Legal Issues in School Health Services

A Resource for School Administrators, School Attorneys, School Nurses

Author: Nadine Schwab,Mary H. B. Gelfman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595358136

Category: Education

Page: 692

View: 6981

Legal Issues in School Health Services offers a legal resource never before available for education and health professionals, and their legal advisors. All professionals involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of school health services will find this an exceptional tool. This book addresses the spirit and letter of the laws, the related standards, the conflict between them, and how they affect the delivery of school health services in regular and special education. Special attention is given to pertinent issues for school administrators, school attorneys, and school nurses, in order to foster school practices that are safe and effective. Designed as a guide and reference work, this book is written by 15 highly-credentialed nurses, attorneys, and educators and offers detailed discussions of the legal challenges that exist in the 21st century. KEY FEATURES School nursing practice, standards, and performance issues Risk management strategies for school administrators, school boards, and attorneys Multi-disciplinary approaches in ethico-legal problem solving Collaborative approaches in promoting student learning and success Financial, special education, record confidentiality, and future genetic challenges In-depth legal references, citations, and research, plus a comprehensive glossary and table of federal statutes and regulations

Ethics and Law for School Psychologists

Author: Susan Jacob,Dawn M. Decker,Timothy S. Hartshorne

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470910894

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 8859

The definitive text—completely revised—on the professional and legal standards of school psychology Fully revised and now in its sixth edition, the single best source of authoritative information on the ethical and legal issues associated with school psychological practice includes the most up-to-date standards and requirements of the profession. Citing recent legal rulings and publications as well as historical references, Ethics and Law for School Psychologists provides the most comprehensive foundation for scholarship in this area. A key reference for understanding and delivering ethically and legally sound services, the text combines the expertise of three leading professionals at the forefront of the field. Completely updated to reflect the National Association of School Psychologists' (NASP) revised 2010 Principles for Professional Ethics, the new edition of this classic text also addresses the final regulations in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the amended Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In addition, the Sixth Edition features: New material on the management of sensitive, private student information and a revised section on privileged communication Broader coverage of ethical-legal issues in school-based intervention, including a new section on interventions in the general education classroom The latest research and professional literature related to ethics and law in school psychology Covering the ethical and legal issues that impact every school psychologist, and with numerous pedagogical features including case vignettes, end-of-chapter questions, and topics for discussion, Ethics and Law for School Psychologists, Sixth Edition is well suited for graduate students in school psychology and is a must-have resource for all practicing school psychologists, educators, and school administrators.

Handbook of School Mental Health

Advancing Practice and Research

Author: Mark D. Weist,Steven W. Evans,Nancy A. Lever

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387733132

Category: Psychology

Page: 386

View: 7634

Turn to this book for practical guidance in attending not only to routine mental health needs of students, but also in responding quickly and effectively to traumatic events. The authors discuss how to build and enhance collaborative approaches among the many stakeholders. You’ll learn how to ensure that best evidence-based practices are used in all systems of care. Next, the handbook introduces strength-based approaches to assessment in schools. Finally, the authors discuss the latest strategies to help you prevent and manage crises while addressing the unique ethical, cultural, and legal challenges of school mental health.

Manual of School Health - E-Book

A Handbook for School Nurses, Educators, and Health Professionals

Author: Keeta DeStefano Lewis,Bonnie J. Bear

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455712264

Category: Medical

Page: 672

View: 3307

Completely updated, the 3rd edition of this practical, highly portable manual offers quick access to the most relevant health and wellness information for children -- from birth through age 21 – in the school setting. You’ll find valuable guidance on developmental stages, learning domains, acute and chronic illnesses, first aid, medical syndromes, special education, and emergency illness. This edition also addresses the growing array of issues affecting today’s children, including mental health disorders, disaster management, substance abuse, and school violence, as well as new threats such as West Nile virus, dermatological conditions, and the reemergence of tuberculosis. Ideal for use in school and community settings, this manual is a must-have resource for anyone who works with children. A best practice approach to health issues and concerns helps you provide the best possible care to students. A clear, consistent outline format and straightforward writing style make it easy to locate and apply essential information. Updated content includes important contemporary issues in schools, such as body piercing, backpack syndrome, and computer ergonomics. Brain Findings section offers relevant information about recent brain and neurology research, with insights on how it relates to childhood development and health. Numerous appendices, including the latest growth charts and immunization schedules, provide essential information for assessing school age children. English-Spanish translation guide for common health terms and phrases helps you communicate more effectively with Hispanic students. Web site resources at the end of each chapter provide reliable sources for further information and research. A convenient Glossary familiarizes you with important terminology and definitions used throughout the book. New, user-friendly design helps you find key information quickly with helpful boxes, tables, and headings. New 8-page color insert serves as an instant visual reference to help you identify rashes, skin lesions, and other dermatological conditions that are common among school-age children. A separate chapter on first aid walks you through the management of common injuries and emergency situations. Revised mental health chapter presents current, detailed information on the major mental disorders that affect school-age children such as depression, autism, and Asperger's, with an extensive psychotropic medication table. A new chapter devoted to disaster management includes the latest information on bioterrorism and homeland security threats to help you create an action plan for disaster situations. A revised chapter on violence addresses sexual assault, self-mutilation, suicide, domestic violence, and violence in the schools, to help you stay informed about current societal trends, issues, and developments. New information on teen pregnancy offers helpful guidelines on communicating with students about this important issue.

Fast Facts for the School Nurse, Second Edition

School Nursing in a Nutshell

Author: Janice Loschiavo, MA, RN, NJ-CSN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826128777

Category: Medical

Page: 294

View: 4010

“Fast Facts for the School Nurse, Second Edition, will direct school nurses to the answers for many questions and to wiser counsel when a dilemma seems unsolvable. It is…authored by a school nurse of publicly acclaimed distinction who brings a lifetime of experience to these pages.” —Lucille A. Joel, EdD, RN, FAAN, Professor, College of Nursing Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey From the Foreword This concise reference provides quick access to information busy school nurses need every day to practice competently and efficiently. It is written for nurses who are transitioning to a school setting, yet has much to offer more experienced school nurses. The second edition has been substantially revised to address the Healthy People 2020 initiative to school-age children and their families, and to incorporate information about the push toward formal evaluation of school nurses. It discusses new technology and the effects of head trauma and other sports-related injuries on academic performance. New content, “Top 10 Timely Troublesome Topics for the School Nurse,” deals with issues such as getting substitutes and the prioritization of tasks for novice and substitute school nurses. Authored by a nurse with over 25 years of school nursing experience, this consistently organized reference offers straightforward guidelines to a range of daily tasks and nursing responsibilities and provides clinical protocols for safe management of common childhood illnesses, accidents, and emergencies, along with legal and ethical considerations, documentation, high-risk areas in school nursing practice, and the requirements of both the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Included are the delivery of culturally appropriate care, screening tools, wellness strategies, care plans for children with chronic disorders and special needs, adolescent sexuality, childhood obesity, drug use, and a food allergies “tool kit.” “Clinical Snapshots” throughout highlight critical information. The guide is useful as a supplemental textbook for nursing students studying for state or national certification exams. New to the Second Edition: “Top 10 Timely Troublesome Topics for the School Nurse” Correlations of the Healthy People 2020 initiative with school nurse practice Meaningful examples (“Clinical Snapshots”) relevant to the topic The effects of head trauma and other sports-related injuries on academic performance Academic requirements for school nursing in each state Prioritization of tasks for novice and substitute school nurses

Primary Care of the Child With a Chronic Condition E-Book

Author: Patricia Jackson Allen,Judith A. Vessey,Naomi Schapiro

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032308088X

Category: Medical

Page: 880

View: 4781

Written by nurse practitioners for nurse practitioners, this one-of-a-kind resource provides the expert guidance you need to provide comprehensive primary care to children with special needs and their families. It addresses specific conditions that require alterations in standard primary care and offers practical advice on managing the major issues common to children with chronic conditions. A consistent format makes it easy to locate essential information on each condition. Plus, valuable resources help you manage the issues and gaps in health care coverage that may hinder quality care. This is the only book authored by Nurse Practitioners that focuses on managing the primary health care needs of children with chronic conditions. More than 60 expert contributors provide the most current information available on specific conditions. Comprehensive summary boxes at the end of all chronic conditions chapters provide at-a-glance access to key information. Resource lists at the end of each chronic condition chapter direct you to helpful websites, national organizations, and additional sources of information that you can share with parents and families. Updated references ensure you have access to the most current, evidence-based coverage of the latest research findings and management protocols. Four new chapters — Celiac Disease, Eating Disorders, Muscular Dystrophy, and Obesity — keep you up to date with the latest developments in treating these conditions. Autism content is updated with the latest research on autism spectrum disorders, including current methods of evaluation, identification, and management. Coverage of systems of care features new information on how to help families obtain high-quality and cost-effective coordinated services within our complex health care system. Easy-to-find boxes in the chronic conditions chapters summarize important information on treatment, associated problems, clinical manifestations, and differential diagnosis.

School Nursing

A Comprehensive Text

Author: Janice Selekman

Publisher: F A Davis Company

ISBN: 9780803622098

Category: Education

Page: 1356

View: 1809

Awarded a 2012 AJN Book of the Year Award! The only text endorsed by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and winner of an AJN Book-of-the-Year Award is now in its 2nd Edition! Inside, you'll find comprehensive coverage of the multiple facets of school nursing—from the foundations of practice and the roles and functions of a school nurse through episodic and chronic illness and behavioral issues, to legal issues and leading and managing within school settings. Written and edited by school nurses and pediatric experts, it features real-world-tested, best practices based on evidence and experience. There's content here that you won't find in other books, such as health assessments, individualized health plan development, mental health conditions including adolescent depression, contemporary legal issues, and current policy statements essential to school nursing.

Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools

A Quick Reference Guide

Author: Susan S. Aronson,Timothy R. Shope, M.D.

Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN: 9781610020503

Category: Medical

Page: 247

View: 8355

This award-winning guide provides child care directors, teachers, and caregivers with essentialinformation on the prevention and management of infectious diseases in group care settings. The newlyrevised and updated fourth edition is aligned with the most recent version of the premier AAP sourceof information on infectious diseases, Red Book(r). The robust section of more than 50 quick-referencefact sheets on common infectious diseases and symptoms has been expanded to include new sheets onClostridium difficile (or C diff ), Norovirus, and Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA and MSSA). Additionally, the sample letters and forms section offers new and updated documents on pressingtopics, including a Refusal to Vaccinate form. As always, the guide is easy to use, providing clear, authoritative guidance on limiting the spread of infection."

Schools and Health

Our Nation's Investment

Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on Comprehensive School Health Programs in Grades K-12

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309175682

Category: Education

Page: 512

View: 8732

Schools and Health is a readable and well-organized book on comprehensive school health programs (CSHPs) for children in grades K-12. The book explores the needs of today's students and how those needs can be met through CSHP design and development. The committee provides broad recommendations for CSHPs, with suggestions and guidelines for national, state, and local actions. The volume examines how communities can become involved, explores models for CSHPs, and identifies elements of successful programs. Topics include: The history of and precedents for health programs in schools. The state of the art in physical education, health education, health services, mental health and pupil services, and nutrition and food services. Policies, finances, and other elements of CSHP infrastructure. Research and evaluation challenges. Schools and Health will be important to policymakers in health and education, school administrators, school physicians and nurses, health educators, social scientists, child advocates, teachers, and parents.

Corporal Punishment in U.S. Public Schools

Legal Precedents, Current Practices, and Future Policy

Author: Elizabeth Gershoff,Kelly M. Purtell,Igor Holas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319148184

Category: Psychology

Page: 109

View: 1121

This Brief reviews the past, present, and future use of school corporal punishment in the United States, a practice that remains legal in 19 states as it is constitutionally permitted according to the U.S. Supreme Court. As a result of school corporal punishment, nearly 200,000 children are paddled in schools each year. Most Americans are unaware of this fact or the physical injuries sustained by countless school children who are hit with objects by school personnel in the name of discipline. Therefore, Corporal Punishment in U.S. Public Schools begins by summarizing the legal basis for school corporal punishment and trends in Americans’ attitudes about it. It then presents trends in the use of school corporal punishment in the United States over time to establish its past and current prevalence. It then discusses what is known about the effects of school corporal punishment on children, though with so little research on this topic, much of the relevant literature is focused on parents’ use of corporal punishment with their children. It also provides results from a policy analysis that examines the effect of state-level school corporal punishment bans on trends in juvenile crime. It concludes by discussing potential legal, policy, and advocacy avenues for abolition of school corporal punishment at the state and federal levels as well as summarizing how school corporal punishment is being used and what its potential implications are for thousands of individual students and for the society at large. As school corporal punishment becomes more and more regulated at the state level, Corporal Punishment in U.S. Public Schools serves an essential guide for policymakers and advocates across the country as well as for researchers, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students.

Individualized Healthcare Plans for the School Nurse

Concepts, Framework, Issues, and Applications for School Nursing Practice

Author: Cynthia K. Silkworth,Martha J. Arnold,Judith F. Harrigan,Donna Shipley Zaiger

Publisher: Sunrise River Press

ISBN: 0962481467

Category: Medical

Page: 994

View: 5793

Sunrise River Press has set the standard for school nurses concerning the formulation of IHPs designed to fit unique student health issues. Included are 18 concept and special issue chapters that make this an invaluable resource for any school nurse. Accompanying this ground-breaking work is an easy-to-use, interactive software program that aids in the development and creation of individualized healthcare plans. Automatically creates care plans that include 1) nursing diagnosis language; 2) interventions; 3) outcomes; and 4) a column to add individualized assessment data. Concept chapters include the coverage of evidence based nursing practice; standardized nursing language; HIPPA, FERPA and privacy; special education, using IHPs with 504 plans and the reimbursement process, responding to students needs in times of crisis, wellness promotion, etc. Special student issues include chronic health conditions, psychosocial aspects of students with chronic health conditions, medically fragile students, immigrants and refugees, homeless students, and chromosomal abnormalities. In addition to 18 special issue and concept chapters, it includes 57 IHPs covering abuse & neglect, ADHD, anaphylaxis, anxiety, asthma, autism spectrum disorder, bipolar, brain injury, brain & spinal cord tumors, burns, cancer, cardiovascular disease, celiac disease, cerebral palsy, depression/ suicide, Down syndrome, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, eating disorders, encopresis, Fragile X, GERD, hearing deficit, hemophilia, viral hepatitis, HIV/ AIDs, immune thrombocytopenic purpura, immunodeficiency disorders, mono, IBD, latex allergy, Lyme disease, Marfan syndrome, medically fragile children, metachromatic leukodystrophy, migraines, mitochondrial disorders, neurofibromatosis, neurology/ seizures, organ transplant, osteogenesis imperfecta, PTSD, Prader-Willi, pregnancy, prenatal alcohol & drug exposure, Rett syndrome, school phobia, scoliosis, Sickle Cell disease, skin disorders, spina bifida, spinal cord injury, substance abuse, systemic lupus, Tourette's syndrome, tuberculosis, and vision deficits. Software is compatible with Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7, and Mac OS 8.6 thru 9.2.2, Mac OS X 10.2.8 and later systems, and Mac OSX 10.6 operating systems.

Human Exceptionality: School, Community, and Family

Author: Michael L. Hardman,M. Winston Egan,Clifford J. Drew

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305500970

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

View: 2041

Expanding on its widely respected and unique focus on the critical role of professionals in education, psychology, counseling, health care, and human services, HUMAN EXCEPTIONALITY: SCHOOL, COMMUNITY, AND FAMILY, 12th Edition, is an evidence-based testament to the critical role of cross-professional collaboration in enhancing the lives of exceptional individuals and their families. This text's unique lifespan approach combines powerful research, evidence-based practices, and inspiring stories, engendering passion and empathy and enhancing the lives of individuals with exceptionalities. Designed to help students experience individuals with disabilities and their families in a personal and intimate fashion, HUMAN EXCEPTIONALITY is an excellent resource for preparing teacher education candidates and practicing teachers, as well as a range of other human services professionals in the fields of psychology, sociology, social work, and the health sciences. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

School Nursing

Scope and Standards of Practice

Author: American Nurses Association

Publisher: Amer Nurses Assn

ISBN: 9781558103535

Category: Medical

Page: 162

View: 3947

This specialty standard combines community health and public health nursing expertise to support student health and learning as part of providing continuity of care in school health services.

Nurse Practitioner's Business Practice and Legal Guide

Author: Carolyn Buppert

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284143066

Category: Medical

Page: 516

View: 9118

Nurse Practitioner’s Business Practice and Legal Guide, Sixth Edition is a must-have resource for every new or current nurse practitioner (NP) that explains and analyzes the legal issues relevant to nurse practitioners. Completely updated and revised, it includes a new chapter on answering frequently asked questions from NPs. In addition, it provides the latest state-by-state laws, including regulatory developments and prosecutions of nurse practitioners, and new case analysis and lessons learned from those cases. The Sixth Edition also provides new discussions of NP competencies, how the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree relates to NPs, the differences in primary care and acute care NPs, definitions of medical bio-ethics terminology, additional malpractice cases and the lessons to learn from them, emerging issues in health policy, guidelines around prescribing opioids and controlled drugs, clinical performance measures, electronic health records, and new opportunities for NPs u

Managing Health Services

Author: Goodwin, Nick,Gruen, Reinhold,Iles, Valerie

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335225160

Category: Medical

Page: 235

View: 5206

This book provides an understanding of the concepts of management, managerial leadership and governance within health care systems. It provides a thorough introduction to, and conceptual framework for, the analysis of health systems management and goes on to examine fundamental management tasks.

The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health

Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309208955

Category: Medical

Page: 700

View: 5385

The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

Cases in Special Education

Author: Scot Danforth,Joseph Boyle

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780072322712

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 9585

This supplement for special education courses consists of five short cases for each of the twelve official federal disability areas. It provides vivid, realistic depictions of what it is like to be a student with a disability. Cases include persons of different ages and in different settings. Each case explores the individual's disability and its effect on her or his interactions with parents, friends, community members, and society.

Engaging Readers & Writers with Inquiry

Promoting Deep Understandings in Language Arts and the Content Areas with Guiding Questions

Author: Jeffrey D. Wilhelm

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439574136

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 2326

What makes a good relationship? How does flight influence behavior for humans and birds? Is it ever permissible to lie? Reframing our units and lessons with questions such as these makes learning more exciting for students. Wilhelm debunks the myth that teaching through inquiry is hard. He shares practical, easy ideas for turning state standards into engaging authentic questions that propel students toward deep understandings. Includes sample lessons, discussion techniques, and questioning schemes for all the content areas. For use with Grades 4 and up.

Social Work in Schools

Principles and Practice

Author: Linda Openshaw

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462506739

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

View: 9744

This accessible and authoritative text gives social workers the tools they need for effective and ethical practice in school settings. Readers learn practical skills for observation, assessment, intervention, and research that will enable them to respond to the needs of diverse students from preschool through the secondary grades. The book presents strategies for dealing with particular problems, such as violence, trauma, parental absence, substance abuse, bereavement, and mental health concerns. Also reviewed are developmental issues that can interfere with school success. Specific guidelines for implementing interventions, including group work, are provided. Student-friendly features include many concrete examples; study and discussion questions; and reproducible letters, forms, and checklists.