Wyandot County Public Health currently holds the contract for nursing services for the Carey and Upper Sandusky public school systems, Our Lady of Consolation Parochial School in Carey, St. Peter’s Parochial School in Upper Sandusky, and Angeline School of Opportunity in Upper Sandusky.
School nursing services include, but are not limited to: screenings for Kindergarten; screenings for vision, hearing, and scoliosis; monitoring immunization status and health records of all students, daily health issues, administration of medications, emergencies, and ensuring the general well being of students and staff alike.
Special presentations are held throughout the year as funding allows. Breast and testicular cancer awareness programs are presented to high school seniors with assistance from other service agencies. Growth and development classes are given to all 5th and 6th grade students.
School nurses provide OSHA training annually to all school staff. As required by the State of Ohio beginning in 2011, school nurses provide medication administration training to designated school staff. The school nurses are active members of the school’s Wellness Committee creating guidelines and recommendations for healthier, active students.