Outcomes of an Australian Nursing Student-led School Vision and Hearing Screening Programme

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Tolchard, B and Stuhlmiller, CM (2017). Outcomes of an Australian Nursing Student-led School Vision and Hearing Screening Programme. Child Care in Practice.
AuthorsTolchard, B and Stuhlmiller, CM
Abstract

Nursing students typically do not undertake clinical training in school settings. However, they are well placed to have a role in providing health screening and education in schools or community health venues under supervision of qualified nurses. This study provides a description and outcomes of a vision and hearing screening programme delivered by university nursing students working out of a student-led clinic situated in an underserved, largely Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in regional Australia. Screening and follow-up data collected from 741 elementary school children indicated some important population patterns and trends, with nearly 30% having identified problems. Anecdotal evidence suggested children who gained treatment had improved school performance. Challenges to follow-up and confounding variables are discussed and a suggestion for future research is offered.

KeywordsVision screening, hearing testing, health services delivery, student-led initiative; 1607 Social Work
Year2017
JournalChild Care in Practice
PublisherChild Care in Practice Group
ISSN1357-5279
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/13575279.2017.1287058
Publication dates
Print17 Mar 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited08 Jun 2017
Accepted17 Mar 2017
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
Page range1-10
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