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The school nurse is responsible only for the emergency care of injuries and sudden illnesses which occur while the student is in school. The nurse is not available to diagnose or treat students who come to school with injuries or illnesses. 
The nurse is responsible for checking height, weight, hearing and vision and for making referrals to parents when problems are found. The nurse maintains all health records. Care given in the school is limited to first aid in accidents or illness until the parents can be reached to take the child home, to the doctor or to the hospital. In an emergency, the nurse will arrange to have the student transported to the hospital.