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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548874/the-role-of-the-school-nurse-in-the-special-education-process-part-2-eligibility-determination-and-the-individualized-education-program
#1
Robin Adair Shannon, Catherine Falusi Yonkaitis
This is the second of two articles outlining the professional school nurse's role in the special education process for students with disabilities. The Individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement Act of 2004 mandates the special education process: identification, full and individual evaluation, eligibility determination, and development of the individual education program (IEP), including special education placement. Part 1 focused on the importance of the school nurse's role in student identification, response to intervention, and the full and individual evaluation...
May 1, 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548873/students-with-asthma-and-its-impacts
#2
Elif Isik, Ismet S Isik
Asthma is a common chronic disease in children. Uncontrolled asthma is a significant contributor to school absenteeism, emergency room visits, and hospitalization, all of which can lead to low school performance, financial burdens, and emotional problems for children and their parents. Asthma in children restricts the activities of school-aged children, such as participating in before- and after-school activity and extracurricular activities such as sports. Uncontrolled asthma has the potential to impact a student's self-confidence and social interactions...
May 1, 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467270/educator-preparedness-for-mental-health-in-adolescents-opportunities-for-school-nurse-leadership
#3
Tiffany Smith-Fromm, Robin A Evans-Agnew
One in five adolescents will experience a mental health event in their lifetime. If left untreated, depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity, and anorexia/bulimia can elevate the risk of dropping out of high school. As a key principle of 21st-century nursing practice, school nurses must provide leadership in educating school staff in identifying and responding to mental health issues in high school settings. This article describes the results of an online survey assessing secondary educators' knowledge of and experience with mental health issues in one school district...
May 1, 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467269/the-female-athlete-key-differences-between-girls-and-boys
#4
Corinna C D Franklin
Studies have shown female athletes to be subject to different risks than male athletes, even for the same sports and particularly after puberty. The purpose of this article is to identify some of those differences, discuss how treatment for female athletes differs both for healing and prevention, and emphasize key school nurse roles in identifying and responding to female athlete injuries.
May 1, 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467268/guidance-for-return-to-learn-after-a-concussion
#5
Lori McNeal, Janice Selekmen
Returning to school following a diagnosed concussion presents challenges to the school nurse, especially when the student's health care provider does not provide guidance. While the student may appear "normal," their brain has been injured and needs time to heal. This article presents specific suggestions that may be helpful as the school nurse promotes schoolwide policy changes and develops an individualized plan for the student's "return to learn." Successful return to the role of student with a significant decrease in symptoms must precede any plans for a return to sports activity...
May 1, 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422622/framework-for-21st-century-school-nursing-practice-framing-professional-development
#6
Ann Allen-Johnson
The NASN Code of Ethics upholds that it is the responsibility of the school nurse to maintain competency and pursue personal and professional growth. Designing professional development activities that are relevant and support the needs of the school nurse can be a challenge. The Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice provides a model rooted in evidence-based standards of practice that can be utilized to assess an existing professional development program and identify gaps in learning opportunities...
May 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422621/historic-leadership-one-courageous-school-nurse-s-heroic-journey-part-3
#7
Ellen F Johnsen, Katherine J Pohlman
School nursing practice establishes itself in the midst of both education and nursing philosophies, ethics, standards, laws, and regulations. Treading these two worlds is difficult at times and requires that a school nurse possess a strong foundational knowledge base, seek professional collaboration, and navigate conflicting professional demands in order to promote student and public safety. This article is Part 3 of a four-part series that recounts the inspiring story of a school nurse, Ellen Johnsen, who did just that back in the 1980s in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma...
May 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422620/the-time-has-come-for-school-nurses-and-social-media
#8
Beth Mattey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422619/the-role-of-the-school-nurse-in-the-special-education-process-part-i-student-identification-and-evaluation
#9
Catherine F Yonkaitis, Robin A Shannon
Every U.S. student is entitled to a free and appropriate education. School districts must identify and evaluate any child who they find is unable to engage fully in learning as a participant in the general education curriculum. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 requires that these students be assessed by qualified individuals in any areas that may be impacting learning, including health, vision, hearing, social and emotional status, communicative status, and motor abilities. The school nurse, as the health expert, has an important role to play as a member of the special education team in evaluating whether a student has health concerns that are impacting learning and how health barriers to learning might be reduced...
May 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422618/school-nurses-on-the-front-lines-of-medicine-connecting-the-dots-scripts-for-success-in-the-evaluation-of-pediatric-rashes
#10
Robert P Olympia
Although skin rashes may not necessarily prompt a visit to the school nurse's office, a rash associated with other systemic symptoms, such as fever, headache, difficulty swallowing or breathing, weakness, or abdominal pain, may cause a child to visit your office. This article describes the initial assessment and management of skin rashes in children and adolescents and delineates reasons that may prompt the school nurse to transfer a student with a rash to a local emergency department.
May 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422617/hidden-devices-in-the-school-setting-what-the-nurse-needs-to-know-about-shunts
#11
Barbara Obst, Megan Roesler
The role of school nurse today not only includes making a thorough assessment of the child but also the knowledge and skill to understand hidden medical devices. As of 2011, there were approximately 14.6 million children in the United States living with special health care needs. Many of these children could have hidden medical devices. The Specialized Health Needs Interagency Collaboration (SHNIC) program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute received requests for in-person training regarding ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts...
May 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422616/to-give-epinephrine-or-not-to-give-epinephrine-that-is-no-longer-the-question
#12
W Scott Russell, Sally Schoessler
It is vital that school nurses be able to assess students who are at risk for anaphylaxis and that nurses train school staff to identify the symptoms of a life-threatening allergic reaction. When a reaction occurs, school nurses and staff must be prepared to administer epinephrine immediately.
May 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171731/planning-for-a-violent-intruder-event-the-school-nurse-s-role
#13
Janice Selekman, Joseph Melvin
School shootings occur too frequently and often with devastating results. The key to prevention and mitigation of these events is to have a plan that is simple, up-to-date, disseminated, and practiced. This article discusses the steps that school nurses can take to work with school administration to prepare themselves, their staff, and their students.
May 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927980/child-maltreatment-optimizing-recognition-and-reporting-by-school-nurses
#14
Kathleen S Jordan, Peggy MacKay, Stephanie J Woods
School nurses perform a crucial role in the prevention, identification, intervention, and reporting of child maltreatment. The purpose of this article is to share the highlights of a research project conducted to (a) examine the effectiveness of an educational intervention program in increasing the knowledge, confidence, and self-efficacy in school nurses regarding children at risk of maltreatment; and (b) discover issues surrounding the comfort level engaging with children, communicating with teachers and other personnel, and ethical issues...
May 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225664/historic-leadership
#15
Ellen F Johnsen, Katherine J Pohlman
School nursing practice establishes itself in the midst of both education and nursing philosophies, ethics, standards, laws, and regulations. Treading these two worlds is difficult at times and requires that a school nurse possess a strong foundational knowledge base, seek professional collaboration, and navigate conflicting professional demands in order to promote student and public safety. This article is Part 2 of a four-part series that recounts the inspiring story of a school nurse, Ellen Johnsen, who did just that back in the 1980s in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma...
March 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225663/lgbtq-students-the-role-of-the-school-nurse
#16
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225662/redesigning-school-nursing-education-in-new-jersey-to-address-the-challenges-and-opportunities-of-population-health
#17
Robin M Cogan, Sharon M Conway, Joy D Atkins
School health is a specialty practice of nursing positioned at the intersection of public health and population health. This article discusses the redesign of a program's curriculum with the hope of advancing and elevating the practice of school nursing. The redesign is based on NASN's Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice and is the result of a New Jersey Nursing Initiative grant awarded to a trio of adjunct faculty from Rutgers University Camden in July 2016.
March 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225661/lgbtq-youth-part-1
#18
Tracy Perron, Connie Kartoz, Chaya Himelfarb
In order to provide holistic care, school nurses must be culturally competent by being sensitive to health disparities experienced by students in at-risk populations. Despite the growing acceptance toward gender and sexual minorities, LGBTQ youth remain an at-risk population in our communities and our schools. School nurses as well as school counselors, social workers, and psychologists can increase their cultural competence in caring for this group of students by increasing their understanding of appropriate terminology and risks associated with this vulnerable group...
March 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225660/what-s-up-with-step-up-year-2
#19
Kathleen Hoy Johnson, Erin Maughan, Martha Dewey Bergren, Linda C Wolfe, Marjorie Cole, H Estelle S Watts
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225659/school-nurse-grit
#20
Beth Mattey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: NASN School Nurse
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