RSV Prevention in Your Program

It can be hard to know exactly when to exclude a child for illness, especially when it comes to runny noses and coughs.
RSV Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

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By Erica Goldsby and Jessica Strawn, Child Care Health Consultant Nurses, Child Care Aware of Kansas.

RSV Prevention in Your Program and How CCHC Can Help

While seasonal illnesses are not new, this year there seems to be an unusually high spread of RSV and other diseases. You may have experienced this increase of illness at your own program, or maybe you’re stressed about how to keep the kids in your program healthy and safe this fall/winter.

RSV Prevention in Your Program Respiratory Syncytial Virus Fast Facts

It can be hard to know exactly when to exclude a child for illness, especially when it comes to runny noses and coughs. As a Nurse Consultant with CCHC, we are here to help you review your policies and strategies. 

RSV_FastFacts_Downloadable_9.21.22.pdf (knowingrsv.com)

If you would like additional disease-specific information, help with your program’s illness policy, or guidance on cleaning schedules and other disease mitigation strategies, please contact your Nurse Consultants today by calling 785-823-3343 or by scheduling an introductory meeting online at https://ks.childcareaware.org/cchc/.

  • Erica Goldsby
    Child Care Nurse Consultant, Child Care Aware of Kansas

    Erica has a Bachelors in Science of Nursing MWSU and a Masters of Public Health KSU. She has five years experience working at Fort Riley engaged with Child and Youth Services programs as a Public Health Nurse and Child and Youth Services Nurse. She has worked with children ages 6 weeks-18 years with a variety of special needs. She is an American Heart Association HeartSaver Instructor. Taught daycare providers at Fort Riley about Medication Administration, Communicable Diseases, Bloodborne Pathogens, and Diabetes.

  • Jessica Gable
    Child Care Nurse Consultant, Child Care Aware of Kansas

    Jessica joined the CCHC team in May 2022 as a Nurse Consultant, working from her home town of Derby, KS. Before joining Child Care Aware of Kansas, Jessica worked as a pediatric home health nurse. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from University of Nebraska Medical Center Lincoln. In her free time, Jessica enjoys being creative with self-portrait photography and trying out new recipes!