School Health Issues

Allergies

Anaphylaxis

Please be aware that several of our members are State Epinephrine Resource School Nurses, who are available to provide trainings and offer support to school nurses. They are:

The following sample forms are linked from the California Department Education website addressing Medication Administration:(click to be taken to the CDE website) Training Standards for the Administration of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors. CEC 49414 authorizes California public schools to train designated school personnel in the administration of life-saving epinephrine to students and adults who are experiencing severe allergic reaction and anaphylaxis.

These forms were reviewed and approved June 2013. Click onece to open the forms there may be a few seconds wait before the forms open.

Asthma

Asthma Education Program with Video and Audio

Autism

Cancer, Leukemia, Lymphoma

Cardiac Arrest

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA) has published “Saving Lives in Schools and Sports” booklet. It is downloadable for free off the SCAA website at www.suddencardiacarrest.org.

The news release on the booklet may be downloaded and printed for your use here

Communicable Disease Control

Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution for School Personnel

Dental

Health Insurance

Hepatitis

HIPAA

Immunizations

IMMUNIZATION PERSONAL BELIEFS EXEMPTION (PBE) FORM: Beginning January 1, 2014, parents or guardians who, because of personal beliefs, do not want their children to receive one or more immunizations required for entering school or child care must provide documentation specified by a new state law, also known as Assembly Bill 2109 (click for bill text). The new law amends Health and Safety Code 120365. Section 120365 (f)(1-6) lists the authorized healthcare practitioners as: physician and surgeon, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, osteopathic physician and surgeon, naturopathic doctor, credentialed school nurse. Additional information/resources about this new law designed for parents, health care practitioners and schools is now available at www.shotsforschool.org including:

If you have additional questions or concerns not addressed on www.shotsforschool.org, please contact the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch at [email protected]. (Updated 1.17.2014)

Anti-vaccine Movement: Parade magazine article Oct. 7, 2012 on the hidden dangers of the anti-vaccine movement.   Here is the link: http://www.parade.com/health/2012/10/07-why-so-many-parents-are-delaying-vaccines.html

Medications (Compounding)

Several FDA articles on compounded medications, and how to report the counterfeit medications, if you have students using them, to the FDA

Meningitis

The National Meningitis Association (NMA) is a nonprofit organization founded by parents whose children have died or live with permanent disabilities as a result of meningococcal disease, a devastating bacterial infection that is more commonly known as meningitis; NMA is committed to educating the public about the disease and has developed a variety of educational programs and resources to help inform local communities about the risks of meningococcal disease among adolescents and young adults and available methods of prevention, including immunization. To access these materials and learn more about meningococcal disease, please visit the NMA Web site at www.nmaus.org

Obesity

Pandemic Planning

Programs

Skin Safety

Wellness Policy Development and Resources