NURSE'S CORNER

Janette Latimer BSN RN

Welcome to the 20/21 school year!

This is definitely a different kind of year, many changes and new routines to get used to. It feels very good to be back at school and seeing students again! In this space I will be posting ideas and information to hopefully help answer some of the questions that will come up as the year passes. Please feel free to contact me by phone or email as needed.

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Coping with masks

-Mask Etiquette from the Center for Disease Control-tips on putting on and taking off the mask, along with reminders to not touch it when it is on your face.

-www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-wear-cloth-face-coverings.html

-Washing your Mask from the Center for Disease Control--treat the mask like underwear-change it every day!

-www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-wash-cloth-face-coverings.html

-2 good sites for Face Hygiene/Acne (maskne)

-www.dhs.gov/employee-resources/blog/2020/07/16/avoiding-skin-irritation-face-coverings

-www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/coronavirus-skin-care/art-20487664

COVID-19

-Dr Zink has recommended that we keep track of people who have been inside our 6 foot bubble, for a cumulative 15 minutes or more, of prolonged indoor exposure.


-KPBSD and COVID--the school site with all the links!

www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/content.aspx?id=42180