Thursday, January 14, 2010

Re: Portable Student Health Records?

Please keep this thread public. Very important, I believe. Up-to-date is electronic, but
is it acceptable?

David F Withrow

A forum for independent school educators <ISED-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU> writes:
>A perennial question at our school has to do with keeping current student
>health and emergency records available to adults who accompany students on
>field trips and oversees trips. We invariably end up printing out mounds of
>paper that go in binders with the trip chaperons. I am always a bit uneasy
>as to whether or not the data is up-to-date and if it will be available when
>it's needed.
>We have considered using electronic records stored on a USB drive, handheld
>device, or computer but are leery of ER's and other emergency providers
>accepting this information in the even that a student requires emergency
>Does anyone have a solution that is working well for them other than paper?
>Steve Taffee
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