CPR Instruction in High Schools
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Instruction, RCW 28A.230.179
- Requirements for CPR/AED Instruction in High Schools and Guidelines for Medical Emergency Response and AED Program Implementation, Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
- Bulletin No. 068-13 Teaching and Learning/Secondary Education and Student Support, Guidance on Newly Legislated High School Requirements for CPR/AED Instruction in High Schools and Guidelines for Emergency Medical Response and Automated External Defibrillator Program Implementation, OSPI December 23,2013
Growth and Development
- The Always Changing® Program from Proctor and Gamble School Programs – Puberty education for 5th and 6th grade girls and boys.
- BeingGirl™ Health and Wellness Program from Proctor and Gamble School Programs – Designed for girls in 7th grade.
Videos on growth and development: A number of companies produce videos on this topic for regular education as well as for students with special needs. Some examples:
- Puberty Curriculum Resources for students with special needs – Marsh Media – 1-800-821-3303
- You Your Body and Puberty grades 5-9 – Human Relations Media 1-800-431-2050
HIV/AIDS Education Grades 5-12
- Guidelines for Sexual Health Information and Disease Prevention, OSPI, January 13, 2005
- The HIV and Sexual Health Education Program, OSPI, April 14, 2016
- Washington State HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Requirements, OSP
- HIV and Sexual Health – Staff Development, Training and Webinars– schedule, OSPI
- KNOW Curriculum – The KNOW Curriculum is one of two HIV/STD curriculum options* available to school districts in Washington state, OSPI
- HIV/STD Program (information in English and Spanish), King County Public Health
- Comparing Washington State AIDS Omnibus Act (1988) with Healthy Youth Act (2007)
- Medically accurate sexual health education – Curricula – Participation excused – Parental review – RCW 28A.300.0475
- Cover Your Cough – Poster and flyer are available for printing in multiple languages, CDC, September 27, 2010
- Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It’s a SNAP! This hands-on initiative for schools is designed to help keep students in school and learning by promoting clean hands. SNAP has wonderful visual aids and everything is free, School Network for Absenteeism Prevention (SNAP)
- Scrub Club – Interactive Hand washing Website for Kids, NSF International, 2006
- ‘What should I use to wash my hands?’ fact sheet, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
- Be a Germ-Buster…Wash Your Hands! (Publication available in many languages), DOH, March 24, 2015
- Choose Respect Campaign Collection The Public Health Foundation’s Learning Resource Center is offering a Choose Respect Campaign Collection to strengthen the knowledge of your adolescent community and stimulate active conversation around healthy, respectful relationships.
- Health and Physical Education teaches our students that good health and safety principles can lead to a lifetime of healthy practices, resulting in more productive, active, and successful lives, OSPI, June 6, 2016
- Washington State School Staff Health Training Guide (2018) – Washington State School Nurse Corps. Intended for use by School Nurses and District Administrators to assist in the compliance of state health training for school staff. Available upon email request.
See more Asthma information in: Section 4 – Chronic Conditions Commonly Seen in Schools
- Washington State Uniform Staff Training Policy: Students with Asthma (2008) OSPI
- AMES: Asthma Management in Educational Settings – Taking Asthma Care to School, American Lung Association, 7/2013
See especially Section IV: Creating a Safe and Supportive School Environment for the Student with Asthma, pgs. 32-37.
- Dealing with Asthma, Diabetes & Epilepsy in Schools (English and Spanish) – video is available from AccuTrain.
- Guidelines for Implementation of School Employee Training on HIV/AIDS and Other Bloodborne Pathogens, OSPI, April 2011
- Bloodborne Pathogens Employee Training on HIV and Protection from Bloodborne Pathogens in the Workplace (PowerPoint), OSPI
- Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Chapter 296-823 WA
- On bloodborne pathogens- training materials from ComplianceandSafety.com
See moreDiabetes information in: Section 4 – Chronic Conditions Commonly Seen in School
- Guidelines for Care of Students with Diabetes – Uniform Staff Training Policy: Students with Diabetes, see Appendix H, pgs. 68-71, OSPI, May 2005
- Dealing with Asthma, Diabetes & Epilepsy in Schools – video is available from AccuTrain.
Continuing Education Opportunities
- Education for Health Professionals, Seattle Children’s
- ESA Certification for School Nurses Requirements, OSPI
- National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
- Pacific Lutheran University – Continuing Nursing Education
- School Nurse Organization of Washington (SNOW)
- University of Washington – Continuing Nursing Education
- Washington State UniversityCollege of Nursing
Health Room Assistants
- The School Health Room Assistant: Understanding the Role of Unlicensed Assistive Personnel in the School Health Room (PowerPoint), Washington State School Nurse Corps 2016
Health Competencies for Para educators
- Para educator Competencies – Requirements of Title I, Part A Federal Law (OSPI Website)
- Para educator Health Related Competencies #12 and #14 – PowerPoint – Lynnette Ondeck, MEd, RN, NCSN