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The Development and Implementation of eSchoolCare: A Novel Health Care Support System for School Nurses

Anderson, Lori S. PhD

doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000003
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School-aged children with chronic conditions (CCC) are increasing in number and bring health needs into classrooms, with implications for learning. Changing technologies and complex care requirements for CCC have left school nurses, the primary health care professional in educational settings, seeking support and further training to provide quality care for CCC. This article describes the development and implementation of a Web-based program, eSchoolCare, designed to extend the expertise of professionals in an academic health care system to school nurses to improve CCC care. The eSchoolCare project serves as an exemplar of an innovative health care delivery support system.

University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing, Madison.

Correspondence: Lori S. Anderson, PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing, 600 Highland Ave, K6/328 CSC, Madison, WI 53792 (lsanderson@wisc.edu).

This project was supported by funds from the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing Research Committee, award number 233-J805, and the Division of Nursing (DN), Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number D11HP22189. The information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any official endorsement be inferred by, the DN, BHPr, HRSA, DHHS, or the US government.

The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

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