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Form 3300: School Nurse Trainings

Form 3300: Online Trainings for the School Nurse

On August 2, 2013, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) announced the revised Form 3300: Certificate of Vision, Hearing, Dental and Nutrition Screening.  The Form 3300 was revised to include the School Registered Nurse an approved examiner.

The DPH Office of Nursing (School Health) recognizes that public health is an essential collaborative partner to the school nurse and that sharing resources will help to ensure coordination of services as well as provide an opportunity to standardize care within the school setting.  It is essential that school nurses are provided with the tools and resources to safely and effectively practice in the school setting.

Oral Health Screening – Training for Georgia School Nurses

The following Oral Health Screening - Training for Georgia School Nurses is identical to that of the public health nurse – with particular emphasis on screening in the school setting.

There is no post-test associated with this training.  Once the training is complete, you will be able to print a Certificate of Completion. 

The Office of Nursing, DPH Maternal-Child Division (Oral Health), Kimberly Lewis, DDS, Fulton County Dental Director, 3-2 and DPH Workforce and Development Training collaborated to provide access to the content as well as online training for the public school nurse.  This training is optional, but highly recommended, and a great learning opportunity for all school nurses.

http://youtu.be/DbPbVs6v0jQ

Hearing Screening – Training for Georgia School Nurses

The attached Hearing Screening by Audiometer – Training for Georgia School Nurses is identical to that of the public health nurse.  The attached Hearing Screening by Audiometer Manual is designed to assist the public health and public school nurse in procedures for conducting behavioral hearing screenings by audiometer for children age three and older.  Procedures included in the manual are based upon recommendations from the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Bright Futures Periodicity Schedule.

The post-test associated with this training is optional for the public school nurse. Once the training is complete, you will be able to print a Certificate of Completion.

The Office of Nursing, DPH Maternal-Child Health Division, and DPH Workforce and Training Development collaborated to provide access to the content as well as the near future online training for the public school nurse.  This training is optional, but highly recommended, and a great learning opportunity for all school nurses.

Nutrition Screening – for Georgia School Nurses

Body Mass Index (BMI)

“BMI” means “body mass index”.  BMI is a way to describe how much a child weighs in relation to height.  “BMI percentile” is a way to compare the child’s body mass index to the body and height.  DPH recommends that the school nurse visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website: Children’s BMI Tools for School – Assessing Your Weight.  This website will provide you with an Excel spreadsheet to compute BMI as well as an online calculator that will compute the BMI and BMI percentiles.  For your convenience the link is provided below.

Scale Calibration

Scale calibration is basically a process used to ensure that a weighing scale provides accurate information.  To keep a scale in top performing condition, you must calibrate it on a regular basis.

The best way to perform scale calibration is to use a known weight to see if the scale returns the correct measurement. Several companies manufacture weights specifically for use for calibration, but it is also possible to use something like a sack of flour, a set of barbells, or another object with a weight that is definitively known. To calibrate the scale, the weight is set on it and the reading is noted. Next, the scale can be adjusted until it yields a correct weight measurement.

Some scales are adjusted simply with screws or levers which can be moved. Digital scales may have buttons used to calibrate them. The owner's manual for a scale usually provides specific information on how this process is performed.

There is no post-test or Certificate of Completion associated with this review. 

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/tool_for_schools.html

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/about_childrens_bmi.html

For more information about this service contact:

Sherry D. Coleman, DNP, RN, CCRC
School Health Nurse, Director
District and County Operations
Department of Public Health
2 Peachtree Street, NW
Suite 9-294, Atlanta, GA  30303
404-656-4456(Office)
770-359-4487 (Fax)
sherry.coleman@dph.ga.gov