"You cannot educate a child who is not healthy, and you cannot keep a child healthy who is not educated." US Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders, MD
Our school health office is dedicated to promoting optimal physical and emotional health for all students, their families, and our community. Through a developmentally responsive approach to students, we promote health and safety including a healthy environment; provide intervention with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and through active collaboration with others we seek to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy and learning (NASN, 2010).
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Meet Your Nurse
Janine O' Connor, RN
Certified School Nurse & Teacher of Health
Janine O’Connor is a Registered Nurse/ Certified School Nurse and Teacher of Health with more than 19 years experience. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Montclair State College and received her Diploma of Nursing from Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing in 1994. Janine has worked in a variety of settings including Medical/Surgical Charge Nurse, Community Nursing, Triage and Case Management, and Medical Daycare. She received her degree as a Certified School Nurse/Teacher of Health from Caldwell College in 2009 and has been with the Gramon Family of Schools for over 6 years. Janine is a valued member of her community as the Founder of The Little Falls Parents of Exceptional Children Parent’s Support Group and Big Brother/ Big Sister Mentoring Program for children with Spectrum Disorders and Disabilities.
If your child suffers from winter nosebleeds, try using a cold air humidifier in the child's room at night. Saline nose drops or petrolatum may help keep nasal tissues moist. If bleeding is severe or recurrent, consult your pediatrician.
(Source, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2016)