Thursday, October 30, 2014

Services Provided

  • Review of immunization records
  • Assessment and control of contagious illnesses
  • Plan and implement health education programs

School Health Services

Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County provides school nursing services to private, parochial and charter schools in Montgomery County.

Schools may contract for a school nurse on a part-time or full-time basis or one-time only to perform mandatory screenings. Schools rely upon Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County to provide a registered nurse who specializes in the field of school nursing. In addition to a nursing license issued by the Ohio Board of Nursing, a nurse providing services to schools must be licensed by the Ohio Department of Education.

Mission
Enhance student learning through disease prevention, health promotion and increased access to health care services.
Vision
A licensed school nurse in every school.
Values
Building relationships with individuals, families, & community resources through mutual respect & appreciation of cultural diversity to maximize the health & well-being of children and enable achievement of student success.

Services Provided by the School Nurse

  • Review of immunization records to ensure compliance with Ohio State Law
  • Provide state mandated vision and hearing screenings
  • Assess students on an individual basis and provide on-going support as needed
  • Offer resources for low-cost medical, vision or dental services
  • Prevent disease through assessment and control of contagious illnesses
  • Develop Individualized Health Plans (IHP) for medically fragile students
  • Instruct, coordinate and evaluate care provided by assistive personnel
  • Plan and implement health education programs in the classroom
  • Consult with school administrators promoting a healthy and safe environment
  • Participate in crisis intervention planning and implementation
  • Participate in emergency preparedness activities

Educational Programs

  • Hand washing instruction
  • Dental hygiene
  • Nutrition
  • Growth & development
  • Vision care