What is MAPS?
Plan for and Conduct
Plan for Health &
Collection & Grading Options
Equipment, Technology & Communication Needs
Support Plan for Challenging Behaviors
Implement Activities to Develop Peer Relationships
Routines & Share Successes
Moving On to the
PLAN FOR HEALTH & SAFETY NEEDS
As we begin to include students with
greater diversity in the general education setting, the
likelihood of those needing special health care
considerations increases. Traditionally, schools have
dealt with students needing assistance with medication,
allergies and seizures. Students who may be entering the
general education setting requiring daily assistance with
medical technology include students dependent on tube
feeding, respiratory care, intravenous
feeding/medication, catherization, ostomy care and
dialysis. A detailed health care plan anticipates and
prevents potential problems concerning a student's health
and safety needs.
Teamwork is the most essential aspect of
including students with special health care needs in the
general education setting. The IEP team in place to
address educational issues can also address the special
health care needs of the student with the school nurse
providing the leadership in coordinating the student's
health care plan.
The planning team's function is to
identify health and safety concerns, determine who is
responsible for implementing each aspect of the student's
health care and identify the training needed for
responsible personnel. This information can be organized
into a health care plan that would vary depending on the
needs of the student.
The school nurse, or designated health
care coordinator, is responsible for:
Generating a nursing assessment of the child,
based on a home, hospital or school visit.
pertinent medical and psychological information.
health care plan for the student in collaboration with
the family, student and physician.
that a child-specific emergency plan is in place. This
should be developed in collaboration with school
administration, community emergency personnel and family,
and would include plans for fire, earthquake and tornado
the education planning meetings, reviewing the health
care plan, making recommendations for placement, staffing
and training, when pertinent, based on the student's
health care needs.
the student's in-school health care as specified in the
health care plan.
that care-givers in the school have received
competency-based training in appropriate child-specific
techniques and problem management.
information for other personnel and students in the
education setting about the special medical needs of the
student, when appropriate.
reviewing and updating the health care plan and training
of care-givers, based on the student's medical condition.
The following forms were adapted from the
Project School Care developed by The Children's Hospital
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EMERGENCY PLAN FORM