Back To School Fashions Are Always In The News But What About School Nurse Supplies?

by SKHC Editor on August 13, 2008

It’s getting to be that time. You may already be there, heck, you may have never even left – school. You’re probably running around making sure you have diabetic supplies and screening tests on hand, arranging health room supplies, oh yeah, and planning the school year.

Many communities will be hosting back to school events offering free school supplies, immunizations, and screenings for students. What’s your community doing? Is your school hosting any free school supply giveaways or offering free vision and hearing testing? Take a moment to spread the word.

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Palm Bay, Florida recently held an event for parents to determine if their children were eligible for Florida KidCare health insurance program as well as gave away free school supplies.

Speaking of health insurance, do parents know their children may be eligible for free or low-cost health insurance? The US Department of Health and Human Services notes every state in the nation has health insurance programs for children 18 years old and younger. For little or no cost the insurance covers doctor visits, prescription medicines, and much more. To find out your state’s program click here.

As a school nurse are there any suggestions you have for parents about getting their child ready for the upcoming school year? Should Asthma Action Plan forms be filled out? Are there any school nursing supplies you would love to see families donate to the school health room?

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Margaret February 5, 2009 at 10:00 am

i have some diabetic testing supplies from a friend that passed away. do you know of any place i could donate them to?

Mike February 5, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Try the Salvation Army. Often these supplies should be discarded as they will have blood contamination from use even if they look clean. You might also check with your personal doctor’s office. They may know of organizations that accept used medical supplies.

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