Englewood Schools

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Welcome School Health Assistants!

 Thanks for all that you do 
 Health Assistants
Health Assistant Dream Team! 
Front Row (left to right): Barb Glee (Cherrelyn), Stephanie La Scala (EMS), Etta Wilkinson (Bishop)
Back Row: Michelle Watson (ECE), Samantha Harshberger (Clayton), Loree Schauer (CFHSC), Melinda Sanchez (EHS), Gina Bonacci (Charles Hay) 

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Health services are provided to the Englewood Public School District through consultation from the Children’s Hospital Colorado School Health Program. The health office in each school building is staffed with a health assistant, who is employed by Englewood Schools to assist students with daily health needs. 
 
Services provided by the School Health Assistant include:
  • Organizes and runs the school health office
  • Provides basic First Aid
  • Administers routine medications
  • Conducts and documents vision and hearing screening
  • Maintains health files (including immunization records)
  • Monitors and documents Immunization compliance of student body
  • Notifies the RN of student health concerns or infectious diseases.
  • Maintains Poweschool documentation (office visits, screenings, immunizations, etc)
  • Certified in CPR and First Aid. Trained and delegated to give routine medications as well as perform special health procedures.

Services NOT provided by the School Health Assistant include:

  • The health assistant cannot give medical opinions concerning students’ health.
  • The health office does not function as a clinic.  If students need medical attention, parents will be advised to contact their health care provider. 
  • The health office cannot give any medication to any child unless that child has permission for a particular medication from their healthcare provider and parent.
  • The assistant cannot store or distribute medications for staff.  
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The School Nurse Consultant functions as a liaison between Children’s Hospital Colorado, the community, and the school by providing information, referrals, and resources.  The Nurse Consultant assists schools to provide the safest, evidence-based health care services within the school setting. 
Each RN consultant works with several schools in the district, and can be reached during school hours by cell phone:
  • Mandy Lopez, BSN, RN (pictured left)
    • mandy_lopez@engschools.net
    • Phone: 720-951-7496
    • Schools: Charles Hay, EMS/ELA, EHS, TIES
  • Marisa Beauchaine, BSN, RN, CPN, AE-C (pictured right)
    • marisa_beauchaine@engschools.net
    • Phone: 720-951-7491
    • Schools: Maddox ECE, Bishop, Clayton, Cherrelyn, CFHSC, ESSC
 
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