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Ranson
IB Middle School
5850 Statesville Road
Charlotte, NC 28269
Courier #: 514
P: 980-343-6800  |  F: 980-343-6796 
LC: Project L.I.F.T.
Bell Schedule: 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Grades: 6-8
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Nurse's Corner

WELCOME BACK RAIDERS!!

Sannyu Carlton, RN, BSN

Email: Sannyu.carlton@mecklenburgcountync.gov

Office phone: 980 343-6800

Cell phone: 704 621-8450

Nurse fax: 704 432-2079

School fax: 980 343-6796

Hi I'm Nurse Carlton.  I received my RN and BSN from Queens University and have been a nurse for 17 years.  I have 4 children, one in college and 3 in CMS schools.  I love to travel and to eat.  I worked for Carolinas Healthcare Systems for 10 years and for the last 7, I have been the school nurse here at Ranson IB Middle School.  In addition to Ranson, I have also covered numerous other schools; elementary, middle, and high school.  Ranson is by far my favorite place to be! I am here to assist the scholars increase their health knowledge base and maintain their health so it is not a barrier to their success.  Some barriers to learning that I can assist with might be a need for glasses, a chronic illness that needs managing such as asthma, diabetes, seizures, severe allergies, or attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD).  I am also here to assist with any illness or injury and can administer medication if needed.  My goal is to keep all scholars in class, on task, and ready to learn.  

Health Room News!

Minority Health Awareness Month

Let's raise awareness on issues impacting health disparities and health equity in America.  Everyone in America should have the chance to live a healthy life, regardless of who they are and where they live.

Some health issues involving minorities are:

Heart Blood Pressure-  symptomless "silent killer." If you ignore your blood pressure because you think a certain symptom or sign will alert you to the problem, you are taking a dangerous chance with your life.

BLOOD PRESSURE CATEGORY

SYSTOLIC mm Hg
(upper number)

 

DIASTOLIC mm Hg
(lower number)

NORMAL

LESS THAN 120

and

LESS THAN 80

ELEVATED

120 – 129

and

LESS THAN 80

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
(HYPERTENSION) STAGE 1

130 – 139

or

80 – 89

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
(HYPERTENSION) STAGE 2

140 OR HIGHER

or

90 OR HIGHER

HYPERTENSIVE CRISIS 
(consult your doctor immediately)

HIGHER THAN 180

and/or

HIGHER THAN 120

 

Lupus- women of color often likely to be diagnosed at 2-3 times greater rate than Caucasians.  Some symptoms include:

·         Painful or swollen joints

·         Painless sores in the mouth or nose

·         A rash which is apparent on the face, cheeks, or across the bridge of the nose

·         Chest pain with breathing

·         Fever which goes on for days at a time

·         Hair loss

·         Extreme fatigue

·         Sun sensitivity

·         Hair loss

·         Memory loss

Diabetes- African Americans are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes as non-Hispanic whites. In addition, they are more likely to suffer complications from diabetes, such as end-stage renal disease and lower extremity amputations. 

Make healthy meal choices

Watch your carbs

Exercise regularly

Manage your weight

Other News; 

We have been having some beautiful weather! I am now seeing allergy symptoms in the School Health Room.  If your scholar suffers from seasonal allergies, you may want to medicate them before coming to school in the morning. 

I want to remind you that we are still in the middle of flu season and it has been very tough this year.  Stay away from people who are sick.  Wash hands throughout the day. Get plenty of rest and fluids and don't skip meals.  Symptoms of the flu include:

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills

  • Cough

  • Sore throat

  • Runny or stuffy nose

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headaches

  • Fatigue (tiredness)

  • Vomiting and diarrhea

If you have the flu, stay home until you are better.  If you have a fever, do not return to work or school until you have been fever free 24 hours without medicine.  

MEDICATION AND EMERGENCY ACTION PLANS:  Please inform the front office if your scholar needs to take medicine at school.  All medications, even over the counter meds, need a medication authorization form completed by your doctor and signed by a parent.  You must provide the medicine in the original bottle with the label from pharmacy.  If your scholar has a chronic illness, such as asthma, severe allergies, seizures, or diabetes, please complete an Emergency Action Plan.  These forms are very important in helping us keep your scholar safe and healthy while a school.

Medication Authorization Form for CMS Students ENGLISH PDF (Opens in New Window)

Medication Authorization Form for CMS Students SPANISH PDF (Opens in New Window)

Dietary Restriction Form for CMS Students ENGLISH PDF (Opens in New Window)

Dietary Restriction Form for CMS Students SPANISH PDF (Opens in New Window)


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