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Scrub Club - health and hygiene activities for kids!!
Scrub Club

Kids can learn about health and hygiene at the Scrub Club™ web site. The site features a fun and educational animated Webisode with seven “soaper-heros” who battle nasty villains representing germs and bacteria. Kids learn the six key steps to proper handwashing through a webisode, a handwashing song, interactive games, and activities for kids. Educational materials for teachers are also available to download.
Flu Basics - What You Need to Know
Seasonal Influenza: Flu Basics

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses(http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/viruses/index.htm). It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions(http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/high_risk.htm), are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.

The upcoming season's flu vaccine(http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/index.htm) will protect against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the season. This includes an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and one or two influenza B viruses, depending on the flu vaccine.


Flu Update
Ohio Influenza Surveillance
The Ohio Department of Health tracks seasonal influenza activity on a weekly basis throughout the year. ODH monitors circulating flu viruses and other related data sources and provides weekly summaries of influenza activity from October (Week 40) through May (Week 20). The first week of the new calendar year is indicated by "Week 1."
 
Entero Virus Update: September 19, 2014
CDC HEALTH ADVISORY AND ALERTS

Get the latest information about Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) from the CDC
Health Updates:
CDC HEALTH ADVISORY AND ALERTS

For the most up-to-date information regarding the current MUMPS and MEASLES outbreaks in Ohio, visit the Ohio Department of Health website
Measles
Mumps


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacteria that is resistant to many antibiotics. MRSA infections can be observed as skin infections, life-threatening bloodstream infections, pneumonia and surgical site infections. Please visit the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Website for more information on MRSA
Hand Washing!
According to the CDC, hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of contagious diseases when done correctly. Some viruses may be hardy and relatively resistant to disinfection with alcohol rubs, but hand washing with soap increases contact time, facilitates friction, and dissolves grease and dirt, which contain high concentrations of microbes.

How should you wash your hands?

*WET your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap,R and apply soap.
*LATHER your hands by rubbing them together with soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
*SCRUB your hands for at least 20 seconds.
*RINSE your hands well under clean, running water.
*DRY your hands using a clean towel or air dry them



STUDENT IMMUNIZATIONS
*It's that time of year again! School nurses are reviewing immunization requirements for school attendance (mandated by the Ohio Department of Health). Please make sure your child's immunizations are up to date and their school nurse has an updated copy of the record.

**Tdap is required for students entering 7th grade Fall 2014
**Requirements of Immunizations for school age children, including preschool and Headstart, is below under "files".....labeled "summary-childcareschool14 
Illness Guidelines & Exposure Sheets
-Illness Guidelines to Return to School
-Wash your hands (printable sign)
-Cover your Cough (printable sign)
-Exposure Sheets
"Wash your Hands" & "Cover your Cough" signs included....
Managing Seizures at School
-Seizure Article
-Questionnaire for Parents of a Student with Seizures
-Seizure Action Plan
-Seizure Observation Record
Medication Administration Paperwork
-MAR for doctor
-Paperwork for classroom medication administration
-Presentations and quizes
-ORC
-Treatment documentation sheets
Medication Basics Presentation #2 -Review presentation -Print off the quiz: sign & date, take the quiz
Medication Administration Presentation #1 -Review presentation -Print off quiz: sign & date, take the quiz
-Medication/treatment form for doctor -Classroom paperwork for administering medications
Review for Administering Medications in School
Contacts
Geauga County, Health District
Business: (440)279-1950
Address: 470 Center Street Bldg #8
Chardon, Ohio 44024
geaugacountyhealth.org
Files
BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS *OSHA* PRESENTATION: Review presentation, print off quiz: sign your name, date, and take the quiz. -Turn into the supervising nurse for your certificate.
Emergency Medical Form
-Facts to know about the measles and mumps
Immunization Schedule for School Attendance 2014-15
Sunscreen Permission Form
Geauga County Education Service Center
470 Center Street Building 2 Chardon, Ohio 44024 | Phone 440-279-1700 | Fax 440-286-7106
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