Release date: 05/28/2021
Expiration date: 05/26/2025*
*(The module must be completed by this date to earn contact hours.)
Upon successful completion of this module and the module evaluation, participants will receive
1.2 Nursing Continuing Professional Development Contact Hours.
Similar to the nursing care plans developed for patients in the acute are setting, an Individualized Healthcare Plan (IHP) is developed and used by the School Nurse. The School Nurse assesses the student, develops a nursing diagnosis and collaborates with the student, family, and school staff to identify student goals and expected outcomes which are then used to identify appropriate nursing interventions. The IHP can be a visual guide, illustrating the complex role of the School Nurse and highlighting their responsibility and accountability for the health outcomes for student’s with chronic health conditions. This module differentiates the IHP from the other health-related plans used in the school setting, provides guidance on determining which students should have an IHP, and provides a number of example IHPs.
- What is an IHP?
- How is it different than an Emergency Care Plan (ECP), Emergency Action Plan (EAP), Emergency Evacuation Plan (EEP), 504 Plan, or an Individualized Education Program (EAP)?
- Which students should have an IHP?
- Who should have access to the IHP?
- Steps in IHP development
- Examples of IHPs
At the end of the module, the learner will be able to:
- Recall the purpose of IHPs
- Emergency Care Plan (ECP), Emergency Action Plan (EAP), Emergency Evacuation Plan (EEP), 504 plan, and Individualized Education Program (IEP)
- Identify the steps in development of the IHP
This continuing education program is a knowledge-based activity developed to meet the educational needs of School Nurses.
Teresa DuChateau, DNP, RN
School Health Associates
Bette Carr, MSN, RN
School Health Associates
Valerie Hon, BSN, RN
District Nurse, Safety Committee Chairperson
Portage Community School District
Faculty and Program Planner Disclosures:
No one in control of educational content has any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.)
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.