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School Health

The School Health Program supports Guilford County Schools through case management, health education and consultation in order to remove health related barriers to learning.
School nurses promote health, safety and educational success of school age children in Guilford County by serving students, families and school staff through partnerships, evidence based practice and professional standards of care.
Guilford County Health and Human Services school nurses do much more than apply bandages, take temperatures and dispense Tylenol!  Students are entering school with many more medical problems than in the past.  For example, we now have children in classrooms who receive daily tube feedings.  School staff are assisting with medical procedures such as catheterizations, learning to administer insulin to diabetic children and other emergency injections.  School nurses provide the medical expertise, the training of teachers and staff, and the monitoring of students with routine and special needs.  School nurses collaborate with other human services programs that address substance abuse, mental and physical illness, nutrition, dental and vision needs, obesity and preventive health care measures.
Health and education leaders recognize that there is a direct connection between health and learning.  A healthy student learns better and is better able to meet their academic potential.
School Health Care Plans
For Parents and School Personnel

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Asthma Care Plan

Asthma Care Plan-Spanish

Diabetes Care Plan

For Student Who Wears an Insulin Pump

Generic Care Plan

Immunization Requirements 2014-2015

Migraine Care Plan

Migraine Care Plan-Spanish

Sickle Cell Care Plan

Seizure Disorder Care Plan

Severe Allergic Reaction Plan

Severe Allergic Reaction Plan-Spanish

Seizure Care Plan-Spanish

Special Nutritional Needs (Diet Order) Forms

The completed form should be returned to your child’s School Health Nurse or school cafeteria manager.

Special Nutritional Needs  (English)

Special Nutritional Needs (Spanish)

Medication Authorization Form

If your child needs to take medication while at school, a medication authorization form will need to be completed and submitted to your child’s school. Click here to link to the Guilford County Schools’ website to access the form.

Kindergarten Health Assessment Form

A Kindergarten Health Assessment is required for every child entering public school Kindergarten.  This assessment by a health care provider helps identify any health or developmental concerns.  There is a specific form that must be completed by the health care provider.  A copy of the form in English and Spanish is below.  You may print this and take it with you to your appointment.  Your health care provider should also have a copy of the form in the office.

EnglishSpanishSchool Immunizations2013-2014 School Immunization Requirements

Asthma Education for Parents and Children 

Asthma Tools for Parents (handout)

The American Lung Association has a number of resources to fit your needs of asthma education for parents and school personnel:Asthma Basics is a 50-minute online learning tool that teaches participants to identify and manage asthma symptoms, understand an Asthma Action Plan, and respond to a breathing emergency. Register for Asthma Basics here. Lungtropolis Parents is a fun tool that provides information and resources to caregivers of children with asthma. Lungtropolis Kids is the version for children. Check it out here.

Medication Demonstration Videos are an excellent way for parents to see if their child is properly using his/her medications. Downloadable direction sheets for 8 medication devices are available also. Check it out here.

What is Asthma? is a 2 minute online animation that explains what asthma is and how it affects people who suffer from it. Access it by clicking on the What is Asthma icon on the right side of the ALA Asthma webpage.

Lung HelpLine is staffed by experienced RNs and respiratory therapists who can answer parents’ questions on their child’s asthma symptoms, medications and more.

Asthma 101 is a 1 to 2 hour basic asthma education seminar for adults developed by the American Lung Association. This seminar is designed for use in a variety of settings including schools, child care, workplace and community meetings. For more information on Asthma 101, contact the American Lung Association in NC at (202) 715-3464 or www.Lung.org


     

    Rev 5/2/2013