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Has 4 years experience.

Please excuse my following question.....I'm having a hard time recalling anything about this!

What are your policies on mono? This isn't one I've had to deal with yet and I'm not quite sure where to start. I know its not a reportable disease for the State of Texas, but what do I need to do on my end?

KKEGS, MSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 8 years experience.

We just make sure everyone knows that the student can come rest in the nurse's office during the day. Most of our kids who have mono come back to school doing half days for a little while until they can build up to full days. We also did this recently with a kiddo who was recovering from a bad case of pneumonia.

KeeperOfTheIceRN, ADN

Has 4 years experience.

We just make sure everyone knows that the student can come rest in the nurse's office during the day. Most of our kids who have mono come back to school doing half days for a little while until they can build up to full days. We also did this recently with a kiddo who was recovering from a bad case of pneumonia.

Oh that sounds easy enough! Is there any notification to other parents that needs to go out? Or special cleanings of water fountains?

ohiobobcat

Specializes in ED, School Nurse.

Do you have a doctor's note excluding this student from physical education/recess? I usually get that for my kiddos with mono without even asking. Other than that, just allowing plenty of rest time.

I never sent a parent notice, and nothing other that regular disinfection of water fountains.

KeeperOfTheIceRN, ADN

Has 4 years experience.

Do you have a doctor's note excluding this student from physical education/recess? I usually get that for my kiddos with mono without even asking. Other than that, just allowing plenty of rest time.

I never sent a parent notice, and nothing other that regular disinfection of water fountains.

Thank you! No note from doc just yet since the student just saw them today and was diagnosed. But I fully anticipate having one when they're ready to return to school!

KKEGS, MSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 8 years experience.

Oh that sounds easy enough! Is there any notification to other parents that needs to go out? Or special cleanings of water fountains?

Just good old fashioned hand washing. We don't notify parents.

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing.

Do you have a doctor's note excluding this student from physical education/recess? I usually get that for my kiddos with mono without even asking. Other than that, just allowing plenty of rest time.

I never sent a parent notice, and nothing other that regular disinfection of water fountains.

Same. I do remind the student to not share drinks, but really I remind students to not do this all year because, well, saliva and germs.

On a side note, I still spend so much time when I teach sex ed talking about how mono is not a sexually transmitted disease. A lot of middle school (and some high school kids) think it is.

MrNurse(x2), ADN

Specializes in IMC, school nursing. Has 28 years experience.

On a side note, I still spend so much time when I teach sex ed talking about how mono is not a sexually transmitted disease. A lot of middle school (and some high school kids) think it is.

From the pre-birth control days