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Essential for every school health office, this fully illustrated reference is the ultimate guide to caring for and supporting children with special health care needs in educational settings. A comprehensive update of the classic guide school nurses trust, this authoritative book compiles the latest guidelines on working with students with special health care needs, step-by-step procedures for using today's medical technologies, and access to more than 50 reproducible planning forms and checklists. Experts from nursing, medicine, and parent advocacy across the country reviewed and vetted the content, so you can implement the techniques and guidelines with confidence. A must for school nurses and related professionals, this practical reference tool will help schools deliver the services and supports that promote health, safety, and success for children with special health care needs.
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- Supporting students with a wide range of special care needs, such as respiratory concerns, neurological issues, diabetes, allergies, and bladder and kidney issues
- Safely and skillfully using medical technologies, including feeding tubes, insulin administration devices, baclofen pumps, ventilators, ostomies, intravenous lines, oxygen and more
- Planning supportive classrooms that meet legal requirements and are well prepared for both everyday care and medical emergencies
- Collaborating with a student's whole health care team to create a family-centered, child-centered health care plan
- Meeting the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse families
- Facilitating a student's smooth transition from the pediatric to adult health care systems
PRACTICAL MATERIALS: More than 100 high-quality illustrations, plus printable online forms and checklists to ensure organized record keeping, training, and program planning. With 50+ reproducible materials
- Dozens of skills checklists for specific medical technologies
- Entrance Process Checklist
- Individualized Health Care Plan forms
- Emergency Plan form for students
- One-Page Portable Medical Summary Template
- Latex Allergy Checklist for Schools
- School and Camp Medication Order
- and more
About the Author
Stephanie Porter, M.S.N., R.N., is Director of Nursing at the Institute for Community Inclusion and the University Affiliated Program program coordinator at Project School Care at Children's Hospital in Boston. Patricia A. Branowicki, M.S., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, is Associate Chief Nurse for Medicine Patient Services at Boston Children's Hospital and Associate Chief Nurse of Pediatric Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In these roles, Patricia is involved in all aspects of patient care operations. Certified by the Board of American Nurses Credentialing Center and in the final stages of completing her Ph.D. at Boston College, she is particularly interested in the areas of improving systems within health care settings to enhance the patient experience and transitions from hospital to home. She will be inducted into the American Academy of Nursing as a Fellow in fall 2013. Judith S. Palfrey, M.D., is the T. Berry Brazelton Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Judith also serves as Director of the Global Pediatrics Program in the Department of Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. She has served at Boston Children's Hospital for nearly 40 years and has held key positions, including Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics. Judith is former President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and served as Chair of the AAP section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. She was also Director of Building Bright Futures and National Program Director of the Dyson Community Pediatrics Initiative. Judith is the recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Milton Senn Award and the New York Academy of Medicine's Millie and Richard Brock Award. She holds a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.