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Welcome to the Taft Nurse's Office

  • School Nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success, and life long achievement of students. To that end, the school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy and learning. -National Association of School Nursing


    School Nurses monitor the health status, and identify and address unmet health needs of students. The School Health Unit of the Department of Public Health in Massachusetts in collaboration with the National Association of School Nurses, define services provided through the health office. Some of the services provided at Uxbridge High School are:

    Leadership for the provision of health services

    Assures that health needs are met for all students
    Individualized health care planning
    Case management for students with health care needs
    Student support team member 
    Wellness committee member
    Crisis team member
     
    Direct health care to students and staff
    Management of chronic conditions
    Injury, first aid, and prevention
    Illness assessment and treatment
    Medication administration
    Health counseling
     
    Health screenings and referral for health conditions
    Postural
    Hearing and vision 
    Height, weight, and BMI measurements
    SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and referral to treatment)
     
    Healthy School Environment
    Management of school health records
    Physical examinations
    Immunizations
    Communicable disease prevention and control
    Environmental health and safety
     
    Intercommunication between school community, students, parents, and health care providers

School Nurse

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