Exeter Township School District
Senior High School Health Room
610-779-3060, ext. 2112
(fax) 610-370-0518
 
Therese Knabb, RN, BS, CSN
TAKnabb@exeter.k12.pa.us
 
Melissa Hepp
 
 
The school nurse is on duty in the Senior High School the greater part of the school day (7:20 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.).  During this time, she renders first aid for minor injuries, advises pupils in regard to other health problems, and excludes pupils from school who have symptoms of communicable diseases.
 
The school nurse, in each building, has a variety of responsibilities. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania mandates many of these duties. These include verification that each student has received the required immunization protection; screenings of height, weight, vision, hearing, physical health, and dental health on the schedule provided by the state; and maintaining a healthy school population by watching for signs of communicable diseases.
 
The nurse never makes diagnoses and never prescribes treatment, but guides parents toward the community resources available for proper medical attention. Parents should make a point to know the school nurse and consult with her regarding the student's physical adjustment to the school.
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