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  • CALCASIEU PARISH SCHOOL NURSING

    Welcome to the Nursing Department for the Calcasieu Parish School System! 

    We proudly serve the 5th largest school district in the State of Louisiana, which includes 33,000+ students.  Our focus is keeping our students healthy so that they achieve success in the classroom.  We hope this site will provide you with helpful information, as well as keep you up to date with things that may be taking place in your student's school.  

     




  • COLD OR FLU?

    Flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. In general, flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms are more intense. Colds are usually milder than flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations. Flu can have very serious associated complications.  The chart below gives some charateristics of each to help you tell the difference.  However, whenever you are in doubt, it is always best to see your doctor.

     CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE FLU:

    WHAT IS THE FLU?

     

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    LICE ARE NOT NICE!   

    LICE ARE TINY BUGS THAT LIKE TO LIVE IN YOUR HAIR

     

    PREVENT THE SPREAD

    • Avoid sharing hats, scarves and other clothing
    • Avoid using your friends’ combs and brushes
    • Avoid head to head contact- ( think about “selfie pictures”!)

     

    IF YOUR HEAD ITCHES, TELL YOUR TEACHER OR THE SCHOOL NURSE RIGHT AWAY

    • Your teacher or any staff member will need to look in your hair for the tiny bugs or eggs.
    • If there are lice bugs or lice eggs found, they will need to be specially treated with medication and removed with a comb.
    • This can be done at home or at a lice clinic.

     

    PLEASE REMEMBER- DON’T BE EMBARASSED, ANYONE CAN GET THEM!

    Click below for additional information:

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    CPSB Lice and "No Nit" Policy

     

     

     


  • THE FACTS ABOUT VAPING

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    IF YOU'VE HEARD VAPING IS SAFE, YOU'VE HEARD WRONG.

    AND HAS YOUR CHILD TRIED VAPING?

    STATISTICS SAY THEY PROBABLY HAVE.

    CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!

     

    READY TO QUIT?  THERE ARE TOOLS AND TIPS TO HELP!

    Text QUIT to 47848

    quitSTART

    The quitSTART app is a free smartphone app that helps you quit smoking with tailored tips, inspiration, and challenges.

    The quitSTART app helps you:

    • Get ready to quit with tips and information to prepare you for becoming smokefree
    • Monitor your progress and earn badges for smokefree milestones and other achievements
    • Get back on track if you slip and smoke
    • Manage cravings and bad moods in healthy ways
    • Distract yourself from cravings with games and challenges
    • Store helpful tips, inspirations, and challenges in your Quit Kit
    • Share your progress and favorite tips through social media

    Available for download on:

    apple store icon  google play icon

    The quitSTART app is a product of Smokefree.gov, a smoking cessation resource created by the Tobacco Control Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and input from tobacco control professionals, smoking cessation experts, and ex-smokers.

    FOR MORE TOOLS AND TIPS VISIT https://smokefree.gov

  • What's NEW in the Nursing Department?

    Scoliosis screening is taking place in all middle schools in the district during February and March.  Be sure to reassure your student that this is simply a screening, and the school nurse will send a letter home to the parent or guardian should a follow up screening with a physician be necessary.

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  • NEED A MEDICATION PACKET FOR YOUR STUDENT?

    CLICK HERE!


  • NEED TO CONTACT YOUR SCHOOL NURSE DIRECTLY?

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  • DOES MY CHILD NEED SHOTS? 

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    Did you know that Louisiana law now requires students 16 years of age entering 11th grade or 16 years of age entering any other grade level to have a second dose of Meningococcal vaccination? 

    The vaccination is required at 11 years old and a second dose is due at age 16.

    Still wondering what vaccinations are due for your student? 

    Click the link below to view the Louisiana Immunization Schedule:

    2019 LOUISIANA IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE

     

    MY CHILD NEEDS SHOTS.  WHAT NOW?

    *  Contact your child's physician and make an appointment

    *  Contact the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit at 3236 Kirkman St. in Lake Charles at (337) 478-6020

    *  Contact Shots for Tots

    *  Contact your local pharmacy and ask if vaccines can be administered there