School Health Screenings for PE Teachers

What are the health screening requirements for MA school-aged children? Learn best practices for conducting BMI and Postural health screenings.


This course provides information on how to conduct Body Mass Index (BMI) and postural screenings, according to MA laws, regulations, and best practice recommendations.

Target Audience

  • Any physical education (PE) teachers and other school health support professionals engaged in BMI/or postural screenings

Learning Objectives

After completing the training, you will be able to:

  • Describe steps for completing BMI screenings according to MA screening protocols
  • Describe steps for completing postural screenings according to MA screening protocols
  • Document screening results
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
07/28/2021
Course expires: 
06/30/2022
Online
United States

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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 1.0 participant hours

 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Participation
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*For PE Teachers*

Course Instructions:

  1. Register for the course
  2. Download the handbook
  3. Review the BMI and postural screenings sections in the course
    • The review contains other sections reviewed by school nurses, but these are not relevant to you
    •  You will be reviewing the BMI and postural sections in the handbook throughout the course
  4. Once you finish reviewing, you will claim credit

Note: Before you begin screening, please check-in with your school nurse


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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