Fast Facts for the School Nurse: What You Need to Know

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This time-tested reference provides quick access to information busy school nurses need to practice competently and efficiently. Written for both new and experienced school nurses, it delivers consistently organized information in bulleted format with concise paragraphs. The third edition has been substantially revised with expanded coverage of first aid, depression screening, and drug use. It includes completely new chapters on chronic diseases and parasitic diseases and new information on adolescent sexuality.Authored by a nurse with over 25 years of school nursing experience, the resource offers clear guidelines to a full range of daily tasks and nursing responsibilities. It provides clinical protocols for safe management of common childhood illnesses, accidents, and emergencies, along with legal and ethical considerations, documentation, and high-risk areas of school nursing practice. Also covered is the delivery of culturally appropriate care, screening tools, wellness strategies, individualized health care plans, childhood obesity, and a food allergy toolkit. The guide is also useful as a supplemental text for certification exam study. New to the Third Edition: New chapters on chronic diseases and parasitic diseases New information on adolescent sexuality including gender identity and transgender Expanded coverage of first aid including when to call 911 Depression screening, immigration laws, ethical dilemmas, and school shootings and gun control Drug use including medical marijuana, OTC drug use and abuse, opioid addiction and overdose treatment, and vaping Resources appendix highlighting organizations providing free health exams, scholarship supplies, sanitary supplies, and cold-weather clothing Sample individualized health care plan Key Features: Addresses the five content components included in the National Certification Examination for School Nurses Covers guidelines, management protocols, and care plans for childhood disorders, accidents, and emergency situations Prioritizes responsibilities with a handy month-by-month task calendar Provides quick reference for health office setup, recommended immunizations, national health observances, and body mass index graphs Presents a technology chapter with information on reporting, software, and confidentiality issues