School Nurse

The Health Centre is staffed by a Community Health Nurse three days a week

The Community Health Nurse works closely with the school staff to

foster self care

  • encourage students to take responsibility for their own health
  • promote healthy lifestyle choices
  • provide health information and education on an individual and group basis
  • promote the first aid principles and a whole school approach to provision of  first aid care
  • assist students with chronic health conditions
  • Monitoring and support of children at risk
  • Promoting and supporting immunisation programs.

 

The role of the School health nurse in high school is primary health care and health counselling of adolescents.

Primary health care and health promotion are the basis of community health nursing. The core concepts include

  • promotion of health as a state of physical, social and emotional well-being     
  • identification of community needs
  • participation by individuals and communities in their own health care
  • collaboration across disciplines and agencies to achieve positive health           outcomes
  • culturally sensitive services
  • focus on promotion of healthy life styles, prevention and early intervention including Promoting and supporting immunisation programs within the school.

 

School facilities allow for the provision of basic first aid only. They are not designed for sick or injured students to remain at school. Parents/guardians will be notified when students are unable to continue class participation and they will be responsible for transport to home or hospital for care. Ambulance costs are directed to the parents/guardians.

Students are encouraged to limit visits to the nurse to scheduled breaks or before or after school. Their teacher’s permission is required to attend during class times. Appointments are required for non-urgent consultation.

Helen has been the School Health Nurse at Kent Street Senior High School since May 2012. Prior to this she was working in the school based immunisation team, and in the community health setting in Karratha. Some of her areas of work include Positive Parenting Program, Women’s Health, School Health Nursing and Immunisation.

For more information go to www.immunise.health.gov.au or email Helen Phillips@education.wa.edu.au School Health Nurse for Kent Street.

Health Care Plan Forms.

Form 1 - Student Health Care Summary

Form 2 - Generic Health Care Management

Form 4 - Severe Allergy / Anaphylaxis Management Plan

Form 5 - Mild / Moderate Allergies Management Plan

Form 6 - Diabetes Management Plan

Form 7 - Seizure Management Plan

Form 8 - Asthma Management Plan

Form 9 - Activity of Daily Living

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