Organization

 


Network of Care

South Central
Public Health District
1020 Washington St N
Twin Falls ID 83301-3156
(208) 737-5900


  

Public health nurses provide education, health screenings, and technical advice to children and teachers in contracting school districts throughout the eight-county area of southern Idaho. For more information, contact the public health office in your local community.

Communicable Diseases

Communicable Diseases; how they are spread, symptoms, and possible risks. Consultation and health education is provided to parents and school personnel regarding suspected diseases / illnesses. On-site physical assessments also are provided to school children in specific instances.

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Head Lice

Head Lice are also called pediculosis, body lice, pubic lice, cooties, or crabs. Public health serves as a consultant to school personnel on the identification and treatment of head lice in the classroom.

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Immunization Oversight

Updated immunization information is provided to school personnel regarding state immunization requirements.

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Medication Administration

SCPHD provides information about administering prescription and over-the-counter medications in the school setting. Public health is available to school personnel for medication consultation, assuring proper storage of medications, and reviewing medication policies.

 

Oral Health Services

Coordination of a school-based fluoride mouth rinse program in fluoride-deficient communities, for children grades 1-6 who are at high risk of developing dental cavities.

 

Scabies

Scabies is a fairly common disease of the skin caused by a very small insect-like mite. Scabies mites burrow into the skin and make burrows or pimple-like rashes.

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School Nurses

Public health nurses provide education, health screenings, and technical advice to children and teachers in contracting school districts throughout the eight-county area.

 

Scoliosis Screening

SCPHD staff train school personnel or conducts annual back screenings in grades 6 and 8. Public health also provides education to parents and guardians of students who have possible back problems.

 

Student Health Care Plans

Nurses participate on a multidisciplinary team to write care plans for students who have identified special health needs.

 

Vision Screening

On-site vision screening is provided to grades K, 1, 3, 5, and individual students referred by school personnel.