Manual of School Health

A Handbook for School Nurses, Educators, and Health Professionals


  • Keeta Lewis, RN, MSN, PhD, FNASN, Child Health Consultant, Healthink, Napa, CA
  • Bonnie Bear, RN, BSN, MA, School Health Consultant, San Diego, CA

Completely updated, the 3rd edition of this practical, highly portable manual offers quick access to the most relevant health and wellness information for children -- from birth through age 21 – in the school setting. You’ll find valuable guidance on developmental stages, learning domains, acute and chronic illnesses, first aid, medical syndromes, special education, and emergency illness. This edition also addresses the growing array of issues affecting today’s children, including mental health disorders, disaster management, substance abuse, and school violence, as well as new threats such as West Nile virus, dermatological conditions, and the reemergence of tuberculosis. Ideal for use in school and community settings, this manual is a must-have resource for anyone who works with children.
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Book information

  • Published: June 2008
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-3778-1

Table of Contents

1. Growth and Development

2. Vision and Hearing

3. Acute Conditions

4. Chronic Conditions

5. Mental Health

6. Substance Abuse

7. Violence

8. Adolescent and Gender-Specific Issues

9. Special Education

10. Twenty-First Century Health Challenges

11. Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

12. First Aid