Resources for school personnel

School teachers, staff, and administrators can have an enormous impact on students’ well-being.  

General information  

VDH’s Guidelines and Resources for School Staff provides first aid guidance, instructions on healthcare procedures, and school nurse-specific materials. Visit the sections below for more detailed information about key care areas.  

Communicable diseases 

Chronic Disease Control 

A pharmacy policy from the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Education allows all Virginia public schools to obtain vital supplies like EpiPens, inhalers, or spacers. For more information about the policy and to order supplies, visit the Pharmacy School Orders website.  

Substance Use and Overdose 

RHHD’s opioid overdose prevention website provides information on overdose prevention, training, naloxone distribution and recovery resources. The Opioid Response Team offers RAPID REVIVE! Training for the general public weekly via Zoom, and public schools can access prescription naloxone at no cost.  

Cardiac Emergencies: Information & Training 

Maintaining a cardiac response team and a cardiac emergency response plan will help you be prepared in the event of a cardiac emergency.  

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