Suzanne Brinkman

School Nurse

Suzanne Brinkman is the Boscobel Area School District’s nurse. She provides on-site care for injury and illness  and health consultation for students, parents, and staff.  She works Monday through Thursday from 7:40 AM to 3:40 PM and can be reached at her phone or email.

Phone: (608)375-4165 EXT# 3003

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Sheena Reynolds

School Nurse

Sheena is currently only working on Fridays 7:40 AM to 3:40 PM. She can be reached at her phone or email.

Phone: (608)375-4165 EXT# 3003

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What Do We Do?

School nurses save lives, increase student attendance and decrease early dismissals. They also:

  •  Are the first line of defense against epidemics and disease outbreaks, monitoring the health of the overall population and connecting  with public health officials.  

  •  Are the first responders to critical incidents on school property.  

  •  Provide direct health services for students. 

  •  Identify threats to health in the school community and work to eliminate those problems as a cause of ill health. 

  •  Provide leadership for the provision of health services, health policies and programs. 

  • Provide a critical safety net for the most fragile students. 

  • Provide screening and referral for health conditions such as vision and hearing, and many illness and diseases. 

  • Promote a healthy school environment. enable children with chronic health conditions to attend school.  

  • Promote student health and learning.  

  • Serve as a liaison between school personnel, family, community, and health care providers. 

Medication(s):

The school does not supply any medications for students. If your child requires any medication at any time at school, a medication consent form must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian. If your child requires a prescription medication at school, the consent form must be signed by the doctor or practitioner. Medication dosages outside of the recommended therapeutic dose or beyond the instructions on the package label and herbal/natural products must be authorized in writing by a practitioner as well. Medications need to be in the original packaging and properly labeled. A new medication form is needed each time the medication is changed, and a new one is needed for each school year. Permission for medications must be given in writing. We will not be able to administer medications without the proper written authorization, and we are unable to administer medications that do not come in the original packaging or with proper prescription labels. We are also not able to administer expired medications.

Our goal is not to eradicate head lice (since this is impossible), but to keep it at a manageable level and absenteeism at a minimum. It is a good practice to screen your child(ren) weekly at home. If head lice are present, then screen adults in the household. Concentrate less on the environment and more on the child’s head, bed linens and child’s clothing when treating for lice. A common approach to head lice treatment is to use an over-the-counter medication. While these treatments can be effective, resistance to some over-the-counter head lice treatments has been reported. Treatment failure may also be caused by incorrect use of the product, misdiagnosis of the original condition, and especially re-infestation. It is recommended that in the case of a lice infestation, you call a health care provider to discuss treatment options. Lice are typically spread by very close contact, such as during sleepovers. School-wide or classroom lice screenings are not recommended because they are very time-consuming and unproductive. The best follow-up at school is to screen siblings and friends who have had close contact. Our policy and approach to head lice at school is complaint with public health research and guidelines, and with DPI recommendations. Please contact the school nurse or your county health department to help you answer questions or to provide you with additional information.

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