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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Wawasee Health Services

Nurses in the five schools which make up the Wawasee Community School Corporation report that 22,148 students were seen for health services and 6003 were seen for medication administration last year. In addition, 1227 vision screenings with 196 referrels were completed.

Among the items done by our nurses are diabetes management, inhalation treatments, gastric tube feedings, management of medically handicapped students, seizure management, asthma management, weights and heights for K-5 students, assistance with hearing screening, and - you were waiting for this one - head lice. The nurses conduct conferences, work with teachers and counselors, contact parents and community organizations, and help with tough situations.

Some of the student classes taught during the year are human growth and development - or the growing up talk - in grade 4, state mandated self breast exam and self testicular exam in grade 10, and dental hygiene in grade 1. Staff classes include diabetes management, bodily fluid precaution training, MRSA, 5th disease, and g-tube feeding.

The Wawasee Community Schools sure have busy and productive nurses for our children!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is the school's policy on head lice?

Anonymous said...

Students need to have live lice removed, and then they are allowed in school. Nits (eggs) are okay to have in school, because they are not able to be transfered to another student.

Anonymous said...

I do not understand that policy. In daycares the rules by the state is the child has to be treated 24 hours prior to comming back and has to have all the eggs/nits removed! I know also at syracuse elm kids just pile the coats down the hall by the lunch room this spreads lice like wild fire. Why is this allowed. I have walked in and saw this first hand!

Anonymous said...

If the eggs/nits hatch you have baby lice you can't predict if this will happen so they should not be allowed in school until the parent takes the time to take care of the problem. I have NEVER had a problem with lice until we moved and our kids started going to Syracuse. Somthing needs to change with the policy! The kids also should be sent home if they are found to have lice!

Anonymous said...

uhm. this is totally like not about lice, but i heard that in language and math classes the boys and girls will be separated.
is that true?

Anonymous said...

I think the pe classes should be boys with boys and girls with girls. I do not belive in co ed pe.

Anonymous said...

yes there will be same gender classes for language and math, but i think that there should be same gender classes for gym too. Mainly because the guys play harder than the girls and when the girls cant keep up the guys start making fun of the girls.

Anonymous said...

Yes, at Wawasee Middle School this year, language and math classes will be gender based. This is in an effort to eliminate some distractions and create a great atmosphere for students to learn in. All other classes and lunch will be co-educational.

Tony Cassel
Principal, Wawasee Middle School

PharmacistMike said...

I have recently formed the Testicular Cancer Society and would be very interested in learning about the mandatory education on self-testicular exams and maybe some examples of the curriculum.

Anonymous said...

Thank you to all of our school nurses for what they provide every day for our students and staff.