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VVISD Health Services

The Health Team is made up of three CNAs and one RN who serves as the District Nurse who oversees the healthcare of every student and staff member in the entire district in compliance with regulatory standards set forth by the Texas Board of Nursing, Texas Education Agency, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and recommendations by the National Association of School Nurses and the Texas School Nurses Organization. A local physician serves as the signing physician for standard orders and as an adviser to the District Nurse.

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Lyndee Owen, BSN, RN  - District Nurse

lowen@vvisd.org

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La'Keisha Polk, CNA - Van Vleck Elementary PreK-5

lpolk@vvisd.org

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Gwen Franklin, CNA - O.H. Herman Middle School

gfranklin@vvisd.org

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Carla Bujnoch, CNA - Van Vleck High School

cbujnoch@vvisd.org

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Our primary mission is to support student achievement through health and wellness. 

We are a team who works to prevent and control illnesses so that students can succeed academically, mentally, physically, and socially. 


    2019-2020 Important Dates

    • 9/16/19
      • School Health Advisory Council Meeting 3:45 pm
    • 9/25/19
      • Bay City Walgreens- Flu shot clinic for Staff/Staff's immediate family
    • 11/18/19
      • School Health Advisory Council Meeting 4:15 pm
    • 2/24/20
      • School Health Advisory Council Meeting 3:45 pm
    • 2/26/20
      • Van Vleck High School Health & Wellness Fair 
      • Stop the Bleed Training grades 9-12
    • 3/18/20
      • O.H. Herman Middle School Health and Wellness Fair
      • Stop the Bleed Training grades 6-8
    • 5/18/20
      • School Health Advisory Council Meeting 4:15 pm


mEDICAL FORMS

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION FORM

  • Medication should only be given in the school setting if ABSOLUTELY necessary. Whenever possible, the parent and physician are urged to design a schedule for giving medication outside of school hours. If this is not possible, it must be understood by the parent that the medication will be dispensed by the principal or his/her designee in the absence of the school nurse. The school accepts no responsibility for untoward reactions when the medication is dispensed in accordance with the physician's directions. Medications must be given exactly as printed on the label or physicians order. To request the School Nurse to give alternatively would be going against physician's orders and school policy. This form must be filled out and signed by the parent for ANY medication provided to the nurse. 

ANAPHYLAXIS ACTION PLAN FORM

  • Please provide a complete Anaphylaxis Action plan form (signed by a physician) if your child has a major life threatening allergy requiring an EpiPen auto injector and/or Benadryl.  Any further medical documentation of the allergy is welcomed for the student's file. The School nurse will then create an Individualized Healthcare Plan for the student.

aSTHMA ACTION PLAN FORM

  • Please provide a complete Asthma Action Plan form if your child has Asthma requiring an inhaler or nebulizer treatment medication. Spacers will need to be provided by the parent. Each clinic has a nebulizer machine.  Any further medical documentation of the student's asthma is welcomed for the student's file. The School Nurse will then create an Individualized Healthcare Plan for the student. 

sEIZURE aCTION pLAN fORM

  • Please provide a complete Seizure Action Plan form (signed by a physician) if your child has any form of Epilepsy. It is recommended that the student's emergency seizure medication is provided to the school nurse to have on hand in the case of an epileptic medical emergency, or as directed by the physician.

common First Aid References

Allergic Reactions  Asthma Flare-Ups   Burns  Chest Pains  Choking  Common Cold  Constipation  Coughing  Cuts  Dehydration  Dental Injuries  Diarrhea  Dislocations  Earaches  Eye Injuries  Fainting  Falls  Febrile Seizures  Fever  Flu  Head Injuries  Head Lice  Headaches  Heat Exhaustion/Heat Stroke  Nosebleeds  Pinkeye  Poison Ivy  Poisoning  Rashes  Ringworm  Seizures  Sore Throat  Splinters  Stiff Neck  Stomachaches  Strains & Sprains  Urination Pain  Vomiting  Warts


Teen references

Hygiene Basics  Shaving  Why do I get Acne?  Everything you want to know about PUBERTY!  Healthy Weight  How much sleep do I need?  Technology: 5 ways to reboot yourself!  Protecting your identity online  Cyberbullying  The truth about earbuds  Hearing impairment  Take care of your skin!  Backpack Basics  Ingrown Toenails  Athletes Foot  Jock Itch  Secondhand Smoke  Vaping: What you need to know  Binge Drinking  Abusive Relationships  Drugs: What to know  STDs  Abstinence


websites

Texas Department of State Health Services
STOP THE BLEED
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL

IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION
Matagorda Episcopal Health Outreach Program (MEHOP)
Matagorda County Community Health Programs
TEXANA
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE
POISON CONTROL - 1(800) 222-1222

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