ERIC Number: EJ877333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
The Integration of Children Dependent on Medical Technology into Public Schools
Raymond, Jill A.
Journal of School Nursing, v25 n3 p186-194 2009
Advances in medicine have increased the survival rates of children with complex medical conditions, including those who are dependent on technology such as ventilators and tracheostomies. The process of integrating children dependent on medical technology into public schools requires the collaboration of a multidisciplinary team to ensure that both their educational and health care needs are met. As coordinator of the school health program, the school nurse plays a vital role throughout the integration process and during the time the student is enrolled in the school. This article presents a case study that demonstrates the steps in the integration process, the roles of the team members, and implications for school nursing practice.
Descriptors: Integrated Services, Public Schools, School Nurses, Health Programs, Nursing, Inclusive Schools, Special Needs Students, Assistive Technology, Mainstreaming, Access to Education, Access to Health Care, Federal Legislation, Case Studies, Teamwork, Needs Assessment, Staff Development, Planning, Educational Environment, Competence, Emergency Programs, Agency Cooperation
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