Meritus School Health Program

February 2016


A few scheduling reminders for February:

Monday February 15th - Off Work (Paid) / No School


February 12 - Andrea Sprecher

February 12 - Nevalene Uzelac

February 23 - Julie Heuer

February 26 - Gene Raby


Where do you live? Rohrersville, MD

Where were you born? Sioux Falls, South Dakota

What is your favorite food? Maryland crabs with Old Bay and a "cold one"!

What is your favorite TV Show? Shark Tank

If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go? Italy and Hawaii

What did you want to be when you grow up? A Middle School math teacher - go figure?

What was your first job, and how old were you? A bus girl at the Elks Club at 15 years old. Have been working ever since.

If you could learn a new skill, what would it be? To play a guitar.

What is your favorite thing about your job? The people I work with, definitely!

What would the title of the autobiography of your life be? You Can't Make This Crazy Stuff Up!

If you had a warning label, what would yours say? Caution! Menopausal!

Do you collect anything? Tin cans :)

If you were a ruler of your own country what would the first law be? No hand outs without working for them.

Who is the most intelligent person you know? My brother.

Who is your hero? The man who married my Mother 30 years ago, God Bless him!

What two radio stations do you listen to most in your car? You're assuming I have a radio in my car, I don't. But if I did, I would listen to 99.9 (Country) and 106.9 (Classic Rock).

Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without? Coffee.

Two pet peeves? People who feel "entitled" and loud cell phone users.

Favorite hobby? Playing with my grandkids.

Would you rather have a million dollars, or be able to fly like superman? One million dollars, then buy a car with a radio. LOL! :)


For the month of December 2015 - there were 21,303 Health Office Visits

The top health office visits are for:

  • Medications - Daily and PRN
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Diabetic - Ordered BG

The schools with the most health office visits were:

  • South High
  • Salem Ave. Elementary
  • Pangborn Elementary

INFECTION CONTROL TIP, from Meritus Vital Signs

A recent study has shown that stethoscopes have been claimed to serve as potential vectors for pathogenic bacteria, including MRSA and VRE. In a clinical research program at Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, 76% of respondents to the survey believed that infection transmission occurs via stethoscopes. However, only 24% reported disinfecting their stethoscope after each use. Please remember the importance of disinfecting your stethoscope to avoid the risk of spreading potentially harmful bacteria.

- American Journal of Infection Control 40 (2012) 922-5

And this is what our ideal school nurse looks like!


If you leave Amy alone with a paper shredder,

this could happen to you!!


Ok School Health Family, this picture needs a caption.

Please submit your ideas to Rhonda.

The winner will be awarded a prize! (A very, very small prize!)

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