The Health Services department consists of 10 part-time Nurses and a Health Services Coordinator who oversee the health and wellness of students and staff during school hours, including hands-on nursing care for acute and chronic student illnesses. They develop plans of care for students with chronic health care needs, provide health care education and implement student health screenings such as vision/hearing and scoliosis. In addition, the health services staff trains school system employees in CPR, AED/Code Valentine, and First Aid.
Troup County School System
Health Services Department
- TCSS Health Services Department and Clinic Staff cared for a total of 12,776 students during the 15/16 school year.
- School Nurses and Clinic Staff distributed 30,394 medications during the school year.
- 1681 Middle School Students were screened for Scoliosis.
- 163 School Staff Members were trained in CPR/AED Awareness and First Aid.
Remember to Go RED on February 3, 2017
Why Go Red?
Cardiovascular disease in the U.S. kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red for Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health. That’s why this year we are asking that you wear red on National Wear Red Day. By doing so you help support educational programs to increase women’s awareness and critical research to discover scientific knowledge about cardiovascular health.
Facts about Heart Disease in Women:
The fact is: Heart Disease in the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! But is doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same in men. What’s more: These facts only begin to scratch the surface.
Here are more unsettling facts:
- Heart disease causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute.
- 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
- Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease and the gap between men and women’s survival continues to widen.
- The symptoms of heart disease can be different in women vs. men, and are often misunderstood.
- While 1 in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year. 1 in 3 dies of heart disease.
It’s time to focus on finding, and becoming the solution. Here’s what you need to need to know about the causes of heart disease and ways you can prevent it.
How can I prevent it?
Many things can put you at risk for these problems – one’s you can control, and others that you can’t. But the key takeaway is that with the right information, education and care, heart disease in women can be treated, prevented and even ended. Studies show that healthy choices have resulted in 330 fewer women dying from heart disease per day. Here are a few lifestyle changes you should make:
*Don’t smoke *Manage your blood sugar
*Get your blood pressure under control *Lower your cholesterol
*Know your family history * Stay active
*Lose weight *Eat healthy
********Remember to Wear Red ***** Encourage staff and students to participate**************
Information obtained from www.goredforwomen.org
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Troup County Health Department
Leslie Leonard RN BSN
County Nurse Manager
Troup County Health Department
We Inform, We Prevent, We Protect!
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LaGrange, GA 30240
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