|Description of Services|
The overall goal of the county school nurse is to assist the schools with managing the special health care needs of students. Services are provided to both general and special education students.
Types of Service
- Conference with teachers
- Conference with parents
- Conference with students
- Observation of student
- Nursing evaluation
- Technical assistance
- Training of staff on health-related procedures
- Referral to other agencies
- Attendance at SSTs, staffings, etc.
As the above primary nursing responsibilities permit, some of the broad roles provided to general and special education students can include:
- Training local clinic workers and school staff to perform those procedures that can be done by a lay person with proper training.
- Providing technical assistance to schools with special health needs and concerns.
- Helping local schools write protocols to meet the needs of students with unusual health needs or where specialized medical procedures are being requested by parents and doctors.
- Serving on medical review panels as needed.
- Serving as a liaison between the school, Public Health Department and local hospitals.
- Working collaboratively with the Health Department on issues such as immunizations, well-child physicals, and screenings.
- Providing ongoing review and revision of the school system’s Health Services Handbook.
- Training in-school health teams designated by the principal when specialized health procedures are required.