Both Vector (formerly Safe Schools) training and the various resources linked below on this Health Training page are used to train unlicensed school staff to meet the medical needs of our students. Hands on, physical skills training may also be required after completion of online training.
Coordinate with your assigned school nurse to determine which health related trainings you will need to complete.
Staff administering medication to students must complete the training as outlined in the Medication section below.
Secretaries must compete the General Health Training Requirements below and additional training as needed.
Also included below are the links to the district approved maturation videos for student presentations.
If you have any questions, please contact your assigned school nurse.
General Health Training Requirements
- General Requirements
- Vector Training link (formerly Safe Schools)
- Vector Secretary-Health Assistant Required Health Training Chart-- list of required Vector health training. Use to keep track of completed modules.
After logging into Vector, locate the health related trainings you will need to complete by clicking on the arrow on the far left. This will take you to Extra Training. Scroll down and choose Health . Complete the Vector trainings outlined in the above General Training Requirements link above and submit copies of your certificates to your assigned school nurse.
Complete the required Vector Health Emergencies: Life Threatening Allergies and Medication Administration: Epinephrine Auto-Injectors. Submit your certificate to your assigned school nurse and make arrangements to do the physical skills pass off and review of student specific Allergy Emergency Plans.
Review the handouts and videos linked below.
Review the Allergy/Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan form, here. This form must be completed, signed by parent/guardian and healthcare provider, and be submitted to the school.
HOW TO ADMINISTER/Signs & Symptoms - various brands of epinephrine auto-injectors
The Utah Department if Health (UDOH), the Utah Food Allergy Network (UFAN) and the University of Utah have partnered to create an AllergyAnaphylaxis online training that meets the criteria set forth by Utah law for trained individuals to administer STOCK epinephrine to those suspected of experiencing a severe allergy that do not have a specific written medication authorization (order). This includes students, staff and visitors.
Complete the required Vector Health Emergencies: Asthma Awareness training and submit your certificate to your assigned school nurse. Arrange to do any physical skills pass offs needed, and to review student specific Asthma Action Plans. Use the links below for additional resources.
Review the Asthma Action Plan form here. This form must be completed signed by a parent/guardian and healthcare provider, and be submitted to the school.
Asthma Instructional Handouts
Complete the required Vector Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Prevention training and submit your certificate to your assigned school nurse. Review District Policy 1500 - section 3.1.7.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
CPR/AED/FIRST AID TRAINING
- CPR/AED/First Aid Training Options List
- In-person American Heart Association (AHA) classes at the District Office - schedule
- In-person American Heart Association (AHA) classes, schedule with your school nurse - contact list
- Blended Learning American Heart Association (AHA) - complete either of the online courses linked below at home or on the go, on your preferred desktop or tablet device. Print your validation certificate, then contact any American Heart Association (AHA) instructor and arrange for your physical skills pass-off. Many of the school nurses are certified AHA instructors.
HOW TO PERFORM CPR- Videos
Hands (compressions) Only (AHA) Compressions and Breaths (Adult) Compressions and Breaths (Child)
HOW TO PERFORM CPR- Handout
HOW TO USE YOUR AED ( Automated External Defibrillator) - Videos
Complete the required Vector Health Emergencies: Diabetes Awareness and Medication Administration: Glucagon trainings. Submit copies of your certificates to your assigned nurse.
Coordinate with your school nurse to arrange in person, hands-on training as needed.
- Generic Low/High Blood Glucose Handout- IHC.
- Glucagon Overview Handout- Treatment for severe lows IHC
- Glucagon Instruction Handouts and videos - brand specific instructions, as appropriate to student :
Be familiar with the various Diabetes medical forms linked below:
Addendum forms as appropriate:
Coordinate with your school nurse to determine which of the specific American Diabetes Association (ADA) online training modules linked below you may need to complete. Submit the short quiz found at the end of each ADA module.
Gastrostomy - G Tube/G J Tube
G Tube/G J Tube feedings and medication administration are typically provided to students by SpEd staff. Contact your assigned school nurse to determine which trainings linked below you should review and to arrange for in person training and physical skills pass off.
If medication is to be administered via the G or G J Tube, the Vector Medication Administration Basics training must also be completed. Provide your certificate to your assigned nurse. The School Medication Authorization form must be completed and signed by a parent/guardian and healthcare provider, available here.
Review the Flow Chart and watch the videos linked below.
When responding to a head injury, follow the instructions in the Flow Chart below, and use the Checklist linked here, and Parent Notification Letter linked here . Document in PowerSchool Health Office Visit. Keep a copy of each individual student Checklist.
The WCSD follows the guidance and recommendations provided by the Utah Department of Health and the American Academy of Pediatrics in regards to illness and communicable disease. Consult with your assigned school nurse as needed. Refer to illness/communicable disease forms here.
FOR STUDENT INJURIES:
A student injury severe enough to cause the loss of one-half day or more of school and/or warrant medical attention and treatment needs to be reported by school secretaries to the Utah Dept. of Health "Student Injury Report - Violence and Injury Program online:
- SIR website
- SIR hard copy report form
FOR STAFF INJURIES:
Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Immunization Guidebook 2022-23
Utah Deartment of Health (UDOH) Immunization Requirements Flyers
Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Staff Immunization Training Modules
Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Immunization Education Exemption Information for Parents
- Parent Immunization Education Instructions for Exemptions
- Parent Immunization Education Exemption Module
- Vaccine Exemptions for Students Entering 7th Grade- FAQ's
When parents complete the immunization education exemption module, a vaccination education form is sent to an Email address they provided to the UDOH. Parents must bring this form to their child's school to complete the student's exemption from state immunization requirements.
Maturation - Student Presentations
Linked below are the district approved 5th grade Maturation videos:
School staff may administer medication to students after completing online and in person training with their assigned school nurse, along with parent/guardian submission of completed medication authorization forms.
1. Complete the required Vector Medication Administration Basics training. Submit your certificate to your assigned school nurse.
2, Review the WCSD Guide to Medication Administration document, sign and give a copy to your assigned school nurse. Keep a copy for your reference.
3, Review the District Policy 2320 Medication Policy For Students, sign, give a copy to your assigned school nurse. Keep a copy for reference.
Narcan/Naloxone - Reverses and stops an opioid overdose. It saves lives, and is legal to have and administer!
Naloxone (Narcan®) reverses and stops an opioid overdose. It saves lives, and is legal to have and administer!
Contact your assigned school nurse to arrange a physical skills pass off.
How to Recognize an Opioid Overdose video Naloxone Intranasal video Naloxone Injection video
Common Opioids Page 1 Signs/Symptoms of Overdose - How to Give Naloxone Page 2
Naloxone (NARCAN) Nasal Spray Instructions
Naloxone Brochure - Signs/Symptoms of Overdose, Who's at Risk, What to Do/What is Naloxone/How to Give Naloxone
Virtual Training- preregister here, attend the online, scheduled virtual training, and you will be sent a free injectable naloxone rescue kit. All information collected is completely confidential.
Staff administering oxygen are required to complete the Vector Medication Administration Basics training, and view the items in the links below. Contact your assigned school nurse to arrange for a physical skills pass off.
Oxygen is considered a "medication", therefore the Utah Department of Health generic School Medication Authorization form must be completed, linked here .
Oxygen tanks (cylinders) are potentially dangerous. When in use, or if leaking, they can increase the oxygen content in a confined space, therefore increasing flammability of surrounding objects. Tanks can become projectiles if dropped, fractured or if parts are damaged in any way.
Store tanks in an upright position- secured to a wall or in a stand, or lying on their sides on the floor. Secure tanks so they do not roll around.
Oxygen Instructional Handouts
Oxygen in Use signs should be posted at the entrance of all building sections, classrooms, or health offices; on vehicles during transportation of students; and wherever oxygen is stored or potentially used.
Complete the required Vector Health Emergencies: Seizures training and submit your certificate to your assigned nurse.
Review the Basic Seizure handouts linked below, the Seizure Action Plan form here, and as needed the Seizure Medication Management Order (SMMO) here.
Contact your assigned school nurse to determine which type of seizure video linked below you should view to become familiar with what your students' seizures may look like.
Basic Seizure Handouts
- Seizure First Aid School Poster Tonic-Clonic/Complex Partial
- Seizure First Aid
- Let's Talk About Seizures- IHC Handout
Basic Seizure Videos - various types
- Absence Seizure
- Atonic (Drop) Seizure
- Myoclonic Seizure
- Focal Seizure
- Tonic Seizure
- Tonic-clonic (formerly grand mal)
If Seizure Rescue Medication is requested to be administered at school, additional state training is required, contact your assigned school nurse.
Seizure Rescue Medication Videos
- Seizure Rescue Medication Videos- various brands
- Seizure Rescue Medication- intranasal atomizer type
Seizure Rescue Medication Instructional Handouts
Stop the Bleed
The STOP THE BLEED® Interactive Course guides individuals through the three methods of bleeding control using video demonstrations, interactive learning, and spontaneous quizzes. This STOP THE BLEED® Interactive Course is free to all staff and can be taken multiple times to learn and refresh knowledge of the STOP THE BLEED® Course. Estimated time of completion is 25 minutes.
Click here to access the course.
Contact your school nurse to arrange the physical skills practice after completion of the online course.
Volunteers assisting with state mandated mass distance vision screenings should enroll in CANVAS and complete the training linked below.