Oxygen in school

  1. does your school provide oxygen for O2 dependent students or is it the responsibility of the parent (parent's insurance provider). I would love to hear from you. THANKS!
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  3. by   sunnygirl272
    i would think it would be the resposibility of the parent/caregiver/insurance provider....but i am not a school nurse..
  4. by   WashYaHands
    I don't have any students on O2, but because it is considered a med and requires a prescription and order, I would think that the parents/insurance would have to pay for it.

  5. by   Huganurse
    In our district: Kids on cont O2 supply thier own. The medical equipment company delivers it to the school. If they have a trach and are on cont O2, they have a private duty nurse, who comes to school with them, and spends the day with the student providing thier nursing needs.
    We also have emergency O2 tanks that are supplied by the district. But that is only for emergency use.