Nursing Admin. Assistant
Nursing and Health
School Nurse Consultant
LADSE’s school nurse consultant supports LADSE’s multi-district programs, its member district nurses, staff, students and their families. The nurse is available to discuss specific needs of students receiving special education services and to share resources on all aspects of school health matters. Vision and hearing screening as mandated by the Illinois Department of Public Health is offered to students throughout the year. An outcome of screening may be identification of students eligible for participation in a vision, otologic, or audiological clinic sponsored by LADSE in conjunction with state health agencies.
Education and Training
Health education and training programs on a variety of topics including CPR, defibrillator use, first aid, contagious and chronic illnesses, seizures, auto-immune deficiency syndrome, bloodborne pathogens, state and federal mandates, and other health related issues are offered to LADSE and district nurses and staff.
Consultation services are offered to district nurses and to DuPage West Cook Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. Coordination between home and school staff is offered when health problems, chronic illness, or major accidents require home visits from a nurse. When necessary, individual health plans and procedures for health impaired students are developed.
Vision and hearing screenings are conducted on all LADSE students at least once throughout the year. Please let the LADSE nurse know if you refuse this screening for your child.
LADSE requests that all families of students with asthma submit an asthma action plan that has been completed by their health care provider to the building or classroom nurse. (See Health Forms)
For those wanting more resources regarding food allergies, go to:
FARE (Food Allergy Resource and Education)
STATE REQUIRED HEALTH FORMS
The following examinations are required for kindergarten:
- Varicella (chickenpox) - 2 doses
- Meningococcal vaccine on or after the 11th birthday - 1 dose
The following examinations are required for entrance into school:
Forms can be found on the LADSE website or your local school district website.