NURSE’S HEALTH BLOG

ENRICA MERCORELLI, MS, RN-CSN

#5 SCHOOL NURSE

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GREETINGS ALL! This blog page will hopefully make a busy parent’s life a bit easier as you will find all medical forms you might need. Also, I will provide monthly health tips, so check-in regularly.

If you ever need to reach me, use the School #5 main number of 908-486-2666 extension 8511 OR email me at emercorelli@lindenps.org. My hours: 8:10 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.

Just double-click on any of the following forms to open and print:

Physical exams must be filled out on this form:

Universal Child Health Record

For allergies requiring emergency medications be kept at school, each of these forms must be completed for each medication:

Emergency Care Plan for Anaphylaxis

Food Allergy Emergency Care Plan

PLAN DE ATENCIÓN DE EMERGENCIAS DE ALERGIAS ALIMENTARIAS Y ANAFILAXIA

Linden Medication Authorization

For asthma requiring medication to be kept at school, each of these forms must be completed:

Asthma Treatment Plan

Linden Medication Authorization

Medication use in public schools comes with many rules and regulations:

District Medication Policy

 

Ms. M. Talks Plastics:

Let’s Talk Plastics…..

Most of us would agree that using plastic items makes daily living a bit easier, (who could argue that a child drinking with a straw wouldn’t be less messy?) But, in the long run, plastics are hurting us and our environments.

Toxic chemicals leachout of plastics and research shows that plastic and other chemicals are now being found in our blood, muscles and other body parts. These plastics are linked to cancers, birth defects, neurodevelopmental disorders, impaired immunity, hormonal disorders and other illnesses.

So, if you are like me, I would rather try to reduce my exposure to plastics than deal with the effects of a serious disease. Here are a few simple measures you can try at home, to reduce your exposure to plastics:

  • Save leftovers in GLASS containers
  • Reheat foods in GLASS containers
  • Drink/eat with non-plastic cups, plates, utensils

Example:  I save store-bought tomato sauce glass jars and store leftover soups, stews in them

When you are out and about, try these measures:

  • Buy ice cream on a cone rather than in a cup to save use of a plastic spoon
  • When ordering in adrive-through, tell them “no plastic spoons, straws please,”

A plastic straw takes hundreds of years to break down.

  • Buy loose groceries, fruits and veggies….’cheaper and will use less plastic
  • Use reusable bottles for beverages

For more information on how you can go to: https://myplasticfreelife.com

Need a refresher? Click on the link to take a look at some past tips below :)

Fall Safety Tips

Ms. Mercorelli’s March Tips