School Nurse - Enterprise ES

Clinic Information:
My name is Anke Blaine and I am the School Nurse at Enterprise Elementary.   I am a Registered Nurse and also a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  I love being a school nurse because I care deeply about student health.  A healthy learner is better able to reach his or her social and academic potential. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns related to student health.
Sincerely,
Anke Blaine, RN, CPNP
Office: 703-590-1558
Direct Line: 571-589-2393
Fax: 703-878-0404
BlaineA@pwcs.edu

 

 

PWCS School Health Information Website

Flu Information from the CDC Website

 

Hand Washing:

According to the Centers for Disease Control, "the most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick is to wash your hands." Judicious hand washing can prevent not only common diseases like colds, but also more serious diseases like hepatitis A, meningitis, and infectious diarrhea.

Why hand washing is important

  • Children have weaker immune systems than adults and can become sick quicker.
  • 1 in 3 E.coli outbreaks is caused by poor hand washing by food preparers.
  • Germs that cause disease live in meat, vegetables, and more.
  • Germs are spread from unclean hands to food, usually when the food handler doesn’t wash after going to the bathroom. Germs are then passed on to those who eat the food.
  • Germs spread from uncooked foods like hamburger to the hands, then from the hands to other foods like salads. The germs can remain in the salads and eventually affect those who eat the food.
  • Putting cooked meat back into its original container re-contaminates the cooked food. - Cutting vegetables on the same board used to cut meat contaminates the vegetables.

Handwashing Information  in English

Handwashing Information in Spanish

 
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Illness:

 

 If you know that your child is going to be absent, please contact the school through our attendance hotline. This phone line is dedicated solely for attendance and can be reached 24 hours a day and 7 days a week:

703-590-5344

Illness or Injury Exclusion Criteria      

 Please remember it is an extremely long day for a child who is sent to school ill.  Remaining at home will help minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom and will allow your child a speedier recovery!