Flu vs. Cold Bulletin board

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    I was thinking about doing a Flu vs. Cold bulletin board in my middle school (gr. 6-8, 800 students) office, but then I was thinking that by sitting in here reading it while they wait on me, they might "develop" new symptoms.... since they are at that notorious "faking" age. What do you all think? Maybe I will just do a Heart Healthy bulletin board with a Valentine's day theme instead....
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    How about a flu vs norovirus? Seems to be lots of misinformation about that.....
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    You know, OP, I had quite a few sports-related concussions this year. I have a concussion poster from the CDC for young athletes up in my office. Every kid that hits their head significantly is (rightly) sent down to me. They all read this poster and I wondered if it might cause them to report more symptoms.

    Oddly enough, observing them while they read the poster gave me enough information to show students that they are / are not showing this symptoms. I got a lot of questions asked and used it to educate. I didn't actually end up with "fakers." In context, I work with students in grades 7-12.

    But I really like NutmeggRN's suggestion about the flu vs. norovirus. Norovirus is going around my school...
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    Quote from NutmeggeRN
    How about a flu vs norovirus? Seems to be lots of misinformation about that.....
    Ohhhh, good idea! Know what drives me batty? When students and staff said that they have or have had the "flu." I did send out a staff education email that told them the differences between a cold and the flu and it seems to have cut down on the improper use of the word "flu." When they tell them have had or have it, I ask them, oh, so you were swabbed and tested positive for influenze? Then why are you here?
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    Quote from JenElizabethRN
    You know, OP, I had quite a few sports-related concussions this year. I have a concussion poster from the CDC for young athletes up in my office. Every kid that hits their head significantly is (rightly) sent down to me. They all read this poster and I wondered if it might cause them to report more symptoms.

    Oddly enough, observing them while they read the poster gave me enough information to show students that they are / are not showing this symptoms. I got a lot of questions asked and used it to educate. I didn't actually end up with "fakers." In context, I work with students in grades 7-12.

    But I really like NutmeggRN's suggestion about the flu vs. norovirus. Norovirus is going around my school...
    I have that same poster in my office too, but I haven't hung it up for fear of students coming up with it as a source of more symptoms.... I do use the checklist that came in the CDC packet, it's great. And the coaches loved the laminated concussion sheets.

    I would say my most looked at poster is my "Drugs and the body: It isn't pretty" from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The kids seem to find it fascinating. It shows pictures on how drugs affect different parts of the body.
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    I did a showcase for heart health month one february and made paper conversation hearts each containing a fact about heart health or the heart. I tried to put some unusual facts or things that would spark attention in amongst the healthy tips like how much blood a heart can pump in a lifetime. It was well received
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    But I really like NutmeggRN's suggestion about the flu vs. norovirus. Norovirus is going around my school...[/QUOTE]

    We haven't started with it....yet...... it is only a matter of time oop:
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    Quote from schoolRNapril
    I would say my most looked at poster is my "Drugs and the body: It isn't pretty" from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The kids seem to find it fascinating. It shows pictures on how drugs affect different parts of the body.
    Ooo - thanks for pointing this poster out! I found it, love it, and has just ordered one for my school .


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