Health Services

Welcome to the LHS Health Services Home Page

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 Please explore this page to find information about Libertyville High School's district-wide policies and state laws on student health information requirements, links to external health-related  websites, and current information relevant to teen health. 

Contact information:

Office:  847-327-7016          Fax:  847-327-7933

                                                   Lisa Quenan RN, MS                    Cameron Traut RN, MS, IL/NCSN

                                                   lisa.quenan@d128.org                         cameron.traut@d128.org

 

 

Links to forms and health information web sites:  

Illinois Physical and Immunizations Requirements

Medication Form and Procedure

Illinois School Physical Form

Modified PE Form

Diabetes Management Form

Asthma Management Form 

Seizure Management Form 

Food Allergy Management Form_ 

Illinois Eye Exam Form

lIllinois Eye Exam Waiver Form

Field Trip Medication Form

Lake County Health Department - Immunization Program

 other health-related links

 

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                  Concussions 

               

  

Has there been an increase in the number of concussions in student athletes and other teens?

Maybe - more children and teens are involved in higher impact sports such as soccer, football, lacrosse, hockey, and others.  However, thanks to recent and ongoing research, there is better recognition of symptoms and diagnosis, and subsequently, changes in treatment and care of concussions.  What seems to be very conservative in treatment is actually more appropriate when the development of the adolescent brain is taken into consideration.  The brain does not stop developing until the early to mid 20's.   Therefore, injuries occuring at a younger age can have a lasting and significant impact on the brain's optimal function. 

Symptoms of a concussion include:  headaches, foggy/cloudy or slower thinking/processing, short/long term memory loss, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, inability to focus/concentrate, irritability, balance difficulties, and sensitivity to light or noise.  Loss of consciousness does not have to be present to have a concussion.

Sometimes the symptoms do not appear immediately.  Symptoms can appear 12-48 hours after the injury.

Immediately following a head injury or the diagnosis of a concussion, physicians prefer the teenager to "shut down,"  or avoid any "brain activities" for a prescribed amount of time.  For a teenager, brain activities are described as reading, playing video games, texting, any computer use, watching TV, homework, and school work.  As symptoms resolve, the teen can begin to return to small amounts of activity for shortened periods of time, with many breaks to give the brain an opportunity to rest.   This is VERY important for healing - the more immediate and full rest an individual can get, the quicker and better outcome/recovery he or she will experience.

Libertyville High School strives to support students diagnosed with a concussion in accordance with medical professional recommendations and IHSA mandates.  We have designed a protocol for concussion care specific to the educational community here at LHS.  Please refer to this for guidance during a student's recovery period.  Contact one of the school nurses with any questions. 

Libertyville High School Concussion Care Protocol


More information on concussions can be found at:

Centers For Disease Control - Concussions

Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Concussion Management Guidelines

REAP Concussion Management Program - Rocky Mt. Children's Hospital