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Section 3 – Individualized Health Care Plans (IHPs) & Emergency Care Plans (ECPs)

Section 3 – Individualized Health Care Plans (IHPs) & Emergency Care Plans (ECPs)

The assessment of the student population, the development and implementation of appropriate individualized health care plans, and emergency care plans is one of the highest priorities of the school nurse. This process includes identification of students with health concerns, assessment of those students (including communication with parents, students, health care providers and others), development of plans, dissemination and implementation (including training, delegation, when appropriate, supervision and ongoing evaluation).

SNOW / NASN Position Statements

SNOW Position Statements:

NASN Position Statements:

  • Individualized Health Care Plans, Revised June 2013
    Which students need an IHP? They include those who:
    are medically fragile with multiple needs
    require lengthy health care, or multiple health care contacts with the nurse, or unlicensed assistive personnel during the school day
    have health needs that are addressed on a daily basis
    have health needs addressed as part of their IEP or 504 plan

Tools for Student Health Assessment

ECP/IHP Templates: