SHAW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES
Student Health Records
The School Nurse is responsible for maintenance of accurate student health records. This includes the enforcement of state laws regarding immunizations.
The population at Shaw includes students with a variety of special medical as well as educational needs. The nurses assist in meeting these needs by performing skilled nursing procedures such as diabetic blood sugar testing, tube feedings, and urethral catheterization as needed.
In the interest of student health and in promoting good health practices, the Beavercreek Schools conduct a program of health screening. These screenings are conducted according to guidelines of the Ohio Department of Health.
At Shaw School these include:
Although not conducted routinely, other screenings occur as needed. These include:
A hand washing program is conducted in the 1st grade classrooms by Mrs. Curry in November or December. This program helps the children to understand the concept of germs and the importance of hand washing in preventing illness. Children get to use "glow germ" lotion on their hands, which glows under a black light, and then wash their hands to see if they got it all off. They also bring a chart home to keep track of when they are washing their hands.
Other classroom programs which are conducted by the School Nurse include a "Human Growth and Development" presentation in the spring. This program is presented to 4th and 5th grade, boys and girls separately, and helps them to understand the changes that their bodies are or soon will be going through during early puberty.
Last Modified on May 2, 2007