KidCheck Plus: Partnering to Promote Health in School-age Children

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308714
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
KidCheck Plus: Partnering to Promote Health in School-age Children
Author(s):
Prickett, Anita Kay Williams; Nichols, Chad L.; Williams, Jennifer Haddox; Frank, Jennifer B.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Anita Kay Williams Prickett, DSN, RN, CDE, awilliams@jsu.edu; Chad L. Nichols, BS, MBA; Jennifer Haddox Williams, BS; Jennifer B. Frank, MSN, RN, PCNS,B.C.
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

The school-aged child has usually completed all of their routine immunizations and scheduled well-child health visits.  In a time of financial difficulty or extreme poverty, this age group may be missing from any health promotion or illnesses prevention activities.  The school nurse may be the only access some children have for this type of care.  With the number of children per school nurse, the screenings are limited to only what is required which is usually vision and scoliosis. 

The KidCheck Plus Department, a program of Sight Savers America, is an initiative coordinating students from more than twenty different two and four year Colleges of Nursing across Alabama with school health nurses to provide comprehensive health screenings.  From September 2011 to December 2012, KidCheck Plus screened 36,552 school-aged children in 32 schools systems across the state (KidCheck Plus, 2013).

The nursing students perform health screenings on children that evaluate the child from head to toe while remaining clothed.  The school nurses and parents receive information on any abnormal findings.  Parents receive information about the state’s public health insurance plan, health informational materials on elevated or low body mass index, dental abnormalities, and elevated blood pressure.  Children with vision problems are referred to Sight Savers where eligible children receive free vision care. The school nurses work with the parents to ensure health needs are met.

Our faculty and students are able to see the impact of health promotion in the community.  Our goal is to identify common health alterations and provide more health promotion information and interventions for any identified health issues. The presentation will discuss this program and what the common health issues are in our area of northeast Alabama. In addition, we will introduce measures that we can implement to improve the quality of health in these children.

Keywords:
partnership; school-age children; health promotion
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleKidCheck Plus: Partnering to Promote Health in School-age Childrenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPrickett, Anita Kay Williamsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNichols, Chad L.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Jennifer Haddoxen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFrank, Jennifer B.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsAnita Kay Williams Prickett, DSN, RN, CDE, awilliams@jsu.edu; Chad L. Nichols, BS, MBA; Jennifer Haddox Williams, BS; Jennifer B. Frank, MSN, RN, PCNS,B.C.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308714-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>The school-aged child has usually completed all of their routine immunizations and scheduled well-child health visits.  In a time of financial difficulty or extreme poverty, this age group may be missing from any health promotion or illnesses prevention activities.  The school nurse may be the only access some children have for this type of care.  With the number of children per school nurse, the screenings are limited to only what is required which is usually vision and scoliosis.  <p>The KidCheck Plus Department, a program of Sight Savers America, is an initiative coordinating students from more than twenty different two and four year Colleges of Nursing across Alabama with school health nurses to provide comprehensive health screenings.  From September 2011 to December 2012, KidCheck Plus screened 36,552 school-aged children in 32 schools systems across the state (KidCheck Plus, 2013). <p>The nursing students perform health screenings on children that evaluate the child from head to toe while remaining clothed.  The school nurses and parents receive information on any abnormal findings.  Parents receive information about the state’s public health insurance plan, health informational materials on elevated or low body mass index, dental abnormalities, and elevated blood pressure.  Children with vision problems are referred to Sight Savers where eligible children receive free vision care. The school nurses work with the parents to ensure health needs are met. <p>Our faculty and students are able to see the impact of health promotion in the community.  Our goal is to identify common health alterations and provide more health promotion information and interventions for any identified health issues. The presentation will discuss this program and what the common health issues are in our area of northeast Alabama. In addition, we will introduce measures that we can implement to improve the quality of health in these children.en_GB
dc.subjectpartnershipen_GB
dc.subjectschool-age childrenen_GB
dc.subjecthealth promotionen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:35:06Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:35:06Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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