Nurse Note – Heat Safety

Nurse note from Ms. Daniels

Hello Eisenhower Eagles,

There are only 7 more days of continuous learning left! Summer is almost here, and it will be a great time to enjoy outdoor activities with your family. Did you know swimming is the fourth most popular sports activity in the US? It is a great way to get aerobic physical activity. Here are some water safety tips for parents. A responsible adult should constantly supervise children when in or around water, teach kids to swim, learn CPR skills and install a fence around home pools. Many families enjoy going to the lake and boating, a properly fitted life jacket should be worn every time you and your loved ones are on the water.

Heat related illness can happen during the summer months when the body’s temperature control system is over loaded. The best defense is prevention, never leave infants, children or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked open. It is recommended to schedule outdoor activities for morning and evening hours, dress children in loose, light weight, light colored clothing and stay cool with shower/baths. Remember to stay hydrated, drink 8 glasses of water a day. And don’t forget the sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Use a sunscreen with at least a SPF (sun protection factor) of 15 and UVA (ultraviolet A) and UVB (ultraviolet B) when you go outside.

Insect bites and stings can be an annoyance and can spread disease. A great way to prevent bites is to use insect repellant, but it is important to use it safely and correctly. Always read and follow the label directions carefully and wash hands after use. Parents do not allow young children to apply insect repellant. An adult should spray their hands and then rub onto child’s face. Check your child for ticks and shower soon after being outdoors. This is a great web site for summer safety https://www.cdc.gov/family/kids/summer/ All grades

Have a great week! Please email me if you have any questions/concerns, robindaniels@usd475.org.

Miss you all!

Your school nurse, Ms. Daniels