Screening of children for Scoliosis is done in the 6th and 8th grades by
trained school staff. Any child requiring further examination
is referred to their family physician.
School, Daycare and Pre-K Audits
The immunization nurse assesses the immunization status of all children enrolled
in all private and public kindergarten, pre-K and 6th grade classes, and
all children enrolled in day care (privately-owned, and church-owned) facilities.
Education on the purpose and necessity of childhood immunization is provided
through parent letters, articles, workshops for daycare facility staff,
physician office staff, and school nurses.
Community Collaborative Efforts
We serve as members and consultants to boards, councils, committees, and
community service-related organizations in the county. Our purpose is to
stay abreast of the thoughts, needs, concerns, and climate of the community,
and assist the citizenry to maintain its highest level of wellness. Some
of the groups we are currently involved in are: Fayette FACTOR, LIPT/CHINS, Child Abuse/Fatality Committee.
Provide health and wellness education to the community through telephone
triage; consultation with area physicians; distribution of written information;
newspaper articles; provide staff to lecture on various health/environment-related
topics upon request (as staffing allows); assist local parochial / college
students, citizens, and organizations by providing public health information
and statistics and proctor
nursing students during the clinical rotation phase of their training.