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The School Nursing Team is based at St Martin's Hopsital. Our School Nurses are Fiona McGlynn and Sally Mitchell -
tel 01225 831666.
Their web link is ...
Important Safety Advice
We have been asked to share this important advice with you by the Public Health Department, Bath and North East Somerset Council.
Doctors have issued warnings regarding the size and shape of grapes and cherry/plum tomatoes and the risk of choking.
The size and shape of grapes and cherry or plum tomatoes mean they can completely plug a child's airway. The tight seal produced by the food's smooth surface makes them difficult to dislodge with standard first aid techniques.
Young children are particularly vulnerable to choking on grapes/tomatoes because:
- Their swallow reflex is developing
- Their airway is very small
- They don't have a full set of teeth and are still learning to chew properly
It is advised that grapes and tomatoes are cut in half lengthways and ideally in quarters.
Nasal Flu Vaccine
You will find below a copy of the School Nursing Service's presentation regarding the vaccine. Very sorry to those who attended the proposed presentation. The School Nursing Service apologises for the oversight.
In answer to the questions that came up from parents, the School Nursing responses are as follows, but if you have any further questions then please call them direct on 01225 831666.
Q: Can my child have the vaccine if they have had their adenoids and tonsils removed?
A: Yes, this is absolutely fine.
Q: Why have the Health Service decided to vaccinate this age group?
A: This is the first year for vaccinations to take place in schools. But in the last three years, GPs have offered it mainly to three to four year olds and those children with asthma, etc. There have been some very nasty strains of the virus affecting the older and elderly population. As children harbour the virus, they can spread it without actually having it themselves, although some children obviously do get it. So, by targeting the younger population it will reduce the risk to the elderly.
Parent Information Leaflet