Matt's Nursing Note

Matt Costello, SSA/RN photo

Matt Costello, SSA/RN

Matt began working at the Guernsey County Board of DD in 2008 as the program nurse. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2015 from Ohio University and then became an SSA and currently fills the role as the GCBDD Health Care Coordinator. Matt acts as the QA RN for the County Board and performs the Nurse Quality Assurance Reviews (NQARs) for the County Board. NQARs are performed to provide consultation and oversight to ensure the safe administration of medications and performance of Health Related Activities. Matt is a licensed Radiologic Technologist through the Ohio Department of Health and a licensed Registered Nurse through the Ohio Board of Nursing. He became an RN in 2000 and worked as an RN and Radiologic Technologist in a Heart Cath Lab from 2001-2007 and was also a staff RN on Medical/Surgical unit from 2000-2001.

Nursing/Health and Safety Services: Services are provided under the Nursing delegation provided by MEORC to individuals and/or staff. Programs include human awareness classes, blood pressure and weight monitoring, medication/treatment administration, delegated nursing medication classes, and health maintenance services. Appropriate monitoring and documentation are ongoing to comply with Nurse Delegation Rules. The SSA/Healthcare Coordinator completes the required Nurse Quality Assessment Reviews (NQAR) and Human Sexuality Assessments as needed. Training in CPR/First Aid instructions/AED will be provided on site at the programs campus.