- School Nurse Consultant
- Standards of Practice: School Health Services Manual
- Periodicity Schedules & Best Practices
- Allergy Management (Life Threatening)
- Concussion Management
- Fact Sheets and Articles
- Wellness and Prevention
The Health Department recognizes that school nursing is critical to the success of the school mission, and that often in the independent practice setting of a School District/Supervisory Union, school nurses can be isolated from other health professionals. As the National Association of School Nurses indicates, “as school nursing becomes more specialized and health issues of students become more complex, it is increasingly crucial that school nurses have state-level school nursing leadership.”
The school nurse consultant provides support to school nurses - in consultation and coordination with the Health Department's medical director, chief of public health nursing, the Departments of Health and Education's Joint School Health Committee, and district health office staff.
Provides guidance to school administrators and school nurses in the development, implementation and evaluation of school health services.
Information regarding the Provider's Toolkit, Bright Futures, and the Vermont Dental Periodicity Schedule. These resources help provide guidance for health promotion, preventive health supervision, and health screening for children and adolescents as they pertain to their medical and dental homes, family, and community.
Act 68 of 2013 requires the State Board, in consultation with the Department of Health, to “adopt policies for managing students with life-threatening allergies and other individuals with life-threatening allergies who may be present at a school.”
State Board Policies: Epinephrine Auto-injectors
Policies by Section:
- Sample Allergy Checklists for Allergy Management during Vermont School Activities
- Protocol for the Use of Stock Epinephrine Auto-Injectors during Vermont School Activities
- Emergency Healthcare Plan for Individuals with Known Life-threating Allergies
- Prevention, Protocols, Implementation, Training Resources
- Standing Order Form and Instructions
- Storage, Handling and Disposal
- Vermont Asthma Action Plan - Contact your local District Office for information on how to implement, or increase usage of the Vermont Asthma Action Plan.
- Asthma in Vermont
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Maps: Asthma in Vermont
- Vermont School Nurse Report - Provides data for asthma prevalence by grade, school building, or Supervisory Union/School District in your local area.
This toolkit is designed to aid school administrators, athletic directors, nurses, coaches and others with a comprehensive concussion management plan. Because each individual school situation is unique, different parts of the plan can be adapted to the school but the basic concepts of an overall plan will be the same.
If you have any questions or concerns about this toolkit, contact the Brain Injury Association of Vermont.
Act 68 and Concussion Management
Act 68 of 2013 requires the development of statewide guidelines, forms, and other materials that are designed to educate coaches, youth athletes, and the parents and guardians of youth athletes regarding:
- the nature and risks of concussions and other head injuries
- the risks of premature participation in athletic activities after receiving a concussion or other head injury
- the importance of obtaining a medical evaluation of a suspected concussion or other head injury and receiving treatment when necessary
- effective methods to reduce the risk of concussions occurring during
- protocols and standards for clearing a youth athlete to return to play
following a concussion or other head injury, including treatment plans
The Vermont School Nurse Report can provide data for immunization status by grade, school building, or Supervisory Union/School District in your local area.
- Bats - Safety and Risk Management at Camp
- Dental Emergencies
- Have you been diagnosed with a Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA infection?
- Head Lice
- Mouth Guards
- Safe Food Handling
- The Costs of Obesity
- West Nile Virus
Articles and Publications
- CDC Review of School Laws and Policies Concerning
Child and Adolescent Health
- Disaster Planning for Schools
- Joint Guidance on the Application of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to Student Health Records
- Medical Conditions Affecting Sports Participation
- Medical Emergencies Occurring at School
- Role of the School Nurse in Providing
School Health Services
- Summary of Selected Evidence-Based Research From
Healthy Kids Learn Better and Making The Connection: Health and Student Achievement
- Fit and Healthy Vermonters
- Preventing Underage Drinking
- Promoting Healthier Weight in Pediatrics
- Schools section of Fit and Healthy Vermonters - includes nutrition and physical activity guidelines, the school wellness policy, fact sheets, and more.
For questions about statewide programs or policies administered at the local level, contact the Health Department District Office near you.