NSS is delivered by Island Health and is available to children and youth in B.C. from birth to 19 years old who require specialized nursing services.
Description of Service:
- Assist parents and caregivers with children who have special health care needs.
- Facilitate safe, consistent care and appropriate health supports.
- Training and ongoing monitoring of school staff to provide special aspects of a child’s care, such as gastrostomy tube meals, blood glucose monitoring, clean intermittent catheterization and oral suctioning.
When NSS Coordinators receive referrals, they complete a nursing assessment. If the child is eligible for NSS, the Coordinator works with the child, family and other involved care providers to develop a plan to determine the most appropriate way to provide the nursing care.