Bethel School District Eugene OR

Malabon Health Room

Head Lice Healthy Tips

Head Lice Information

Steps for Safe Use of treatment – Follow these steps to use any head lice treatment safely and appropriately.

  • After rinsing the product from the hair and scalp, use a fine-toothed comb or special “nit comb” to remove dead lice and nits.
  • Apply the product only to the scalp and the hair attached to the scalp-not to other body hair.
  • Before treating young children, talk with the child’s doctor or your pharmacist for recommended treatments based on a child’s age and weight.
  • Use medication exactly as directed on the label and never more often than directed unless advised by your health care professional.
  • Use treatments on children only under the direct supervision of an adult.
  • Teach your children to avoid head-to-head contact during play and other activities at home, school, and elsewhere (sports activities, playgrounds, slumber parties, and camps).
  • Teach your child to not share clothing and supplies, such as hats, carves, helmets, sports uniforms, towels, combs, brushes, bandanas, hair ties and headphones.
  • Disinfest combs and brushes used by a person with head lice by soaking them in hot water (at least 130°F) for 5-10 minutes.
  • Do not lie on beds, couches, pillows, carpets, or stuffed animals that have recently been in contact with a person with head lice.
  • Clean items that have been in contact with the head of a person with lice in the 48 hours before treatment. Machine wash and dry clothing, bed linens, and other items using hot water (130°F) and a high heat drying cycle. Clothing and items that are not washable can be dry-cleaned or sealed in a plastic bag and stored for two weeks.
  • Vacuum the floor and furniture, particularly where the person with lice sat or lay. Head lice survive less than one or two days if they fall off the scalp and cannot feed.
  • Do not use insecticide sprays or fogs; they are not necessary to control head lice and can be toxic if inhaled or absorbed through the skin.
  • After finishing treatment with lice medication, check everyone in your family for lice after one week. If live lice are found, contact your health care professional.

Check list for cleaning:

Wash bath towels, coats, washable rugs, hats, scarves, sheets, blankets and pillow cases

Sanitize brushes, combs, nit combs, barrettes and other hair holders

Vacuum car seats, chairs, couches, pillows from couch or bed, bed mattresses

Remember to comb and pick nits twice a day for two weeks, even if you don’t see nits!!

 

Hand Washing Helps Prevent Cold and Flu

Effective Hand Washing

  • Use plenty of soap and water
  • Scrub vigorously wrists, tops of hands, between fingers, under and around rings, palms, and fingernails for 30 seconds
  • Rinse well
  • Dry
  • Turn off the faucet with a paper towel so clean hands stay clean

It is the soap and rubbing action that helps dislodge and remove germs. Drying helps remove germs that may be left after rinsing.

It is important to wash hands:

  • Before, during and after preparing food;
  • Before eating;
  • After using the bathroom or assisting another person in the bathroom;
  • After handling animals or animal waste;
  • When hands are dirty;
  • After recess or gym; and
  • After blowing nose, coughing, or sneezing. (Yes! Even if you use a tissue!)

 

Beat the Immunization Rush

BEAT THE IMMUNIZATION RUSH!

 

Exclusion day is Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 for overdue immunizations.

 

We have started the process of gathering immunization information so we don’t have any students excluded from attending school in February.

 

Parents please provide us with any immunization updates students have, including month & year of chickenpox disease.  Any updates can be given or faxed to the front office or your Health Room Assistant.

The Bethel Health Center is a full service medical clinic located at 1525 Echo Hollow Rd Suite A (Cascade Middle School) Open Mon-Thurs, following the school calendar during the school year.
Call for appointment 541-607-1430 Website: http://blogs.bethel.k12.or.us/bshc/

Student with tooth pain

A dentist will be at the Bethel Health Center to provide…….

FREE Dental Care January 10th and 24th!

FRIDAY DENTAL DAYS
is brought to us by White Bird Dental Clinic


All Bethel students are eligible regardless of ability to pay.

To take advantage of this convenient and great service, forms are available at the schools and at Bethel Health Center.

Fill out the form, and return it to your Health Assistant in the front office and you will receive a call to schedule the appointment. You can also call the Bethel Health Center for an appointment, 541-607-1430.

If you have health insurance, please bring your insurance card to the appointment.

If the hygienist noticed possible dental need at a school screening, you will also receive a phone call offering help to get care.

Questions?

Call White Bird Dental and mention the Bethel Friday clinics at 541-344-8302

Bethel Health Center is located inside Cascade Middle School. The entrance is on the north side of the building. Look for the plants.   1525 Echo Hollow Rd Suite A

 

Click on link for application (English): Whitebird Dental Permission Form- Eng

Click on link for application (Spanish): Whitebird Dental Permission Form- Span

 

Flu Information

Bethel School District has become aware that some students are absent because of a respiratory illness. From the information we have at this point, it appears that the illness might be caused by influenza or “flu”.

What is flu? Flu is a contagious respiratory illness that is caused by a virus. It is thought to be spread by droplets made when people cough, sneeze or talk. It is also possible to transmit flu by touching a surface or object that has the flu virus on it, and then touching their own mouth, nose or eyes. The average incubation period for flu is 2 days but can range between 1-4 days. Those with flu can infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.

Symptoms: Fever 100 ºF or higher), cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, feeling very tired, vomiting or diarrhea. Not everyone that has flu has all of these symptoms.

How serious is it? The severity of flu is unpredictable and can vary from person to person. Certain people are at a higher risk of complication from flu. These include the elderly, young children, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease). Complication of flu can include bacterial pneumonia, ear infection, dehydration, and worsening of chronic medical conditions. Immunocompromised or high-risk individuals (e.g., people with cancer, pregnant women, the elderly) should seek medical care promptly if they develop flu-like symptoms.

If you think your child has the flu, the following will help you and help prevent others from getting sick:

  • Stay at home for 24 hours until after fever has resolved without the aid of fever reducing medicines (e.g., Advil or Tylenol)
  • Avoid close contact with people who are
  • Stay home when sick. Maintain distance from other people to prevent the spread of illness.
  • Wash hands often with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds Alcohol- based hand sanitizers are also helpful in reducing the spread of the flu.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or by coughing into the inside of the elbow. Wash hands after blowing the nose or coughing into a tissue, and dispose of tissues after use.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth to prevent the spread of g

The Bethel Health Center is a full service medical clinic located at 1525 Echo Hollow Rd Suite A (Cascade Middle School)

Open Mon, Tues, & Thurs during the school year.
Call for appointment 541-607-1430

If you have any questions, concerns, or need assistance, please contact Lane County Health and Human Services at 541-682-4041.

 

Carta para padres y tutores sobre las ausencias recientes

El Distrito Escolar Bethel se ha dado cuenta de que algunos estudiantes están ausentes debido a una enfermedad respiratoria. De la información que tenemos en este punto, parece que la enfermedad podría ser causada por la influenza o “gripe”.

¿Qué es la gripe? La gripe es una enfermedad respiratoria contagiosa que es causada por un virus. Se cree que se propaga por las gotitas provenientes cuando la gente tose, estornuda o habla. También es posible transmitir la gripe tocando una superficie u objeto que tiene el virus de la gripe en ella, y luego tocar su propia boca, nariz u ojos. El período de incubación promedio para la gripe es de 2 días, pero puede variar entre 1-4 días. Aquellos con gripe pueden infectar a otros comenzando un día antes de que los síntomas se desarrollen y de 5 a 7 días después de enfermarse.

Síntomas: Fiebre (100 ºF o superior), tos, dolor de garganta, secreción o congestión nasal, dolor de cuerpo, sensación de cansancio, vómito o diarrea. No todos los que tienen gripe tienen todos estos síntomas.

¿Qué tan grave es? La gravedad de la gripe es impredecible y puede variar de persona a persona. Ciertas personas tienen un mayor riesgo de complicaciones por la gripe. Estos incluyen los ancianos, los niños pequeños, las mujeres embarazadas y las personas con ciertas condiciones de salud (como asma, diabetes o enfermedad cardíaca). La complicación de la gripe puede incluir neumonía bacteriana, infección del oído, deshidratación y empeoramiento de condiciones médicas crónicas. Las personas inmunocomprometidas o de alto riesgo (por ejemplo, las personas con cáncer, las mujeres embarazadas, los ancianos) deben buscar atención médica con prontitud si desarrollan síntomas similares a los de la gripe.

Si cree que su hijo tiene la gripe, lo siguiente le ayudará y ayudará a prevenir que otros se enfermen:

• Permanezca en casa durante 24 horas hasta que se haya resuelto la fiebre sin la ayuda de medicamentos para reducir la fiebre (por ejemplo, Advil o Tylenol)
• Evitar el contacto cercano con personas que están enfermas.
• Quédese en casa cuando esté enfermo. Mantenga la distancia de otras personas para prevenir la propagación de la enfermedad.
• Lávese las manos a menudo con jabón y agua caliente durante al menos 20 segundos. Los desinfectantes para manos a base de alcohol también son útiles para reducir la propagación de la gripe.
• Cubra tos y estornudos con pañuelos desechables o tosiendo en el interior del codo. Lavarse las manos después de sonarse la nariz o toser en un pañuelo desechable  y
desechar el pañuelo después del uso.
• Evite tocar los ojos, la nariz y la boca para evitar la propagación de gérmenes.

El Centro de Salud Bethel es una clínica completa como la clínica de un doctor, pero con la diferencia que está en una escuela. Para más información o para hacer citas llamar  al 541-607-1430.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, preocupación o necesita asistencia, comuníquese con el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos del Condado de Lane al 541-682-4041