BASIC SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES
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
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.