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NASN Sch Nurse. 2019 May;34(3):145-148. doi: 10.1177/1942602X19829842. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

12 Components of a Strong Vision Health System of Care: Components 1 and 2-Family Education and Comprehensive Communication/Approval Process.

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1
Member of the National Advisory Committee to the NCCVEH at Prevent Blindness, Westover, WV.
2
Education and Outreach Coordinator for the NCCVEH at Prevent Blindness, Westover, WV.
3
Director, Vision and Eye Health Initiatives for the Good-Lite Company and School Health Corporation, Westover, WV.
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Vice President of Public Health and Policy at Prevent Blindness, Chicago, IL.
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Member of the National Expert Panel to the NCCVEH at Prevent Blindness, Chicago, IL.
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Director, Advanced Population Health, Health Systems Leadership & Informatics, University of Illinois College of Nursing, Chicago, IL.
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Vice Chair of the National Expert Panel to the NCCVEH at Prevent Blindness, Boston, MA.
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Professor and Chair of the Department of Specialty and Advanced Care at the New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA.
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Member of the National Advisory Committee to the NCCVEH at Prevent Blindness, Galveston, TX.
10
Board Member, Prevent Blindness and Chair, Public Health and Public Policy Committee, Galveston, TX.
11
Professor and Director, Executive Nurse Leader Program, University of Texas Medical Branch, School of Nursing, Galveston, TX.
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Member of the National Expert Panel to NCCVEH at Prevent Blindness, Morgantown, WV.
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Professor of Pediatrics and Ophthalmology, West Virginia University Eye Institute, Morgantown, WV.
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Chair of the Vision Screening Committee of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Morgantown, WV.
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Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Section on Ophthalmology, Morgantown, WV.

Abstract

The National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) at Prevent Blindness partnered with the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) to provide guidance for school nurses responsible for screening the vision of preschool and K-12 students. Goals of this national partnership are to (1) standardize approaches to vision health, (2) facilitate follow up to eye care for students who do not pass vision screening, (3) provide family/caregiver friendly educational information, and (4) consult with leading pediatric eye care experts to promote evidence-based best practices. The NCCVEH/NASN partnership created a Vision and Eye Health page on the NASN website ( https://www.nasn.org/nasn-resources/practice-topics/vision-health ). This resource is organized according to the 12 Components of a Strong Vision Health System of Care. The 12 components emerged as the NCCVEH considered vision screening from a systems perspective. This systems perspective addresses key activities along the entire spectrum of care that supports a child's vision health-beginning with parent/caregiver education and ending with an annual evaluation of the school's vision health system. Each of these 12 components will be described in 4 installments of NASN School Nurse in 2019. This installment describes the first two components: Family Education and a Comprehensive Communication/Approval Process.

KEYWORDS:

family education; parent engagement; school nursing; vision and eye health glossary; vision screening

PMID:
30845883
DOI:
10.1177/1942602X19829842
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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