIL they are FEVER - FREE for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications such as Tylenol.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
-Encourage good hand-washing
-Cover coughs and sneeze with your sleeve (elbow) or a tissue
-Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces
-Do not share things that go in the mouth
-STAY HOME IF ILL - KEEP STUDENTS HOME UNTIL FEVER IS GONE (without the use of fever-reducing medications such as tylenol) FOR 24 HOURS.
I am employed by the Goodhue County Education District. I work primarily in the Kenyon-Wanamingo district, but I am also the Licensed School Nurse for the alternative school Wastedo.
Kenyon MS/HS hours: Monday and Thursday 7:30-3
Wanamingo ES hours: Tuesday and Friday 7:30-3
**Schedule varies depending on student needs.
Elementary School 507-824-2211 ext 2225
Middle School/High School 507-789-6186 ext 7011
If you do not find the information you are looking for on this site please feel free to call me. There are tabs on the left with information regarding medications at school and immunizations.