Shayla Ford, RN Ph. 919-219-6960 Email email@example.com Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday **Hours/days may vary, so please call first.**
I am from Nashville, NC but currently reside in Cary, NC. My family consists of my husband, Vincent, and kids – Asher (6), Abram (3). I began my nursing career as a NICU Nurse for 3 years, then an Infusion Nurse in a Multispecialty Clinic at VCUHS, followed by a position as a Nurse Case Manager for Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery patients prior to becoming a School Nurse in 2018. I also have an Interior Design degree and worked as a Certified Kitchen & Bath Designer for 6 years. I enjoy decorating, arts & crafts projects, cooking, and traveling.
The school nurses does a variety of things that include the following:
· Collaborate with parents to create health plans for students with diagnosed medical conditions (allergies, asthma, seizures, diabetes, cardiac conditions, etc.)
· Train teachers and staff to provide care for students with routine and special needs (diabetic care, g-tube feedings, oxygen administration, seizure management, etc.)
· Perform nursing assessments of students to make recommendations for appropriate services in school & attend associated (IEP) meetings
· Case manage students to provide education about diagnoses and to monitor changes in health needs
· Complete vision screens and assist students in obtaining eyeglasses
· Verify and administer medications
· Perform quarterly medication audits
· Work with other Human Service programs and staff to facilitate referrals for medical, dental, mental, emotional, and social needs
· Review field trip forms to ensure proper documentation & health plans are in place for medication and health needs
· And what everyone thinks we do…assist students with illnesses at school and provide first aid care for injuries occurring at school
Does your student have a medical need that requires medication or an individualized health plan? If so, and you’re unsure of how to proceed, please contact me.