Today's school nurse in the primary and secondary school setting faces many unique challenges.
As part of our Promise to improve the health of every child in our region, Cook Children's is pleased to partner with school nurses. It is our hope that together we can meet the region's growing pediatric health needs. Below you will find health resources and information to help you meet your everyday challenges.
Cook Children's offers summer symposiums and webcasts in the spring and fall specifically for the school nurse. To view or register for any of our upcoming school nurse activities or other continuing education programs, visit our professional courses page. To learn more about all Cook Children's is doing to improve child health in our region, go to The Center for Children's Health website.
The school nurse's office can be a hectic place. Quick access to useful references can help school nurses provide appropriate and expedient care. Cook Children's is providing these references to assist school nurses in the care of children. To access these resources, go to School nurse resources.
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School Nurse Advisory Council
The Cook Children's School Nurse Advisory Council was created in collaboration with area school health providers to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. The school nurse advisory council meets on a biannual basis. If you are interested in participating, please contact Chelsea.Brookshire@cookchildrens.org.
- Identify and improve educational gaps for school nurses through the development of targeted educational activities and online resources.
- Improve coordination of care and communication between the school health provider and Cook Children's physician offices, area clinics, and specialty departments.
- Provide updates on community resources in areas such as injury prevention, oral health, mental health, and immunizations.
Student and family resources
Families in need don't always know where to go for available non-emergency health and human services in their community. School nurses play a key role in helping students and families find and access community resources. Cook Children's is pleased to provide you with documents and websites to assist you in that role.
- CHIP and Children's Medicaid Information
- CHIP and Children's Medicaid Changes (effective March 1, 2012)
- Medicaid Medical Transportation Program Changes (effective April 16, 2012)
- Managed Care 101
- Lifeline Cell Phone Service Provider – Assurance Wireless
- Cook Children's Neighborhood Clinics
- Hearing Screenings in Schools
- Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
- Educational Audiology Association
- American Speech-Language Hearing Association
- Cook Children's Mental Health Coalition
- Cook Children's Behavioral Health Program
- Texas MHMR Centers
- Texas Facility Referral List
The United Way 2-1-1 Texas Information and Referral is a partnership among 25 area information centers and the Texas Health & Human Services Commission. The centers are nationally accredited with staff certified in the provision of information and referral and resource maintenance. 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember 3-digit telephone number nationally designed for free access to non-emergency health and human services information and referral. In 2010 the top 5 requested needs related to electric bills, rent, food pantries, food stamps, and housing subsidies.
School nurse resources
The school nurse's office can be a hectic place. Quick access to useful references can help school nurses provide appropriate and expedient care.
Cook Children's is providing these references to assist school nurses in the care of children. These instructions are only general guidelines. Your doctor may give you special instructions. If you have any questions or concerns, please call your doctor.
- Asthma reference (Spanish version)
- Asthma resources
- Video - Caring for the Patient with a Tracheostomy
Cook Children's Health Library
- Cook Children's Diabetes Management Plan
- Cook Children's Diabetes Management Plan - Insulin Pump
- Diabetes Resources and Health Education
- Insulin Pump Contact Information
- Ketone-Sick Day Chart
- HB 009845 Analysis
- Online Diabetes Teaching Reference
General Health, Growth & Development
Nephrology and Dialysis
Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Guides
We're here to help
For questions regarding continuing education activities, contact:
Cook Children's Health Care System
801 Seventh Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76104