School High Health Needs Fund Examples
How students meet criteria one to three of the eligibility criteria for School High Health Needs Funding (SHHNF).
It is expected that students will over time be able to manage their own needs without support. This will be dependent on:
- the nature of their need
- the level of mastery required
- the student’s capability to become independent
The student’s individual care plan may describe the:
- need for the student to be removed to a quiet area to sleep and to be monitored for further seizure activity, vomiting or other post-seizure effects
- medication to be administered during or after the seizure
- toileting and showering following seizures
- supervision to prevent injury in all curriculum areas where safety issues would arise if a seizure occurred — for example, swimming, technology
- emergency response plan.
The student’s individual care plan may describe the support required for a student:
- with cancer who's undergoing therapy (such as radiotherapy or chemotherapy) and suffers from severe fatigue, headaches, nausea and vomiting
- who has a cardiac or lung condition who needs help to move around an education environment. Care is for pushing the student in a manual wheelchair and assistance with personal care and wellbeing, for example. toileting transfers and dressing
- with Type 1 Diabetes who requires assistance to learn how to manage the process of testing blood glucose levels, administration of insulin, carbohydrate counting, eating and drinking or fluids if indicated, and/or the management of an insulin pump
- who has severe breathing difficulties and requires chest therapy each day at school as part of their medical management programme
- who has severe eating and swallowing difficulties and has an eating and safety plan based on assessment information written and monitored by a Speech-Language Therapist.
The student’s individual care plan may describe the student’s need for:
- supervision to monitor the environment and prevent contact with allergens and to follow the emergency treatment procedures when necessary
- assistance to manage the treatment protocol for severe eczema.
The student’s individual care plan may describe the care needs of the student and the processes for the management and safe use of equipment such as:
- continuous oxygen connected by tube to an oxygen bottle
- tracheostomy or feeding tubes (enteral feeding) where the student may require several feeds during the course of a school day
- the regular removal of secretions from a tracheostomy tube to prevent blockages and to ensure the free passage of air. Care is for supervising breathing and preventing blockages especially when the student is eating.
The student’s health care plan may describe the management of and support needed:
- for safe catheterisation that's required daily during school hours
- following surgery for anal reconstruction when the student continues to have frequent uncontrolled bowel motions throughout the day
- to follow a toileting programme recommended by health professionals to manage personal hygiene several times a day due to bowel and/or bladder incontinence
- for monitoring of intake of food and fluids
- for toileting and personal hygiene as result of significant physical impairment or following surgery that limits the student’s ability to complete the tasks independently. This need must be ongoing for more than 6 weeks.
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