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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

It is School Nurses Day, and the men and women in the clinic have done a lot of work to be thanked for.

"We are there to help identify those children that have health problems, We're there to make sure that the medicines they are taking, if they are taking medicine at school, are being administered properly and they are getting the medication they need," explained Registered Nurse Kim Powell. "We are also there because there is always a chance that a child may become injured or ill while they are at school, so we are there for that reason too,"

Deborah Harris, who is a clinic worker at Wynnton Fine Arts Academy, added, "We take care of the children. They come in with a fever, or a temperature, or a cold, or need a band-aid."

In Muscogee County, school nurses help at multiple schools and rely on the help of clinic workers when they travel to different locations.

Harris told News Leader 9, "I have a great relationship with the kids. They come in and say "hi Mrs. Harris, I'm here for my medicine" and we ask them their names and we pull their medicine and give the medicine to them, and some of them want a hug, and we will give them a hug. Then we send them on their way and they are good to go."

Nurses like Powell say it is important to keep communication open with parents to make sure their kids get the care they need while at school, "That's one of the most important things you can do, vaccinations and keeping the school aware of any illnesses your child may have, and us having up to date contact information for a parent or guardian or an emergency contact should your child need that while at school."

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