Policies, Procedures and Administrative Rules*
- Overview of the difference between a policy, protocol, procedures, and administrative code/rule.
- Describe the questions the school nurse should ask in the development of the district’s health related policies and procedures
- Explain the steps the school nurse should take when implementing policy and procedure changes
- Identify the documents a school nurse should review to ensure consistency with school district policy
Wisconsin law requires districts to provide injury and illness management, which includes documenting all interventions provided to students. This seminar will review the Injury and Illness Protocols and how they can be used by unlicensed assistive personnel to provide uniformed first aid and illness management.
Ensuring the safety of children with anaphylaxis allergies in the school setting can be overwhelming. There is a significant evidence and support from the allergy and pediatric healthcare professionals to have non-student specific epinephrine available in the school district. Given the complexities associated with establishing and maintaining a stock epinephrine program in a school, administrators, school nurses and other school staff should consider some key questions before initiating a stock epinephrine program.
- This presentation will review best practices related to non-student specific stock epinephrine.
- Will review the important steps that should be taken prior to implementing a stock non-student specific epinephrine program in your district.
- Attendees will be given a stock non-student specific epinephrine checklist to take back to their district to assist in implementing the program.
This seminar highlights one of the most complex questions a school nurse must answer, to delegate or not to delegate.
- The presentation will review the state laws and how they impact school nursing and delegation.
- Identify resources that will help in the decision-making process of delegation.
- Better understand the relationship between job description, policies and the process of delegation.
- Ensure language in district policies is not contradictory.
Quality Improvement: The Why, What and How
This seminar reviews:
- The presentation will describe the purpose of continuous quality improvement activities in the school setting.
- Explore tools for continuous quality improvement such as the “Plan, Do, Check, Act” Cycle.
- Provide examples of continuous quality improvement processes used in the school setting.
- Identify ways to incorporate continuous quality improvement activities into a school nurse’s practice, specifically related to children with epilepsy, seizures and other chronic conditions.
This seminar reviews:
- How to develop outcome measures (indicators) as part of the student’s individual health plan.
- How to use outcome measures to guide case management/care activities.
- Ways to use outcome measures to evaluate the care provided to students.
The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to advocate for the needs of students and their professional role by offering meaningful data and information to key school district stakeholders, school board members.
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Describe the role and priorities of school boards.
- Describe the student health issues that were identified as priorities by Wisconsin/National school board members.
- Identify strategies to provide a meaningful presentation to the school board.
- Formulate ideas regarding the data that should be collected to demonstrate the student health needs in their school district.
- Determine if the school health data they collect can assist in informing the research priorities of their professional organization.
Seminar participants will receive a free PowerPoint template that can be used to develop their school board presentation. Template provides suggestions on data to share and how to frame in a way that is meaningful to school board members.
This presentation is approved for 2.0 hours of continuing nursing education activity by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
(This seminar is appropriate for Wisconsin school nurses along with school nurses practicing in other states as we have data from a national sample along with a Wisconsin specific sample of school board members).
Contact us to schedule a presentation: Teresa@SchoolHealthAssociates.com
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