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Welcome to Health Services


The Lafayette Parish School System's Health Services provides a variety of services to the students, parents and school staff.  The primary role of the school nurse is to support students learning by working to assure that all children are in school and able to learn to their potential.  Optimal learning requires good health. 



The School Nurses achieves their goal by:

  • Serve as health advocate for the student
  • Promote positive approaches to optimal health through prevention measures, health education and health counseling
  • Identification, assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of student health concerns
  • Promote understanding of chronic health problems and assist the student, family and school personnel in modifying the school environment to accommodate for the student's needs
  • Serve as a liaison between the medical community and school personnel
  • Support a nonviolent, drug-free environment


Included in the services provided by the School Nurse are:

  • Vision and Hearing Screening
  • Auditing immunization records and assuring compliance
  • Health education including state mandated Breast Self Examination instruction
  • Develop and monitor individualized Care Plans for student with health conditions that interfere with learning
  • Instruct and monitor school staff to handle medication administration during the school day
  • Document and report suspected child abuse and neglect
  • Provide any needed medical services for students and/or delegate (when appropriate) to school staff after proper evaluation and instruction by the professional nurse
  • Communicable disease control by monitoring, education, and cooperation with the governmental bodies charged with communicable disease control
  • Monitoring student absences and intervene where appropriate


Students, Parents, and School Staff are encouraged to contact the Health Services Office at 521-7280 with any student related health concern.

 

 

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Health Services Documents:
Region 4 Parish Health Units
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health Communicable Disease Chart
2017-2018 ADHD Packet
2017-2018 Anaphylasis Packet
2017-2018 Asthma Packet
2017-2018 Catherization Packet
2017-2018 Diabetes Packet
2017-2018 GT Feed Packet
2017-2018 Medical Needs Packet
2017-2018 Medication Assessment Day Nursing Packet
2017-2018 Medication Packet
2017-2018 Seizure Packet
2017-2018 Seizure with Diastat or Medication Packet
2017-2018 SPED Special Needs Packet
2016-2017 Vaccines for Your Children
2016-2017 Immunizations Folder
Authorization to Release or Obtain Confidential Information

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