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National Association of School Nurses and Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2020. Considerations for school nurses in return to school: Dental screening. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of School Nurses, 4 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a summary of resources that school nurses can consult as they consider when and whether to go back to school and, once back, whether to conduct oral health screenings. It provides background about tooth decay during childhood and about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the provision of oral health care. Also discussed are identification of children who need oral health care, communication, and infection-control measures.

Contact: National Association of School Nurses, 1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 925, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (240) 821-1130 Secondary Telephone: (866) 627-6767 Fax: (301) 585-1791 E-mail: nasn@nasn.org Web Site: http://www.nasn.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Prevention, School health, School nurses, Screening tests, Virus Diseases

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2020. School nurses: The key to good oral health during COVID-19. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 1 p.

Annotation: This infographic provides information to help school nurses ensure that children get the oral health care they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides information about the problems that tooth decay in childhood cause and includes instructions on how to conduct verbal assessments and oral health screenings. Information about the personal protective equipment required to safely conduct oral health screenings is included.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 3858 Cashill Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509, Telephone: (775) 626-5008 Fax: (775) 626-9268 E-mail: info@astdd.org Web Site: http://www.astdd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Prevention, School health, School nurses, Screening tests, Virus diseases

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Dental Health. 2020. Dental health guide for school nurses. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Dental Health, 11 pp.

Annotation: This guide is intended to help school nurses deal with minor oral injuries and other oral health problems. It discusses administering oral first aid; supplies; inflamed or irritated gum tissue; fever blisters, cold sores, and canker sores; toothache; prolonged or recurrent bleeding after an extraction; broken or displaced tooth; traumatic avulsion; possible jaw dislocation or fracture; orthodontic problems and emergencies; objects wedged between teeth; lacerated lip or tongue; and tooth-eruption pain. Eruption and shedding of the primary teeth is also discussed, and eruption tables for primary and permanent teeth are included.

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Dental Health, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-5874 E-mail: info@health.mo.gov Web Site: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Emergencies, First aid, Oral health, School health, School nurses

Hartnett E. 2018. Oral health in children: The role of the nurse in community settings—Teaching strategy. Washington, DC: National League for Nursing, 4 pp.

Annotation: This teaching strategy, which is geared toward school nurses, focuses on developing oral health competencies to educate parents and children about the importance of oral health and oral hygiene, fluoride, and having a dental home. It also provides information about how to recognize abnormalities in the mouth. The strategy includes an overview, learning objectives, learner pre-work, suggested learning activities, and suggested reading.

Contact: National League for Nursing, The Watergate, 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (800) 669-1656 E-mail: generalinfo@nln.org Web Site: http://nln.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Fluoride, Oral health, Oral hygiene, School health, School nurses, Training

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Population Health. 2017. Managing chronic health conditions in schools: The role of the school nurse. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes the role of school nurses in improving student academic achievement and decreasing absenteeism by helping students with chronic health conditions manage their condition. Topics include providing direct care such as giving children medications, providing case management, and advocating for students and their families to help them get the resources and support they need.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Population Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/NCCDPHP/dph Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Case management, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Disease management, Elementary schools, Families, Family support services, Health services delivery, Homeless persons, Program coordination, Role, School age children, School nurses, Students

Martinez A. 2016. School attendance, chronic health conditions and leveraging data for improvement: Recommendations for state education and health departments to address student absenteeism. Atlanta, GA: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 23 pp.

Annotation: This document for state education and health departments focuses on ways state school nurse consultants and other state school health personnel can support schools in reducing absences for students with chronic health conditions. Topics include the context and definitions of attendance as a measure, national efforts aimed at improving school attendance, challenges and opportunities related to collecting and using data on school attendance and chronic health conditions, collecting causes of school absence including chronic conditions, and recommendations for connecting school attendance and chronic health conditions to address absenteeism. Examples from Connecticut, Kentucky, and Massachusetts are included.

Contact: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 2200 Century Parkway, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30345, Telephone: (770) 458-7400 Web Site: https://chronicdisease.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Community action, Data analysis, Data collection, Leadership, Management information systems, Measures, Nursing, Program improvement, School attendance, School health services, School nurses, Schools, State departments of education, State health agencies, Students

Breton NM, Nguyen CA, Schoessler S. 2014. The ABC's of oral health at school: Assessment, best resources and community based initiatives. [Reno, NV]: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 1 video (25 min., 59 sec.).

Annotation: This webinar, held on October 15, 2014, describes oral health issues among children and adolescents and how school nurses can identify and use evidence-based resources to promote oral health and improve access to oral health care. Topics include conducting risk assessments, planning and implementing prevention programs, and mobilizing community partners to leverage resources and advocate for oral health in school-age children and adolescents.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 3858 Cashill Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509, Telephone: (775) 626-5008 Fax: (775) 626-9268 E-mail: info@astdd.org Web Site: http://www.astdd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Community action, Health promotion, Oral health, Prevention programs, Program improvement, Program planning, Resources for professionals, School age children, School health programs, School nurses, Schools

Children’s Oral Health Action Team. 2014. Ohio's school nurse toolkit: A guide to help make good decisions for your school's oral health program. Cleveland, OH: Children’s Oral Health Action Team, 10 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit is designed to assist school nurses in planning and implementing an oral health program at their school or in their district. Topics include needs assessments; oral health care education for school nurses, for teachers, for students, and for families; prevention; screenings; and referrals.

Contact: Children's Oral Health Access Team, Cleveland, OH Telephone: (216) 881-7860 Secondary Telephone: (216) 881-7860 Fax: (216) 881-7863 Web Site: http://info@raiseyourvoiceforkids.org/COHAT Available from the website.

Keywords: State programs, Needs assessment, Ohio, Oral health, Prevention programs, Program development, Referrals, School age children, School districts, School health education, School health programs, School nurses, Schools, Screenings

Wisconsin Public Health Association and Medical College of Wisconsin. 2014. WISHeS: Wisconsin Improving School Health Services Project. Kimberly, WI: Wisconsin Public Health Association, multiple items.

Annotation: This manual is designed to help school districts improve the health services they provide to students. Contents include a school-health-services assessment tool; injury and illness protocols; sample policies and procedures for emergency nursing services, concussion management, managing and preventing acute reactions to foods in the school setting, and medication administration; and nurse procedures. The manual also contains instructions for unlicensed assistive personnel on hand hygiene, oral care, feeding, transfers, and diapering for students who need such care at school.

Contact: Wisconsin Public Health Association, 563 Carter Court, Suite B, Kimberly, WI 54136, Telephone: (920) 882-3650 Contact Phone: (414) 875-7257 E-mail: WPHA@badgerbay.co Contact E-mail: teresa@badgerbay,co Web Site: http://www.wpha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Disease management, Disease prevention, Mobile applications, Nursing services, Oral health, Patient care management, Patient care planning, Protocols, School based management, School districts, School health services, School nurses, School personnel, Special health care needs, Training

National Association of School Nurses. 2013. Partnering to make oral health a priority. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of School Nurses, 3 items.

Annotation: This videocast outlines school nurses' role in providing oral health leadership in school settings. Topics include providing oral health information and resources, establishing parent partnerships, providing preventive oral health care, and responding to dental emergencies.

Contact: National Association of School Nurses, 1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 925, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (240) 821-1130 Secondary Telephone: (866) 627-6767 Fax: (301) 585-1791 E-mail: nasn@nasn.org Web Site: http://www.nasn.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Emergencies, Health care delivery, Leadership, Multimedia, Oral health, School health services, School nurses, Videos

American Association of Orthodontists. 2012. Handling orthodontic emergencies. St. Louis, MO: American Association of Orthodontists, 3 items.

Annotation: This fact sheet for school nurses discusses how to handle problems involving dental braces. Contents include a list of tools and supplies, an illustrated description of the components of braces, and a list of treatments. Problems and responses to them are listed in the order of the least severe to the most severe and include food caught between teeth; ligatures coming off; discomfort; mouth sores; irritation of lips or cheeks; protruding wire; loose brackets, wires, or bands; and swallowed components. A presentation and accompanying script are also available for educating school nurses about the needs of students in orthodontic treatment.

Contact: American Association of Orthodontists, 401 North Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63141-7816, Telephone: (314) 993-1700 Secondary Telephone: (800) 424-2841 Fax: (314) 997-1745 E-mail: info@aaortho.org Web Site: http://www.braces.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Emergencies, First aid, Injuries, Oral health, Orthodontics, School age children, School nurses, Training materials, Treatment

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, School Health Program. 2012. Nebraska school health guidelines = Guidelines for school health services in Nebraska. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services,

Annotation: This website, which presents guidelines for Nebraska schools, focuses on the activities and practices of school nurses and other non-nurse school personnel who provide health services. The site includes information about school health services; school nursing scope and standards; individualized health care plans; the role of the school nurse in special education; school health screening; emergency guidelines; guidelines related to methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus in schools, athletics, and child care; and the Medication Aide Act.

Contact: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, Telephone: (402) 471-3121 E-mail: dhhs.helpline@nebraska.gov Web Site: http://www.hhs.state.ne.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Emergencies, Guidelines, Individualized health plans, Legislation, Nebraska, School health services, School heath, School nurses, School personnel, Screening, Special education, State programs

National Association of School Nurses. [2011]. School nurses' self-assessment of oral health knowledge. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of School Nurses, 1 p.

Annotation: This tool is designed to help school nurses assess their knowledge of children’s oral health. Contents include multiple-choice questions on topics such as oral hygiene, screening, risk assessment, injuries, and nutrition. Once completed, the assessment may be downloaded with questions, answers, and explanations.

Contact: National Association of School Nurses, 1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 925, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (240) 821-1130 Secondary Telephone: (866) 627-6767 Fax: (301) 585-1791 E-mail: nasn@nasn.org Web Site: http://www.nasn.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Children, Disease prevention, Health behavior, Oral health, School nurses, Self assessment

Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, Center for Healthier Communities. 2011. School/nurse coordination improves assessment compliance. [San Diego, CA]: Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, Center for Healthier Communities, 1 p. (Community health brief)

Annotation: This brief describes a partnership between a school district and a children's hospital to increase compliance with state law requiring all students in kindergarten and first grade entering public school for the first time to receive an oral health assessment. Contents include information about the district's contract with the hospital to provide the health team for its 10 elementary schools and preschool program, the standardized format and forms for data collection and reporting, and coordination and implementation of the oral-health-assessment plan (screening by volunteers and referral to the school nurse for follow-up care). Topics include the percentage of children identified with urgent, possible, and no oral concerns by school and compliance rates for select schools and the district as a whole.

Contact: Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, 3020 Children's Way, San Diego, CA 92123, Telephone: (858) 576-1700 Web Site: https://www.rchsd.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Contract services, Dental caries, Elementary schools, Legal responsibility, Legislation, Local initiatives, Model programs, Nurses, Oral health, Pediatric hospitals, Referrals, Risk assessment, School age children, School districts, School health services, Screening, Statistical data

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, Department of Emergency Medicine, . [2010]. VSNEMS [Virtual School Nurse and Emergency Medical Services] course directory. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, Department of Emergency Medicine,,

Annotation: This website comprises a set of 15 learning modules focusing on emergency services for school nurses and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. The modules are available free of charge to everyone, and EMS personnel and nurses may earn continuing education credits for completing them.

Contact: University of New Mexico School of Medicine, EMS for Children Project, Department of Emergency Medicine, 2211 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, Telephone: 505-925-7262 Fax: 505-925-7263 E-mail: Web Site: http://hsc.unm.edu/emermed/PED/emsc/emsc.shtml Available from the website.

Keywords: Continuing education, Educational materials, Emergency medical services, Resource materials, School health, School nurses, Training materials

West Virginia Board of Education, Division of Education Quality and System Support, Office of Healthy Schools,. 2010. Basic and specialized health care procedure manual for West Virginia public schools. Charleston, WV: West Virginia Department of Education, ca. 210 pp.

Annotation: This manual assists county school personnel in the planning and provision of high quality care for students with special health care needs. Contents include the following: required procedures in a variety of universal health precautions, activities ranging from handling of body fluids, emergency procedures, first aid, to oral hygiene and ambulating with assistance. Specialized health care procedures for digestive and endocrine needs; medication administration; as well as neurological, respiratory, and urinary procedures. Extensive appendices are provided citing West Virginia state codes and policies.

Contact: West Virginia Department of Education, Healthy Schools Program, Building 6, Room 309, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, Charleston, WV 25305, Telephone: (304) 558-8830 Fax: 304-558-3787 Web Site: http://wvde.state.wv.us/osshp/main Available at no charge.

Keywords: Adolescents with special health care needs, Children with special health care needs, Health services delivery, School age children, School health services, School nurses, Standards

National Assembly on School-Based Health Care and National Association of School Nurses. 2010. School-based health centers plus school nurses equals student success. Washington, DC: National Assembly on School-Based Health Care, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about the roles of school-based health centers (SBHCs) and of school nurses and about how the two can work together to achieve optimal student heath. Information is also offered on the cost-effectiveness of SBHCs, about the different responsibilities of SBHCs and school nurses, and about whether the model of schools having access to both school nurses and SBHCs should be part of health care reform.

Contact: School-Based Health Alliance, 1010 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 638-5872 Secondary Telephone: (888) 286-8727 Fax: (202) 638-5879 E-mail: info@nasbhc.org Web Site: http://www.sbh4all.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Health care reform, School based clinics, School nurses, School age children, School health, Service coordination

Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children. 2010. Guidelines for the nurse in the school setting: School nurse emergency care course. [Maywood, IL]: Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children, 108 pp.

Annotation: This document provides nurses working in school settings with a set of emergency care guidelines that they can use when delivering care to ill or injured students. The document discusses pediatric educational recommendations for health professionals, assessment, and triage. Detailed protocols for managing a wide variety or emergencies are presented. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children, Loyola University Medical Center, Building 110 Lower Level, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, Telephone: (708) 327-3672 Secondary Telephone: (708) 327-2556 Fax: (708) 327-2548 E-mail: Evelyn.Lyons@illinois.gov Web Site: http:/www.luhs.org/emsc Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Assessment, Child health, Emergencies, Emergency medical services, Nursing education, School health services, School nurses, Training, Triage

Boyer-Chu L, Wooley SF. 2008. Give it a shot!: Toolkit for nurses and other immunization champions working with secondary schools (2nd ed.). Kent, OH: American School Health Association, 62 pp.

Annotation: This manual provides information about vaccine-preventable diseases, ways to market immunizations, ways to provide immunizations in schools, and specific vaccines, including new ones. It is part of a toolkit for school and public health nurses who work with adolescents. Contents include the importance of adolescents receiving immunizations, collaborating with key health providers, partnering with other youth organizations, educating and motivating adolescents and their parents, strategies and tools, striving for compliance, vaccinating at the school site, and media attention. Additional information is provided on diseases and vaccinations for adolescents, resources for more information as well as continuing-education-unit self-study questions that nurses and certified health education specialists may complete and submit for credit. Companion materials on CD-ROM and DVD are available for purchase on the Web site.

Contact: Education Resources Information Center, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20208, Telephone: (202) 219-1385 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.eric.ed.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Immunization, Manuals, Public health nurses, School health services, School nurses

Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Family Health, Children and Families Section. 2007. Guidelines for nursing management of students with chronic disease or health conditions in school settings. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Family Health, Children and Families Section,

Annotation: This manual provides an overview of the more commonly encountered chronic health conditions, illnesses and concerns that impact children, to assist school nurses in providing school health services in Kansas. Topics include allergies and anaphylaxis, asthma, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, blood disorders, depression, diabetes, eating disorders,hearing impairment, immunosuppressed disorders, mood and psychiatric conditions, seizure disorders,visual impairment, and transition of students. Links to state legislation and to national resources about each topic are given.

Contact: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Family Health, Children and Families Section, 1000 S.W. Jackson, Suite 220, Topeka, KS 66612, Telephone: (800) 332-6262 Secondary Telephone: (785) 291-3368 Fax: (785) 296-6553 Web Site: http://www.kdheks.gov/c-f/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, School health services, School nurses

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.