Kaufman Elementary Clinic
Karen Maidens, RN
Clinic Fax: 936-709-9613
04/03/17 EpiPen Recall:
An recall announcement was made over the weekend regarding the Mylan brand EpiPen.The recall impacts the 0.3mg and 0.15mg strengths of EpiPen Auto-injector. None of the recalled lots included the authorized generic for EPiPen Auto-Injector, which is also manufactured by Meridan Medical Technologies. The FDA recommends to continue to use the recalled lots until a replacement can be obtained. The links below gives a list of recall lot numbers and how to obtain a voucher for a replacement if needed.
(Instructions from Mylan on how to confirm a recalled EpiPen, how to obtain a voucher for a new EpiPen, and how to return the recalled EpiPen)
Zika virus is primarily spread to people through mosquito bites. The virus can be spread from mother to child. Severe disease requiring hospitalizaion is uncommon but have occurred.
Most people infected with the virus have mild or no symptoms. For those who do develop symptoms, illness is generally mild and typically lasts a few days to a week. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes).
Does your child or other family member require an Epipen? Click on the link below for the Epipen Savings Card, which provides eligible patients savings on out of pocket costs for this medication.
- Students must be fever free without the use of fever reduction medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Students must be vomiting or diarrhea free for 24hours without medication before returning to school.
A Student Health Information Form will be sent home with your child at the beginning of each school year. It is very important that you complete and return this form immediately. Completing this form gives you an opportunity to list any medical conditions, allergies, medications, and concerns you may have. Also included is emergency information for the clinic staff to use in order to contact you or a person you designate if consultation is required regarding your child.
Illness at school is evaluated by the health service staff in the clinic area. A child who demonstrates the following symptoms will be sent home from school.
1. Fever of 100 degrees or more.
2. Suspected contagious condition or disease.
3. Vomiting or diarrhea.
4. Severe stomachache, headache, or earache.
5. A child who is too ill to function in the classroom
Transportation of medication
In the interest of safety for all students, medications cannot be transported to or from school by the student. Should your child need to have medication at school please bring or make arrangements for the medication to be brought to the clinic. For your convenience, many of the local pharmacies will provide a second labeled container for medications needed at school. Please note: If a medication is required daily or twice-a-day, please administer at
home. Many three-times-a-day orders may also be given at home unless the doctor requests specific time during school day.
Sometimes our students have bathroom accidents, lunch spills, or other instances where their clothes become soiled at school. It is recommended that each student keep a change of clothing in their backpack or in their classroom. This will save the parent from having to leave what they are doing and bring a change of clothing up for their child. The clinic at school is also grateful for clothing donations. We are asking for only new girls/boys underwear, and gently used jeans or elastic wasted athletic shorts for boys and girls.
Head Lice: Head lice, although not an illness or a disease is very common among children and is spread very easily through head-to-head contact during play, sports, and when students share things like brushes, combs, hats and headphones. If careful observation indicates that a student has head lice, the school nurse will contact the student’s parent to determine whether the child will need to be picked up from school and discuss a plan for treatment with an FDA-approved medicated shampoo or cream rinse that may be purchased from any drug or grocery store. After the student has undergone a treatment, the parent should check in with the school nurse to discuss the treatment used. The nurse can also offer additional recommendations, including subsequent treatments and how best to get rid of lice and prevent their