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Nurse's Office

Welcome to the health services at GWA!

Meet Our Team:

Hannah Hair (RN, BSN) has been the primary nurse at GWA since August 2014. She received her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing from Lancaster General College of Nursing, a small private health college in Pennsylvania. She worked in the emergency department at Lancaster General Hospital for over 6 years. The last 3 years there she worked as a registered nurse and has remained current in her pediatric advanced life support (PALS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and basic life support (BLS) certifications. Hannah is a certified American Heart Association BLS instructor. She feels blessed to have the opportunity to live in Morocco and care for the staff and students here, as well as the community in Casablanca!

Estelle Najem (IDE) has been the secondary nurse at GWA since January 2015. She completed her nursing degree at the Institut de Formation en Soins Infirmiers in Mulhouse, France. She worked several years as a nurse in the hospital setting and also as a home care nurse. Estelle, who is French, lives here in Casablanca with her husband Mustapha and 3 children; Sarah, Myriam and Yanis. She thoroughly enjoys working in the nurse office here at GWA!

Contact Information:

Office Phone: (212) 05.22.95.30.19 ext. 211
nurse@gwa.ac.ma

Important Resources and Forms

Medical Policy

Medical Forms

Medical Health Forms for Current Students:
When a student is in one of these grades, a Medical Health Form needs to be updated.

1st Grade*
4th Grade*
7th Grade*
10th Grade*
* Physician assessment required

Medical Health Forms for New Students:

Pre-School - Kinder
1st- 5th Grades*
6th-12th Grades*
* Physician assessment required

Formulaires Médicaux en français

Medical Health Forms for Current Students:
When a student is in one of these grades, a Medical Health Form needs to be updated.

1st Grade*
4th Grade*
7th Grade*
10th Grade*
* Physician assessment required

Medical Health Forms for New Students:

Pre-School- Kinder
1st- 5th Grades*
6th-12th Grades*
* Physician assessment required

Lice Information

Proper combing is essential to getting rid of lice! Watch this video to know how to effectively comb out lice and eggs/nits.

Treatment Protocol FR

Treatment Protocol EN

GWA Lice Policy (EN/FR)

Medication Administration Policy

GWA Food Allergy Form

GWA Food Allergy Form FR

GWA Food Allergy Form EN

Additional Resources

Healthy Living

Infectious diseases and general health concerns

Concussion Information

General Safe Behaviors/Injury Prevention

What do we do?

Education

  1. Individual health education on an as needed basis for matters of personal health (staff and students).
  2. Formal classroom education at any grade level per teacher request. This has included lessons about nutrition, personal health and hygiene, the reproductive system, CPR and first aid, injury prevention, physical/mental and emotional healthy well-being tips and much more.
  3. Keeping current medical records and vaccination history on all students. Collecting mandatory medical forms on all new students, 1, 4, 7 and 10th graders.
  4. Providing healthy living tips to staff and students via monthly emails, assembly announcements, Parent Weekly notes and ECHO articles.

Medical Care

  1. Providing over the counter medications for some common illnesses.
  2. Monitoring and minimizing the spread of contagious diseases.
  3. First aid care for acute injuries (staff and students).
  4. Monitoring and treating (as directed by a physician/parent) chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and asthma.
  5. Providing emergency medical equipment for GWA and competent knowledge to assist in the event of a crisis on campus both on an individual or campus wide scale.
  6. Ensuring student health and safety during field trips.
  7. *Providing basic health screens for as many students as possible during the school year (including height, weight, BMI, blood pressure (upper school), vision, dental, hearing and scoliosis screens).

*due to the daily volume of staff and students we have not been able to implement yearly nurse office screens on all students yet.

Support Services

  1. Nutrition counseling and support to maintain a healthy weight.
  2. Parent referrals and assistance navigating healthcare system, support for critical illness/diagnosis.
  3. Collaboration with athletic director, kitchen manager, counselors, principals, head of school and head of operations to ensure safe practices for GWA students and staff.
  4. Contacting parents regarding medical concerns, when a student is ill and needs to go home or to a clinique for prompt medical care.
  5. Collaboration with student support services, teachers and administration to ensure student medical problems are managed in a way to promote academic success.

Where are we?

The nurse office is located on the main level of campus, overlooking the track and soccer field beside the MPR. The office is open daily, Monday through Friday from 0800 to 1630.

“School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement and health of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety including a healthy environment; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self advocacy, and learning.” (National Association of School Nursing)

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