School Nurse
  •           Welcome To

    Northwood Hills Clinic!

    • School Nurse responsibilities:

      • Managing the clinic – caring for ill or injured students and staff.
      • Maintaining accurate records – databases of clinic visits for the year, immunization and health concerns database. Preparing state reports at the end of the year.
      • Performing mandated screenings – vision, hearing, scoliosis, and acanthosis nigricans.
      • Making certain that all students are up to date on immunizations.
      • Gathering information, reviewing and managing health concerns – data gathered from the collection of Student Health Information Forms.
      • Teaching in the classroom on a variety of health related topics – nutrition, dental, hand washing, growth and development and HIV, first aid, and school safety.
      • Finding medical, dental, vision and mental health resources for families.
      • Monitoring communicable diseases.  Including weekly reports to the Dallas County Health Department.
      • Being the case manager for special needs students or students with a wide variety of acute or chronic health conditions including students with cancer, diabetes, asthma, seizure disorders, transplants and many others.
      • Administering medications.
      • Monitoring safety issues in the building.
      • Reporting and following up on possible child abuse.
      • Liaison to the community, staff, and parents regarding health issues.

       

       

       

      IF YOUR STUDENT HAS BEEN ABSENT DUE TO ILLNESS, PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL NURSE AT 469-593-4250 PRIOR TO YOUR STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL AS THE GUIDELINES FOR RETURN HAVE CHANGED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.  

       

       

       

       

       

    Click the links below for helpful information about Immunizations, medications, and RISD guidlines for illness

    RISD Guidelines for illness

     Medication Guidelines for School

    21-22 Medication Forms

     COVID guidelines and referral form

     Consent form for COVID screener (student)

  • RISD In-School Rapid Screening Program

    • Any and all students and staff experiencing symptoms at school will be placed in an isolated area and cannot remain at school, regardless of a negative screening test result.
    • Symptomatic students or staff at school are eligible to receive a rapid antigen screening test.
    • Students and staff should NOT come to school to request a test if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
    • Screenings are optional and require signed parent consent for students under age 18.
    • Screenings are conducted by trained RISD staff with results available within 24 hours.
    • A positive test result will help inform RISD’s next steps related to contact tracing, and the person’s next steps related to care, isolation or additional testing.
    • The tests used are rapid antigen tests supplied by the state of Texas, and while designed to be most accurate while a person is experiencing symptoms (97-98% accurate), are not considered as completely accurate as PCR tests are considered to be.
    • Signed consent for this screening is required, and Health Services staff will also contact parents directly before a screening is given if a student is experiencing symptoms at school.
    • Completion of an employee consent form is required for RISD employees who wish to receive a rapid screening test. Forms are available to employees at the time of the screening.
    • Central RISD employees experiencing COVID-19 symptoms during the work day and interested in a rapid screening should work with their supervisor to make arrangements for a screening with RISD Health Services
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  • Nurse Bressler

    Patty Bressler BSN, RN

    Nurse

    14532 Meandering Way

    Dallas, TX 75254

    469-593-4300

    Fax 469-593-4301

    patty.bressler@risd.org

     

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