manual for school nurses

Manual for School Nurses

For multidisciplinary care and inclusion of students with spina bifida and hydrocephalus at schools and kindergartens

The Manual for nurses and healthcare professionals in kindergartens and schools is a part of a set of training materials created under the Multi-IN project to support the provision of multidisciplinary care and the social inclusion of students with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Their goal is to assist the healthcare staff of the educational institutions in their efforts to provide quality health care and create a supportive and inclusive environment. Most often, these are the nurses, but this document is useful for all other healthcare professionals engaged in healthcare activities in schools and kindergartens.

This Manual discusses the role of the nurse in the multidisciplinary support team, given the exceptional potential that the nurse has in the successful social inclusion of children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. In addition, the document covers the most common health challenges that students with these diagnoses face and describes the options for the prevention and control of secondary complications in school and kindergarten settings. The Manual provides specific tips and describes good practices that would help the healthcare staff.

The appendices to the Manual provide direct practical help in the child care process. They include the main steps of the Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC) procedure with attached illustrations provided by B. BRAUN MEDICAL LTD., the Health Passport of Children with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, as well as the common medical condition requiring emergency medical care.

Get familiar with the Multi-IN General Guidelines for a summarized point of view on inclusive education of students with spina bifida and hydrocephalus