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Back to School Checklist for School Nurses

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The role and responsibility of a school nurse keeps changing from year to year. Thanks to this, it is even more important to have a checklist of items to complete during the first weeks of the new school year. Being organized with a must do list will help when a potentially emergent situation crops up and you have to be flexible.

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Health Insurance Costs Increase Need for School Nurses

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Life outside of school will almost always impact the way things go inside the building. If there is a traumatic event in the community, it will mean that many individuals have to change their daily schedules to work with students who are in need. This may mean a fire, death, weather event, or something else. The same is true for school nurses. Their roles within the school have dramatically changed over the last decade.  Depending on state laws, school nurses may be the healthcare provider who children see the most. With the growing cost of health insurance and co-pays, many families rely on school nurses more than ever.

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Allergy Therapy for Students

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Schools across the country are seeing an increase in students who have life-threatening allergies. This means that school nurses and other educational professionals must be aware of which allergies kids in their classes have on any given day. Often, schools have a no-food policy in the classroom to combat food sensitivities. In addition to this, many school cafeterias have a peanut-free and tree nut-free table area.

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