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Online Resources for School Nurses

Web sites and documents from the State of New Hampshire, other state and national organizations, and the U.S. government that can serve as resources for school health personnel.

New Hampshire

Bed Bug Fact Sheet Acrobat Reader
NH DHHS fact sheet that gives information about bedbugs, preventing bed bug infestation, and eliminating bed bugs.

Communicable Disease Handbook
Information from NH DHHS about communicable diseases.

Communicable Disease Control & Surveillance List of Reportable Diseases Acrobat Reader
List of the specific diseases laboratories and health care providers are required to isolate or characterize and report in accordance with NH Statutes.

Dartmouth Injury Prevention Center
Web site for the Dartmouth Injury Prevention Center.

Educators Recommending Medication For Students

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus (WNV) Information
NH DHHS Web page for NH DHHS tips, posters, fact sheets, guidelines about EEE and WNV.

Emergency Planning for Individuals and Families
NH Department of Safety Emergency Management and Homeland Security web site that provides resources for individual and family emergency response planning.

Family Planning Resources in NH
NH DHHS Maternal and Child Health web site provides information about educational and clinical services to help individuals maintain their reproductive health and to prevent unintended pregnancies.

Granite State Fit Kids
Granite State Fit Kids is a non-profit agency that promote health and fitness for NH youth. The Granite State Fit Kids program is an interactive health awareness program specifically designed for the 4th grade level and conducted in NH schools. Lessons discuss the various body systems. In addition, three of the lessons focus on the effects of tobacco and the benefits of good nutrition and regular physical activity.

NH Department of Education HIV/Health Education Program
NHDOE web site provides information concerning HIV and Health Education, including the NH Health Education Curriculum Guidelines, YRBS and School Health Profile Results, NH Standards for Health Education, and NH HIV Education Laws.

NH Public Access Defibrillation Programs In Schools Memorandum Acrobat Reader

Lyme Disease (LD) Information
NH DHHS Web page for NH DHHS tips, posters, fact sheets, guidelines about LD.

Medicine Disposal Information for NH
NH Department of Environmental Services web site that provides information and tools to assist people with safely disposing medicine in various settings.

Nutrition and Physical Activity
NH DHHS web site for resources and tools for New Hampshire residents, educators, work sites, and health care providers to help people achieve a healthy lifestyle through increased physical activity and healthy eating.

The Nutrition Source
Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition Department web site gives information about healthy eating and physical activity.

Pandemic Influenza Communication and Coordination Plan for Educational and Childcare Settings Acrobat Reader

Pediculosis (Head Lice) Acrobat Reader
NH DHHS fact sheet regarding head lice.

Ready NH-Families
This State of NH web site provides current, usable, and practical resources for NH families for preparing for an emergency.

TB Information
NH DHHS Communicable Disease Control and Surveillance TB Web page gives general information about TB, TB testing and treatment, and Tuberculin Skin Test Recommendations specific to a variety of target populations.

Technical Advisory for 311.02 Medication During the School Day Acrobat Reader

Technical Advisory for the Pupil Safety and Violence Prevention Act Acrobat Reader

Wellness Policy Toolkit
Congress passed Section 204 of PL 108-265 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 requiring local education agencies to develop a local wellness policy that addresses the growing problem of childhood obesity. NH Dept. of Education web page has a toolkit developed by the Nutrition and Wellness Subgroup of the NH Healthy Schools Coalition for schools to use for creating local wellness policies.

Other Organizations

American Nurses Association
National nurses' organization provides information on issues related to health care.

Animal Contact Compendia
National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians guidelines for handling animals in a school setting.

Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
Provides resources to strengthen health care delivery systems for youth through effective health programs and health care services.

Emergency Guidelines for Schools-3rd Edition Acrobat Reader
American Academy of Pediatrics, Ohio Chapter, guidelines for helping ill or injured students when the school nurse is not available.

Food Allergy Web Page
This National School Boards Association web page includes Safe at School and Ready to Learn: a Comprehensive Policy Guide for Protecting Students with Life-Threatening Food Allergies and other resources for managing food allergies in schools.

Is the Asthma Action Plan Working? A Tool for School Nurse Assessment Acrobat Reader
This brief assessment tool developed by the National Association of School Nurses and the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program offers guidance to school nurses in determining how well an asthma action plan is working for a student.

Managing Life Threatening Food Allergies in Schools Acrobat Reader
Guidelines developed by the Massachusetts Department of Education for handling food allergy issues in schools.

National Association of School Nurses
National organization for school nurses that provides information and resources on issues related to health and school nursing.

National School Boards Association School Health Web Page
National School Boards Association web page that gives resources for developing policies and practices that enhance health in schools.

New England Asthma Regional Council
Regional organization that provides information designed to reduce the impact of asthma throughout New England.

NH Health Data Inventory
NH Institute for Health Policy and Practice Web site provides an inventory of health data sources and reports.

NH Nurses Association
New Hampshire nursing service organization provides information on issues related to health care.

NH School Nurses Association
Provides support for and promotes quaility school health services by registered professional school nurses.

U.S. Government

CDC Health Care Worker Vaccination: Prevention and Control of Mumps
Centers for Disease Control Web site gives recommendations for vaccination of health care workers for prevention mumps.

CDC Healthy Youth
Centers for Disease Control Web site provides information about various health topics and risk behaviors.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Web site provides professional and lay level information to improve public health knowledge.

EPA New England Healthy Schools: Lessons for Creating a Clean Educational Environment Acrobat Reader
Environmental Protection Agency brochure gives tips for reducing exposure to environmental hazards in schools.

Fruit and Veggies-More Matters
Centers for Disease Control Web site that gives tools and information to help people eat more fruits and veggies each day.

Individuals With Disabilities (IDEA)
The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Web site provides resources related to IDEA and implementing its regulations.

Joint Guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education on the Application of FERPA and HIPPA to Student Health Records Acrobat Reader

National Diabetes Education Program
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Diabetes Education Program Web site gives tools and resources to help children and adolescents manage Diabetes.

National Library of Medicine
Visit this National Institutes of Health Web site for journal article searches as well as other health database searches.

Traumatic Brain Injury
Centers for Disease Control Web site that gives information to help people recognize, respond, and recover if a traumatic brain injury occurs.

Vaccine Safety Overview
Centers for Disease Control Web site provides information about vaccine safety.

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