School Health Services
The district nurse coordinates and directs the district administrative policies governing medication administration, immunization compliance, communicable disease control, screening services, emergency nursing services, and health room procedures.
The position is also responsible for monitoring student illnesses and absences in all schools in the event of a local, regional, national or worldwide pandemic, and coordinating control efforts with local health officials during such times.
The district nurse confers with physicians of students who have health concerns, discusses health concerns with students, makes home visits to students when needed, and arranges homebound instruction for students with prolonged illnesses.
Each school is also staffed with a full-time health aide and there are trained emergency medical responders in each school who are CPR certified. All student health information is kept confidential.
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