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Social and Emotional Health > Addressing anxiety and stress The pandemic has been a source of stress, anxiety, and grief for many students, staff and families. Stressors such as economic loss, illness, death and grief can cause mental health challenges for anyone ...
Preparing for School Reopening/Closing > Advocacy and leadership for inclusion in the planning process NASN Resources Interim Guidance: Role of the School Nurse in Return to School Planning Interim Guidance: Role of the State School Nurse Consultant in ...
Personal Protective Equipment > Approved N95, KN95, and surgical masks It is essential for school nurses, health personnel, and school staff to have appropriate PPE available when caring for students or staff who report COVID-19 like symptoms while at school. ...
Maintaining Healthy Environments > Cleaning and Disinfection in the Nurse’s Office Space The virus that causes COVID-19 can land on surfaces. The risk of becoming infected by touching a surface is low. It is possible for individuals to become infected if they ...
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Promoting Healthy Hygiene Practices/Behaviors that Reduce Spread > Cohorts It is important for schools to implement practices to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, by limiting cross-over of students, teachers, and staff to the ...
Preparing for School Reopening/Closing > Communicating about COVID-19 NASN Resources COVID-19 & Students: Frequently Asked Questions Interactive activity Can I Send My Student to School? Interactive activity How to Manage Difficult Conversations ...
Testing and Vaccinations > COVID-19 testing in schools In order to facilitate the safe reopening of schools, effective measures to prevent COVID-19 transmission must be at the forefront (e.g. universal mask wearing, physical distancing, cleaning and disinfection, ...
Testing and Vaccinations > COVID-19 Vaccine Administration in Schools According to the CDC, the ultimate public health goal of the US COVID-19 vaccination program is to make COVID-19 vaccine available to all who want to be vaccinated. School-located vaccine ...
Preparing for School Reopening/Closing > Decision making process NASN Resources Activating the Planning for the Next Normal at School Playbook How to Manage Difficult Conversations Interactive activity Prioritizing School Nursing Practice Activities ...
Health Screenings and Immunizations > Dental screenings Dental programs (e.g. school oral health education, fluoride, sealant programs, dental screenings) are very effective ways to provide preventive oral health services to children and to help reduce oral ...