Medical Needs

Medium

Health ServicesHealth services shall be available by professional health care staff with a focus on the total wellness of the student. Holistic health care is the focus of NDSD/RCDHH Health Services. The concept of body-mind-spirit interaction will be addressed with each individual student. Local eye, dental, and medical facilities allow the school to assist families in providing complete health care services to the enrolled students.

Individual Student Medical Files     Parent Notification      Philosophy and Objectives

Health service professionals provide assessment and treatment of minor injuries and acute illness of NDSD/RCDHH students. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Wellness information provided to staff/students
  • Prevent and control communicable diseases
  • Identify students with health needs
  • Encourage correction for remedial defects
  • Provide emergency care
  • Protect and improve the health of school personnel
  • Develop a healthy school environment
  • Provide in-services on universal precautions, CPR, first aid, dental care, communicable diseases, and puberty
  • Provide updates on medical health issues to NDSD/RCDHH staff, students, and families throughout the year
  • Teach health promotion and disease prevention
  • Report and record pertinent medical/health information
  • Establish standards of quality of practice after consultation with recognized nursing specialty groups