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Raquel Ahern, BSN RN
Angela Smith, BSN RN
 

Cedar Springs Public Schools and Spectrum Health:  Working Together to Provide Healthcare Services for Students.
The goal of the Health Advocacy Program (HAP) is to help keep students healthy, in school and ready to learn. With the provision of consultative nursing services and virtual connectivity with a registered nurse, we can: promote healthy lifestyles, prevent disease, increase response time for medical emergencies, and minimize the impact of illness and disability on a student’s education. Students perform their best when they feel their best.
 

Services

  • Manage students with chronic conditions such as asthma, allergies, diabetes, and seizures
  • Coordinate communication of student health care needs to staff
  • Assessment of acute illness or injury
  • Virtual response to emergency care of students and staff
  • CPR/First Aid training for staff
  • Immunization IP reporting to Kent County Health Department
  • Develop Individualized Healthcare Plans for students with medical conditions
  • Coordinate dental referrals with Cherry Street
  • Coordinate vision and hearing screening with Kent County Health Department
  • Train and supervise medication administration by school personnel
  • Protective Service referral

Care Team

Developing relationships between students, their families, staff and healthcare providers is a vital part of the healthcare experience at school. Relationship-based care requires all stakeholders to participate in order to maximize the effectiveness of the Registered Nurse (RN) who facilitates case management of at risk students, thus improving access to critical medical, dental and social services. As a result, more students receive timely and well coordinated healthcare, increasing the ability to attend school and participate as an active learner. The members of the healthcare team for CSPS are:

● Registered Nurse
● Trained Secretaries

The RN for CSPS provides professional nursing services and manages the school health advocacy program. She can be contacted by phone or virtually for consultation at all times. In addition, the RN supports school secretaries who are trained to participate in the program.

Medications

If your child will be taking prescription or over the counter medications at school, a Permission for Medication form must be on file at the school. Please download from the link below.

Medication Permission Form

Immunizations

Below is the  immunization requirements for school age children......

MI Required Childhood Immunizations

Concussion

Please find a fact/instruction sheet below regarding head injury/concussion for reference at home.

Concussion fact/instruction sheet