My School Nurse
About Your School Nurse
Your school nurse serves as a health resource to you and your child, and is a link between home and school regarding health concerns. Your school nurse provides nursing care for accidents, illnesses and other medical situations. Your school nurse is also there to assist in promoting good health and in maintaining a healthy, safe environment for staff and students. Please feel free to contact the school nurse at your child's school with any health concerns or questions you may have.
The School Nurse provides the following services.
- Acute care management for illness and injury.
- Medication administration.
- Health education - student, staff and parent(s).
- Assessment of growth and development.
- Conduct state-mandated health screenings.
- Monitor students' compliance with state immunization laws.
- Detect, plan, treat, refer and follow-up on health problems.
- Provide Life Threatening Allergy Training to all school staff and faculty.
Please inform your school nurse if your child has any medical condition which may cause a medical emergency, such as asthma, food allergy, diabetes or seizures. Your school nurse will work with you to develop a care plan to meet your child's health care needs.
- Pediatric eye doctors from the New England Eye on-Sight Mobile Eye Clinic performed comprehensive eye exams for 125 students who had failed the vision screening and needed follow-up. In 2013, sixty-eight (68) pairs of glasses were provided free of charge to those students in need.
- The Diabetes Liaison Nurse facilitated care between Children's Hospital, Tufts and the Joslin Diabetes Center physicians, nurse educators, and nutritionists, and Lowell school children and families, incorporating school, home, and on-site care in the Lowell Public Schools.
- School nurses help over 2,600 Lowell students manage chronic diseases, including asthma, diabetes, life-threatening allergies and seizure disorders.