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Roles of the School Nurse
The Carroll County School Health Program, believing that each child's health has a direct effect on their ability to fully access the educational opportunities of our school division, strives to do everything possible to assist our students in achieving their full potential.

School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and lifetime achievement of students.

The School Nurse plays many roles within the school. Below are just a few of the many things that the School Nurse does within the school:

- Vision and hearing screening for all 10th graders
- Care plans for chronic health conditions
- Teach Family Life during P.E. classes
- Promotes healthy life styles
- Health care counseling or guidance to students, their family, and to staff.
- Identify health concerns by observation and assessment of needs, and provide appropriate care.
- Medication management
- Immunization verification according to state guideline requirements
Think Prevention!
Make sure children wear mouth guard and protective gear for contact sports and helmets while biking or skateboarding.

Flu season is HERE.

Remember to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds each time several times a day. Handwashing is the best way to prevent transmission of diseases. Cover you cough also. Flu shots are available in doctor's offices and at your local health department.

Reminder to students and parents:
When a student brings in a medication, I have to have written permission from the parent before I can administer the medication. Also, it needs to be in the labeled container that it was purchased in and not expired. Thanks!