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Hawai‘i Keiki


Healthy and Ready to Learn

UH Manoa Nursing with Hawai‘i Department of Education

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Did you know that Central Middle School has added a Nurse to your school health room to work with the School Health Assistant (SHA) in supporting your child’s health and education? Central Middle School is staffed with a Hawaii Keiki advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). When your child is sick at school, this APRN can treat your child and decide—if your child needs to go home or can stay in school.

The RN can:
* Care for your child’s allergies, asthma, and other medical conditions.
* Give your child medication, such as Tylenol, ibuprofen, or albuterol, when needed.
* Offer advice about health topics to you and your children.

* Use telehealth video to connect with a nurse practitioner to provide additional care and treatment for your child.

Why is this important? Because keeping your child in school keeps them in class, which keeps them learning.

There’s no cost to you for any services your child may receive. However, we need your insurance information in case we need to bill them for certain services. Students without health insurance can still get care from the RN at no cost.

But before a Hawaii Keiki RN can care for your child, we need your permission. Please review the enclosed consent form, sign it, and return it to the health room.

Remember that a Hawaii Keiki RN doesn’t replace the care your child gets from the doctor or clinic. We will attempt to contact you before giving your child any medication or offering a telehealth video visit with a nurse practitioner.

If you have any questions about the consent form or the Hawaii Keiki RN, please contact Christopher Saturnino, RN.

Thank you for keeping your child healthy and learning!

What is a School Nurse?

School nurses are Registered Nurses (RN) specializing in serving students and the school community. School RNs manage and treat health conditions at school and are a health resource to families and teachers.

Available Health Services

  • Screening for treatable health conditions

  • Prevention and control of communicable disease and other health problems

  • Emergency care for illness and injury

  • Referral to primary health care and patient centered medical home services

  • Promote wellness and health education

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Christopher Saturnino


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