School Screener: How it works
Click here for a Panel discussion/Q&A with an Orthoptist and Public Health Nurses on how they use SchoolScreener software to manage screening in their areas.
Central Server: You provide us with a list of schools in your area and if possible the class lists for year 1. We upload these to our secure server in the cloud.
The school nurse or screener downloads our user-
The screener then takes the laptop to the school to perform the screening. They select the child’s name from the list that has been previously downloaded and simply start screening!
The screener sets up the laptop on a desk and measures out a distances of about 3 metres. The child views a variety of tests on the laptop screen –
Height and Weight measurement: The software allows you to rapidly record the height and weight of each child.
Job done (for the screener): For the screener, that is job done – well almost. The screener needs to connect to the internet and click on Sync. The data stored on the laptop is then sent via a secure encrypted connection back to the database in the cloud.
Within a couple of minutes you will receive an email telling you that your reports are ready. All you need to do is log-in and print the letters …. or if you prefer, we will print them for you and send them directly to the school in individual envelopes.
Our software allows the clinician at the referral clinic to log-in to view the screening results and more importantly, to :
- Confirm that each child has attended the referral clinic
- Note whether it was a good referral (true positive or false positive)
- Note what treatment or intervention is being recommended for each child
In other words, you are in complete control!