School health practices for children with complex medical needs

J Sch Health. 1986 Aug;56(6):215-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.1986.tb05736.x.


Concern is growing about the adequacy and safety of health services provided for medically complex children in public schools. A national survey of state health and education agencies was conducted to learn if guidelines existed governing the practice of eight selected nursing procedures in schools. Thirteen states (26%) had no written guidelines, 13 states (26%) had guidelines only for medication administration, and only six states (12%) had guidelines for the eight selected nursing procedures.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Disabled Persons*
  • Humans
  • Public Health*
  • School Nursing / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • United States