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About me

After graduating from Jefferson-Morgan, I attended the Pennsylvania State University earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.  I worked at both Monongalia General Hospital and Greene County Memorial Hospital as a staff nurse.  I then attended California University of Pennsylvania where I became Certified as a School Nurse.  I have been employed by the Jefferson-Morgan School District as the school nurse since 1993, covering both the Middle/High School and the Elementary School.  I also service the Open Door Christian School.
 

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Physicals for Spring sports & grade level exams

Physicals for spring sports and students in Mrs. Mullen's PreK, Kindergarten, 6th & 11th grade  will be done on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.  Anyone who has not participated in a sport this year but will be participating in a spring sport must have an exam prior to the season.  Packets are available in the high school office.  If your child participated in a sport this year but was out with an injury for a period of 2 weeks or more, he/she must have another physical exam.  All paperwork must be completed prior to the exam.  Also, if your child is planning on trying out for the 2017/2018 cheerleading squad she must have a physical to try out.  
 
The grade level physical s are mandated by Pennsylvania school code.  You can have your child examined at school or you can choose to have him/her examined by your private health care provider at your cost.  If you choose to do so you must have the physician complete the physical form and return to the nurse by the end of the school year.  This form is available on my website and also at the school.  
 

WINTER SPORTS PHYSICALS

Winter sports physicals will be given on Monday, October 3, 2016 in the afternoon in the MS/HS Nurse's office.  Packets are available in the office.  All forms must be completed at the time of the exam.  Students who did not participate in a fall sport or who did not get their exam in the summer are required to have a physical to participate.

FACTS ABOUT THE FLU

Influenza, known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus that can infect the nose, throat and lungs.  It can range from mild to severe.  The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated yearly.  Fall and winter makeup the flu season which typically runs from late November through March.
 
Signs and symptoms of the flu include:  fever and chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, and fatigue.  Vomiting and diarrhea may be present but this is more common in children than adults.
 
Flu is spread through droplets when someone who has the flu sneezes, coughs or talks.  You can also get the flu by touching surfaces or objects that are contaminated with the virus, then touching your own mouth, eyes or nose.  The contagious period can be one day before signs and symptoms develop and up to 5-7 days after becoming ill.  Symptoms usually appear 1-4 days after exposure.  
 
High risk groups include those who are 65 years or older, persons with chronic medical conditions such as asthma or diabetes, pregnant women and young children.
 
Prevention includes general hygiene measures such as good and frequent hand washing, avoiding contact with persons who are infected with the virus and an annual flu vaccine. 
 
Treatment for the flu is treating the symptoms.  Medication such as an influenza antiviral drug may shorten the course of the illness and this must be prescribed by a doctor and started within the first 2 days of getting sick.  It can also help to prevent complications such as pneumonia.  The flu gets confused with the stomach flu which includes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.  The stomach flu may be caused by a virus, bacteria or parasites.  Influenza is a respiratory disease not a stomach or gastrointestinal upset.  
 
 

Private forms

The private dental and physical forms can be found under links.