School Nurse Teacher
Nancy Plummer, RN

Phoe: 401-334-7500, ext. 1122 or 1131
Fax: 401-334-8753
email: nplummer@lincolnps.org

Health Services

Welcome to the Lincoln High School Health Services web page. I have developed this Nurse’s web page as a source of information for students, families and faculty of Lincoln High School. The information contained in these pages are not meant to replace competent medical evaluation and treatment. If you need medical advice, please consult your family physician.

I love working in the school setting, and look forward to a great school year.

– Nancy Plummer, RN

Flu Clinic 2017 Date

The flu clinic this year will be held on October 4th, 2017. Register online at www.schoolflu.com or click here for print out of form.

EpiPen Recall Announcement

EpiPen recall announcement from the United States Food & Drug Administration: Full Text

Patients, customers and distributors are being notified and should refer to Mylan.com/EpiPenRecall for updates on product return and replacement instructions. We are asking patients to keep their existing product until their replacement product can be secured.

The recall includes the following batch numbers: 5FA665, 5FA6651, 5FA6652, 5FA6653.
Those with affected devices should return it to their pharmacist, who will provide a replacement for free

Immunization and Physical Requirements:

Every student entering 12th grade is required to have a booster dose of Meningitis vaccine (MCV4) given on or after his/her 16th birthday. In addition, a general health examination and health clearance will be required upon entry to the twelfth (12th) grade. This general health examination shall be performed after the student turns sixteen (16) years of age, and no later than six (6) months after the student enters the twelfth (12th) grade.

If you would like your child to receive the MENINGITIS vaccine at school through the Vaccinate Before You Graduate program, the next clinic will be held on 12/21/16 in the Nurse’s Office.  Please complete the consent form below and return it to the nurse’s office as soon as possible.

Athlete Forms

Emergency Action Plans

Medication Forms

New Student Information/Requirements

  • Immunization Requirements for Children Entering Lincoln High School | Download File

Newsletter from Prevention Coalition
https://www.smore.com/htcav

Concussion Information
http://www.headsupparents.org/

Ebola Information:
http://www.health.ri.gov/diseases/viralhemorrhagicfever/?parm=139

The following documents are information regarding the Enterovirus d68 and the seasonal flu:
Centers for Disease Control Flu Prevention Steps

informationaboutevd68forparents.docx

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everyday_preventive.pdf

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VACCINATE BEFORE YOU GRADUATE
The Vaccinate Before You Graduate program offers free vaccinations to high school students.  This year, vaccinations will be offered to all high school students.
Please check with your child’s physician as to which vaccinations may be needed.  Frequently, students need the Meningococcal vaccine, and the Tdap vaccine.
The HPV  and Hepatitis A vaccine will be available for males and females.  Clinics will be held throughout the school year.  The next clinic is on 9/29/16 in the nurse’s office.  Call me at 334-7531 with any questions.<
Information on Immunizations:
http://www.health.ri.gov/immunization/for/parents/
http://www.vaccineinformation.org/

flu_info.pdf

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disease_informational_packet.pdf

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ebookofdiseases_1.pdf

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Backpack Safety:  http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/learning/backpack.html
Sun Safety:  http://www.melanomafoundation.org/prevention/Prevention.htm

Below is a sample list of foods that do not contain peanuts/tree nuts, eggs and sesame seeds:  Please read all labels to ensure this information is still accurate.

snacksafely_-_20110916.pdf

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nformation on HEAD LICE

lice_lessons.pdf

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head_lice_information.pdf

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lice_parent_guide.pdf

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lice_facts.pdf

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Parent resource— Includes: academic; health and wellness; and social and emotional learning resources.     It is  produced by NBC News Education Nation and sponsored by Pearson.   The link is here.

http://www.parenttoolkit.com/index.cfm?objectid=50A8EC10-32D8-11E4-B03B0050569A5318.

Information on Epilepsy….
Pamphlet created by Exhibition student.

epilepsy_handout.information.pdf

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Faculty Information

Dear Faculty,
Please review the information contained on this page.  Per State of RI regulations, a review of this information is required annually.  You will receive a packet in your mailbox.  After reviewing the information below, please sign the In-service sheet with date of reviewing the information.  Please return this form to me by September 1st. Thank you!!!! Have a great year!!!

Blood Borne Pathogens/First Aid Power Point In-Service

Please go to the link and review the Red Book and review the Universal precautions training module.
https://learn.aero.und.edu/Upload/1638/163874/Universal%20Precautions.swf
Please review the attached information-Faculty inservice information below and print the top sheet after you have completed watching the training videos.  Please return to me after signing that the training was completed.
​First aid power point:

_first_aid_info.pdf

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faculty.inservice.information.pdf

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handsgloves.pdf

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INFORMATION ON FOOD ALLERGIES IN THE SCHOOL SETTING

foodallergypowerpoint.pdf

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Please watch the following video on How to Use an Epi-Pen.  The video is on the bottom of the web page.

www.epipen.com/en/about-epipen/how-to-use-epipen
Below are lists of peanut/ tree nut free snacks.  Please read the labels to ensure accuracy of information.
Health Information Power Point–Includes info on Concussions and Diabetes..
http://tinyurl.com/info-concussions-diabetes

guidelines_for_teachers.pdf

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peanut_free_and_tree_nut_free_snack_list.pdf

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snacksafely_-_20110916.pdf

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First Aid for Seizures Training for staff:

seizure_first_aid_for_staff_1.pdf

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HANDWASHING AND GLOVE REMOVAL POSTER/INFORMATION…..

Field Trip Information……..
Please review the field trip guidelines that are in your Teacher’s Handbook.
Please note that the guidelines are issued from the Town of Lincoln and must be followed.  It is my responsibility to ensure the safety of all students attending the field trip.  Item 12 in the outline states that one-week advance the teacher/teachers in charge of the field trip should review each child’s returned permission slip. (Please note that Lincoln High School’s permission slips are 2-sided.) If a slip is marked yes for medication needed, the permission slip needs to be copied (both sides) and given to me for review.  Along with all permission slips marked yes, a copy of the field trip list of students attending need to be submitted.  I will then review the list and forms and return a completed list of students with medical issues or the need for medication on the trip.  This list is to accompany you on the field trip.  (Please note, this is confidential information and should be kept in a safe place.)
There have been many instances where the parent will mark yes on the permission slip stating that my office has information on file and we do not.  I then must call the parent and have the proper documentation sent from the Doctor.  Contacting parents and Doctors can be time consuming and a difficult process.  This is why a minimum of one week is required.
Please Note:  The information on the list that you will receive from my office will contain information that is on record.  Due to some medical issues being left off the permission slip, please take this list with you.

Concussions:  Information for Teachers

tbi_returning_to_school-a.pdf

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tbi_factsheet_teachers-508-a.pdf

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tbi_classroom_tips_for_teachers-a.pdf

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tbi_factsheet_teachers-508-a.pdf

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**** Emergency Health Care Plans (EHCP)
Please be aware that students who require special accommodations due to a medical condition will have an Emergency/Individualized health care plan.  You will be asked to attend a brief in-service to review the EHCP.  Please keep this document in a confidential place.  A copy of the plan will need to be placed in your sub folder.

****Peanut/Tree nut Information:

Please assign one desk/table/chair to be peanut/tree nut free in your classroom.  Place the provided sign on the desk and chair.  Students should not be allowed to eat any food containing peanut/tree nuts at this desk.  If you have a student who requires sitting at this designated desk, you will need to clean the desk with spitfire before the class begins.  Supplies will be provided.

POSTERS TO PRINT…..

wash-your-hands-poster.pdf

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coveryourcough.pdf

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hand_hygiene_poster.pdf

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one-trillion-germs_508_8x11.pdf

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Information for Students
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INFORMATION ON MIGRAINES…
http://migrainehelpforteens.weebly.com/
BACKPACK SAFETY
Kids Health site on backpack safety
With time constraints, and a large school campus, students will often carry a whole days worth of books & “stuff” in their backpacks. Carrying more than 15 percent of your body weight can have health risks.

What can I do?

*Go to your locker as often as possible. It is important for you to “lighten the load” periodically during the school day. Decide on what time of the day would work best.

*Be aware of how much your back pack weighs. A maximum of 15 percent of your body weight is what should go into your backpack. That means if your body weight is 100 pounds, you should carry 15 pounds or less in your backpack. You can always stop by the health room, and I will weigh it for you.

*Choose a backpack that fits properly. See the following backpack info:

guidelines_backpack.pdf

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Nutrition Information
When it comes to nutrition, eating breakfast is very important. Breakfast is a great way to give the body the refueling it needs. Kids who eat breakfast tend to eat healthier overall and are more likely to participate in physical activities.

importance_of_breakfast.pdf

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MANAGING STRESS……

stress_info.htm

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Sun Safety….

sunscreen.pdf

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tanningisout_postcard.pdf

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Importance of sleep!!

http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/16/want-to-ace-that-test-get-the-right-kind-of-sleep/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad&_r=2&

Important information of cough syrup abuse!

h2h_poster_2014.pdf

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