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Student Health Services

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  • Overview

    Student Health Services advocates, educates, and provides resources to deliver general health services to students and to provide appropriate health care in emergency situations. The vision is to identify and remove health barriers to insure every child enrolled in the DeKalb County School District will have the opportunity to experience an optimal learning experience. The services include administering medication, conducting screenings, administering first aid, reviewing immunization records, and providing a multitude of other health related services, including, but not limited to, vision, hearing, and scoliosis screenings.

    The Student Health Services programs has four consulting/coordinating registered nurses (RNs) who provide supervision of healthcare services to all students; consultations with school staff members, administrators, students and parents; training and staff development; and collaborative student health screenings with the state or county agencies. Each consulting nurse serves an assigned cluster of elementary, middle and high schools.

    Authorization to carry Epi-Pen, Inhaler and Insulin
    Medication During School Form

    Goals

    • Provide appropriate care in emergency situations
    • Provide health education
    • Provide mandated vision, hearing, and scoliosis screening
    • Monitor immunizations
    • Provide training
    • Serve as a resource

    Objectives

    • Create an environment conducive to healthy school living
    • Provide first aid, appropriate medication intervention, and related health services for all students
    • Comply with health regulations

    Programs and Services

    SHS delivers school health services through a team approach and serves as a resource for all school health related issues.
    • Oversight of the school-based clinics
    • First Aid and CPR Training
    • Coordination of the district Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program
    • Immunization audit compliance oversight and assistance
    • Oversight of State Mandated Screenings
    • Provide health education and inservice trainings
    • Management and prevention of communicable diseases
    • Emergency care and crisis intervention

    Student Health Services and Academic Success

    SHS delivers school health services through a team approach and serves as a resource for all school health related issues.
    • Manage acute and chronic illnesses
    • Reduce the number of students sent home sick and reduce unnecessary absenteeism due to health related issues
    • Establishing policies and procedures for school health issues and procedures
    • Provide and coordinate school health screenings (hearing, vision and scoliosis)
    • Identify and address health related barriers to learning
    • Support nutritional, comfort and clothing needs

    Contact Information