La Costa Meadows Elementary School

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School Health Services

The School Nursing staff in the San Marcos Unified School District includes 4.4 full-time California Credentialed School Nurses. Each elementary school Health Office is staffed by a part-time Health Aide. The school health offices are not staffed by licensed nurses, however each school is assigned a School Nurse/RN who is available by cell phone during school hours. School Nurses are also available for consultation with parents, teachers and children on an as needed basis. Please contact the health aide if you need to schedule an appointment with the School Nurse.

As the district's only credentialed, licensed, qualified health professionals, School Nurses provide health care to students and staff. Services provided include, but are not limited to:

  • State mandated audio-visual screening
  • Visual acuity assessment
  • Hearing assessment (audiometry)
  • Developing, training, implementing and monitoring specialized physical health care procedures for students with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, seizures
  • Providing communicable disease control for students and staff, including TB skin tests for staff
  • Facilitating access to health care for students and staff
  • Interpreting medical orders, medical reports and terminology for non-medical staff
  • Orientating and supervising school staff, including Health Aides, who are carrying out health care procedures assigned by the school nurse
  • Educational presentations to staff on issues such as first aid, allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), seizure disorder, and diabetes care
  • Advocating for increased nursing services, career education, mentoring new nurses, and serving as preceptors for school nurse candidates 

 

 

Debra Bucci, LCM Health Aide

debra.bucci@smusd.org