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AIKEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

212 King Philip Dr.
West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone: 860-233-6994
Fax: 860-236-9184

Shannon Mlodzinski, Principal 

Nurse

Health Forms

District Forms

 



New Immunization Requirements


Welcome to the Aiken Health Room


1. Primary Health Care:

The school nurse in West Hartford has traditionally assured access to primary health care by developing and maintaining links with community agencies. The school nurse has information regarding the Husky Health Plan for families that do not have insurance. Click here to visit the State of Connecticut’s Husky website:

HUSKY

2. Crisis Medical situations

The school nurse in West Hartford develops a system of efficient and expert handling of emergency and crisis medical situations. The nurses work with an Emergency Response Teams within the school building to develop a plan of action for emergency medical situations.

3. Mandated Screenings and Immunizations

In accordance with CT State Law and Town of West
Hartford policy, a health assessment is required prior
to public school enrollment, and in grades 3, 6, and
10. A physical examination includes hematocrit or
hemoglobin tests, height, weight and blood pressure;
an updating of immunizations as recommended; vision,
hearing, speech and gross dental screenings. The assess-
ment shall also include tests for tuberculosis, sickle cell
anemia, Cooley’s anemia and tests for lead levels in the
blood if such tests are necessary. The health assessment
information must be on the blue State of Connecticut
Department of Health Assessment Record. (form (HAR-3).

Immunizations required are as follows:

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DTP: at least 4 doses with the last dose given after the 4th birthday
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A booster is required prior to entry into 7th grade
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HIB: at least one dose given after the 1st birthday (students < 5 years of age)
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Polio: at least 4 doses with the last dose given after the 4th birthday
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A booster is required prior to entry into 7th grade
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MMR: 2 doses for entry into kindergarten and 7th grade
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HepB: 3 doses required for entry into K and 7th grade
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Varicella: 1 dose or proof of immunity from disease (chicken pox) Required for children born 1/1/97 or later. Required for entry into 7th grade.

Children entering the pre-school program must have all age appropriate immunizations.

Children entering West Hartford schools from another state or country must have a physical dated within 1 year of entry into West Hartford Schools. If the student is from another country, the physical and immunization information must be completed by a CT licensed health care provider.

4. Identification and solution of students’ health and education problems.

The school nurse in West Hartford is considered a member of the child’s education team. She participates in Strategy meetings, PPT meetings, develops Nursing Care Plans for children with health needs, administers medications and performs specialized health care procedures as ordered by the child’s health care provider.

5. Comprehensive and appropriate health education

The school nurse in West Hartford acts as a resource person for the classroom staff who teach health topics. The nurse may be invited to present information to the class on health and wellness topics. The school nurse does individual health education for children with identified medical conditions. This may include the proper use of prescribed medications, identification of signs and symptoms to report to a parent or teacher. The nurse consults as needed with classroom staff so they can be knowledgeable about a child’s specific health needs.

6. Provides safe and healthful school environment

The school nurse in West Hartford provides care for children
who may become ill or injured at school. The nurse monitors
trends to identify areas that pose risk of injury or illness to
students. The nurse maintains communication with the family
of students to assure students maintain optimal health status.
School nurses are members of the Health and Safety
Committee.

7. Provide a system of evaluation of effectiveness of school health program.

In West Hartford the school nurses maintains accurate records of care given. The nurses work on an on-going system of evaluating the effectiveness of the health care program.

 

 

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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