Specifications include, but are not limited to: Each Contractor shall supply Pediatric Nursing Services for care of medically fragile students
primarily while being transported by bus. In most instances, a nurse will provide nurse-patient
care at a one-to-one (1:1) nurse-patient ratio, or, if approved by the agency, at a one-to-two (1:2)
nurse-patient ratio. At no time will the District ask a nurse to care for more than two (2) students
at one (1) time.
For the purpose of this contract, a “nurse” is defined as an individual currently licensed as a
Registered Nurse (RN) by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. Each nurse supplied shall meet
competency standards of care in such pediatric nursing skills as tracheostomy care, ventilator
care, oxygen monitoring, gastrostomy tube feeding, oral suctioning and/or any specialized
procedure required by an assigned pediatric patient. . In addition, each nurse supplied shall have
current Basic Life Support (BLS) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification from an
accredited body and must provide proof of certification.