Mrs. Orticerio's Nurse Notes

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2019 Asthma Camp

Asthma Camp 2019 is taking applications until May 1st!

Asthma Camp is an initiative of the Community Asthma Programs of Hasbro Children’s Hospital.


This the only overnight Asthma Camp in New England located at Canonicus Camp and Conference Center in Exeter, Rhode Island for children with asthma who are between 9 to 13 years old. Asthma Camp increases independence of children by taking away the mysteries of their asthma and showing them that they can be in control. Kids learn together how to take an active role in the management of their asthma, while having fun and enjoying a wide range of typical camp experiences.


Thanks to the generosity of our sponsoring organizations all camp costs are covered for each child! Priority selection is given to children with severe asthma, who have not previously been to Camp, and who have attended an educational workshop sponsored by the Community Asthma Programs. Please call 444-8340 or visit our website for more information and application materials.


Asthma Camp Dates: Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 through Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Asthma Camp Applications deadline is May 1st, 2019.

Please refer to; https://www.lifespan.org/centers-services/community-asthma-programs/asthma-camp [lifespan.org] - you will find PDF applications and brochures for easy access to print. – Updates of this website and its documents are in progress – please stay tune and/or call the number below for additional information.

If any questions please email me and/or contact us at; malsina@lifespan.org or Agarro@Lifespan.org or you can call; 401-444-2955.

Hearing Screening

On Tuesday, April 2, all students in grades K-3 will have a hearing screening through RI School for the Deaf. Reminders will be sent home the week of March 24th.
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Communication

In an attempt to cut down on unnecessary phone calls during the day, I will be using a communication form to be sent home with your child in their classroom folder. This form will only be used for minor issues, such as minor abrasions, bloody noses, or complaints that were resolved.



From Your School Nurse


Student Name ____________ Date_________

Your child came to me at _______ today with the following:

____Headache

____Stomachache

____Sore Throat

____Cough

____Shortness of Breath

____Injury as a result of_____________________________________

____Other________________________________________________

Action Taken:


Recommendations:


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at rorticerio@smithfield-ps.org or call me at 401-231-6652.


Thank you,

Robin Orticerio, RN RICSNT