Nurse

Renie Sullivan, RN

Weekly Schedule:

 

@ Melrose       

Monday/Tuesdays                         8 - 11         12:30 -1        1:30 -2p

Wednesday/Thursdays                12:10 - 1      1:30 - 2:45

Fridays                                         8:00 -9:55      12:20 - 1pm      1:30 -2

 

                           LUNCH IS FROM 1 – 1:30

 

@ Lawn            

Monday/Tuesdays                          11 - 12:30          2 - 2:45

Wednesdays /Thursday                 8:00 - 12: 05

Fridays                                           10 - 12:15           2 - 2:45

 

  • Schedule may vary with emergencies, health screenings, or meetings.

  • I will post a note on my door if I have left the building I am scheduled in.

News from the Nurse

5/1/17

Children generally do not complain about problems with their vision. Eye problems that are not corrected may lead to a permanent loss of sight. Many vision problems in children cannot be seen, but sometimes there are signs of a vision problem. Strabismus often called “cross-eyed or squint”; Leukocoria, a pupil that looks white when light reflects on the eye or Ptosis, a drooping eyelid that blocks part of what the eye can see. Children who need to sit close to the television screen, hold books close to their face, or do not see objects in the distance, may need an eye examination.

 

What can you do?

  1. Watch your child while at play, and while looking at books, pets, or other people. If something doesn’t seem right, discuss this with your child’s provider.
  2. Talk with your doctor about any family history of vision problems (such as ‘lazy eye”, a “crossed eye”, use of an eye patch to correct vision or need for eyeglasses with strong prescription.
  3. Have a vision screening at every well child visit and as needed. During the school ages, children have vision screenings in K (if not done at their provider’s office), Grades 1-5 and 7th, and once during high school years.
  4. If your child is referred after 2nd vision screening, follow up and submit copy of the results to the school.

Protect your eyes from the sun by wearing sunglasses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays from the sun. Recommend that your child to wear safety eye wear for sport activities with hard balls and safety eye wear if they have limited or no vision in one eye to protect the eye with vision.

 

Screenings: May 26th – RI Hearing Center will be screenings students in Grades K-3.

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