About the Nurse

My name is Andy Boyd and I am very excited to be a part of the Magnolia Parkway team! I am originally from Dallas, Texas and I have been married to my high school sweetheart for twenty seven years. We have two children Joe and Jenna. I have a Baccalaureate degree in Biological Science from Texas A&M Commerce and Baccalaureate degree in Nursing from Baylor University. I began my career as a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake in Dallas. I have been a school nurse for ten years and I believe I have the best job in the world. I am proud to be a part of Magnolia Independent School District and I look forward to assisting you and your student in achieving your goals for a healthy body and mind. If you have questions or need to submit documents of any kind, please feel to contact me at any time via email at:
 
email - aboyd@magnoliaisd.org   (you may scan documents here)
phone -  281-252-7440
Fax - 281-252-7447
 
Have a great year! Nurse Boyd
 

Recent Posts

INFORMATION REGARDING CORONAVIRUS 2020

WHAT IS IT?

Common human coronaviruses usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, like the common cold. Most people get infected with these viruses at some point in their lives. These illnesses usually only last for a short amount of time. Symptoms may include

  • runny nose
  • headache
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • fever
  • a general feeling of being unwell

Human coronaviruses can sometimes cause lower-respiratory tract illnesses, such as pneumonia or bronchitis. This is more common in people with cardiopulmonary disease, people with weakened immune systems, infants, and older adults.

HOW IS IT DIAGNOSED?

Your healthcare provider may order laboratory tests on respiratory specimens and serum (part of your blood) to detect human coronaviruses. Laboratory testing is more likely to be used if you have severe disease.

HOW IS IT TRANSMITTED?

Human coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others through

  • the air by coughing and sneezing
  • close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
  • rarely, fecal contamination

In the United States, people usually get infected with common human coronaviruses in the fall and winter. However, you can get infected at any time of the year. Most people will get infected with one or more of the common human coronaviruses in their lifetime. Young children are most likely to get infected. However, people can have multiple infections in their lifetime.

PREVENTION

There are currently no vaccines available to protect you against human coronavirus infection. You may be able to reduce your risk of infection by doing the following

  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • avoid close contact with people who are sick.    
TREATMENT
 

There are no specific treatments for illnesses caused by human coronaviruses. Most people with common human coronavirus illness will recover on their own. However, you can do some things to relieve your symptoms

  • take pain and fever medications (Caution: do not give Aspirin to children)
  • use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough

If you are mildly sick, you should

  • drink plenty of liquids
  • stay home and rest

If you are concerned about your symptoms, you should see your healthcare provider.

Source:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html

FOR SCHOOLS:

Following the M.I.S.D. guidelines for "when to keep your child home" illness will help reduce the risk of infection and spread of all contagious illnesses.   In general, keep your child home if they have the following:

TEMPERATURE OF 100 DEGREES OR HIGHER

VOMITING 

DIARRHEA

ALL STUDENTS SHOULD BE SYMPTOM FREE FOR 24 WITHOUT TYLENOL/MOTRIN/ADVIL BEFORE RETURNING TO SCHOOL. 

 

Recently, there has been an increase in the number of cases of "AFM" or a "polio-like" virus reported in the news.  AFM (Acute flaccid myelitis) is a condition that affects the nervous system, specifically the spinal cord.  It may result from a variety of causes but it is suspected that it is caused from exposure to one or more viruses such as West Nile virus but the exact cause is not entirely clear.  
 
While this condition is very rare, it is serious and the effects may cause permanent damage to the nervous system.  These symptoms include facial drooping, difficulty moving the eyes, difficulty swallowing and slurred speech, sudden arm or leg weakness and paralysis.   Should you notice any of these symptoms in your child you should seek medical care immediately.   
 
For more information please visit:  www.cdc.gov/acute-flaccid-myelitis 

New Online Clinic Referrals

In an effort to reduce the time of clinic visits and the amount of papers coming home with your students, we have implemented the use of an electronic clinic referral here at Magnolia Parkway.  When a student needs to be send to the clinic, the teacher will complete the online referral and the clinic is alerted immediately that the student is on there way and prepares to meet that student's need in advance.  No papers are generated unless the student needs to go home due to illness or injury.  Phone calls will be made for those instances when a parent needs to be notified for some reason.  This should serve to streamline our referral process and help assist your student to be successful.  

Our main goal is to ensure that your student is well, safe and able to learn.  Time spent out of the classroom is time not used for instruction.  Here at Magnolia Parkway we have implemented the "7 B's" to assist our teachers on when it is appropriate to send students to the clinic.  Hopefully, this will reduce the amount of unnecessary visits and maximize your student's time in the classroom where the real learning happens! 

"If you are sick"..........

Please watch this short, informational video on keeping you and your family well as we enter this Flu season. 
We are excited to announce that Woodforest Pediatric Dentistry will be on our campus again this year on November the 3rd to present their "Marvin the Monkey" program for our Prekindergarten through first grade students

CDC Information on Norovirus

This is a short video from the CDC highlighting the Norovirus.  This virus is one of the leading causes for pediatrician visits related to diarrhea.  It is also responsible for many outbreaks on cruise ships. This virus is easily transmitted and may lead to severe dehydration.   The CDC states that alcohol based hand cleaner (Purell/Germex) are NOT effective against this virus.  So, it is important to practice good hand hygiene with SOAP and WATER.   

Zika virus and pregnancy

Zika virus can be spread from a pregnant woman to her unborn baby. There have been reports of birth defects and other poor pregnancy outcomes in babies of mothers who were infected with Zika virus while pregnant. Until more is known, CDC recommends special precautions for the following groups:

  • Pregnant women should consider postponing travel to the areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. Pregnant women who must travel to one of these areas should talk to their doctor or other healthcare professional first and strictly follow steps to avoid mosquito bites during the trip. 
  • Women trying to become pregnant should consult with their healthcare professional before traveling to these areas and strictly follow

Scientists at CDC and the Pan American Health Organization are working with public health experts in Brazil and other affected countries to investigate the possible link between Zika virus infection and microcephaly.

For more information please visit:  http://www.cdc.gov/media/dpk/2016/dpk-zika-virus.html