The Health Services department consists of 17 Nurses and a Health Services Coordinator who oversee the health and wellness of students and staff during school hours, including hands-on nursing care for acute and chronic student illnesses. They develop plans of care for students with chronic health care needs, provide health care education and implement student health screenings such as vision/hearing and scoliosis. In addition, the health services staff trains school system employees in CPR, AED/Code Valentine, and First Aid.
Troup County School System
Health Services Department
- TCSS Health Services Department and Clinic Staff cared for approximately 12,840 students during the 21/22 school year and had 61,135 clinic visits to nurses.
- School Nurses and Clinic Staff distributed 42,891 medications during the school year.
- 117 School Staff Members were trained in CPR/AED Awareness and First Aid.
Medication Permission Click Here
Medication Record 22/23 Click Here
Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan Click Here
Asthma Action Plan Click Here
Diabetes Emergency Care Plan Click Here
Seizure Action Plan Click Here
HIPAA Form Click Here
All students entering or attending Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grades are required to have a valid Georgia Certificate of Immunization Form 3231, issued by a licensed Georgia physician, or qualified employee of the local Health Department or the State Immunization Office. Parents/guardians are responsible for having their children properly immunized in accordance with Georgia law. For further immunization information, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health website at http://dph.georgia.gov/immunization-section
NEW 11th GRADE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENT
Georgia's immunization requirements for students entering or transferring into the eleventh grade have been revised to align with the current recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
Effective July 1, 2021, children 16 years of age and older, who are entering the 11th grade (including new entrants), must have received one booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4), unless their initial dose was administered on or after their 16th birthday.
What Is Vaping?
Vaping is the inhaling of a vapor created by an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) or other vaping device.
E-cigarettes are battery-powered smoking devices. They have cartridges filled with a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavorings, and chemicals. The liquid is heated into a vapor, which the person inhales. That's why using e-cigarettes is called "vaping."
What Are the Health Effects of Vaping?
Vaping hasn't been around long enough for us to know how it affects the body over time. But health experts are reporting serious lung damage in people who vape, including some deaths.
Vaping puts nicotine into the body. Nicotine is highly addictive and can:
- slow brain development in teens and affect memory, concentration, learning, self-control, attention, and mood
- increase the risk of other types of addiction later in life
- irritate the lungs
- may cause serious lung damage and even death
- can lead to smoking cigarettes and other forms of tobacco use
Some e-cigarettes look like regular cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Some look like USB flash drives, pens, and other everyday items.
For more information on smoking and tobacco use go to: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/index.htm
NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL DIABETES MONTH
DECEMBER IS NATIONAL HAND WASHING AWARENESS MONTH
JANUARY IS NATIONAL BLOOD DONOR MONTH
FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH
March is NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH
April is NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH
May is NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH