Berwick Area Schools have 3 full-time certified school nurses and health room technicians (RN or LPN) to assist students as needed. The school nurse conducts mandated screenings and refers students as needed; maintains updated health records on each student; reviews free/reduced lunch applications; notifies teachers regarding students with health problems and facilitates adaptations when necessary; follows standing orders of the school doctor to treat ill or injured students; gives medicines as ordered by private physicians; serves as a resource person.
The school nurse/health room technician is responsible for all emergency care of sudden illness and accidents occurring while the student is in school, but is not responsible for subsequent care or treatment of injuries sustained away from the school premises. Students feeling ill before coming to school or who have suspicious rashes are asked not to report to school. If a student becomes ill while in school and needs to go home, the parent will be contacted by the Health Office to arrange for transportation.