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ERIC Number: ED507121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 96
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Medically Fragile Child: Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs in the School Setting
American Federation of Teachers (NJ)
This publication is designed to help teachers, nurses and paraprofessionals meet the challenges of dealing with children who have serious medical problems. It contains information on training, health and safety, and legal rights and responsibilities. Specifically, this third edition sets out to accomplish three goals: (1) to educate American Federation of Teachers (AFT) members on their roles and responsibilities in relation to children with special healthcare needs (sometimes referred to as "medically fragile students"); (2) to educate AFT members on their rights as school employees; and (3) to outline possible solutions and protections for local unions to pursue on behalf of their members. Appended are: (1) Resources; (2) IDEA Definitions of Covered Disabilities; (3) State Boards of Nursing Contact Information; (4) Model Letter on Inappropriate Delegation; (5) Guidelines for the Delineation of Roles and Responsibilities for the Safe Delivery of Specialized Healthcare in the Educational Setting; (6) Guidance for Staff Roles in Providing Care; (7) National School Transportation Specifications & Procedures; (8) Description of Lifting Equipment; (9) Assessment and Care Plan for Safe Student Handling and Movement; (10) Model Safe Student Handling and Movement Policy; (11) AFT Policy Statements Relating to Care of Children with Special Healthcare Needs; (12) National Council of State Boards of Nursing Position Paper: "Working with Others;" and (13) National Association of School Nurses Position Statement on Delegation. Appended are: (1) Resources; (2) IDEA Definitions of Covered Disabilities; (3) State Boards of Nursing Contact Information; (4) Model Letter on Inappropriate Delegation; (5) Guidelines for the Delineation of Roles and Responsibilities for the Safe Delivery of Specialized Healthcare in the Educational Setting; (6) Guidance for Staff Roles in Providing Care; (7) National School Transportation Specifications & Procedures; (8) Description of Lifting Equipment; (9) Assessment and Care Plan for Safe Student Handling and Movement; (10) Model Safe Student Handling and Movement Policy; (11) AFT Policy Statements Relating to Care of Children with Special Healthcare Needs; (12) National Council of State Boards of Nursing Position Paper: Working with Others; and (13) National Association of School Nurses Position Statement on Delegation. (Contains 27 endnotes.)
American Federation of Teachers. 555 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001. Tel: 202-879-4400; Web site: http://www.aft.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)