Category Archives: General

Sports Physicals

High School Sports Physicals

Dates:  June 19th and July 26th

Times:  Both days are from 8-11:00 AM

Location:  High School Nurse Office

Cost:  $20.00  If paying by check, make payable to Dr. Timothy Weaver

No appointment needed.

For details other than the above, call Cindy Bachman (Secretary to Athletic Director) 872-9520 ext 1867

Epi-Pen Recall

MedWatch – The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program
EpiPen and and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector: Recall – Failure to Activate Device

AUDIENCE: Consumer, Pharmacy

ISSUE: Mylan N.V. announced that Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company and Mylan’s manufacturing partner for EpiPen Auto-Injector, has expanded a voluntary recall of select lots of EpiPen (epinephrine injection, USP) and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors to now include additional lots distributed in the U.S. and other markets.

This recall is being conducted as a result of the receipt of two previously disclosed reports outside of the U.S. of failure to activate the device due to a potential defect in a supplier component. The potential defect could make the device difficult to activate in an emergency (failure to activate or increased force needed to activate) and have significant health consequences for a patient experiencing a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Both reports are related to the single lot that was previously recalled.

The recall impacts the 0.3 mg and 0.15 mg strengths of EpiPen Auto-Injector. The recalled product was manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies and distributed by Mylan Specialty between December 2015 and July 2016. None of the recalled lots include the authorized generic for EpiPen Auto-Injector, which is also manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies. See the following link for a list of affected product lot numbers .

BACKGROUND: The expanded voluntary recall is being initiated in the U.S. and also will extend to additional markets in Europe, Asia, North and South America.

RECOMMENDATION: Patients, customers and distributors are being notified and should refer to Mylan.com/EpiPenRecall for updates on product return and replacement instructions. We are asking patients to keep their existing product until their replacement product can be secured.

Patients may receive either EpiPen Auto-Injector or the authorized generic for EpiPen Auto-Injector at the pharmacy as a replacement based on availability. The authorized generic has the exact same drug formulation, has the exact same operating instructions and is therapeutically equivalent to EpiPen Auto Injector, and may be substituted for EpiPen Auto Injector.

It is important that patients continue to carry their current EpiPen Auto-Injector until they receive a replacement device.

 

Health Screening Results

Health screening results will again be posted to the Parent Portal in Sapphire.  The Health Screenings include height/weight (BMI), vision, hearing and scoliosis in applicable grades.

If you prefer or require a paper copy of your child’s BMI letter, please contact the Certified School Nurse in the building by phone or email.   The Certified School Nurse will then mail home a copy addressed to the parent.

Kindergarten Registration

ReminderAll students starting kindergarten will need current immunizations along with a completed physical and dental form on file at the beginning of the school year.  

Physical and dental forms can be found on the nurses blog under forms.  These forms may be mailed, faxed or dropped off at your child’s school any time before the first day of school.  Contact information for each school is listed under Contact Us.

Please contact your school nurse to discuss any medical concerns, medications to be given during the school day, or for any questions. 

BMI letters

BMI screening results will again be posted to the Parent Portal in Sapphire.

If you prefer or require a paper copy of your child’s BMI letter, please contact the Certified School Nurse in the building by phone or email.   The Certified School Nurse will then mail home a copy addressed to the parent.

Beginning of Year Reminders

Just a few reminders as we begin the new school year…

All students in Kindergarten, 6th, and 11th grades are required to have completed physical exams.

All students in Kindergarten, 1st, and 5th grades are required to have a completed dental exam.

Incoming 7th graders are required to have their Tdap and MCV vaccines prior to the first day of school.

Exams and immunizations may be sent to the health room or faxed to your school nurse.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact your school nurse.

Reminder:

All incoming 7th graders MUST have Tdap and MCV immunizations prior to the first day of school.

All kindergarten, first, sixth and eleventh graders are required to have a physical examination.

All kindergarten, first, and fifth graders are required to have a dental examination.

Completed exams should be returned by the first day of school.

Forms may be found on the Penn Manor Nurse blog under forms tab.  Completed forms may be dropped off, mailed or faxed to your child’s school.

If you have any questions about these requirements, please contact your child’s school nurse.

 

 

 

Kindergarten Registration

Penn Manor School District has implemented an online registration process for parents enrolling their children in kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year.

The new system is designed to streamline registration for parents and improve the district’s student record-keeping. Beginning in June, the online system will be used to register all new students.

Here is the link to the online registration:  https://sapphire.pennmanor.net/CommunityWebPortal/Registration/index.cfm

More information regarding this process can be found on the district web site.

Reminder– all students starting kindergarten will need a current immunizations along with a completed physical and dental form on file at the beginning of the school year.

Please contact your school nurse to discuss any medical concerns, medications to be given during the school day, or for any questions.