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Message Urgency: High This is a message from the Louisiana Department of Health Emergency Operations Center (LDH EOC) to share a Health Advisory alerting clinicians to participate in a webinar to outline the Louisiana Hepatitis C Elimination Program. Please share and distribute with relevant stakeholders and partners through your own distribution channels. On June 26th, Louisiana announced the launch of the Hepatitis C Elimination Program and the formal establishment of the first-in-the-nation hepatitis C modified subscription model. We are thrilled to share that the Hepatitis C Elimination Program officially went live across the state on July 15th. Under ...
Thank you to all who participated in NASN2019!  We are so grateful you joined us and hope the event exceeded your expectations. A big "thank you" also goes out to the others who made NASN2019 possible; our experienced and expert presenters, exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers and countless others. Here are some parting notes. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions: conference@nasn.org Evaluations and CNE Complete evaluations by October 1, 2019 to earn CNE.  NOTE: A $60.00 extension fee applies if evaluations are not completed by the deadline . Go here: https://data05.express-evaluations.com/fdfa9a38/nasn/web/main.php   Enter your username, ...
At NASN2019, the 51st NASN Annual Conference, Kim Nash, a forensic nursing specialist with the International Association of Forensic Nurses, shared her expertise on human trafficking. The brochure below provides crucial information school nurses to understand and support child victims of human trafficking. If you are interested in learning more, the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center are currently creating a human trafficking training specifically for school-based professionals. Email this address to request information info@nhttac.org
Health Director Reports First Measles Case in Ohio Dr. Amy Acton reminds Ohioans that v accinations are the safest, most-effective way to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases Editor's Note: Video and audio on the importance of vaccination, measles FAQs, travel guidelines and more are available for use via the following links:   Video (MP4)   and   Audio (MP3) . Speaking is Sietske de Fijter, State Epidemiologist, Chief, Bureau of Infectious Diseases at the Ohio Department of Health. COLUMBUS – Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH has confirmed the state's first measles case of 2019. The young adult from Stark County ...
I am overcome with a heavy heart and a deep sense of sadness as I arrive home from the National Association of School Nurses Conference from Colorado.  It was not the exceptional NASN conferences that brought about this profound sense of melancholy. It is the time of year and visiting with professionals that I share a mutual allegiance.  So, let me acknowledge what these gloomy emotions truly are, pure grief. I do not grieve for the loss of a loved one, colleague or friend. No, this grief is simply for the loss of my beloved Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Program (JJSHLP).  This is the third national conference, that I have had to repeatedly ...
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We are proud to recount the history and strong current position of the Colorado Association of School Nurses, (CASN). Formed in 1981 with the motto, “Strength in Membership, Unity, and Commitment”, our organization wasted no time exerting a strong voice in support of students and school nurses. Just a few short months after CASN came into existence, a large school district was about to eliminate 20 school nurse positions. CASN composed a letter to the district Superintendent and collaborated with the state nurse and state education associations in support of the nurses. We've been an advocacy and educational organization from the outset. Our very first meeting ...
Please note that the NASN office is closed beginning June 26th.  The office will reopen on Tuesday, July 2nd. If you have any conference-related questions or concerns, please email NASN at nasn@nasn.org or telephone us at 240-247-1620
I must begin with special recognition of a former member, Margaret Winters. She collected the history of the Illinois Association of School Nurses (IASN) from its inception until 2007, and wrote a book for us!  She was, and is still remembered as an icon in Illinois school nursing. Known for her fierce advocacy as DSN director(1975-77), IASN president (1977-78), IASN executive secretary (1989-2002), and NASN fellow, Margaret’s memory lives on in the legacy of Illinois school nursing. Because of her passion and dedication to school nursing in Illinois, we can appreciate IASN’s role in preserving and advancing school health and nursing in Illinois.  What a gift ...
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We are excited to see so many PIPSN members registered to attend NASN's 2019 Annual Conference in Denver. For those working in a private, independent or parochial setting who have not joined PIPSN, you are encouraged to attend our events and join.    Make sure to look for the PIPSN table and stop by to say hello and introduce yourself.  We will be available to talk, get to know you, share experiences, share the PIPSN Newsletter, The Pulse, and  help you network with fellow PIPSN members.    Use the PIPSN table as your "Conference Central" for all PIPSNs. When making plans to meet with colleagues make the meeting place the PIPSN table.   LOOK for fellow ...
Jump start your conference with a fun night out! Come Party on the Peak with us!  Thursday, June 27th at 7PM. Enjoy a night of fun, music, dancing and get a FREE T-SHIRT while supplies last. NASN will be wrapping up its 50th Anniversary this year, so the cake is on us! This event is brought to you by NASN and School Health
While participants are responsible for food and beverages while at NASN2019, you can expect the following provided by NASN. We’ve also listed places in the hotel where you can purchase food and beverages. From NASN Thursday, June 27th: Snacks at the First Timer's Orientation Thursday, June 27th: Snacks/Cake at the School Health / NASN Dance Party Friday, June 28th: Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall at 1:00 PM Friday, June 28th: Desserts at the Awards Celebration Saturday, June 29th: Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall at 9:30 AM Other items may be added to the conference schedule. Watch for notifications in the mobile app and listen to housekeeping ...
The following announcement is posted on behalf of Dorian Vicente, MSN, RN,  NJ-CSN  President NJSSNA ******************************************************************************************************************************* Dear NJSSNA Members, It is my honor and privilege to have been installed as your new President of NJSSNA on May 21, 2019 at our annual general membership meeting dinner. I am grateful to work with a fantastic group of highly intelligent, professional & dedicated school nurse board members. I would like to take this opportunity to formally introduce myself for those who may not know me and tell you a little about myself. I was born ...
Project Worthmore is the 2019 NASN Community Giveback Award winner! Project Worthmore  responds to the need for assistance of refugee families in Colorado. Their vision is a world in which all people are valued, included, and empowered.  NASN will support Project Worthmore with a service project at NASN2019 in Denver, Colorado. From their start offering makeshift English classes in living rooms, Project Worthmore now offers 6 comprehensive programs to thousands of refugee clients including, a community farm, dental clinic, foods share, community navigators, and family partners. Around ½ of their staff are from the refugee community, helping to better listen, ...
NASN will stop processing new registrations and registration changes on the morning of June 20th. NASN welcomes walk-in registrations and will process registration changes onsite in Denver, Colorado beginning June 26th. Online registration form
Arkansas Celebrates NASN’S 50th Anniversary A – Arkansas, the natural state, a mostly rural state full of trails, waterfalls and lakes to explore and home to R – The Arkansas Razorbacks (the only state to have a razorback for a mascot) and the Arkansas Red Wolves! K – Keep your own diamonds from digging all day at the only Diamond dig site in the U.S. A – Arkansas Schools Nurses Association affiliated with NASN for the last 35 years and unified with NASN for the last 10. N- NASN inducts one of Arkansas’s own, Valerie Beshears, as secretary/treasurer for NASN. WHOOT, WHOOT! S – State legislation this year included acts for stock Naloxone, Albuterol and ...
Don't forget to register for the NASN President's Reception, we would love a big Texas welcome for our very own Laurie Combe, see you there! 1.       Go here https://my.nasn.org/events/upcoming-events 2.       Be sure you are logged in. 3.       Select the conference event. 4.       Individuals who are already registered will see a DETAILS button.  Select the DETAILS button. 5.       Select the ADD GUEST/SESSION button. 6.       Proceed through the process of adding the session and checking ou
​ Happy 50th NASN! The Maryland Association of School Health Nurses (MASHN) has a rich tradition of school health leadership. We are the home of early school leaders like Shirley Steele and our current leader Donna Mazyck. The success of any affiliate is a team effort and we are grateful to the many professional school nurses who work tirelessly to advocate for students. As I finish my term as President, I have been reflective about what contributes to the success of affiliates and I wanted to share our strengths. Contributions of past leaders . We have been fortunate to have the continuing help of our past president, Nancy Mattucci to provide continuity ...
A few exciting announcements for NASN2019 conference participants from the conference bookstore team. Thanks to new software, we are ditching the paper order form and going digital! While at conference, you can order your items online with your mobile device at your convenience! Orders can be shipped free* after the conference.  Some items can be picked up at the conference bookstore in Red Rock 10 ( Refer to SHIPPING AND PICK-UP DETAILS below ). Ordering online is easy!   To make sure you place your order effectively online, follow the steps below or view the Membership Minute video .  If you are more comfortable ordering items in the presence ...
 Information Session on School Nurse/MEd Please join us June 19 th  from 4:30-6:00 PM for an Information Session at William Paterson University for School Nurse Certification and our new MEd in Curriculum and Learning with a Concentration in School Nursing.  The need for certified school nurses has never been greater.  Our School Nurse Instructional Track is 24 credits and is a segway into the MEd. The MEd is 33 credits (24 credits from School Nurse Instructional plus an additional 9 credits from Curriculum and Learning).   Applicants are given individualized guidance on how to meet their personal career goals.    Any questions please contact Dr Karen ...
To help you have a safe conference experience, please review the following information prior to attending.   From NASN Emergency Contact Information While it is unlikely NASN will need emergency contact information for you while you are attending the conference, we are collecting it as a precautionary measure. Information you share will only be used if needed by NASN during the event.  Please supply information on this form prior to attending the conference . Mobile Devices It is not uncommon to leave your mobile phone behind in a classroom or on a table in the conference space. NASN advises you to attach your name to your mobile phone in case this ...
The first mention of school nurses in Delaware was in 1919 when there was a notation in public records of two school nurses, Elizabeth MacLaughlin, RN and Elizabeth Rogers, RN who served in Wilmington Public Schools. Both were public health nurses who were assigned to the schools. In 1930 another nurse, Mary Miller, RN, was added to cover the northern Claymont area, with Ruth Webb, RN to follow in 1931. By early 1940 several other nurses were added to the schools throughout Delaware.   In 1946, Title 14 of the Delaware Legislative Code passed requiring every school district in Delaware to have a full-time school nurse and in the 1949-50 school year regulations ...
Thanks for joining me!   It’s been quite a school year!   Greetings from the Bluegrass State (or a Commonwealth whichever you prefer). This is my “freshman year” as a NASN director and Denver will be my first NASN conference! I’d like to take a moment to refresh your memory of where my state is in this great country of ours. Kentucky borders seven states, Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, and West Virginia. I live in the western end of the state where the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers join so I truly live in the Midwest.    Kentucky School Nurse Association or KYSNA formed in 1973 which member, Lucille Ross was instrumental ...
1917 Nevada, the Silver State, laid the foundation for School Nursing in 1917 with passing an Act requiring all school children be screened for vision, hearing, dental and mouth breathing. 1928-1930 Between 1928 to 1930, Nevada budgeted $7,500 for three public health nurses to provide school and home health services to 10 of the 17 Nevada counties. 1932 Clark County gained its first two public school nurses in 1932. 1956 In 1956, Nevada directed that there be one school district in each of its 17 counties and Genevieve Arensdorf became the first Clark County School District Chief Nurse.   1960's Special schools were built for the mentally and ...
NASN’s School Nursing: A Comprehensive Text (Third Edition) (Selekman, Shannon, & Yonkaitis, 2019) is hot off the presses!!!!  As tens of thousands of school nurses, school administrators, school health leaders, and school nurse educators know from the first two editions, that this student-centered textbook is the go-to reference for school nursing and student health.  The completely updated Third Edition has 39 peer-reviewed chapters representing the collective knowledge of 63 contributing authors who are nationally recognized experts in child health, education processes, and school nursing practice. With this book, you will get the latest evidenced-based ...
The Future of Nursing 2030 is tasked with envisioning what nursing will become over the next decade. To be exact:  "This committee will extend the vision for the nursing profession into 2030 and it will chart a path for the nursing profession to help our nation create a culture of health, reduce health disparities, and improve the health and wellbeing of the U.S. population in the 21st century." - retrieved from National Academies SEM : The Future of Nursing 2020-2030 The most exciting part is that the committee is seeking input from nurses across the country. Our voices are needed, requested and welcomed to design our collective future. What is even ...

North Texas HPV Forum

June 7th ~ Take a shot! North Texas HPV Forum  9am - 2pm Studio Movie Grill Click HERE for more informat
In July 2017, I took a blogging workshop at the NASN Conference in San Francisco with Margaret Cellucci, NASN's former Director of Communication. It was like a moon shot for me because it freed me to do something that I had hoped to do for years, become a blogger. The workshop was a nuts and bolts approach to blogging made easy and it gave me the tools I needed to start writing. The purpose of my blog, the Relentless School Nurse , is to amplify the voice of school nursing through storytelling.  My blog will celebrate its 2nd birthday on July 4, 2019. That was the day I wrote my very first blog. Since that day, I have published a new post weekly. In fact, ...
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During National Nurse Week 2019, NASN shared "data" gifts with NASN Affiliate leaders and State Data Coordinators.  Members of these groups were encouraged to share the gifts with their contacts. The purpose of these gifts was to equip school nurses with practical and resourceful tools to help with data collection efforts and increase awareness of the Every Student Counts! initiative. Here are the gifts that were shared.  Please "re-gift" these with colleagues and leave a comment below to let NASN know what you think ! Day 1 School nurse data collection checklist : This checklist provides practical tips on how a school nurse can collect ...
Iowa has a long and proud history with NASN. Here are some FUN FAST FACTS : Iowa was one of the original 17 states organized in 1968.  We   became affiliated with NASN in 1994.  Ruby Wheatly from Iowa was the second president of NASN. After retirement from the University of Iowa, Dr. Jan Denehy went on to serve NASN as the editor of JOSN for 14 years. Dr. Sharon Guthrie PhD, ARNP, CPNP, NCSN, RN-BC, a former past president of ISNO, now serves as our part-time executive director. Our proud legislative accomplishments include, but are not limited to the following: Students allowed to carry MDI for self treatment of asthma symptoms when needed. ...
Coming to Denver? Here are some tips for getting from Denver International Airport (DIA) to the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center: Flights Arrive at terminals A, B, or C. Follow the signs to Baggage Claim. You will ride the DIA train to Terminal and Baggage Claim OR walk from Terminal A. Listen closely on the train and you’ll hear a welcome message from one of Colorado’s local celebrities! Baggage claim This is on level 5. Carousels are numbered and are either on the East or West side of the terminal. There are monitors to indicate the carousel and corresponding flight numbers. Ground Transportation  Level 1 – Transit Center, RTD train ...
Have you heard about Action Based Learning and are curious to know more?  In your opinion, is our nation’s obesity epidemic an important school nursing topic?  Have you often wondered if you make a difference as a school nurse?  Are you looking for an empowering story of a school nurse stepping out from the shadows and into the spotlight, influencing education on a completely new level?  Then I have the breakout session for you!   Essentially, Action Based Learning (ABL) is incorporating movement in the traditional classroom or in ABL labs designed to have students moving and learning simultaneously! “Action Based Learning™ is based on the brain research ...
The Journal of School Nursing June 2019 article "A Pain Reporting Tool for School-Aged Baseball Pitchers" is the focus of the latest JOSN podcast. Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below, listening to the author podcast and reading the full-text article . Rates of injury to school-aged athletes are of concern to pediatric providers and can be prevented when players, coaches, and parents recognize and address pain. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the use of a pain-reporting tool. In this study, 34 baseball players aged 10–16 years reported pain surrounding 135 separate pitching experiences. Those participating in ...
One of the most effective strategies OSNA has employed to increase its capacity to do amazing things for school nurses in Oregon has been to hold annual retreats in the summer (when nurses are well rested and becoming energized) to do strategic planning for the upcoming year. Last summer, members of the Legislative and Membership Committees joined the Board, and after some brainstorming the mentoring and template projects were born.  School nurses are so busy (and often overwhelmed) that the default response has always been that "we do not have time to do one more thing." This past year is evidence that if several nurses each take on a part of a project (micro-volunteering), ...
FASN—Florida Association of School Nursing It seems like only yesterday…..it seems like an eon ago…. You see, there was a determined group of Florida nurses who came together in the mid 1990’s to create a state nursing organization for those of us who had chosen a little known, independent, isolated nursing profession—School Nursing… Those early days were ones of trying to determine exactly how could we link nurses in the schools across the state—nurses who often had caseloads numbering into the 1000’s as well as multiple schools of varied types separated by distances that were extensive. Two Gulf coastal counties-- Lee and Charlotte-- took the ...
More than ever, the role of the school nurse is critical: school nurses must provide information, education, and community resources for access to health care and immunizations. NASN has created an Immunization Transition Toolkit for use during times of student transitions within the school systems, including between elementary school and middle or intermediate school; between middle or intermediate school and high school; and between high school and college or career. This free toolkit was created by NASN, in collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur.  Access the toolki
In the newest NASN School Nurse Chat, NASN Executive Director Donna Mazyck and guests Lisa Kern and Michelle Grove discuss challenges and strategies for collaboration between parents and school nurses for students with chronic conditions.  Listen to Students with Chronic Health Conditions – The Importance of Parents and School Nurses Working Together
South Dakota School Nurses Association 26 th ANNUAL CONFERENCE AGENDA Cedar Shore Resort, Chamberlain SD July 23-24, 2019 Access Agenda and Registration He
Students with physical and developmental disabilities are four-to-seven times more likely to be sexually assaulted and molested than the general population. Yet few school districts provide appropriate and accessible comprehensive sexual health education to these students, due to a number of factors which include: an assumption that disabled students  are asexual and incapable/uninterested in close (sexual) relationships; staff discomfort with sex-related topics; and an  overall  lack of appropriate/adapted sex education materials.  The  purpose  of  this session is to briefly explore the factors contributing to the molest and assault of special education ...
School nurses play an important role in educating parents on the threat of communicable diseases — and in sending students home if they don't have their shots. As you all know, we are seeing the worst outbreak of measles since the disease was considered eliminated in the U.S. in 2000.  The outbreaks have led to emergency declarations in New York and Washington and quarantines of students and faculty at two public universities in Los Angeles last week. School nurses are critical in getting the message out that vaccines are safe and that they prevent disease.  NASN has resources to help “spread that word” about immunizations on its website.    Browse immunization ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2019 Contact: Jennifer McNally 703-863-2991 printable version NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL NURSES ELECTS LINDA MENDONCA PRESIDENT School Nursing Organization Also Elects Beshears and Hinkson to Leadership Posts SILVER SPRING, MD (May 9, 2019) -- Today, the National Association of School Nurses announced that Linda Mendonca, MSN, NCSN, PHNA-BC, FNASN, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the association. In addition, Valerie Beshears, MSN, RN, NCSN, has been elected NASN secretary-treasurer and Elizabeth “BettySue” Hinkson, MSN, RN, NCSN, was elected to a term on the NASN nominating committee. “One ...
Several national organizations, including NASN, hosted a training-of-trainers to support state-level work that addresses student health and academic achievement.  NASN’s contribution was a seminar titled Skills-Based Approach to Managing Chronic health Conditions .  Materials provided to trainers are now available to you and can be replicated for delivery in one- to three-hour segments.  Learn more or access these materials now
NASN School Nurse Editor, Cynthia Galemore, interviews author Dane Menkin about his article "Transgender Students: Advocacy, Care, and Support Opportunities for School Nurses." Learn more by  listening to this podcast, reading the abstract to the article below, and reading the full-text article online Transgender individuals are disproportionately affected by negative mental and sexual health outcomes. School nurses have prime opportunities to combat these outcomes through affirming nursing care, especially when transgender students are socially transitioning. Examples of affirming practice include recognizing students’ gender-affirming names, using their ...
Mental health is a critical topic for today’s students.  In a new course, free for NASN members, Jill Haak Bohnenkamp with the National Center for School Mental Health, talks about comprehensive school mental health definitions, identifies tools and resources for school nurses, and offers specific hands on tools that school nurses can use to support student mental health.    Learn more in the NASN Learning Cente
NJSSNA is honored to announce Lisa Lontai MSN, BSN, RN, CSN as the recipient of the NJSSNA Excellence in School Nursing Award for 2019. Lisa has been a school nurse employed by Warren Township board of Education for the past 11 years. Lisa has had many accomplishments as a school nurse. She also has had two articles published. Lisa has served as president of the Somerset County School Nurses Association and is currently the Legislative Chair. Join us at the May Dinner as we celebrate this year's award recipients! Learn more about Lisa and her many accomplishments!
NJSSNA is proud to announce Audrey Fuller Baker as the recipient of the NJSSNA Excellence in School Nurse Administration Award for 2019. She has been a school nurse for 24 years and is currently the Certified School Nurse for students in grades 10 thru 12 at Old Bridge High School. Audrey has been the School Nurse Coordinator for 25 nurses and 9500 students for the Old Bridge Township Public Schools since 2009. Audrey was nominated for this award by the nurses in her district. Join us at the May dinner as we honor this year's award recipients!  Learn about her many accomplishments as School Nurse Coordinator.
Take the School Health Services Survey Help us meet your students’ needs for school-based health services! Participate in the 2019 Texas School Health Services Survey. The Texas Department of State Health Services’ School Health Program is conducting the online survey May 1-Aug. 16. Your responses will help us identify unmet needs in school health services across the state. We'll use the information to develop programs and resources to address those needs.  Take the survey today
NASN is excited to share the final poster presentation schedule for NASN2019!  View or print the schedule displayed below . NASN2019 ‐ Poster Presentation Schedule Meet and network with poster presenters: Friday, June 28, 2019 ‐ 1:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM Additional viewing hours without poster presenters Saturday, June 29, 2019 ‐ 9:30 AM ‐ 5:00 PM and Sunday, June 30, 2019 ‐ 7:00 AM ‐ 4:00 PM Friday, June 28, 2019 - 1:00 PM ‐ 2:45 PM #1 CARE 38 The Relationship Between Medication Administration Practices and Moral Dilemmas Among School Nurses Shannon Baker Powell #2 LEAD 69 School Nurse Leadership in Promoting Emergency Preparedness and Response ...
The following newsletters have been posted by the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Department of Health recognizing School Nurses in Ohio https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/OHED/bulletins/241ab88 Celebrate National School Nurse Day May 8, 2019 Director Acton of the Ohio Department of Health has penned a letter to all school superintendents to recognize ...
When Tuesday, October 23, 2018 5pm-7pm Where UDC Bertie Backus Campus / 5171 South Dakota Ave, NE, Room 206 / Washington, DC 20017 Parking: There is plenty of free parking on site. Please park in the lot off of Galloway St. (behind the building). The lot off of Hamilton St. will be closing during our meeting. Agenda: We will have a very quick business meeting to discuss the future of our affiliate followed by a guest speaker. Our speaker will be Karen Evans, R.N., J.D. (see attached bio) Ms. Evans will be speaking to us about legal issues related to delegation, charting, and social media. She has asked that we submit specific questions ahead of the meeting ...
The week of June 15-21 we host MDA Summer Camp at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, LA for about 100 children living with muscle disease. We have over 150 volunteers that come in on the 15th and get a full day of training before campers come on Sunday, June 16th.   We are looking for a few volunteers to help us out either that weekend of that week and I thought school nurses would be great! You guys are working with these kiddos in school a lot of times and already know their needs!   There are three options for volunteer medical staff: 2-3 hours on Saturday, June 15th to check in Counselors (med check in, vitals, etc) full-week- June 15-21 ...
From: Lauryn Honore Phone: 2252887301 Email:  louisianastate.outreach@ campkesem.org Hi LSNO! My name is Lauryn Honore and I am a current undergraduate at Louisiana State University. I, along with my Outreach Co-Coordinator Sarah Pham, are involved with Camp Kesem at LSU! I am emailing you all today to find out about the possibility of working together in order to spread the word about Camp Kesem and the amazing opportunity it can provide to all schools in LA! In addition, I wanted to reach out to you to tell you a bit about Camp Kesem and what specific values we stand upon. We are one of over 100 active Camp Kesem chapters throughout the United States ...
Happy Earth Day from the Colorado Association of School Nurses. In recognition of Earth Day, consider what we can do to ensure that NASN2019 is a Green Meeting.   A Green Meeting strives to “Leave no Trace” by eliminating or minimizing negative impact on the environment.  Improve your health and the health of Mother Earth while you’re at it!  Here are the top 10 things you can do. Most important, care for yourself-rest, exercise, eat for energy, health, and focus! It’s true, when you take care of yourself, you are better able to take care for others and this includes caring for our Mother Earth! Come to the morning exercise options and check out the ...
Hi Conference Attendees! The Colorado Association of School Nurses (CASN) is busily preparing for NASN2019 and we couldn't be more excited! We know that many of you like to take in a local baseball game when you are at the annual conference. Unfortunately, the conference is not within walking distance of the ball park this year. But we've got you covered! PRICE: $50 Includes a baseball game ticket in the NASN section and round trip charter motor coach to get you and all your friends safely and conveniently to and from Coors Field. WHO: Colorado Rockies vs LA Dodgers. Don't miss this great National League West division rivalry. WHEN: Saturday June ...

Concussions #3

Community Outreach for Concussion Managing concussions properly in the school setting is challenging.  It becomes even more challenging when there are still so many misconceptions and outdated recommendations floating around in the community.  To address the need for parent and physician education within our area, our district Brain Injury Resource Team formed a Community Outreach Work-group.  This small work-group meets monthly to discuss areas of need and formulate plans for addressing them within the community. One of the things our work-group has done is organize free 1-hour presentations on concussion that parents and other community members ...
Vaccine advocates gathered from across Ohio      Advocacy day on March 19th started with a roster of experts who provided insights on immunization hesitancy and best practices being implemented to improve Ohio's vaccination rates. After the legislative briefing, advocates fanned out across the Statehouse and Riffe Center to meet with their local legislators.       Growing Awareness Melissa Wervey Arnold, CEO of the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP-Ohio), kicked off the event by noting that Ohio's place in national rankings of childhood vaccinations has seen little improvement and there's a lot ...