The Director of Health
Services and school nurse, Anne Renneburg, knows that every visit to the nurse
is an opportunity for a girl to learn about her body, disease processes,
illness prevention, medications she is taking, and more. The goal is for every Winsor girl to be
prepared and empowered to make choices for herself that will positively impact
her academic achievement, personal success, and overall wellness.
To promote and protect the
optimal health status of the entire Winsor community, the school nurse provides
the following health care services, among others:
- Assessment and treatment of acute illness and injury
within established protocols approved by Winsor’s school physician consultant.
- Administration of prescribed medications and treatments to
girls in accordance with Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and
Board of Registered Nursing regulations.
- Management of chronic disease, such as diabetes and
asthma, by working with a girl and her family to develop and implement a health
care plan that addresses her medical needs during the school day.
- Collaboration with the Director of Food Services to ensure
that girls with special dietary needs are having them met, and girls with
life-threatening food allergies are safe.
- Collaboration with all school personnel “who have a need
to know” to ensure there is an understanding of a girl’s health needs during the
school day and there are no health-related barriers to her learning.