Health Services

The Nursing Department is Responsible for the Following Areas:

  • Asthma Care
  • Diabetic Care
  • Seizure Care
  • Severe Allergies
  • Medication Administration
  • Immunizations
  • Health Screenings

The School Nurse:

  • Trains and oversees the health clerks at each site
  • Supervises medication administration at each school site
  • Designs and oversees individualized health care plans
  • Responds to emergencies
  • Performs and monitors health screenings (vision, hearing, dental and scoliosis)
  • Consults with teachers, parents and others on health and safety issues
  • Acts as a liaison between physician, school and students
  • Assists with special education issues
  • Promotes a healthy school environment
  • Connects families to health care resources
  • Advocates for health care and student success

The Health Clerk:

  • Works in the school health office and cares for students on a daily basis.
  • Provides initial first aid as well as supports many other health services activities.

Resources:

Administration of Medication by Volunteers: No. S184583 IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF …

 

 

It’s The Rule… Shots Before School
Porque las reglas son… vacunar antes de ingresar al salón

Parents must show their child’s Immunization Record as proof /
Los padres deben mostrar el registro de inmunización de su hijo /a como prueba

Qualifications for Free Immunizations: children must be 4-18 years of age and attend NUSD schools or live within the NUSD community, and meet any one of the following criteria:

  1. Eligible for Medi-Cal or Child Health and Disability Program (CHDP) and DO NOT have an assigned provider
  2. Uninsured
  3. Underinsured (insurance doesn’t cover immunizations)
  4. American Indian or Alaskan Native

 

Preschool/Preescolar:
Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, or DT) – 4 doses,
Polio (OPV or IPV) – 3 doses,
Hepatitis B – 3 doses,  Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) – 1 dose on or after 1st birthday
Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib) – 1 on or after the 1st birthday
1 Varicella (Chickenpox)

TK – Kindergarten Students/Kinder Transicional:
Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, or DT) – 5 doses,
Polio (OPV or IPV) – 4 doses,
Hepatitis B – 3 doses,  
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) – 2 doses, and
Varicella (Chickenpox) 1 dose

7th Grade Students/Estudiantes del 7º Grado:
All of the above required immunizations including the following boosters-
Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis (Tdap) – 1 dose
Measles-containing vaccine (MMR) 2 doses

English Preschool
Spanish Preschool
English K-12
Spanish K-12
English-7th Grade
Spanish-7th Grade

Christie London MS, RN, PHN
(916) 825-5042
H. Allen Hight Elementary, Natomas Park Elementary, Natomas Middle School, Natomas Charter Schools

Mai-Chi Hoang MSN, RN
(916) 206-2067
American Lakes School, Bannon Creek School, Inderkum High School, Natomas Charter Schools

Kathy Phillips MSN, RN
(916) 869-4860
Discovery High School, Natomas Gateways Middle School, Natomas High School, Two Rivers Elementary

Victoria Carmon BSN, RN
(916) 206-5478
Heron School, Jefferson School, Leroy Greene Academy, NP3, Witter Ranch Elementary

 

B. Teri Burns Clinic Flyer for 2018-19 School Year

Ongoing Tdap Requirements for 7th Graders

All students going into 7th grade must have proof of having all required immunizations as well as the Tdap booster and 2nd MMR vaccine unless they have a documented exemption filed before 2016 upon enry betwen TK/Kindergarten and 6th grade. This includes current students, new students and transfer students in both public and private schools. Many students have already received the vaccine and simply need to supply proof to the school, so check with your doctor or provider. For more information, click on the link below or call 567-5434.

Kindergarten Immunization Requirements

Under the California School Immunization Law (California Health and Safety Code, Sections 120325-120375), children are required to receive certain immunizations in order to attend public and private elementary and secondary schools, child care centers, family day care homes, nursery schools, day nurseries and developmental centers. The California School Immunization Law also requires schools, child care centers, and family child care homes to enforce immunization requirements, maintain immunization records of all children enrolled, and submit reports to the local health department. The California Code of Regulations provide specific instructions for the public, health care providers, school governing authorities, and local health departments. Regulations are being updated to incorporate the new Tdap requirement. For more information, please click on the link below: http://www.shotsforschool.org/immunizationlaws/

Volunteer Staff Administering Insulin to Students in School

California Supreme Court ruled in ANA vs Tom Torlakson, 2013, that trained staff volunteers can administer insulin to students in an emergency. Many legal requirements need to be met and a team, including nurses, teachers, administrators and parents are working on a proposal. Please call 567-5434 if would like more information or would like to provide input. The link below will take you to the Supreme Court decision. http://www.ada.gov/briefs/ana_br.pdf

Senate Bill No. 161 – Volunteer to Administer Diastat

Senate Bill 161 or the Huff Bill, allows volunteer staff to administer Diastat in an emergency to students having seizures. The District may opt out of this Bill. Many legal requirements need to be met and a team, including nurses, teachers, administrators and parents are working on a proposal. Please call 567-5434 if would like more information or would like to provide input. The link below will take you to Senate Bill 161.
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_0151-0200/sb_161_bill_20111007_chaptered.pdf