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Salus Pediatric School Nursing Services

Nursing-dependent students are children who may have health conditions which are unstable or even life-threatening. As a result, they require daily, direct and constant professional nursing support to meet their medical needs and assist with personal care or other activities of daily living. Salus Homecare provides these students with direct one-on-one support from a licensed nurse so that they are safer and more comfortable at school. This provides parents with peace of mind and a feeling of security when they cannot be with their children throughout the school day. It also gives children support so that they can retain a sense of normalcy in the school setting.
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School Nursing Services Provide:

School Nursing Services Provide:

  • One-on-one support in meeting complex medical needs and personal care needs while they are in school
  • High-tech nursing care throughout the week, while the child is in school
  • Constant supervision from a professional nurse in the classroom, on field trips and while riding the school bus

It’s difficult for parents to avoid worrying about a child’s health and wellbeing when they have a complex medical illness, and this is especially true during the school day. Salus Homecare of Utah’s pediatric division provides accredited support to help your child enjoy the school day more and feel safe, confident and healthy while they are away from you. This will help them reach their goals and enjoy a more productive educational experience.

Oh there’s so many wonderful things to say about the amazing team of beautiful people Who care about what they do in the care of the patients and their families! The comfort and security that we all felt at any given time was extremely helpful in this time of need!

Thank you all!

Esther B. August 26, 2020

We were happy with overall Salus services.

Doreen L. August 23, 2020

School Nursing FAQ's

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School nursing services are paid through the individual school districts. There is no insurance coverage for this program, and the Medically Complex Children’s Waiver Program also does not cover it. To access services, it is very important to work with a pediatric care agency that is contracted to provide services in your school district. Salus Homecare contracts with many school districts in Utah. Contact us for assistance in determining if your child meets the eligibility requirements for this program.

Yes, your child’s nurse can provide support with homework and schoolwork as long as assignments are appropriate for the child’s abilities. This service can be included in the plan of care.

Many nurses sit directly beside the child. Some sit very close by and within eyesight. The best seating arrangement depends on the setup in the classroom and your child’s specific needs assessment. Regardless of where the nurse sits, your child will be their full focus throughout the school day so immediate support is always available should they need it.

Other Pediatric Care Services Salus Offers

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Pediatric Private Duty Nursing

Pediatric private duty nursing care provides support at home to effectively address a child’s complex medical condition. The approach is family-centered and focuses on managing symptoms while addressing personal goals helping families to feel safe and comfortable while their child lives at home.

  • Managing Medications & Monitoring Vitals
  • Support and Education for Family Caregivers
  • Increased Potential for Normalcy and Independence
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Pediatric Respite Care Services

Respite care offers breaks to primary caregivers so they can maintain a sense of balance in their lives. While the parent is away, their medically fragile child is professionally cared for a compassionate and skilled nurse, helping to manage their medical and personal care needs.

  • Support with Medically Complex Healthcare Needs and ADLs
  • Opportunities for the Child to Bond with Another Trusted Adult
  • Relief from Caregiver Burnout, Stress and Anxiety for the Primary Caregivers
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