Nursing Services

  • School Nurse Victoria Kimbal

             Nurse Victoria
     
    Our dedicated nursing staff is committed to the health and wellness of each student, providing safe quality nursing care and education to District 271 schools. We work collaboratively with educators, administrators, support staff, students and families to remove or modify barriers to learning that are caused by health-related issues and focus on promoting an optimal level of wellness so learning and teaching abilities are maximized. 
     
    We deliver quality safe patient-centered care using teamwork/collaboration, and evidence-based practice by:
    • Monitoring Immunizations and Communicable Disease
    • Performing Screenings: Vision, Scoliosis, Blood Pressure, Dental, Mental Health
    • Managing and Supervising Medication Administration
    • Coordinating Care for Children with Health Conditions
    • Developing Health Plans, some with Accommodations for 504 or IEP
    • Educating Students in Hand Washing, Growth and Development, Safety, Binge Drinking
    • Training District Staff in general CPR, AED, Stop the Bleed!, Epinephrine Auto-Injectors, and Basic First Aid
    • Training District Staff in specific Care of Students with Health Conditions, Diabetes, Seizures, and Food Allergy
    • Assessing and Triaging the Health Needs of Individual Students and Staff when Available
     
    Medication Administration at School:
     
    The role of the District regarding medication administration is to protect the health and safety of all students. Whenever possible, medications should be dispensed to students before and/or after school hours under the supervision of the parent/guardian. The District recognizes that students attending school may be required to take medication while at school, either on a short-term or long-term basis. Medications should be dispensed at school only when necessary to meet the health needs of the student. 
     
     
    To streamline the process for the beginning or during the school year, please have forms filled out completely, including parent and physician signatures.  All medications (including any over the counter medications such as Cough drops, Tylenol, or Ibuprofen) that you bring into school (in the original bottles/container) requires a physician signature and instructions (School Policy 3510-P).