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.
The mission of the district's nurses is to support maximum learning potential by addressing minor and major health needs through assessment, treatment, and prevention. When your child becomes ill at school or needs other medical attention, you can be comforted knowing that we have an on-campus nurse to provide care for your student. School nurses provide a critical role in the education of students by promoting health and providing direct care.
The nurse and program provide services related to immunizations, communicable diseases, medication administration, care for acute and chronic illnesses, nursing procedures for the medically fragile, minor and emergency care, diabetes treatment, asthma treatment, pregnancy monitoring/education, bio-terrorism, health education and crisis management. Other services address the potential for health problems and include vision, hearing, scoliosis, and Type 2 Diabetes screenings.
School nurses also promote a healthy school environment by monitoring ozone action days, providing blood-borne pathogen training, CPR, unlicensed diabetic care assistance training and first aid to the staff. The school nurse serves in a collaborative role with other educators in providing services in the following areas: Coordinated School Health, Special Education, Section 504, Life Skills Program for Student Parents (PRS), and the General Education Homebound (GEH) program. The school nurse supports the physical, mental, emotional and social health of students thereby promoting successful learners.
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