through chapter 6 provides a framework for the development of appropriate policies and procedures to meet the diverse health care needs of students in the school setting. Chapter 1 provides information on the background, diversity, and statistics related to students with special health care needs.
provides the fundamental clinical principles of delegation, documentation and infection control/standard precautions that must be incorporated into all aspects of health care service delivery and procedure development in schools.
provides a general overview about the applicable federal and state statutes and regulations for the provision of educational and related services, as well as the provision of safe and appropriate health care services for students with disabilities, students with chronic medical conditions or are dependent on medical technology.
addresses the essential collaborative decision making of the internal organization structure of local and regional boards of education.
provides principles and guidelines that serve as a basis for policy and procedure development for school staff.
provides guidance on the entry or re-entry of students with health care needs into school.
provides practical guidance to assist school personnel in establishing safe practices for select procedures. Procedures are presented as a general guide, rather than an inclusive presentation of all aspects of the individual procedure and include:
References and resources are provided at the end of each chapter.