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Basic School Health Program



The basic School Health Program staff consists of Community Health Nurses (registered nurses) and Health Support Workers.   They are assigned to specific schools, but not on a specific time frame.  This staff is not based at a school site.  They cover multiple schools and their time in each school depends upon the size and need of each school. 

The nurses provide health-screening activities (mandated by FL statute 381.0056) for the identification of possible health problems that could have an adverse affect on the educational process.  They provide the referrals and follow-up on these activities to achieve completed outcomes.  Referrals given to the nurse by observant and concerned teachers/staff are handled on a time permitting basis.

The nurses train non-medical school personnel to perform medical procedures (as allowed by FS 1006.062) for children according to physician orders and parental consent for procedures such as but not limited to; glucose monitoring, nebulizer treatments, tube feedings, catheterization.

Immunization review and follow-up is provided on all students, in public and private schools.

Health Support Workers assist the nursing staff during the screening process; provide clerical support for documentation of screening results on the cumulative health records and assist with immunization follow-up.  Support staff are not nurses and do not provide medical information.














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