The health of a person is a cooperative effort of theindividual, members of the family, school, and the community.
The school has a very important role for it is responsible in promoting, improving, and maintaining the desiredhealth level of its students.
SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES are programs and activities designed to promote, protect, improve, and maintain the health and well-being of every student.
SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES1. Health Appraisal- A process of determining the current health status of the student for proper intervention.
1. Health Appraisal includes: a. Complete analysis of the student’s health history (past records, family health background and current status)
b. Health Screeningc. Behavior and Performance Observationd. Physical Examination
HEALTH APPRAISAL includes:1. Arms, hands, and fingernails2. Eyes 5. Mouth and3. Nose Throat4. Teeth 6. Ears
7. Neck and Chest8. Hair9. Feet and Legs10. Skin11. Height and Weight
SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES1. Physical Screeninga. Height-takingb. Weight-takingc. Vision-testingd. Hearing testing
Presentation and Control of Communicable Diseases Proper education about diseases is important for their prevention.Students should learn the signs andsymptoms of any disease in order to prevent its onset and avoid complications.
Health and Nutrition Counseling, Follow-Through, and ReferralThese are the activities designed to help you achieve and maintain your desired health level and must be administered by the Guidance Counselor.
If a student failed in the physical screening, a referral is made to:1. School Physician2. Rural Health Unit3. Provincial Health Hospital4. Private Health Practitioner
5. DSWD6. Other Cooperating Agencies or Organizations7. Safety and First Aide Emergency Care Centers
Safety and Emergency CareThis refers to the measures undertaken by the school authorities to prevent injury or even death.
Care of exceptional children or children who deviate from average childrenSchool health programs should be properly delivered through effort of teachers, school physician, nurse, dentist, health coordinator, and other allied health professionals.
GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENTThis refers to the area of health that focuses on caring for the body systems, recognizing changes during growth periods and accepting maleness or femaleness, appearance and one’s learning styles.
It also concerns in …1. Achieving appropriate development tasks2. Learning about the beginning of life3. Recognizing the needs of people of different ages4. Preparing for aging5. Sharing feelings about dying and death (Meeks and Heit, 1996)
The period from the first year of life through your teenage years is the time of rapid growth.
STAGES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENTERIK ERIKSON organized growth and development into eight stages that extended from birth to death. He is a developmental psychologist who studied the social and emotional developments of individuals from infancy to old age.