ABOUT THE ESMS

The Electronic System for
Medical Services in Schools (ESMS)

The System’s aim is to improve the quality of disease prevention programmes, with the focus on ensuring the well-being of children and their families through targeted actions. The ESMS develops health awareness of communities across generations. It was created in response to the needs of nurses who require support in the application of a truly modern IT solution.

The ESMS is a tool developed to facilitate and streamline children’s health screenings. Its important objective is to provide a standardised way of communicating with parents / guardians and informing them about the results of comprehensive check-ups revealing the health status of their children. The ESMS collects student data, analyses the parameters entered by the school nurse, and provides a clear result against a red or green background, representing the norm or the need for further consultation, respectively.

The ESMS has been successfully applied to screen 24,000 schoolchildren from four cities in Poland: Gdynia, Warsaw, Lublin and Wrocław. The programme is currently also being implemented in Romania.

BENEFICIARIES

  • The screening is aligned with modern 21st century standards
  • Features additional tests, thus providing a clearer picture of the child’s overall health status
  • Individual report – a print-out of which is received by the parents
  • Higher awareness of the existing range of free-of-charge disease prevention events which the child can take advantage of
  • Statistical data on the health status of the population
  • Closer cooperation with school nurses
  • Better alignment of local disease prevention programmes with the actual needs of the population
  • Easier and better targeted communication with parents
  • Statistical reports
  • Raising the profile and attractiveness of the nurse’s profession
  • Training and support for the Programme’s ambassadors during implementation of the screening
  • Standardisation of the measurements, quick access to statistical data
  • Building communication bridges in schools with other experts, teachers and parents

LUBLIN

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GDYNIA

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KOSAKOWO

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PRUSZKÓW

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WROCŁAW

PRIMARY SCHOOLSSECONDARY SCHOOLS
67 schools participating in the programme42 schools participating in the programme
3829 students tested4 453 students tested
428 students qualified for disease prevention programmes613 students qualified for disease prevention programmes

JASTKÓW

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GROTNIKI

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MILANÓWEK

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SYCÓW

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Health Status Sheet

Following the comprehensive Health Check-Up which is passed on to the child’s parents after the in-school screening:

Diagnosis?

The test takes about 20 minutes and includes:

blood pressure measurement

visual acuity test

body weight and composition scan (with bioimpedance scales)

posture assessment

assessment of cardiopulmonary capacity

Partners