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So we may contact you in the event of an emergency, please update your contact information immediately with the front office should it change.

Contact our Nurse

Parmenter, Ann Marie
Nurse
Parra, Rachel
Health Assistant

Contact us:

Hours: 8:50am-3:50pm M-F

Phone (505)897-3080

Fax (505)898-2894

Health Assistant ext. 41807

Nurse ext. 41806

 

Donations Welcome

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The health office is in need of new undergarments for boys and girls sizes 6-10

and athletic or sweat pants for boys and girls sizes 6-10.

Importance of Well Balanced Meals

Many health office visits are for stomachaches. Many students are seen prior to lunch with stomachaches. After a snack is given they feel better. Most of these students state they had not eaten breakf ...more

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Health Room Info

IMPORTANT HEALTH OFFICE MEDICATION PROCEDURES

APS staff are no longer able to fax medical providers regarding orders to provide nursing care for your student.  It is critical that you obtain these orders, signed by the provider, PRIOR to the beginning of the 2017 school year

All current health forms can be obtained from the health  office or at http://www.aps.edu/nursing/nursing-forms.  

Please bring any medications, supplies, or emergency medications with completed order forms to meet the teacher day or the first day of school.

 

*No medication or supplies can be accepted without a valid order signed by the medical provider and the parent/guardian.*

Health Screenings


All Kindergarteners, 1st Graders, and 3rd Graders will have state or district mandated health screenings performed as well as all new students ...more

Keeping Your Child Healthy

Tips for parents: Keeping your kids healthy.

Does it seem like your child is sick all the time? Children in large groups are breeding grounds for organisms that cause illness. The following tips may ...more

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Sick Day Guidelines for Parents

If your child becomes ill and doesn’t feel well enough to take part in school, as parents or guardians, you should keep your child home until the symptoms improve. This also can help to prevent the ...more

Antibiotics Aren't Always The Answer

Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem, both in the United States and across the world. The main driving factors behind antibiotic resistance are the overuse and misuse of antibiotics. Learn more below about when antibiotics are and are not needed for common infections, and the potential harms of using antibiotics.

If You Have a Cold or Flu, Antibiotics Won't Work for You

Are you aware that colds, flu, most sore throats, bronchitis, and many sinus and ear infections are caused by viruses? Did you know that antibiotics do not help fight viruses? It's true. For the overwhelming majority of common respiratory infections, antibiotics are not helpful.

Get Smart…Read the Chart![1 page](http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/community/materials-references/print-materials/everyone/virus-bacteria-chart.pdf) to know which common illnesses are usually viral or bacterial and when antibiotics are necessary.

Chart showing that the following illnesses are usually caused by viruses and don t need antibiotic treatment  colds runny nose, bronchitis chest cold  in otherwise healthy adults , flu, sore throat  except strep , and fluid in the middle ear  otitis media with effusion . Chart also shows that the following illnesses are usually caused by bacteria and do need antibiotic treatment  whooping cough, strep throat, and urinary tract infection.

Antibiotics cure bacterial infections, not viral infections such as:

  • Colds or flu
  • Most coughs and bronchitis
  • Most sore throats
  • Runny noses

Taking antibiotics for viral infections will not:

  • Cure the infection
  • Keep other individuals from catching the illness
  • Help you feel better

Antibiotics Can Cause More Harm than Good

Taking antibiotics when you have a virus may do more harm than good:

Antibiotics are responsible for 1 out of 5 emergency department visits for adverse drug events. Antibiotics are the most common cause of emergency department visits for adverse drug events in children under 18 years of age.Offer a click to view larger image option

  • Taking antibiotics increases your risk of getting an antibiotic-resistant infection later.
  • Antibiotics kill the healthy bacteria in the gut, allowing more harmful bacteria, such as C. difficile, to grow in its place.
    • Although this infection is more commonly found in hospitals, it also occurs in clinics outside of the hospital. Read more about C. difficile.
  • Antibiotics cause 1 out of 5 emergency department visits for adverse drug events.
    • Antibiotics are the most common cause of emergency department visits for adverse drug events in children under 18 years of age.

It’s important to only take antibiotics for bacterial infections since they can put you or your child at risk for harmful side effects and antibiotic-resistant infections.

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Important Forms

If your child requires medication at school, a current physician order must be on file in the health office each school year. Click the appropriate form below.

 

NM Allergy Provider Medication Authorization

Bring completed, signed copy of current Allergy Action Plan with prescribed medications, (i.e. EpiPen/Auvi Q, Benadryl), as well as Special Diet Rx for any dietary restrictions/substitutions recommended.

 

Special Diet Prescription Form

For any dietary restrictions/substitutions recommended.

 

ASTHMA ACTION PLAN

Bring completed, signed copy of current Asthma Action Plan with prescribed medications, (i.e. Inhaler with spacer).

 

Provider Order and Medication Authorization Form 2016

For any prescription medications to be given at school. Medications must be delivered to health office by an adult.

 

Authorization of Parent for OTC Med or Short Term Prescription

For over the counter medications and short term medications such as antibiotics. Any medications to be given longer than 5 consecutive days must have a Medication Authorization (above) signed by a physician or other medical provider.

 

Diabetes Management Plan 2016

 

Seizure Management Plan

 

Authorization to Release Records

If your child has a chronic medical condition, please complete the Release of Information to allow the school nurse to speak with your child's physician regarding any additional information or recommendations needed to help your student be successful in school.