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ERIC Number: ED002358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 32
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PROJECT HEAD START MEDICAL--A GUIDE FOR DIRECTION OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS.
Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
HEALTH SERVICES OF PROJECT HEAD START CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS PROVIDE--A MEDICAL EVALUATION OF EACH CHILD INCLUDING MEDICAL HISTORY, DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT, AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, SCREENING TESTS FOR VISION, HEARING, SPEECH, AND TUBERCULOSIS, LABORATORY TESTS OF URINE FOR ALBUMIN AND TESTS OF SUGAR AND BLOOD FOR ANEMIA, DENTAL ASSESSMENT, COMPLETION OF IMMUNIZATIONS, AND FOLLOWUP SERVICES. RECORD KEEPING PROCEDURES INCLUDE USING A DATA ANALYSIS FORM AND A COMPLETE MEDICAL HISTORY AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FORM. THE STAFFS FOR THE MEDICAL PROGRAM SHOULD BE COMPOSED OF ADEQUATE PROFESSIONAL AND VOLUNTEER PERSONNEL. THE CENTER SHOULD HAVE, IN ADDITION TO A PHYSICIAN, A REGISTERED NURSE WHO IS PREFERABLY A PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE. THE SERVICES OF SUCH CONSULTANT SPECIALISTS AS DENTISTS, ORTHOPEDISTS, OPHTHALMOLOGISTS, OTOLARYNOLOGISTS, NEUROLOGISTS, PSYCHIATRISTS, AUDIOLOGISTS, AND PSYCHOLOGISTS SHOULD BE SECURED. PARENTS CAN SERVE AS VOLUNTEERS. PROJECT FUNDS ARE ALLOCATED FOR A PHYSICIAN'S SERVICE IF VOLUNTEER MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IS NOT AVAILABLE, AND FOR A NURSE'S SERVICES WHEN A PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE IS NOT AVAILABLE. PROJECT FUNDS ARE ALSO PROVIDED TO PAY FOR HEARING AIDS, MATERIALS FOR EYEGLASSES, LABORATORY-MATERIALS, OTHER MEDICAL AND DENTAL PERSONNEL, AND MEASLES VACCINE. THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF BOTH CHILDREN AND STAFF MEMBERS ARE ASSURED THROUGH THE PHYSICAL ARRANGEMENT OF THE CENTER, THE KIND OF FURNISHINGS, AND THE VARIETY OF PLAY EQUIPMENT CHOSEN.
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Authoring Institution: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; PROJECT HEAD START