Judy Dondarski RN, CSN
Certified School Nurse
The goal of our Health Office is to provide a safe, healthy learning environment for the students and staff of Woodbrook School. Priority issues include but are not limited to: assessment, treatment and documentation of illnesses, injuries, medication administration, treatments, first aid procedures, and physical as well as emotional health care and teaching. Health screenings such as height, weight, vision, hearing, blood pressure, and scoliosis are conducted as mandated by N.J. state law. The Family Life “Growing Up” Program is presented to fourth grade students by the CSN and Physical Education Teachers on an annual basis. Workman’s Compensation procedures, O.H.S.A., State Immunization Status, compliance and TB Testing standards are under the jurisdiction of the health office.
Each school year, The CSN presents a mandated presentation of Asthma, Universal Precautions, Anaphylaxis, and Blood borne Pathogen Training to the staff. Designated personnel, such as those on the Crisis Management “Response Team”, receive annual Automated Electronic Defibrillator Review as well.
The CSN develops Individualized Health Care Plans as well as Emergency Action Plans for children with specific health care needs, such as those with asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, chronic illness, and severe food allergies. Comprehensive student specific Food Allergy Action Plans include information regarding the child’s health status, reaction to the specific allergen, as well as an emergency action plan, as warranted. Food allergy information is shared with Chartwell Lunch Personnel, lunch aides, as well as staff members on a need-to-know basis. Once a severely allergic child is identified, correspondence is sent home to every parent in that particular classroom. A request is made to avoid sending the allergy food (especially nuts/nut products) into school for class snacks, trips, projects and birthday parties. Antibacterial wipes are used to rid desks of food particles to avoid food allergy exposure. “Peanut Free” tables are also provided in the classroom as warranted for the severely allergic child.
Your child’s health status is an important component to a positive learning experience. Please utilize the health-related web links provided. Together, we can strive to maintain the health, safety and well-being of our children.
Judy Dondarski RN, Certified School Nurse
732-452-2901 Ext 4