School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success, and life-long achievements of students.
To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development, promote health and safety, intervene with actual and potential health problems, provide case management services, and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self management, self advocacy, and learning.
(National Association of School Nurses, NASN)
Services of the School Nurse
The school nurse will identify, assess, plan, intervene and evaluate students´ health concerns that impact student learning. This includes:
- Perform basic care, comfort and aid school wide.
- Develop health plans and services for students with disabilities.
- Manage medication administration according to the school and Ministry of Public Health regulations.
- Implement visual and hearing screenings.
- Contact the Emergency Medical Service depending on the health condition of the patient.
- Check for pediculosis capitis (head lice).
- Coordinate health and safety activities with local providers and technicians.
- Perform medical clearance prior to overseas sport activities.
- Provide referrals when appropriate.
- Maintain students’ health records.
- Participate in the Student Support Team.
- Help coordinate the cafeteria menu.
- Develop the Elementary Health Program.
- Serve as a liaison between the School and the healthcare providers.
Meet the UAS Nurse:
Elisa Pereira, BSN
Tel. 26007681 ext. 300 / 099.917.716