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    About me:
     
    Hello! My name is Amy Widderich and I am the school nurse at Grove Park Elementary School. I graduated from the University of Rhode Island. 
     
    Please feel free to visit me or contact me by phone or email if you need to discuss a health-related barrier to learning.  

    Contact Information:
     
    Amy Widderich RN, School Nurse
    Grove Park Elementary School 570-6115 extension 35109
     
     
    Roles of the School Nurse:
    • Helps to develop school health policies
    • Makes sure that policies and procedures adhere to laws and standards of nursing practice
    • Monitors students' compliance with state immunization laws
    • Monitors communicable diseases
    • Refers students with health problems for care
    • Serves as liaison and resource person between home, school and community/service organizations
    • Coordinates health care in school for students with chronic illness and conditions

    Types of Referrals to School Nurse:

    • Health and Medical Concerns
    • Immunization Concerns
    • Kindergarten Health Assessment Concerns
    • Medication Administration Concerns
    • Dental Care Follow-up
    • Vision Care Follow-up
    • Access to Health Care Resources including Financial Assistance
    • Students with Chronic Illness