"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 adaption, self-management, self advocacy, and learning."
National Association of School Nurses, Inc
The Sudbury Public School nurses support the health and well being of all students. Our goal is to provide excellent school health care to all students to allow them to access their education to the best of their abilities. All students deserve to have their health issues acknowledged and addressed. Being involved in the delivery of school health services provides an opportunity to make a real and meaningful difference for each student who comes into the health office. As Sudbury school nurses we are committed to giving appropriate, effective care to all students in our charge, providing health assessment including treatment of illness and injuries, management of chronic health conditions, and administration of medications and other treatments. On an average day the health office is a busy and dynamic place. In a typical school year, we log approximately 31,000 health office visits. We welcome calls from parents/guardians to discuss your concerns, and work closely with staff at our schools to make each child's school experience a positive one.
We hope this site provides basic health information, including school health protocols, health and medication forms, and links to topics of interest. The contact information for each school nurse is listed on the school page. Please feel free to contact us to discuss any health concerns or questions regarding school health issues.
Care plans and medication authorization forms for the upcoming school year are no longer mailed home at the end of June. Student Asthma Action plans, Allergy Action and Care Plans, medication authorization forms etc are now available on this site under the Forms section. Complete any required forms at your convenience over the summer and return to the health office in September. Reminder - all medication must be delivered to school by a parent or guardian in a container with the original pharmacy label. Prescription medications require a physician's authorization, so please remember to obtain that as well. ( this includes asthma and epi-pen orders) Classroom teachers and specialists will be notified of any medical concerns in a confidential manner, as needed.
Also, your child's BMI data is available to you in the iParent portal of iPass. You will be able to view your child's growth screening record for each year they have been a student in Sudbury.
This past year, the school nurses were able to obtain free stock epi-pens for our health offices through a program offered by Mylan Pharmaceutics. They are now offering up to six Epi-pens (up to three 2-pack cartons) for $0 copay for families. With insurance coverage, this means for most families the epi-pens would be available at no cost. For more information, about this program click here to visit their website. What a great opportunity!
Ticks have been very active, and there are several cases of Lyme Disease in our community. Please visit the Health Topics section for links to sites with more information about Ticks and Lyme Disease.