Board Of Education
On Thursday Oct 1, ten(10) school nurses across the district were given two days notice they were being transferred to other schools.
I asked Superintendent Stephen Green to help us understand the guidance the district used to make these recent school nurse reassignment decisions.
Elementary Schools affected are: Bouie, Fairington, Kittredge, Vanderlyn, Oakcliff, Huntley Hills, Columbia, Oakview, Briarlake, and Hawthorne. Reaction by the communities and many nurses:
Parents angered over reassigned school nurses
Parents, students upset DeKalb school nurses being moved
Why are DeKalb school nurses being ripped from their communities?
Former DeKalb administrator demands special service and approximately 6000 children in 10 schools pay the price
School Council Letters To BOE
- Bouie Elementary School PTA and School Council
- Briarlake Elementary School Council
- Kittredge Magnet School Council
Board Discussions About Nurses
March 2, 2015 note from Michael Thumond (Superintendent)
Based on feedback from the last Board of Education meeting, a revised proposal was developed that includes possible timeline for implementation, comparison of neighboring district service models and three options for consideration by the board. Please find the proposal attached at Student Health Services In Schools Revised Proposal.pdf
Laws, Rules And Policy
- OCGA § 20-2-779. Care of students with diabetes
- SBOE Rule 160-4-8-.18 DIABETES MEDICAL MANAGEMENT PLANS
- DCSD Policy JGC-R(1): Student Health Services
Dr. Stephen Green sent this out Friday Oct 9:
Subject: School Health Care Realignment of Services
By: Superintendent Stephen Green
Certified Nursing Assistant
A certified nursing assistant, or CNA, helps patients or clients with healthcare needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Also known as a Nursing Assistant (NA) a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) or a State Tested Nurse Aid (STNA), the individual who carries this title needs strong work ethic and ability, but issues of liability and legality prevent CNAs from performing certain procedures.
Role of the CNA
Your regular responsibilities as a nursing assistant will vary based on where you work or live. Nursing assistants can work in a wide variety of settings; nursing homes, hospitals, adult day care centers, personal homes and assisted living facilities all require nursing assistants to act as a helpful liaison between the RN or LPN and the patient. In many cases, the nursing assistant serves as the RN’s or LPN’s eyes and ears, and relays information between many patients and one or two RNs.
A medical assistant is an allied health professional that supports the work of physicians and other health professionals, usually in a clinic setting Medical assistants perform routine clinical and administrative duties under the direct supervision of a physician or other health care professional. Medical assistants perform many administrative duties, including answering telephones, greeting patients, updating and filing patients’ medical records, filling out insurance forms, handling correspondence, scheduling appointments, arranging for hospital admission and laboratory services, and handling billing and book keeping. Duties vary according to laws of the jurisdiction and may include taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting during diagnostic examinations. Medical assistants collect and prepare laboratory specimens or perform basic laboratory tests on the premises, dispose of contaminated supplies, and sterilize medical instruments. They instruct patients about medications and special diets, prepare and administer medications as directed, authorize drug refills as directed, telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy, draw blood, prepare patients for X-rays, take electrocardiograms, remove sutures, and change dressings. They also facilitate communication between the patient and other health care professionals.
A registered nurse (RN) is a nurse who has graduated from a nursing program and met the requirements outlined by a country or state licensing body in order to obtain a nursing license. An RN’s scope of practice is determined by local legislation governing nurses, and usually regulated by a professional body or council.