School Health Screenings

What are the health screening requirements for MA school-aged children? Learn best practices and what tools school nurses need to conduct BMI, Hearing, Vision, and Postural health screenings.

This course prepares every public and private School Nurse to conduct school health trainings, namely BMI, hearing, postural, and vision, according to MA laws, regulations, and best practice recommendations.

This is one of four training workshops mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) in order to be licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) as a School Nurse.

Target Audience

  • Nurses seeking Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) as a School Nurse in Massachusetts (mandated course).
  • Any School Nurse seeking to refresh their knowledge of school health screenings in MA schools.

Learning Objectives

After completing the training, you will be able to:

  • Identify the laws and regulations that govern mandated school health screenings
  • Plan and schedule school health screenings
  • Manage school health screenings
  • Document and interpret screening results
  • Complete the referral process, including reporting to MDPH
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 ANCC
    Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  • 2.00 Participation
Course opens: 
07/28/2021
Course expires: 
06/30/2022
Cost:
$50.00
Online
United States

Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of Accredited Continuing Education activities to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. This information is disclosed to all activity participants prior to the start of the educational activity. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to mitigate all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed.  

In accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies that faculty, planners, authors, and anyone who may be in control of content have been mitigated.

The faculty below do not have any relevant financial relationships. 

Faculty

  

 

Karen Robitaille, MBA, MSN, RN, NCSN

Director School Health Unit, MDPH. Provides guidance and training to School Nurses across the state

Caitlin Pettengill, DNP, RN

Assistant Director School Health Unit, MDPH. Provides guidance and training to School Nurses across the state

Beverly Heinze-Lacey, MPH, BSN, RN

Director of Boston University’s School Health Institute for Education and Leadership Development (SHIELD)

 

CME/CNE Program Manager: Lesly Zapata, BA

Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this enduring material 2.0 contact hours, none of which are eligible for pharmacology credit.  

Course Release Date:11/12/2020
Material Reviewed:6/21/2021
Course Expiration Date:6/30/2022

Available Credit

  • 2.00 ANCC
    Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  • 2.00 Participation

Price

Cost:
$50.00
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Auditing Course Materials:

The materials for this course may be audited at no cost. This course is NOT the audit version of the course. The audit version of the course can be found hereAuditing is recommended for anyone who wants to review the course material, access resources, or refresh skills. Completing a pre-test is required to begin the audit, but you will have future access to the course without having to repeat it once you've completed the pre-test.


Disclosure

THIS CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM IS INTENDED SOLELY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES FOR QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. IN NO EVENT SHALL BOSTON UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM. IN NO EVENT SHOULD THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE.  NO PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP IS BEING ESTABLISHED. IN NO EVENT SHOULD INFORMATION IN THE MATERIALS REGARDING LAWS, REGULATIONS, OR LEGAL LIABILITY BE CONSIDERED LEGAL ADVICE OR USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR CONSULTING WITH AN ATTORNEY.


Copyright

This material is copyrighted by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH).  MDPH grants permission for use of these materials for non-commercial educational use only, provided credit is given to the MDPH.  Modification of content is permitted only with prior approval of the MDPH School Health Unit.


ADA Statement

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