Public Health Information
Delaware school nurses work closely with the Delaware Division of Public Health. They are considered an integral part of community health promotion, disease prevention, and emergency preparedness and response.
The CPR/AED Recommendation document was created by the Child Death Review Commission, Chronic Health Conditions of School Age Children Committee and finalized in Spring 2019. The committee members included representatives from various agencies such as the Delaware Department of Education, Delaware Division of Public Health, Nemours, Christiana Care Health Systems, Bayada Health and Delaware School Nurses. The purpose of this document is to support school districts and charter schools as they develop written, school-level protocols for CPR and AEDs. The process is outlined on how to obtain and replace existing AED models, training, maintenance, monitoring and development of a Cardiac Emergency Response Communication Plan.
Contact Information:School Health Services Program OfficeAnn Covey, BSN, RN, NCSNDelaware Department of Education35 Commerce Way, Suite 1Dover, DE 19901Phone: 302-857-3356Fax: 302-739-6397