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Barbara Obst, Megan Roesler
One of the "hidden" medical devices in the school setting is the baclofen pump, which is used for the treatment of spasticity. The goals of spasticity treatment are to decrease muscle tone, deformity, and pain in order to maximize function and ease of care for both child and caregiver. The use of an intrathecal baclofen pump, often for children with cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, brain injury, or stroke, has been effective in spasticity treatment. It is important for school nurses to be aware of the safety implications associated with this type of device...
January 1, 2018: NASN School Nurse
Robin Adair Shannon
Quality school nursing practice should be evidence-based. However registered nurses in autonomous school nursing practice have limited capacities to access, synthesize, and implement the best evidence into practice. Clinical guidelines are important tools to reduce barriers to evidence-based practice (EBP) and support the delivery of high-quality school nursing care. The purpose of this article is to outline what EBP clinical guidelines are, are not, and why they matter.
January 1, 2018: NASN School Nurse
Melissa Foster, Elizabeth Barnby
Children are a population that has an increased risk of harm during any disaster events. This risk can be decreased by educating children in disaster preparedness skills. This article outlines a basic modifiable curriculum for teaching weather-related disaster preparedness to children ages 10-13, and shares how this was accomplished at an elementary school in North Alabama through a collaboration between the school and a local college of nursing.
January 1, 2018: NASN School Nurse
Mary Blackborow, Elizabeth Clark, Laurie Combe, Judith Morgitan, Anna Tupe
The 2015 passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides state education agencies with more local control over educational planning, requires development of state accountability plans, and provides opportunities for advocacy surrounding school nursing sensitive indicators of student success. Federal Title I, II, and IV funds are available for state and local education agency utilization in meeting educational needs of impoverished students and for development of high-quality instructional and support personnel...
December 1, 2017: NASN School Nurse
Lauren Maziarz
School nurses are at the forefront of health resource decisions, education, and health advocacy in the school setting. When it comes to sex education and condom availability, navigating the politics and controversy surrounding student access and education is not an easy task. Moreover, recent research shows school administrators are not aware of sexual health issues in their district and are not typically supportive of condom availability, limiting evidence-based practice implementation in the school setting...
December 1, 2017: NASN School Nurse
Morgann Loaec, Robert P Olympia
Students presenting with varying degrees of respiratory symptoms and distress occur commonly in the school setting. It is important to develop a differential diagnosis for respiratory distress, to initiate stabilization of the student with life-threatening symptoms, and to triage these students to an appropriate level of care (back to the classroom, home with their guardian with follow up at their primary health care provider's office, or directly to the closest emergency department via Emergency Medical Services)...
November 1, 2017: NASN School Nurse
Angela M Lepkowski
School nurses contend with a variety of challenges related to collecting and using their own data. Seemingly small steps can be taken to overcome these challenges, which will result in significant improvements in data collection and use. Improving the quality of data collection assists school nurses to identify and define practice issues and guide implementation of evidence-based practice within their schools and districts. This article provides school nurses with practical steps to collect and use school or district specific health data...
November 1, 2017: NASN School Nurse
Robert Atkins
Building a Culture of Health will give all members of our society the opportunity to lead healthier lives. To achieve this aim, more stakeholders in the community-residents, elected officials, community-based nonprofits, law enforcement, and schools-need to be engaged in addressing the health challenges in our communities. Moreover, all community stakeholders have to think and act "upstream" by addressing the social determinants of health in their communities. Discussed in this article are some of the lessons that are being learned from the "upstream" actions of school nurses in New Jersey about building a Culture of Health...
November 1, 2017: NASN School Nurse
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January 2018: NASN School Nurse
Nina Fekaris
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January 2018: NASN School Nurse
Erin D Maughan, Mayumi Willgerodt
Patient-centered care is a buzzword heard often as part of health care reform efforts. For school nurses patient-centered care means student- and family-centered care. Student-centered care can improve student compliance and actually decrease school nurse workload. This article explains what student-centered means and provides examples of how school nurses can provide student and families-centered care in their communities. Approaches that center on individual students, as well as community cafes will be included...
January 2018: NASN School Nurse
Catherine F Yonkaitis, Erin D Maughan
Every day, school nurses make practice decisions that impact the care provided to school children. Our professional standards require that we stay up to date with best practice options, yet there is neither time nor money to attend a continuing education offering for every practice concern we encounter. Learning how to acquire the evidence that leads to best practice can ensure our practice is current and that our students have the best chance to have positive health and academic outcomes. This article explains where to find good evidence and how to access it...
January 2018: NASN School Nurse
Nina Fekaris
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November 2017: NASN School Nurse
Kathleen H Johnson, Erin D Maughan, Martha Dewey Bergren, Linda C Wolfe, Jessica Gerdes
Step Up & Be Counted! (Step Up!) is an innovative project to collect nationally standardized data from the daily documentation of school nurses throughout the United States. Step Up! provides the standardization needed to promote an "apples to apples" analysis of school health resources, interventions, and outcomes across the United States. While some states have collected data for decades and have an effective infrastructure in place, other states are new to data collection and are creating processes to support data collection...
November 2017: NASN School Nurse
Wan Ching Law, Rachel McClanahan, Penny C Weismuller
Adolescent depression is a silent epidemic in this country. Untreated depression has detrimental effects on physical health, psychosocial well-being, and academic productivity. It is important for school nurses to be able to recognize depression and refer students promptly for treatment. This article and its associated learning module will provide school nurses with updated information on adolescent depression, discuss barriers in depression screening, use of the PHQ-9 (Patient Health Questionaire-9 Item) as an evidence-based depression screening tool in the educational setting, and the important role of school nurses in depression screening...
November 2017: NASN School Nurse
Joy Atkins
School nurses address mental health issues of youth on a daily basis. These mental health issues include substance abuse, anxiety, depression, and even suicidal ideation. Mental health first aid is a process that seeks to help medical professionals and laypeople recognize and address someone that is having a mental health or substance abuse crisis. This article will describe an experience with a student having suicidal ideations and how the mental health action plan was used.
November 2017: NASN School Nurse
Erin D Maughan, Catherine F Yonkaitis
Care coordination is an important part of school nurses' responsibilities, but coordinating that care for students in schools with chronic conditions is more complex than what we learned in nursing school. This article is the second in a series of articles for NASN School Nurse that will delve into how to apply evidence-based practice (EBP) to school nursing. The article focuses on the first step of EBP: asking the question. As the series progresses, we encourage you to apply the steps to a situation in your setting or even use the series to increase discussions at nursing staff meetings so all can benefit...
November 2017: NASN School Nurse
Patricia Beierwaltes, Sally Schoessler
Providing a safe environment for students at risk for anaphylaxis from a latex allergy requires care coordination and collaboration of all members of the school community. Strategies for allergy management include educating the school community, identifying potential exposure to latex, preparing to respond in an emergency, and creating a plan for the future. With the student at the center of sound planning, the school can provide a secure and healthy environment.
November 2017: NASN School Nurse
Kelly Patterson, Jodi Brady, Robert P Olympia
Although a student presenting with altered mental status due to substance use may occur infrequently in the school setting, it is of utmost importance to develop a differential diagnosis and to initiate stabilization of the student. This article describes the initial assessment and management of a student presenting with altered mental status, focusing on the differential diagnosis of altered mental status, on the varying presentations associated with common intoxications and ingestions, and on the screening tools available for the detection of depression and substance use...
November 2017: NASN School Nurse
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...
November 2017: NASN School Nurse
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