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Karen Parker

Mrs. Karen Parker RN PHNII Cabarrus Health Alliance

School Nurse for R. Brown McAllister STEM Elementary School                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and Cabarrus County Opportunity School                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Hours:  M-F  7:30-3:00

I am originally from Indiana.  I have been in Concord since 1987.  I have 2 sisters and a brother, all younger than myself.  I am married and have 2 sons, ages 24 and 22. I obtained my nursing degree from Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis. I worked for about 20 years before I had my boys then I stayed home for 14 years before becoming a school nurse. I have been in school health since 2011.  I love to be outside, work in my flower gardens, read basket weave and to travel. I also have been involved in mission work in Honduras since 2011, traveling there yearly.   I am very involved in Cub Scouts and I am the Cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 623 in Midland, NC.  This is my 10th year as a school nurse here at R. Brown McAllister.  I will be retiring at the end of the school year.                                                                                                                                                               

Tips for a Healthy School Year!
Please review good hand washing techniques (see link)  cover your coughs and sneezes and keep your distance from sick people. Its the number one way to stay healthy. During the COVID Pandemic, please wear a mask, stay 6 feet away from others and avoid large gatherings.
We strongly recommended getting a flu vaccine as well.

GUIDELINES FOR KEEPING A SICK CHILD AT HOME ARE:
Fever:
Student should be fever free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
Diarrhea,Nausea or Vomiting
Student should be symptom free for 24 hours from the last episode before returning to school.
Body Rash with Fever
Sore Throat with Fever and Swollen Glands
Persistent,nagging or deep Cough
Eye discharge:
Thick mucus or pus draining from the eye
Student is irritable, crying, too tired to sit up and participate in regular classroom activities.

During the COVID Pandemic:

Please stay home for 14 days if you have been exposed to someone with COVID and monitor symptoms.

If diagnosed with COVID you must stay home for 10 days and  be fever free without medication for 24 hrs. AND have an improvement in symptoms.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Contact Nurse Parker

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    Karen Parker RN PHN II
    Cabarrus Health Alliance
    R. Brown McAllister
    Phone number:  704-260-6286      Fax:  704-260-6289
    Internal Extension:  76286
    e-mail:  karen.parker@cabarrus.k12.nc.us
    Work hours: 7:30-3:00 M-T-W-F  Thursdays 7:30-12:00
     
     
     

Nurse News

  • Why Immunize?

    -A Vaccine is a safer substitute for a child's first exposure to a disease.

    -Through Vaccination a child can develop immunity to the disease without suffering from

      the actual diseases that vaccines prevent.

    It can save your child's life:

    -Because of medical science, your child can be protected against more diseases than ever before.

     Some diseases that once injured or killed thousands of children are no longer common in the U.S.

     primarily due to safe and effective vaccines.

    It can be very safe and effective:

    -Vaccine side effects are almost always mild, with serious side effects being very rare.

     Vaccines have been carefully reviewed by scientists, doctors and health care professionals.

     The disease prevention benefits of getting vaccinated are much greater than the possible side effects for

     almost all children.

    It can save your family time and money

    -Some vaccine preventable diseases can result in prolonged disabilities.

    It protects others you care about:

    -We have seen a resurgence in Measles in the U.S. just this year.  From Jan. 2019 through July 2019,

     1,148 reported cases of the measles in 30 states.

    -Some children are too young to be vaccinated or for medial reasons, cannot receive vaccinations.

      To help keep them safe, it is important that you and your children who are able to get vaccinated are fully immunized.

      This not only protects your family, but also helps prevent the spread of these to your friends and loved ones.

    It protects future generations:

    -Vaccines have reduced and in some cases (like small pox) eliminated many diseases that killed or severely disabled

     people generations ago.

    -If we continue vaccinating, parents may be able to trust that some diseases of today will no longer be around to harm

     their children in the future.

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Nurse Parker's Schedule

  • Work hours: M-T-W-F  7:30-3:00  Thursdays 7:30-12:00
    Opportunity School: Thursdays 12:00-3:00
    School hours:  8:15-3:00

Last Modified on September 11, 2020