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Gwinnett County Public Schools

Nursing

Nursing


Description of Services

The overall goal of Direct Care Nursing Services is to assist schools with managing the complex needs of medically fragile students. 


Types of Service

  • Conference with teachers
  • Conference with parents
  • Conference with students
  • Observation of student
  • Nursing evaluation
  • Technical assistance
  • Training of staff on health-related procedures
  • Referral to other agencies
  • Attendance at SSTs, staffings, etc.


As the above primary nursing responsibilities permit, some of the broad roles provided to general and special education students can include:

  • Providing technical assistance to schools with special health needs and concerns
  • Helping local schools write protocols to meet the needs of students with unusual health needs or where specialized medical procedures are being requested by parents and doctors
  • Serving on medical review panels as needed
  • Serving as a liaison between the school, Public Health Department, and local hospitals
  • Training in-school health teams designated by the principal when specialized health procedures are required
  • Working collaboratively with other support staff (teachers, therapists, administrators) to provide a safe environment for students with complex health care needs

 

 

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