Health Services
Welcome to the RRPS Health Services page! These pages are here to keep you updated on the latest, most important health related information possible. We will be providing the latest updates on health warnings, health-wise strategies, and issues related to keeping our students as healthy as they can be all year.


Health related questions? Contact our Nurse Coordinator, Lee Carn at 896-0667 x51124.
Files
 Medication Forms
Medication Forms for Prescription and Non-Prescription Medications
 Physician Order Forms
Physician Order Forms for Special Procedures
Health Alerts and Announcements
Health Alerts & News
Community Event!:
  • A Free Cooking School for People With Diabetes: Get Creative in Your Kitchen!
  • Prepare a great variety of recipes appropriate for people with diabetes. Ask a diabetes educator all your questions.
  • When: March 19,26, April 2 & 9. Where? Sandoval County Cooperative Extension Service Office/Old Court House, 711 S. Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM
  • Sign up Today: Call 1-800-678-1802 or 505-867-2582
You must be able to attend all classes!


The latest health alerts:     
  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough) is a respiratory disease spread by person to person contact. Community health officials have reported this disease to be on the rise in New Mexico. Immunization against Pertussis is the best prevention! For more information on Pertussis, the signs and symptoms of Pertussis and treatment, please visit the CDC web page for more information.
  • Bed Bugs: Recent media coverage of Bed Bug infestations has caught the attention and concern of many New Mexicans. At this time, Beg Bugs are not a major public health issue in the state of New Mexico. These insects are similar to head lice in that they are a parasite that lives off of live hosts. They have not been found to spread disease. Parents and staff who have concerns about Bed Bugs can go to the EPA website for more information on how to identify beg bugs bites and how to treat your home:http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/bedbugs/.
Immunization Requirements
ALL STUDENTS ENTERING 7TH GRADE must have an updated TDAP immunization. Please check with your student's nurse for additional information.  Check the immunization schedule here.

EXEMPTIONS: Only students who have a
notarized medical or religious exemption form will be allowed to attend school without up to date immunizations. Personal/philisophical exemptions no longer qualify as an approved exemption. This change in requirements came from the New Mexico Department of Health. You can access the new form and information at the Department of Helth website: http://immunizenm.org/sched.shtml#exemptions.
Head Lice
Head lice have been co-existing with us since ancient times. Head lice are not a health hazard or a sign of poor hygiene and are not the cause of any disease. In the United States, preschool and elementary school students are the most common age groups who get head lice. Our goal is to help parents recognize head lice in their students so they can take action quickly. Your school nurse can provide information about the diagnosis and treatment options for families so children can return to school immediately.
Health Information
Contacts
+ Carn, Lee
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Last Updated: 11/04/2013 11:36 AM

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