BEST PRACTICE: Guidelines




The following guidelines have been developed for the School Based Health Centre setting, in particular there is a focus on sexual health guidelines. They are designed to reflect best practice, and do not reflect a comprehensive list of all guidelines required in a SBHC. In some instances the documents have been created in Word so that they can be saved directly from the site and then adapted as necessary. In areas where text is placed in <<text>>, replace with your school’s details.

For ease of reference, guidelines have been alphabetically placed in categories.


ABUSE & NEGLECT


GP Protocol Suspected Abuse
While originally developed for the use of GP’s and primary practice this document can easily be adapted to the school environment so that staff can feel confident in identifying abuse and know where to turn for assistance and if staff report abuse, the outcome will be effective for the young person (Ministry of Health; The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners; New Zealand Medical Association; Child Youth and Family; 2001) HERE

Recommended Referral Process
Supplementary information concerning legal aspects of reporting and the reporting process with the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services for the Suspected child abuse and neglect document (Ministry of Health; The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners; New Zealand Medical Association; Child Youth and Family; 2001) HERE


ACC

ACC Generic Handout
A generic form to notify parents/caregivers that an ACC claim has been made (Bennetts P, 2005) HERE

ACC Generic Letter
A letter outline to be adapted by the Registered Nurse when registering as an ACC provider to ensure that the funds generated from ACC are journalled to the SBHC budget for use as required by SHBC staff (Bennetts P, 2005) HERE

ACC Registration Processing
A summary of the ACC contacts to register, the stationery required and claiming procedures. (Shirley P, 2004) HERE

 



CONSENT

Fraser Guidelines / Gillick Competency Checklist
A guideline for practitioners to use in determining and recording whether a young person is mature enough to participate in and make decisions about their care HERE


ALGORITHMS


Guidelines Nurse School
The Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children programme recognises the unique of school nursing and the multiple roles that the nurse in the school environment is called upon to perform. The intent of these guidelines is to provide nurses working in the school setting with a set of emergency care guidelines that can be utilized in the delivery of care to the ill or injured student (Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children Advisory Board and Work Team 2010) HERE


ETHICS

Code of Ethics
Youth Law’s Code of Ethics for providing services for children and young people (Youth Law, 2005) HERE


GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT


Boys BMI
A chart for plotting Body Mass Index for males (National Health Centre for Statistics, 2002) HERE

Boys Stature
A chart for plotting weight and stature for males (National Health Centre for Statistics, 2002) HERE

Girls BMI
A chart for plotting Body Mass Index for females (National Health Centre for Statistics, 2002) HERE

Girls Stature
A chart for plotting weight and stature for females (National Health Centre for Statistics 2002)


HEAD INJURY ASSESSMENT


The Glasgow Coma Score (GCS) is a head injury assessment tool scored between 3 and 15, 3 being the worst, and 15 the best. It is composed of three parameters: Best Eye Response, Best Verbal Response, Best Motor Response (Teasdale & Jennett, 1974) HERE


POSTVENTION

Acute and Chronic Suicide Risk HERE
Circles of Vulnerability HERE
Guidelines for Providing a Safe Home HERE
Identifying Suicide Concerns in Children and Adolescents HERE
Memorials and Remembrance HERE
Memorials in Schools HERE
Protective Factors Against Suicide in Youth HERE
Risk Factors and Triggers for Suicidal Behaviour in Youth HERE
Social Media and Suicide Postvention HERE
Suicide Contagion and Adolescents HERE
12 Month Anniversary of a Suicide HERE
Warning Signs for Contagion in Community HERE
Warning Signs for Suicidal Behaviour HERE


SEXUAL HEALTH

Administration ECP HERE
Condoms HERE
Emergency Contraceptive Pill HERE
NCNZ ECP Endorsement Application Form HERE
Hormonal Contraception HERE
Sexually Transmitted Infections HERE



Reviewed March 2012
Updated June 2016

Best Practice
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