Welcome to the Owatin Creek Health Room, My name is Mrs. Sue Templin and I have been the nurse at Owatin Creek Elementary School since January 2016. I am a 1981 graduate of the Reading Hospital School of Nursing. Prior to becoming a school nurse I spent many years working at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Med/Surg, Stroke Unit and the Emergency Department. I have also worked for a cardiology group as well as an out patient dialysis center.
I live in the Sinking Spring area with my husband. We have two children and a "granddog" Mylo. I love to read, watch water polo, and spend time in Bethany Beach, Delaware. I am here everyday from 8:20 to 3:40, if you have any questions please feel free to call or e-mail me.
For more information regarding documents, forms and general information please visit out Health Services webpage at:
Sue Templin RN
610-406-4580 Ext 8006
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.
In addition, the school nurse provides first aid and evaluation of illnesses that occur during the school day. Injuries and illnesses that occur at home need to be treated at home. The nurse also administers medications that students need to receive during school hours. The nurse provides health education, and serves as the health counselor in the building where she is assigned.
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.