Diabetes School Health Resources

 

Diabetes School Health Resources

 

Legislation, Guidelines, and State Reports

Training Materials for School Personnel

Educational Materials for Children and Families

Individualized Health Plans for Children with Diabetes

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Legislation, Guidelines, and State Reports

National Organization Resources

 

  • American Diabetes Association. American Diabetes Association State Laws and Policies. The ADA provides a state-by-state school resource page that has an updated comprehensive list of state resources that have been identified and collected over the years. State Diabetes Prevention and Control Programs produced some of the resources.

State Resources

  • State School Health Policy Matrix. The State School Health Policy Matrix outlines relevant state-level health policies for the following topics: competitive foods and beverages, physical education and physical activity, and administration of medication in the school environment. It also it indicates which political entity or agency adopted the policy or issued guidance and has a direct link to the policy. The guide was prepared by The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).

 

  • Indiana Statute. Statute covers diabetes care in schools and use of a trained volunteer health aide in providing diabetes services when the nurse is not available. Provisions include training requirements for school nurses and volunteer health aides as well as requirements that a health aide must have continuous access to a licensed school nurse personnel. View statute.
  • Kentucky Glucagon Statute (effective 2005). Statute requires every public or parochial school to have a person trained and available to administer emergency injectable medications including glucagon.KY Board of Nursing allows non-medical professionals to administer the injectables in statute specified emergency situations. View statute.
  • Kentucky. A Legislative Research Commission Report (July 2010) discusses health services including diabetes in schools. In KY, schools must provide health services to students with diabetes, asthma, severe allergy, or epilepsy. However, the laws and regulations are complex and oversight is fragmented and inadequate. Health services may be provided by physicians, nurses, or trained unlicensed school staff. There is controversy about the proper role of unlicensed staff. It appears that inappropriate care and improper limitations on care have occurred. These problems appear to occur less often when school nurses are present. The report’s seven recommendations cover facilitating access to health and educational records under federal law, clarifying relevant state laws, and coordinating services among school districts and health service providers.
  • Oregon. Oregon developed a law regarding emergency glucagon administration in schools. A training manual and slide set is available for providers are on their website.
  • Rhode Island. Statute outlines the training and supervision of school personnel for the administration of glucagon to children with diabetes in schools. View statute.
  • Texas. Statute for training unlicensed diabetes care assistants (UDCA). View statute.
    • Texas. Frequently Asked Questions related to Implementing House Bill 984. This document addresses questions that have been raised by school staff and families following the enactment of House Bill 984 in May 2005. Questions were developed based on the types of consultation provided by the Texas Diabetes Program’s nurse consultant. The document is updated routinely.
    • Texas. Guidelines for training school employees that are not licensed healthcare professionals to implement House Bill 984 (79th Legislative Session) related to the care of elementary and secondary school students with diabetes. The Texas Diabetes Prevention and Control Program with many partners developed the Guidelines. See Guidelines on Texas Diabetes Council website.
    • Texas. Texas Risk Assessment for Type 2 Diabetes in Children: A Report to the Governor and the 82nd Legislature of the State of Texas. The Texas Risk Assessment for Type 2 Diabetes in Children is a state mandated program developed, coordinated, and administered by UTPA. This assessment includes screening for the presence of acanthosis nigricans; if positive students are then assessed to calculate BMI and assess blood pressure. This is a report of the 2009-2010 school year results.
  • Utah. Statute directs a public school to train school personnel who “volunteer” to be trained in the administration of glucagon in an emergency and permits a student to possess and self-administer diabetes medication, when requested by parents. View statute.
  • West Virginia. The Diabetes Care Plan Act. The State Board of Education shall adopt guidelines for the development and implementation of individual diabetes care plans for students with diabetes. View statue.

 

Training Materials for School Personnel

National Organization Resources

 

  • National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP).
    • Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel. The purpose of the document is to educate school personnel about diabetes and to share a set of practices that enable schools to ensure a safe learning environment for students with diabetes. The guide can be reproduced without permission and shared with all school personnel, parents, and students. Promotional tools include a Powerpoint presentation for training school personnel. The Resource Page provides a table that lists organizations and the type of information/services they provide:
      • Speakers for school personnel
      • Trainers for school personnel
      • Training programs/resources
      • Educational materials/lay audiences
      • Educational materials/school nurses
      • Information assistance on Federal laws
      • Guidelines/standards of care
      • Position statements
    • Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Health Care Online Tool Presentation. This slide set contains information about transitioning from pediatric to adult health care and is designed for health care professionals and community organizations to help explain and promote materials and tools (Transitions: From Pediatric to Adult Health Care resource) to ease this transition.
  • American Diabetes Association.Diabetes Care Tasks at School: What Key Personnel Need to Know. This two-part training is for health professionals to train school nurses and other school personnel on their responsibilities for caring for students with diabetes. PowerPoint presentations are available from this website.
  • National Association of School Nurses.Helping Administer to the Needs of the Student with Diabetes in School (H.A.N.D.S.SM) is a live continuing education full day program to equip the school nurse with current diabetes knowledge, and provide tools and resources to facilitate effective diabetes management for students at school. It is presented by a School Nurse with a specific interest in diabetes and a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). NASN also compiles other helpful diabetes resources for school nurses.

State Resources

 

  • Alabama. The Diabetes in School website has information on lesson plans for kindergarten-twelfth grade, a diabetes overview, and diabetes nutritional management is provided for school nurses. Continuing Education Opportunities for school nurses on diabetes are available.
    • Back to Basics: A Diabetes Overview for School Nurses
    • Back to School: Diabetes Nutritional Management.
  • Colorado.The Colorado Kids with Diabeteswebsite has toolkits for school nurses, families, and health providers. It also has statewide guidelines for safe management in schools, standardized medical and health forms to be utilized by school nurses, parents and health providers, a listing of diabetes resource nurses who provide consultation to school nurses, and a description of the Diabetes Resource Nurse program.
  • Kentucky2011 Diabetes in School Webcasts. The KY Diabetes Prevention and Control Program regional staff annually conduct “diabetes in schools” school nurse trainings. One of the 2011 trainings was webcasts with continuing education on KY TRAIN. The title of the sessions and the course numbers to register on TRAIN are below.
    1. Diabetes in School: Students with Insulin Pumps – 1029415. Originally aired July 28, 2011 has been approved for nursing continuing education as follows: Kentucky Board of Nursing Provider Number: 7-0038-01-2013-1375 WEB Contact Hours = 1.0
    2. Diabetes in School: Diabetes in Children Pathophysiology Diagnosis and Management – 1029410. Originally aired July 28, 2011 has been approved for nursing continuing education as follows: Kentucky Board of Nursing Provider Number: 7-0038-01-2013-1374 WEB Contact Hours = 3.3
    3. Diabetes in School: School Nurse Role / Problem Solving – 1029428. Originally aired July 28, 2011 has been approved for nursing continuing education as follows: Kentucky Board of Nursing Provider Number: 7-0038-01-2013-1376 WEB Contact Hours =1.0
    4. Diabetes in School: School Nutrition and Meal Planning – 1029435. Originally aired July 28, 2010 has been approved for nursing continuing education as follows: Kentucky Board of Nursing Provider Number: 7-0038-01-2013-1377WEB Contact Hours = 1.0
  • New Hampshire has the following resources for school nurses.