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General Health Information

MEET OUR SCHOOL NURSES
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                 Email Health Services
Amie Hanley, MSN, RN, CPEN, SNSC
[email protected] work #(951) 845-9579 Ext.134321, Fax # (951)845-0496,
Office Hours 7:30 am-3:30 pm
Sites Serviced: Brookside Elementary, Three Rings Ranch Elementary, Tournament Hills Elementary, 21st Century, and Summerwind Trails K-8.
 
Cecilia Keegan, BSN, RN
[email protected] work # (951) 845-9579 Ext. 134320, Fax # (951) 845-0496
Office Hours 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sites Serviced: Sundance Elementary, San Gorgonio Middle School, Beaumont High School, Adult Transition and Glen View High School.
 
Lauren Ingrodi, BSN, RN
[email protected] Work # (951) 769-0711 Ext. 110262, Fax # (951) 845-0496
Office Hours: 7:30 am-3:30 pm
Sites: Palm Innovation Academy, Starlight Elementary, Anna Hause Elementary and Mt. View Middle School
 
On behalf of the Beaumont Unified School District (BUSD), we would like to take this opportunity to explain the role of Health Services and to ask for your help in our work with your children.
 
What does a School Nurse Do? 
The School Nurse is a part of the educational team. They participate in mandated screenings by the state, develop various types of care plans for chronic and acute conditions, organize and implement staff trainings, develop health reports for special education students and assist parents with reaching out to doctors. School nurses are also a part of the Student Attendance Response Team and they develop letters to be sent out to parents for communicable diseases. School nurses have a student-centered approach for care coordination using standards of practice, quality improvement, and leadership along with involving the community and public health (NASN, 2016).
 
Student Education Topics
Puberty training is done for all 5th graders (whose parents haven’t opted out) during the spring of each school year.
 
Staff Training/Education Topics
  • Health/Attendance clerks are trained annually by the district nurses on diabetes, asthma, and allergies.
  • Medication administration is reviewed and hands-on skills are checked off.
  • Seizure training is completed with all staff who works with students with seizures on an annual basis.
  • Training on signs/symptoms of high and low blood sugars is done for teachers and administration at schools with diabetic students.
  • G-tube bolus feeding training on a case by case basis.  Apple that says school + Health = Successful Students
 
Students with Special Health Needs        
If your child has any special health needs this should be communicated to the District Nurse or health clerk.  This information is kept confidential and it can be very important to a successful school experience. 
 
Examples of such needs are as follows:
  • Food Allergy
  • Bee sting allergy
  • Allergy to any other substance
  • Difficulty with vision, hearing, speech
  • Need for medication during the school day
  • Medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, seizures, and others.
  • Need for special aids such as crutches, walkers/wheelchairs, either temporary or permanent. These types of equipment, when used in school, must have a written statement/prescription from the physician. All equipment must be provided by parents/guardians.
  • Need for specialized physical health care procedures such as tube feedings, catheterization, nebulizer use, etc. These procedures, when performed in school, must have a written statement/prescription from the physician. All supplies must be provided by parents/guardians.
Emergency Telephone Numbers
The importance of current Emergency Numbers must be stressed.  It is essential, for the protection of our students, to be able to reach someone in case of emergency. Please update your emergency contact numbers in your parent portal account.
 
Attendance
It is important for you to notify the Health /Attendance office on the first day your child is absent from school.  Such information enables us to observe patterns of illness and to be of service to you and your child if the need arises.
 
Communicable Disease
Your child should be kept at home when he/she has a disease such as impetigo, pink eye, chickenpox, head lice, flu, or any other communicable disease.  Your cooperation will help prevent the spread of these diseases.  Please contact the school nurse for further information on particular diseases. 

HEALTH CARE CARD FOR FAMILIES

ALL IN For Health has designed a new tool to help families keep track of their child's basic medical information—like doctors' phone numbers, prescriptions, and allergies. Pass out this handy card to families with the Get Care Flyer and watch them reach their preventive health goals.

For more information, visit http://www.allinforhealth.org/get_care_card
Resources for Chronic Health Conditions

American Diabetes Association
http://www.diabetes.org/ 

American Academy of Pediatrics
https://www.aap.org/en-us/Pages/Default.aspx 

Centers for Disease Control
https://www.cdc.gov/ 

Epilepsy Foundation
https://www.epilepsy.com/ 

Asthma & Allergy Foundation
https://www.aafa.org/ 

Food Allergy Research & Education
https 

www.foodallergy.org/