IV.C.2.b. IV stands for intravenous. A feeding tube is also called a G-tube or gastrointestinal tube.
IV.D The school bus driver might encounter other specialized equipment or conditions. Two conditions that require special consideration during transport are the shunt and the spinal rod. If any of the participants have students with these devices, review the following information:
v Provide good head and neck support
v Make sure the shunted area is not bumped
- Spinal rod
v Student can’t sit in the back of the bus because of the bouncing
v Treat like a student with brittle bones
- Three-wheeled scooters have a low shrouded base and a single pedestal seat. It may be difficult to find suitable tie downs for these scooters.
- Extra heavy wheelchairs are those with automatic recline and large computerized bases. They may need additional securement tie-downs.
- If the “tilt-in-space” wheelchair is tilted more than 20 degrees, the shoulder belt won’t work correctly.
IV.G.5.d. Distribute Handout #4, Wheelchair Standard. The standard is Section 19 ANSI/RESNA WC/Vol. 1 Wheelchairs Used as Seats in Motor Vehicles. The standard was adopted May 19, 2000. The complete standard can be obtained from:
1700 N. Moore St., Suite 1540
Arlington, VA 22209
phone (703) 524-6686, ext. 311
fax (703) 524-6630
IV.G.5.d American National Standards Institute/Rehabilitation Engineers Society of North America (ANSI/RESNA)
IV.J. This section addresses non-emergency situations. Emergency situations will be addressed in the final section of this module.
IV.J. For more information on weather-related emergencies, see the module, Driving Under Adverse Weather Conditions, School Bus Driver In-Service Safety Series.
IV.K. Distribute Handout #5, Equipment and Assistive Devices in a School Bus. You may choose to review it with participants or tell participants to use it as a reference.