Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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.

Enhance student learning through disease prevention, health promotion and increased access to health care services.
A licensed school nurse in every school.
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