Health examinations in school health care, 4th grade
The health examinations conducted by school public health nurses consist of assessments of children's health, growth and wellbeing. The nurses assess children's general mood, adjustment to school and everyday life, and social contacts. They measure children's height and weight, assess growth and conduct an interview, and they assess possible physical and developmental problems. As necessary the nurses consult doctors. The nurses assess the advancement of puberty. They promote children's health by means of health guidance, and they strengthen and support children's and families' resources. As necessary, they make individual wellbeing and health plans together with children or families, or they check earlier plans.