Meek School Nursing Services
Meek School Nursing Services are responsible for
strengthening and facilitating the education process by
improving and protecting the health status of children by
identifying and assisting in the removal or modification of
health related barriers to learning and teaching process for
individual students. Our School Nurse is especially prepared
and uniquely qualified in preventive health, health
assessment, and referral procedures. School nursing is a
specialized practice of professional nursing that advances
the well being academic success and life long achievement of
students. Identification of health barriers is crucial to
the provision of an appropriate education plan for every
Services provided by School Nurse
Many students come to school with
various health needs that may interfere with their ability
to learn and reach their full potential. Infections,
injuries, asthma, diabetes, allergies, and emotional
difficulties related to these health conditions may lead to
absences from school and, in some cases, academic failure if
left unattended or not addressed properly. The school nurse
is a committed and proactive partner in ensuring that
students have a safe environment, are healthy, and prepared
School Nurses provide instruction for:
Hand washing / Universal Precautions
Food Allergy Awareness
Puberty / HIV / AIDS
Other health related topics for specific grade levels
School Nurses provide student screenings for:
Scoliosis, Hearing, Vision, Dental, Common Infectious
Examples of special health needs are:
Tube Feedings, Tracheotomy Care, Diabetic Maintenance,
Catheter Care, Injectable Medications, Oxygen
Administration, Seizure Control / Precautions, Nutritional
Support, Gait Support, Psychological / Sociological
Meek School offers
athletes excellent opportunities to compete and improve
skill level with quality coaching and supervision. Students
are required to complete a consent and physical exam form
prior to trying out. This is required for each school year.
May 1st of the current year through June 30th of the
succeeding year. (Student
athlete form) (Preparticipation
Physical Evaluation Form)
- School personnel cannot administer ANY
medication until a form, signed by the parent is on
file in the clinic of the school.
ALL medication, prescription and over-the-counter
(i.e., Tylenol, Advil, Cough Drops, etc.) need a
signed medical form prior to being brought to the
school. It also MUST be in the original container
and kept in the clinic.
Please read all guidelines and print form.
- What is scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a sideways curve of the spine. As it
curves, the spine also rotates. It usually develops
in children between 10 and 13 years of age and
affects girls more than boys.
- (MRSA) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus
aureus is a bacterium responsible for several
difficult-to-treat infections in humans.
- Recommended Immunization Schedule
for Persons Age 0 Through 18
The Jessica Elkins Act (SB0075, Act #2014-274)
requires local school systems to provide
meningococcal disease and vaccine information to
parents of sixth through twelfth grade students.
Download the ADPH Meningococcal Flyer for Schools.
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE REFERENCE CHART explains
symptoms and has recommendations for a better
understanding of common diseases.
- MMR (Measles, Mumps, & Rubella) Vaccine - What
You Need to Know
- Head lice are not dangerous. They
do not transmit disease, but they do spread easily,
making it a community issue. Additionally, despite
what you might have heard, head lice often infest
people with good hygiene and grooming habits.
Your family, friends or community may experience
head lice. It’s important to know some basics,
including how to recognize symptoms and what to do
if faced with an infestation.
Head Lice 101...
for Parents & Teachers...
- It is always a good time to remind your children
about good hand washing, coughing into their sleeve,
and keeping their hands away from their mouth, nose,
DISCLAIMER: School nurses do not take
the place of a doctor. None of the information provided
on this website is meant to replace a doctor. Every
student should have their own health care provider. The
information on this website is meant for informational
purposes only. School nurses are not responsible for
anyone who does not follow the advice of their own
physician or health care provider.