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Description of Services

The overall goal of Direct Care Nursing Services is to assist schools with managing the complex needs of medically fragile students. 

Types of Service

  • Conference with teachers
  • Conference with parents
  • Conference with students
  • Observation of student
  • Nursing evaluation
  • Technical assistance
  • Training of staff on health-related procedures
  • Referral to other agencies
  • Attendance at SSTs, staffings, etc.

As the above primary nursing responsibilities permit, some of the broad roles provided to general and special education students can include:

  • Providing technical assistance to schools with special health needs and concerns
  • Helping local schools write protocols to meet the needs of students with unusual health needs or where specialized medical procedures are being requested by parents and doctors
  • Serving on medical review panels as needed
  • Serving as a liaison between the school, Public Health Department, and local hospitals
  • Training in-school health teams designated by the principal when specialized health procedures are required
  • Working collaboratively with other support staff (teachers, therapists, administrators) to provide a safe environment for students with complex health care needs



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