Standards for Health Services

Broward County Public Schools Standards for Health Services

1. QUALITY ASSURANCE

a. Assist in monitoring of core services provided by school staff
b. Ensure documentation of students’ health status and needs
c. Ensure compliance with state and school district’s health policies and procedures

2. CASE MANAGEMENT

a. Identify high risk students with chronic health conditions
b. Perform health assessment and develop Plan of Care
c. Provide training on health procedures for staff with competency monitoring
d. Provide training for students in self-care in maintaining optimal health
e. Consult with healthcare provider, parents, and staff on students’ health issues
f. Refer families and students to community resources

3. EMERGENCY CARE

a. Respond to acute medical emergencies
b. Provide nursing interventions as necessary
c. Make clinical judgment of student’s health concerns

4. HEALTH APPRAISAL

a. Provide follow up with vision, scoliosis screening failures and height/weight deviations
b. Provide resources to families and students
c. Review students’ health records and intervene as necessary

5. COMMUNICABLE DISEASE

a. Provide directives to school staff on communicable disease cases
b. Assist in identifying students with communicable disease
c. Provide guidance to school staff regarding immunization issues

6. GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

a. Obtain students’ health history from parents and healthcare provider
b. Confer with students and parents concerning health problems
c. Provide resource to school personnel concerning health problems of students
d. Promote team approach for meeting students’ health needs

7. HEALTH EDUCATION AND CONSULTATION

a. Provide parents, students, and staff with educational materials and information
b. Conduct health-related in-services for school base personnel
c. Participate in parent and school staff conferences pertaining to students’ health needs

8. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

a. Promote prevention of injuries and accidents
b. Provide resources and education for maintaining a healthy and safe environment
c. Promote healthy habits