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Welcome to Student Health Services!
School nurses are the link between health care and education. Arcadia Unified School District Nurses provide health services to the district in the hopes of promoting health, preventing illness and injury, managing health problems, and helping all students to access their education.
Health Services consists of a District Nurse, a part-time School Nurse, Health Office Assistants at each of the eleven traditional school sites, and Licensed Vocational Nurses who provide care to students with unique health needs.
The Health offices have upwards of 50,000 student visits annually and provide services to the nearly 10,000 students in our district.
Under the direction of the District Nurse, the School Nurse and Health Office Assistants provide the following services:
- Communicable Disease Control
- Record Health and Developmental Histories on special education students as requested
- Perform Hearing screenings for all TK/K, 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 10th graders, and all special education students annually
- Perform Vision Screenings for all TK/K, 2nd, 5th, and 8th graders, and all special education students annually
- Advocate for Student Health Needs
- Maintain AED’s and other Health Equipment
- Coordinate CHDP Physical Exams, Oral Health Exams, and State Reporting
- Implement Immunization Requirements and interpret Immunization records
- Monitor chronically ill students with Diabetes, Asthma, Epilepsy, heart problems and other diseases as necessary
- Administer Medications
- Maintain an Epinephrine program
- Serve as a resource for student and staff wellness
- Interpret medical diagnoses and other medical treatments/interventions
- Coordinate with medical teams as requested
- Find medical resources for students
- Coordinate staff and student TB screenings
- Supervise Health Offices
- Train staff as needed
- Scoliosis Screening for 7th grade girls and 8th grade boys
- Participate in First Response teams and disaster protocols
- First Aid