School Health Services are provided by the Milford Health Department to all Milford public and parochial schools. School nurses, dental hygienists and health office clerks provide a comprehensive school health program.
The Milford School Nurses provide first aid for illness and injury, conduct state mandated screenings for vision, hearing and postural evaluations, perform color vision evaluations for Kindergarten students, and height, weight and BMI assessments for all students. The Milford School Nurses are active members of their school resource teams, participating as members of the Crisis Team, Student Assistance Team and Child Study Team among others. The nurses actively participate in the PPT process and work collaboratively to develop health and education plans with the student, family, medical providers and school staff, acting as an advocate for students with heath concerns. The Milford School Nurses provide health education and health promotion activities such as health fairs, asthma education programs and many others to benefit all children.
School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement and health of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety including a healthy environment; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self advocacy, and learning.
National Association of School Nurses, 2010
Please visit the above links to access the School Nurse directory, general school health information including requirements for physical exams & sports physicals, immunizations, the requirements for medication administration at school, as well as downloadable forms. Links to Internet resources are listed below.
|Joan Campbell, MSN, RN||203-783-3285|