To ensure appropriate social distancing, OSDE staff members are available by appointment only. Please reach out to any staff or department for help.

Health Services Resources


School Nurses Resource Page

Click here for a list of topic based resouces pertaining to school nurses.


Diabetes Management in Schools

The Diabetes Management in Schools Training is for anyone with the responsibility of a diabetes medical management plan of a student at the school. This can include teachers, school nurses, school personnel.

Virtual Diabetes Management in Schools Course

School personnel that have previously attended an in-person diabetes management training within one year can now attend the Virtual Diabetes Management Training online refresher course. Virtual Diabetes Management Training participants will watch a series of training videos, and successfully pass a series of quizzes to receive a course completion certificate. If you are interested in registering for the Virtual Diabetes Management Training, submit an electronic copy of your most recent course completion certificate to receive a registration link.

Diabetes Management Resources

School Nurse Diabetes Management Resource for Staff Training


State Vision Screening Reporting

The State Vision Screening Report is to be submitted on the Single Sign On Reporting Site.
This report is due annually by June 1. You cannot enter results after July 1st.

All public school districts will report to the State Department of Education the number of Kindergarten, first, and third-grade students who submitted certification of a completed vision screening, and also the number of students who received a comprehensive eye examination from an optometrist or ophthalmologist.

Remember in order for school personnel to perform a vision screening, they must complete the “Vision Screening Certification Course.” The certification is valid for three years. You must be recertified within a month before the expiration date.

For more information, please visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health's School Vision Screening Web site.

Vision Screening Professional Development


Concussions (Sports-Related Injuries)

This law becomes effective November 1, 2016. It makes changes to the requirements for addressing athletes exhibiting signs of a concussion and adds new requirements for game and team officials. Please refer to the Management of Concussion in Sports website for the free online training and further guidelines.

Read 70 O.S. § 24-155..

     

    Management of Concussion in Sports
     


    New Emergency Guidelines for Schools

    "What to do in an emergency" information for school staff when the school nurse is not available.


    Meningococcal Meningitis

    A. At the beginning of each school year, when the board of education of a school district provides information on immunizations, infectious disease, medications, or other school health issues to parents and guardians of students in grades six through twelve, the board shall include information about meningococcal meningitis. The information shall include at least the causes and symptoms of meningococcal meningitis, how it is spread, sources for additional information about meningococcal meningitis, and the availability, effectiveness, and risks of vaccination against the disease.

    B. The State Department of Education, in cooperation with the State Department of Health, shall develop and make available to school districts information that meets the requirements of subsection A of this section. The State Department of Education shall develop and make the information available in the most cost-effective and programmatically effective manner available as determined by the Department, which shall at a minimum include posting the information on the Department’s website. (70-1210.195)


    Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

    Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) prevention education shall be taught in the public schools of this state. AIDS prevention education shall be limited to the discussion of the disease AIDS and its spread and prevention.

    Students shall receive such education:

    1. At the option of the local school district, a minimum of once during the period from grade five through grade six;
    2. A minimum of once during the period from grade seven through grade nine; and
    3. A minimum of once during the period from grade ten through grade twelve.

    HIV and Aids Education Curriculum Resource

    HIV and AIDS Education Presentation

    If you would like access to the editable PowerPoint presentation in .PPTX format, please e-mail Shana Classen, Director of Health and Physical Education.


    Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline Act

    This bill requires each public school to post a sign in English and Spanish containing the toll-free Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline maintained by DHS. The sign must be posted in a clearly visible location in an area of the school that is readily accessible to students.

    For your convenience, SDE has designed signs, one in English and one in Spanish, that you may use to meet the requirements of HB 2432. Please know that you are not required to use this sign design; however, if you do, please be sure to post both the English and Spanish versions.

    Download the Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline Poster (English)

    Download the Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline Poster (Spanish)

    As a reminder, Oklahoma law also requires that every person who has reason to believe a child under the age of 18 is a victim of abuse or neglect report the matter promptly to DHS via the hotline.


    Chase Morris Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act

    Under this law, every coach associated with an athletic activity must complete the sudden cardiac arrest training course offered by a provider approved by the Oklahoma State Department of Health before coaching.

    In addition, prior to participation in an athletic activity, the student, and the student’s parent or guardian will need to review and sign the Athlete/Parent/Guardian Sudden Cardiac Arrest Symptoms and Warning Signs Information Sheet developed by the State Department of Health and Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE).

    All coaches need to complete one of the FREE training courses listed below as soon as possible.

    Associated Information

    Provider: National Federation of High Schools
    Course: Sudden Cardiac Arrest

    Provider: Sports Safety International
    Course: CardiacWise 2.0


    Automated External Defibrillators (AED)

    Contingent upon funding, each school district shall make automated external defibrillators available at each school site in the district.  See the list of possible funding that is available.


    Annual High School Student CPR Training

    The “Dustin Rhodes and Lindsey Steed CPR Training Act” requires that all students in public schools, between ninth grade and graduation, shall receive instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and of the purpose of automated external defibrillator.

    Resources:

    • Evidence-based programs are those using either the American Heart Association or Red Cross protocols.
    • CPR Sample Opt Out Form

    The American Heart Association offers several instructional resources with varying costs. The list below does not indicate mandated curriculum. Districts may choose alternative programs that are nationally recognized and evidence-based.

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    Last updated on June 8, 2020