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    Overview
     
    School nurses focus on students' health, which promotes student attendance and achievement. The credentialed school nurses assume a variety of pivotal roles: primary health care provider, case manager, health services coordinator, child advocate, health educator, counselor, and supervisor of health care in an educational setting. School Nurses train, assign, and supervise unlicensed personnel to provide Specialized Health Care Services.
     
    Types of Services (per Bulletin 989.1, General Guidelines-Credentialed School Nurse State
    Mandated Responsibilities)
     
    1. Implementation of the School Health Services Program
     
    2. State Mandates:
    • Emergency Care
    • Suspected Child Abuse Reporting
    • Control of Communicable Diseases
    • Immunization Assessment and Follow-Up
    • Assist the school with arrangements to complete hearing assessments by the school
    • Audiometrist and students identify with hearing loss by referring to health care providers.
    • and assisting families in receiving care and treatment
    • Vision Screening
    • Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Compliance Follow-Up
    • Scoliosis Screening
    • Parent/Guardian Notification, Referrals and Follow-Up of Possible Health Defects
    • Special Education Service
    • Record Keeping and Documentation
    • Counseling and Individualized Health Education
    • Confidential Report of a Student Accident/Employer's Report of Occupational Injury or Illness
    • Health Office Referrals
     
    Health Education and Annual Training regarding:
     
    a. Bloodborne Pathogens (available in MyPLN)

    b. Medication administration training

    c. Accommodation and planning for students with disabilities

    d. First Aid Procedures Training

    e. Training and supervision for specialized physical health care services (CEC 49423.5) 

     

     

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    Contact Info

    121 N. Beaudry Ave.,
    Los Angeles, CA 90012 
    P: (213) 202-7580
    F: (213) 580-6557
    E: DistrictNursing@lausd.net

    Director:
    Sosse Bedrossian, MSN, MA, RN, FNP-C

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