Staying Healthy

Staying Healthy Children
  • Families and schools can work together to support the health of students.  Delaware public schools provide a full-time Registered Nurse, who supports students with chronic health conditions, like asthma or diabetes, and with acute health conditions, like a playground injury or a throat infection.  There are many things families and schools can provide to support healthy students, like offering nutritious foods, allowing time for physical activity, supporting emotional health, and collaborating to manage chronic health conditions.  Some supports are more easily provided by schools, like routine health screenings, and other supports can only come from families, like ensuring adequate sleep each night.
  • 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 Office
    Ann Covey, BSN, RN, NCSN
    Delaware Department of Education
    35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
    Dover, DE 19901
    Phone: 302-857-3356
    Fax: 302-739-6397
Last Modified on December 4, 2020