COVID-19 Screening at Nursing Services

Staff / Student arrives at the nursing office with symptoms (Nurse use PPE) to assess.

The student presents with symptoms in the classroom; the teacher should contact the Covid coordinator to have the student escorted to a holding room, then notify the nurse to assess the student.

COVID-19 signs and symptoms over the course of the disease: Fever, Cough, Nasal congestion or rhinorrhea, sore throat, shortness of breath, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, headache, myalgia, poor appetite, rash, red eyes, cracked/swollen lips, red/swollen tongue, swelling noted in hands/feet, stomach pain.

Nursing Assessment:
VERBAL: Start of symptoms, recent travel, exposure to someone ill? VISUAL: Rapid or difficulty breathing, red eyes, flushed cheeks, coughing PHYSICAL: (USE PPE) Temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit or < Oxygen Sat.

Student: Isolate, contact parent, refer to doctor, notify Health Services Administrator for suspected COVID 19 cases and school administrator

Staff: Refer to their doctor and provide Cameron County Health Department phone number 956-247-3650 website, UTRGV 833-887-4863, notify Health Services Administrator for suspected COVID-19 cases (956) 698-0142.

Employees must contact the Human Resources Department if placed in quarantine for suspected or positive COVID-19. (956- 548-8031)

Trouble breathing
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
Confused Inability to walk or stay awake
Bluish lips or face

Health Service Protocols

● Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit.
● Loss of taste or smell
● Cough
● Difficulty breathing
● Shortness of breath
● Headache
● Chills
● Sore throat
● Shaking or exaggerated shivering
● Significant muscle pain or ache
● Diarrhea

Every teacher will receive a Teacher COVID Kit, which will include the following:
● Masks (disposable and washable)
● Gloves
● Thermometer
● Face Shields
● Disinfecting Spray
● Disinfecting Wipes
● Hand Towels