School Nurse Responsibilities…

Roles:

  • Clinician
  • Social Worker
  • Health Educator
  • Liaison

Services:

  • Health Maintenance and Monitoring
  • Basic First Aid
  • Chronic disease management
  • Medication administration
  • Physical assessment
  • Skilled nursing care and procedures/treatments
  • Management of communicable diseases

Health Screenings

  • Immunization compliance
  • Hearing
  • Eyes
  • Spinal
  • Acathosis Nigricans

Health Promotion, Wellness and Education

  • Classroom
    • Growth and Development (puberty)
    • Hygiene
    • Disease prevention
    • Healthy habits
    • Dental health
  • Staff
    • Blood Borne Pathogens
    • Medication administration
    • Unlicenses Diabetes Care Assistant (UDCA)
    • Disease processes - diabetes, epipen administration, food, allergies, asthma and seizures, etc.

Emergency Preparedness and Training

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Automated External Defribilator preparedness
  • Bioterrorism

Community Outreach

  • Immunization clinics (TCPHD)
  • School Based Health Clinic (JPS)
  • Dental Assessment and Sealant Program (JPS)
  • Home visits
  • News articles - PTA newsletters, Kids Life and The Connection Newsletter
  • Vision Care - Lion's Club and Vision Sight Program

Blood Drives

  • American Diabetes Association (school walks)
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (Pasta for Pennies)
  • American Heart Association (Jump Rope for Heart)
  • American Cancer Society (walks)

Community Committees

  • GCISD School Health Advisory Council
  • United Way School Health Advisory Council
  • Tarrant County Medical Society - School Health Coalition
  • Children's Medical Center of Dallas - School Nursing Committee
  • JPS Northeast Tarrant County Advisory Committee