Camden-Rockport Middle School

Home of the Schooners

Nurse

The Nurse Office is open from 7:45-3:15 daily, feel free to call or stop in!    Gretchen Kuhn, BS RN 

gretchen.kuhn@fivetowns.net            236-7805 x 2144        fax # 236-7815

May marks Mental Health Awareness Month

What is mental health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Each day through the month of May look for information, events and tips about mental health in the announcements and through the building. Mental Health Matters!!

A special thank you to our school social worker, Amy Libby and school counselor, Tanya Young, and for all the staff at CRMS working to improve the mental health in our school and our community! 

 

Wondering what school nurse's do?  Watch this and you'll see the scope of our practice (produced by Lincoln, Nebraska school nurses)

Ripple Effect Lincoln Public Schools-School Nurse Video 

 

Immunization Information for ALL incoming 7th Grade Students 

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education revised the Maine School Immunization Requirements. This change further aligns Maine's immunization rules with current national recommendations to better protect the health of all Maine people. 

All students entering, advancing and transferring into seventh grade will need to receive one dose of Tdap booster vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) and one dose of Meningococcal vaccine before attendance is allowed.  The link to the rule (Chapter 126/261) can be found here:  http://www.maine.gov/doe/rule/changes/ . The link to DHHS Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention "Frequently Asked Questions" for Meningococcal Vaccine may be found here:   Download NEW MCV4 School Immunization Requirement FAQ_updated.pdf

Please make an appointment with your child's healthcare provider to receive these vaccines before the start of 7th Grade.  Immunization records can be faxed directly to the school (fax # 236-7815) or delivered to the nurse office or main office.  

If your child does not have a record of these vaccines or an immunization exemption form on file, it may delay his or her start of 7th grade. Please don't hesitate to call me if you have any questions.  

Immunization Exemption

If your child does not have the state required immunizations, you must complete an immunization exemption form every year.

Download EXEMPTION FORM.doc 

Health Forms

Health History: This must be completed annually for ALL students.

Download Annual Health History Form 18-19

Physical Examination: This must be completed and signed by a physician for all students wishing to participate in school athletics. This needs to be completed one time during a student's middle school years, or more often if there is a change in health status. 

Download Physical Exam Form.pdf

The Annual Health History and Physical Exam must be on file in the nurse office for participation in sports.

Concussion Policy: Please click on this link to read the MSAD 28 policy on concussions. There is no separate form to sign, instead sign the bottom of the health history form indicating that you have read and understand this policy. 

Download MSAD 28 Management of Concussions and other Head Injuries.pdf

Download Concussions Handout JJIF-E.pdf

Medications in School

If your child needs to take any medication for any reason while at school, please contact me right away. All medications will be stored/locked in the nurse’s office. No medication may be carried by students or kept in student lockers (with the exception of epinephrine auto injectors, inhalers, and any other emergency medication- with permission). A doctor’s order must be provided for medication to be administered in school. Please print the form below and have it signed by your primary care provider and return it to me.  PLEASE DO NOT SEND MEDICINE TO SCHOOL IN A ZIPLOC BAG.  Medications MUST be in a prescription bottle.  When filling prescription, ask for a spare bottle to transport medications to school.  

Download MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION FORM gk.pdf

Asthma Action Plan

Life Threatening Allergy Protocol

Download Food Allergy Emergency Care Plan.pdf

Life-Threatening Allergies & Anaphylaxis Protocol  

MSAD#28 Student Wellness 

Download JL - Student Wellness SAD.pdf

 

Staff Resources start here:   Blood Borne Pathogens Training Video

Blood Borne Pathogen Training Quiz link below

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8WCZVVV

Download GBGAA-R_Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan SAD.pdf

Download GBGAA-R-A Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan- Appendix A Procedures for Receiving Hepatitis B Vaccine SAD.pdf