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McKinley's Health Office

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Nurse - Bonnie Kavanagh

                      MSN, RN

505-881-9390 ext. 43884

bonnie.kavanagh@aps.edu

Nurse Assistant - Kathy Salas

505-881-9390 Option 3

 

Welcome

In the Health Office it is our primary objective to keep students and staff healthy to achieve optimum academic success for each student. Some of the services that we provide include:

   -Vision, hearing and health screenings                                 

   -Making sure every student is up to date on their vaccinations

   -Providing Health Education

   -Assisting our community in accessing health care.

We always attempt to reach a parent or guardian by phone when a student comes to the health office.  We ask that if a student is injured or ill, they come to be evaluated in the health office and not call parents or guardians from their cell phones.

If your student has asthma, or an allergy that requires an EpiPen or any other emergency medication please make sure that we have this medication at school! If you would like to have any over the counter medications available for your student at school, such as Ibuprofen or Tylenol, allergy medication, or cough drops  etc.,  please print a “parent authorization for over-the-counter medication”  form to the right, or stop by and get a copy from the health office. Please bring the completed form and the medication to the health office in order to have these medications available for your child.

PARENT URGENT HEALTH NOTIFICATION

PARENT URGENT  HEALTH NOTIFICATION

APS school staff will no longer be able to facilitate completion of authorization forms for the administration of medications or health related procedures at school by the student's provider.

Providers may require the parent to sign a Release of Information form due to HIPAA regulations before completing the Medical Authorization Form for administration of medication at school.

 APS nurses will no longer accept medication without the parent providing a medication form completed by the provider. Parents  will  need to come to school to administer medications or manage their student’s medical condition until the authorization forms have been received by the nurse.

 Please contact your provider to determine their requirements for completing this school form. Contact your school nurse for additional explanation of these requirements.

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The New Mexico Department of Health has posted the 2016-2017 School Immunization Requirements and in addition to the previous requirements such as, all students entering 7th grade must have 1 dose of the Tdap vaccine, a few things have been added. Starting next year, all student pre-k - 9th grade will need 2 dosed of the varicella (chicken pox) vaccine. Another change is that for all kindergarten and 1st grade students, a note stating that a child had chicken pox will no longer be sufficient. These students must have the vaccine, or a laboratory test result confirming that the child as had the chicken pox virus. If you student does not have these vaccinations, they will need to get them before registration. See the website for a ling to these requirements. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns about vaccines.

Link to 2016-2017 vaccine requirements: http://nmhealth.org/about/phd/idb/imp/sreq

 

Medication Reminder:

*If we have any medication in the health office for your child, you must pick it up at the end of the year or it will be disposed of.

 

* If you have a student with asthma, epi-pen, or prescription medication, it would be great if you could get the appropriate forms filled out over the summer by the dr.so that we can have
all the paperwork ready in August. You can pick up these forms from the health office at any time and they are also available on this website in the right hand column to print. meds.jpg