ERIC Number: ED322705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May-1
Guidelines for the Delineation of Roles and Responsibilities for the Safe Delivery of Specialized Health Care in the Educational Setting.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; National Association of School Nurses, Inc., Scarborough, ME>; American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.
These guidelines were developed by a joint task force of members and staff of four national associations, to be of assistance to persons concerned with the safe delivery of specialized health care in educational settings. The guidelines delineate the roles and responsibilities of personnel involved in the provision of specialized health care. They focus on commonly acceptable practice within the various involved professions and on appropriate actions to protect the safety of the students and minimize risks to schools and their employees. Following an overview of issues, a matrix of professional responsibilities for the delivery of special health care procedures is presented. The matrix lists 66 procedures, and delineates: the persons who are qualified to perform each of the procedures, the persons who should preferably perform the procedures, and the circumstances under which these persons would be deemed qualified. Personnel include registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, certified teaching personnel, related services personnel, and paraprofessionals. Procedures cover activities of daily living, catheterization, medical support systems, medications, respiratory assistance, ostomies, screenings, specimen collecting/testing, and development of protocols. A glossary and 42 references conclude the guidelines. (JDD)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Services, School Responsibility, Special Health Problems, Staff Role, Standards, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role
Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($5.00, Stock No. R632).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; National Association of School Nurses, Inc., Scarborough, ME>; American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.