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Overview


CMT Training Program for Schools Only

School Immunization Requirements      Questions and Answers

Back to School Child Health Tips for Parents

Information on the Board of Nursing requirement for school nurses to take a 14 hour case manager/delegating nurse course. Click here.

Information regarding the flu (influenza) and schools. Click here. 

Influenza and Children

Staph Infections and Schools - Information from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Epinephrine Policy Requirements: Guidance Document

 
School Health Services Overview

School nurses function as a part of the school's multi-disciplinary team to bridge the gap between health, wellness and learning. Working with parents, other health professionals and other school staff, the school nurse provides services for students that promote optimum health for academic success. The school nurse provides the expertise to identify, assess, plan, implement and evaluate the health needs of the school community. Program emphasis is directed toward prevention of disease and promotion of health utilizing health services, health counseling, and health education. Many students are at risk for not succeeding in school because their chronic illness may interfere with their attending school. School nurses support their attending school and help reduce interruptions to their learning. They also identify and provide plans and treatments for students with special health needs, including tracheostomies, vents, catheters, etc. in order that those children may attend school. School nurses play an integral role in assisting families to access health care for their children. Prevention efforts include group education, individual intervention and school wide education programs on such topics as Tobacco Use Prevention, HIV Prevention, and Teen Pregnancy Prevention.

For more information on School Health Services in Maryland, click here.


Contact Information
Alicia Mezu, Health Services Specialist
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  (410)767-0353
Fax:  (410) 333-8148
Email:  amezu@msde.state.md.us
 Publications
Report of the Traumatic Brain Injury/Sports-Related Concussions Task Force, Jan. 2013
Laws That Impact SHS Programs
Student Services Technical Assistance Guide
Maryland Student Records Manual 2011
 SHS Guidelines
Table of Contents
 Medication Technician Training
Overview
 Hot Topics for School Nurses
Hot Topics
 Conferences/Meetings
Conferences and School Health Meetings
 Related Sites
Maryland State School Health Council
School Nursing
Immunization Links
DHMH Links
CDC- Healthy Youth
Healthy Schools, Healthy Kids
School Health Resources
World Health Organization
Center for School Mental Health Assistance
Reportable Diseases
Center for Health Care in Schools
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Model Notification of Rights Under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)
Medication Forms
Record of Physical Exam
Immunization Form (DHMH 896)
Blood Lead Testing Certificate
Health Screening Form (SR5)
MSDE Report of Anaphylactic Reaction/Epinephrine Administration
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