ERIC Number: ED233215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
School Nurse Handbook for the School Health Program.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
The purpose of this handbook, a revision of Texas Education Agency Bulletin 752 (1975), is to assist administrators and school nurses in planning and implementing the school health program. The guide contains eight sections. Following the history of the school health program in the first section, the second and third provide guidelines for the administration and framework of a school health program. Topics covered include the components of a school health program; developing a philosophy, a purpose, goals, and policies; planning, implementing, and evaluating a school health program; an organizational chart for a school health program; and working with advisory committees. The fourth section covers school nursing services, including personnel, certification, and school nurse evaluation, while the fifth section details the responsibility of the school nurse. Responsibilities falling under the nurse's purview include disaster organization, emergency and illness care, communicable disease control, immunizations, reportable diseases of Texas, child abuse reporting, and suicide prevention. In the sixth section, information is provided for school health nurse use in health counseling, health instruction, health screening, growth and development screening, dental screening, vision screening, audiometric screening, scoliosis screening, and hypertension screening. The final two sections cover accountability and inservice education for school health nurses. Appendixes to the guide contain listings of resource organizations and literature, legislation with impacts upon school health programs, and sample forms. (KC)
Descriptors: Disease Control, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Health Education, Health Materials, Health Programs, History, Inservice Education, Legislation, Nursing, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Health Services, School Nurses
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.