Handling Flu in School in the Era of H1N1

You know one of these days it will happen. On the day when you least expect it (and often when it is least convenient) the school nurse will call in form you that your child has “flu like symptoms with a fever” and needs to be picked up. Now what? … [Read more...]

Is that school age child really sick?

Dear Dr. Gwenn: My question is regarding children's illnesses. I am not a parent but I work with 60 elementary school children. I have completed a senior first aid course so I am capable of assessing and treating severe illness when it comes up but I'm not particularly comfortable what to do when a child complains of illness yet shows little if any symptoms. … [Read more...]