Mission Bay High

An IB World School

Home of the Buccaneers

About Your School Nurse
My name is Diane Bladel. I have been a school nurse at Mission Bay High School for the past 8 years.  I have both a BS and MS degree, as well as a California School Nurse Credential. My experience has been in Public Health and Hospital Nursing.
 
I am a member of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN). I am CPR and First Aid Certified.

The Health Office welcomes parents to stop by with concerns or questions. Parents are also encouraged to volunteer at the school.

Health Office Information
 
 The health office at Mission Bay High School is open 5 days a week from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm during the school calendar year. The office is located in the Administrative wing of the school campus. The phone number is (858) 273-1313 Extension 121. The fax number is (858) 271-1663.
 
Phone messages may be left in the voice mail system.
 
The Health Department has a vaccine clinic the second Tuesday of each month. The clinic is held in auditorium of the school from 8AM - 11AM. Vaccines are available for students accompanied by an adult as well as parents, staff, and community members. Please contact the school nurse for further information.

The school nurse offers the following services to students and families:
  • Daily first aid and student assessments related to health needs
  • Medication administration
  • Medical referrals and resources
  • Special Education assessments for students with medical needs
  • Vision screenings
  • Vision and dental referrals
  • Hearing assessments and referrals
  • Health counsel
  • Mental health referrals
  • Referrals for sports exams
  • Emergency first aid for staff and students
  • Collaborates with Counseling, School Psychologist, Administration, and staff regarding student needs and referrals
  • Communicates with staff to assure student medical needs are addressed
  • Healthy Families referrals
  • Monitors attendance and communicates with appropriate supports
  • Meets with parents/student guardians as necessary
  • Monitors Immunizations of students
  • Administers Tuberculin tests
  • Meets with students to address health and mental health needs
  • Provides referrals for substance abuse rehabilitation programs

Medications at School

 The school nurse is able to administer over-the-counter medications and prescription medications. Parents/guardians need to contact the school nurse to complete the required forms so their teen may receive the medication(s) during school hours.

Health Problems

Please make sure the school nurse is made aware of any health issues your teen may have. This will assure their safety and welfare. These include, but are not limited to, asthma, diabetes, seizure disorder, and allergic reactions requiring Epi-pen use, orthopedic problems, hearing problems.

Attendance

 Attending school is very important for your teen’s success at school. Please notify the school nurse or Attendance Office if your teen is out for more than 3 days due to illness. Extended absences related to health/surgeries should always be reported ASAP to the school nurse.

Remember that adequate sleep and a good breakfast can help your student to stay healthy.

The cafeteria provides breakfast and lunch daily. There is a wide variety of food items available. The Student Store also provides drinks and food items.


Links and Resources

www.epocrates.com (Medication information)

www.webmd.com (Medical information)

www.cdc.gov (Centers For Disease)

www.sandi.net (San Diego Unified School District)

www.CHADD.com  (ADHD information)

www.sharp.com/hospice (Bereavement support)

www.NAMI.com (Mental Health information)

www.ccssd.org (Center For Community Solutions –Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention)

www.teenagehealthfreak.org  (website devoted to all teen health issues)

www.mindyourmind.ca  (website with stress busters)

www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/Cat4.html  (website for emotional health information)

www.loveisnotabuse.com (resource on healthy relationships)

www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/feeling_sad/someone_died.html (website for information on coping with loss)

www.familieschange.ca  (teen guide to parental separation and divorce)

www.al-anon.alateen.org/alaabout.html (support for teens affected by alcohol)

www.thegooddrugsguide.com (honest and accurate information about recreational drugs)

www.cdc.gov/tobacco  (tobacco facts and ways to quit)

http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov (treatment options by zip code)

www.ahwg.net  (truth about tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs)

www.pflag.org (National organization that provides support for parents and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth)

www.timetotalk.org  (great site for parents to stay informed and help teens stay away from drugs)