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Services Provided

nursing

 

The Owasso Public Schools nurses provide many important services. Our nurses’ many responsibilities include the following:

 

 

 

  • Supervise and implement immunization laws.
  • Prevention and control of communicable diseases (i.e. head lice, flu epidemic).
  • Coordinate Hepatitis B immunizations for teachers and staff.
  • Provide Blood Borne Pathogen training to all school staff and certified personnel.
  • Coordinate with TCCHD and Roger’s County Health Department on communicable disease outbreaks.
  • Vision and hearing screenings conducted in grades PreK-5 yearly and those in the 4-year old program; screenings on request by staff or parents of the students in other grades.
  • Health history obtained on students through initial enrollment.
  • Employ the nursing process to make professional assessments of students who are injured or ill.
  • Assisting parents to select the most appropriate medical resources for referral.
  • Offer health counseling to parents, students, teachers, and staff regarding various disease processes, affecting student population.
  • Monitor medication administration and develop policy and procedure.
  • “On call” for all student emergency situations.
  • Establish Individualized Health Plans for each student with a chronic health need.
  • Assess students for substance use using the Nurse Assessment.
  • Vision and Hearing every 1-3 years for IEP students.
  • Completes medical procedures or provide training for skills requiring a professional nurse (i.e. gastrostomy feedings, catheterization, tracheostomy care, suction, oxygen administration and adjustment, nebulizer treatments, intravenous administration of medication, assessing blood sugar status using a glucometer, assessing the need to utilize controlled medications for seizure activity).
  • Assist teachers and other students to better understand the individual with special conditions, such as diabetes, seizure disorders, respiratory disorders, and physical or mental challenges.
  • 504 Team Member
  • IEP/OHI Team Member
  • Train Para-professionals in health care for students.
  • Train secretaries, principals, and other staff designated to perform the task of medication administration and first aid.
  • Referral source for teachers, students, and staff for health education needs.
  • Train and certify bus drivers and their assistants, teachers, nutrition services, and students in CPR and/or first aid.
  • Infection Control @ nurses discretion 
  • Present classes for students on various health topics:  Targeting
    • 5th graders - Growth and Development                            
    • 7th graders - HIV/AIDS Prevention 
    • 9th graders - Drug Education/Prevention
    • 10th Graders - HIV/AIDS Education       
    • Seniors - Graduation Requirement: Organize & Conduct CPR & AED Training
    • OHS                
      • Coordinate Drug Education presentations
      • Victims Impact Class
      • Pregnant/Parent Class
      • Tobacco Education Class                          
    • Alt Ed.            
      • Coordinate Drug Education presentations
      • HIV/AIDS Education for student body
    • Staff                 
      • CPR certification for all Transportation personnel, Nutrition Services and required staff.
      • Drug Education for all personnel
      • Bloodborne Pathogen education for all personnel
      • Paraprofessional staff development:  diabetic education, medication administration, etc.
      • Maintains and distributes medical supplies for all schools and offices.
      • Staff in-services regarding Infection Control Issue and practices as needed.
  • Coordinate Drug Free/Safe School Committee meeting.
  • Assist with policy development for Drug Use and Safety issues.
  • Coordinate Drug Education.
  • Work with community agencies for referrals and education.
  • Conduct Tobacco Education Class for students referred for discipline reasons.
  • Develop emergency protocols unique to multi-handicap students.
  • Develop policy and procedure unique to health services.
  • Consult with special education staff concerning students needs and medical records.
  • Serve as a member of the IEP team as needed.