Telehealth in Schools

This course is designed to provide best practices and considerations for how to adopt and integrate telehealth technology to facilitate patient-to-provider consultations in the school or school-based health center setting, through synchronous, consultative and patient-to-provider communications. The information provided in this module will facilitate improved access to specialty care for students and staff, reduction of unnecessary visits and loss of time from school and work, and provide timely intervention, treatment, support, and educational resources for students and school staff.

This course is designed to enable the learner to understand, implement and evaluate school-based telehealth (SBTH) as a way increase access to care. Not all telehealth is created equally; however, opportunities can be found with various types of technology and delivery systems to bring medical providers into the school virtually. This presentation will share real world experience and knowledge of programs across the country. We will discuss the best practices, standards of care, and potential pitfalls.

Course Highlights:
  • To support local and school-based care by synchronous, consultative and patient-to-provider communications
  • To improve access to care for students and school staff
  • To reduce unnecessary visits and loss of time from school and work
  • To provide timely intervention and treatment for students and school staff
  • To offer support and educational resources to students and school staff
Learning Objectives:

After completing this activity, participants should be better able to do the following with regards to telehealth in schools:

  • Define essential terminology related to the use of telehealth in schools
  • Discuss the use of telehealth in the school setting and the most common models of telehealth in schools
  • Identify the positive impacts of telehealth in school for students, nurses, faculty, administrators and parents
  • Examine best practices and resources for telehealth in schools
  • Consider potential barriers and lessons learned related to the use telehealth in schools
Authored by:
  • Tonya L. Hensley, DNP, NP
Edited by:
  • Kathleen Bunch Meneses, MS

*Purchase grants one learner one year’s access to lessons and quizzes (access expires 365 days from date of course activation.)

This training module was made possible by grant number H2ARH30303 from the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Health Resources and Services Administration, DHHS.
Course Price
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Credit(s) Offered
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
1 MOC Part II Self-Assessment Credit
1 Contact Hour
1 Hour of Participation