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Basic School Health Program

 

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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT
512 SE 3 Street Ocala
Florida 34471
USA
Voice 352-671-7549
FRS 800-955-8770
TTY 800-955-8771
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