Health Services Overview
You may ask yourself what is Health Services? This presentation is a quick glimpse of some of the basic functions of Health Services in our district. This presentation is limited and does not include all functions related to this department and the information provided is for educational purposes only. If you have any questions related to Health Services, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our department administrators.
GPISD nurses and health clerks provide service to over 29,000 students as well as numerous employees. School nurses provide a critical role in the education of students by promoting health as well as providing direct care. Some services provided by the nurses:
- Medication administration
- Minor and emergency care
- Diabetes treatment
- Asthma treatment
- Pregnancy monitoring/education
- Health education
- Crisis management
- Vision, hearing and Type 2 Diabetes screenings
- Monitoring ozone action days
- Blood-borne pathogen training
- CPR training
Our mission is to support maximum learning potential by addressing minor and major health needs through assessment, treatment, education, and prevention.
Our vision is for each child to experience optimal health, contributing to daily optimal learning experiences, therefore promoting their optimal potential.
Important Things to Know
- A medication permission order signed by BOTH you and your child’s doctor is required if your child will need to have any medications administered at school, including over-the-counter medications. You may stop by the clinic and get these forms from me.
- Prescription medication needs to be brought in the original packaging with the prescription label attached (no pills in baggies, mislabeled/expired pill bottles, inhalers without the box bearing the prescription label, etc).
- Medications may be brought to the clinic by a student but cannot be sent home with a student.
- If a medication is only to be given for a short time (7-10 days) such as antibiotics, you may send these with a note including the following:
- Student’s Full Name
- Name of Medication
- How much to be given
- Time medication is to be given
- Parent Signature
- Please keep sick kids home.
- Students with the following symptoms must stay home for 24 hours before returning to school (This is not only to allow your student to feel better, but also to minimize the spread of sickness and infection on our campus.):
- Students with unknown rashes (especially accompanied with fever) should be evaluated by a doctor prior to coming to school.
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