Nursing Services Provided

School Nurses provide the following services within a school setting:

 

Medication Administration

Nurses administer regularly scheduled medications to students, and can also administer medication on an as needed basis. Please refer to the medication administration page for more information regarding the medication administration policies, and to download the required medication administration permission forms.

 

Health Assessment

Nurses provide care to sick or injured students, staff and visitors. They will assist parents with referrals to physicians and other health care professionals, develop nursing care plans for children with chronic illnesses/disabilities, and participate in the team evaluation process.

 

Mandatory Screening Programs

Nurses conduct mandatory screenings for vision, hearing, growth, scoliosis and dental issues, as mandated by state law. Please click on the mandatory screenings page for more information regarding the screening process, and yearly requirements for screening.

 

Specialized Health Care Procedures

Nurses provide skilled nursing care services for our students such as catheterizations, glucose monitoring, tracheostomy care, gastrostomy feedings, inhalation therapy and other specialized health care procedures. If your child has special health care needs, please refer to our students with specialized health care needs page for further information, and to download specialized health care procedure forms.

 

Education and Counseling

Nurses provide individualized parent/student/staff instruction related to health issues, and collaborate with school adjustment counselors and other team members as needed. Educational programs commonly provided by nurses include:

  • Asthma Education
  • Child Development
  • CPR/AED and First Aid Training Programs for Staff
  • Diabetes Education
  • Diet/Weight Management
  • Epilepsy
  • Food Allergies and Epinephrine Administration Training
  • Hygiene and Handwashing
  • Oral Health Promotion
  • Scoliosis Screening and Treatment
  • Specialized Training Regarding the Particular Health Care Needs of a Student
  • Sun Safety Awareness
  • Tobacco Education
  • Universal Precautions Training

 

Maintenance of Student Health Records

Nurses insure that each student obtains state mandated immunizations and physical exams. Please click on the physical exams and immunization requirements page for more information regarding the state mandates, and assistance with obtaining immunizations and physicals.

 

Communicable Disease Control

Nurses always implement universal precautions. In the event of an infectious disease outbreak, school nurses collaborate with local agencies and keep parents informed of any potential illnesses that could affect your child.

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