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Collaborative Health Program

School Nurses provide student screenings for:

  • Scoliosis
  • Hearing
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Common Infectious Diseases


School Nurses provide staff training for:

  • Medication Administration
  • CPR / First Aid
  • AED (Automatic External Defibrillators)
  • Seizure Safety
  • Diabetes
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Universal Precautions
 School Nurses provide classroom instruction/presentations for:
  • Dental Health
  • Hand washing / Universal Precautions
  • Food Allergy Awareness
  • Puberty
  • Other health related topics for specific grade levels


School Nurses provide care for special health needs:

  • Tube Feedings
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Diabetic Maintenance
  • Catheter Care
  • Injectable Medications
  • Oxygen Administration
  • Seizure Control / Precautions
  • Nutritional Support
  • Gait Support
  • Psychological / Sociological


For further information regarding special health needs, please contact:

Sarah Payne, R.N., BSN
Nurse Supervisor
Decatur City Schools
302 4th Ave. NE
Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 552-3000


School nurses also respond to all health related emergencies, should they occur, and provide appropriate and coordinated care in collaboration with Decatur Fire Dept, Decatur Police Dept, local hospital emergency rooms, and local EMS (emergency medical services).

DISCLAIMER: Decatur City School nurses do not take the place of a doctor. None of the information provided on this website is meant to replace a doctor.  Every student should have their own health care provider. The information on this website is meant for informational purposes only. Decatur City Schools, its staff, teachers, and nurses are not responsible for anyone who does not follow the advice of their own physician or health care provider.