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Gettin' Real with the Rams

Gettin' Real with the Rams

The Student News Site of Trottier Middle School

Gettin' Real with the Rams

Gettin' Real with the Rams

Meet Mrs. Garland

At the heart of Trottier Middle School’s commitment to student health and well-being stands our dedicated school nurse, whose unwavering dedication and expertise provide a vital foundation for our community’s thriving.

With over two decades of nursing experience and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, our esteemed school nurse plays a pivotal role in fostering a culture of safety and wellness. From triaging student complaints to collaborating with healthcare professionals and school staff, her primary mission is to ensure that each student’s health needs are met, allowing them to thrive academically and personally.

Central to her responsibilities is the prioritization of students’ health and well-being. She minimizes the impact on students’ academic performance by addressing medical concerns promptly and efficiently. Whether it’s coordinating care for life-threatening allergies or ensuring that students with chronic conditions have the necessary support, our school nurse’s vigilance and proactive approach ensure that no student is left behind.

To excel in her role, our school nurse continually seeks to expand her knowledge and skills. Through ongoing education and training, she stays abreast of the latest developments in healthcare, including recent advancements in areas such as endometriosis and diabetes management. This commitment to professional growth enables her to provide students, staff, and parents with accurate and up-to-date information on a wide range of health-related topics.

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In times of medical emergencies or situations requiring immediate attention, our school nurse is always prepared to spring into action. Armed with essential medical supplies and life-saving medications, she responds swiftly to any urgent matter, ensuring the safety and well-being of our students. Her dedication to maintaining her CPR certification and regular checks of our AED machines exemplify her unwavering commitment to student safety.

Beyond her role as a healthcare provider, our school nurse serves as a valuable resource for students seeking guidance on health and wellness. From providing one-on-one counseling to offering informative posters and resources in the health office, she strives to empower students to make informed decisions about their health. Additionally, her collaboration with teachers, parents, and other school staff ensures that students receive comprehensive support tailored to their individual needs.

When promoting a healthy school environment, our school nurse leads by example. Through education, prevention measures, and safety protocols, she works tirelessly to minimize health risks and create a supportive atmosphere where students can thrive. Moreover, her compassionate approach to addressing mental health concerns underscores her commitment to the holistic well-being of our students.

In reflecting on her role, our school nurse finds fulfillment in the relationships she forms with students and the positive impact she makes on their lives. Whether it’s guiding a student through managing a chronic illness or providing emotional support during challenging times, her dedication leaves an indelible mark on our school community.

As we navigate the complexities of student health and wellness, we are fortunate to have a compassionate and skilled professional like our school nurse leading the way. Her unwavering commitment to the health and well-being of our students serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration, guiding us toward a future where every student can thrive.

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