Providing for all students' health and safety while supporting their academic success.
Emporia Public Schools' Health Services' goals are to provide safety and promote health and wellness through prevention, assessment, early intervention, treatment, accessing resources, and assistance with known health issues.
Health services are provided in a confidential, secure setting in accordance with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) regulations. All visits to the health offices are documented and maintained in confidential electronic health records. In addition, a student’s physical exams, immunization records, dental cards, and other health information are maintained in the student's confidential medical file.
- Abuse assessment/reporting
- Assault prevention/Intervention
- Human sexuality/Reproduction consultations
- Communicable disease management
- Individualized nursing care plans
- Drug/Substance abuse screenings
- Emergency care services
- Social services for health needs
- Insurance information/consultation
- Health teaching in the classroom
- Immunization management
- Medication management
- Medical referrals to other providers
- Management of nursing care for special needs
- Communicate with family/guardians
- Empathetic therapeutic listening and crisis management (only by the RN)
- Will you give some medicine to my student’s coach for away trips?
- My student has asthma, diabetes, or anaphylaxis allergic reactions, may they carry their emergency medications/supplies?
- May my student carry their own over-the-counter and/or prescription medications?
- What do I do if my student has a doctor’s note about physical restrictions from class(es), activities and/or athletics?
- What do I do if I think my student may have sustained a concussion or head injury?
- When do I need to stay home?
- What if I am diagnosed with an infectious disease?
Registered nurses (RN) provide care to students and staff who have been injured or have an acute illness by using the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate care for all students. The school nurse provides leadership for the provision of health services, promotes a healthy school environment, and acts as a liaison between school personnel, family, community, and health providers. The RN also supervises and determines what tasks can be delegated to the LPNs and other staff that may provide medical care.