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School Health Program

The School Health Program provides leadership and coordination for preventive health and safety services to children and families through collaborative partnerships with other state agencies and organizations.

Target Population: Children ages 5-18, families & communities, schools & agencies that serve children.

  • Guidelines for Diabetes Management in Schools
  • Diabetes Skills Checklist
  • Guidelines for School Medication Pickup (COVID-19)
  • 2019 School Health Guidelines (12.6MB)
    • Guidelines supporting school nurses and school staff in providing care for and the management of health care needs of students.
  • The school health guidelines is presented below in parts for ease in downloading and/or printing. Missing page numbers are blank pages in the printed guideline. Here is the Complete School Health Guidelines. Please note this is a large file (12.6MB) with over 600 pages and it may take some time to open depending on your connection type and speed. 
  • Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1 – Care of the Circulatory System
    • Overview
    • Central Venous Access Devices
    • Management of PICC Lines Heparin/Saline
    • Lock
    • Needleless Systems and Safer Medical Devices
    • One-handed Needle Recapping
  • Chapter 2 – Care of the Endocrine System
    • Diabetes Overview DMMP and Action Plans
    • Glucose Testing
    • Continuous Glucose Monitor
    • Low Blood Glucose
    • Glucagon
    • High Blood Glucose
    • Ketone Testing
    • Insulin
    • Carbohydrate Counting and Correction Factor
    • Insulin Syringes
    • Insulin Pens
    • Insulin Pumps
    • Training
    • Resources
  • Chapter 3 – Care of the Gastrointestinal System
    • Overview
    • Gastrostomy Tube Feeding
    • Skin-Level Gastrostomy (G-Button)
    • G-Button Feeding
    • Nasogastric Tube
    • Jejunostomy Tube
    • Jejunostomy Tube Feeding
    • Colostomy
    • Ileostomy
    • Ileoanal Reservoir
  • Chapter 4 – Care of the Musculoskeletal System and Mobility Care
    • Physical Mobility Assistance
    • Positioning a Student
    • Assisting with a Cane
    • Assisting with Crutches
    • Assisting with a Walker
    • Assisting with a Wheelchair
    • Assisting with Prosthesis
    • Assisting with an Orthosis
    • Cast Care
    • Principles of Good Body Mechanics
  • Chapter 5 – Care of the Neurological System
    • Concussion Assessment and Management
    • Seizure Management
    • Rectal Diazepam Administration
    • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
    • Ventricular Shunt
  • Chapter 6 – Care of the Respiratory System
    • Asthma
    • Peek Expiratory Flow Rate Monitoring
    • Inhalers and Spacers
    • Nebulizer Treatments
    • Oxygen Use
    • Nasal Cannula
    • Oxygen Mask Pulse
    • Oximetry
    • Tracheostomy
    • Tracheal Suctioning
    • Tracheostomy Tube Changes
    • Tracheostomy Oxygen Administration
    • Manual Resuscitation
    • Nose and Mouth Suctioning
    • Chest Physiotherapy Postural Drainage and Percussion Mechanical
    • Ventilators
  • Chapter 7 – Special Care Issues
    • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    • Food Allergies
    •  Managing Food Allergies in Schools
    • Latex Allergies
    • Service Animals in Schools
    • Trauma-Informed Care
    • Measuring Body Temperature
  • Chapter 8 – Care of the Urinary System
    • Overview
    • Clean Intermittent Catheterization
    • Indwelling Urinary Catheter
    • External Urinary Catheter
    • Urostomy
    • Continent Urostomy, Vesicostomy, or Appendicovesicostomy
    • Peritoneal Dialysis
    • Hemodialysis
  • Appendix A
    • Individualized Health Care Plans
    • Emergency Plan Procedure Information Sheet Daily Log
    • Medical Order Forms
    • Parent Authorization Forms
  • Appendix B
    • Skills Checklist for Procedures
    • Gastrointestinal System
    • Musculoskeletal System
    • Neurological System
    • Respiratory System
    • Urinary System

  • Smart Mouth - an interactive nutritional website for kids sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
  • Bam! - promotes strong bodies and minds in “tweens” and includes nutritional information, sponsored by the CDC 
  • This link, by the National Institutes of Health, addresses weight management for teens and includes information on the food pyramid, serving sizes, and general nutrition. It also provides links to additional resources. 
  • Girls Health, sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, provides general health information to girls ages nine to thirteen. There is also a link for girls on nutrition, eating correctly, body image and eating disorders. 
  • Best Bones Forever! - an interactive website for girls sponsored by the CDC. 
  • Heart Power, sponsored by The American Heart Association, includes useful classroom information on cardiovascular health issues. Free nutritional information is available by clicking on “Lesson Ideas and Activities” and “Teacher Resources” from the main page. Activities are offered for Pre K – 8th grade (and in Spanish for Pre K - 1st grade). 
  • The Food and Nutrition Information Center, part of the USDA, offers Food and Nutrition Resources for Teachers. Teaching materials are available for loan and include food models, games, kids, videocassettes, and lesson plans. 
  • Fuel Up to Play 60, offers nutritional resources for educators, parents, and kids. Educators will find helpful curriculum resources and may sign-up for periodic updates through e-mail. 
  • Team Nutrition, sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture, provides resources specifically for schools. 
  • The Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH), a non-profit consumer education foundation whose mission is to be the catalyst for creating a healthier America through increased consumption of a variety of fruits and vegetables, has a health initiative, Fruits and Vegetables – More Matters™. This program builds on the momentum that 5 A Day created, taking it to the next level by encouraging families to eat more fruits and veggies at every eating occasion.  Take advantage of the free downloadable activity, coloring, and recipe pages.
  • SuperKids Nutrition Inc. offers nutritional resources to empower children, families, and communities to become more knowledgeable about nutrition and how to make healthy choices everyday.  SuperKids Nutrition Inc. partners with nutrition experts to provide free downloadable nutrition guides, coloring sheets, and sample meal menus and recipes.

  • Foster and increase communication and resource sharing between state agencies
  • Have healthy, educated students who become adults equipped with health-related skills, beliefs and practices conducive to a lifetime of learning, good health, productivity and economic success
  • Address health education, risk reduction, prevention and treatment
  • Establish partnerships – families, schools and communities
  • Develop, implement and evaluate programs
  • Create policies and regulations
  • Train school health personnel
  • Provide technical assistance and consultation
  • Support community/school programs
  • Report data on health status and develop solutions in community partnerships (Administer TOTS, 1st Grade, 5th Grade, and YRBS assessment tools)
  • Assure quality improvement
  • Provide for direct services as needed
  • Mobilize community partnerships and action to solve local problems
  • Improve school environments
  • Establish school health standards
  • Reduction of preventable diseases and injuries in children and families
  • Healthier future generations in Oklahoma


Contact Information

Gayle Black, BSN, RN - School Health Coordinator

Oklahoma State Department of Health
Child and Adolescent Health Division
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave, Suite 1702
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406

Phone: (405) 426-8085

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