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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Posted on May 21st, 2018 by ProCare Therapy
Posted on October 16th, 2017 by ProCare Therapy
Food allergies are a reality in schools across the country. There are more individuals in schools today who have a food allergy. While some may not be severe, others may be life-threatening. These individuals may need a lifesaving epinephrine injection given to them immediately. What happens if a school nurse is not in the building? This is something which administrators, school nurses, and teachers must be aware of. They need to check into the law and who is allowed to give a child a dose of epinephrine if an emergency arises and the school nurse is not there.
Posted on June 12th, 2017 by ProCare Therapy
When a parent sends their child to school, they assume that a school nurse will help their son or daughter if they are hurt or ill. This is usually true for most children with typical medical needs. What happens when a parent must send their newly diagnosed child with Type 1 diabetes to school? Many families will be anxious because they are still unsure about how to regulate their child’s needs. Not all school nurses have been specifically trained in Type 1 diabetes care.
Posted on April 24th, 2017 by ProCare Therapy
The role of the school nurse continues to change all of the time. If a child comes into your office with a bug bite that itches, what do you do? Your answer will depend on the state which you live in and the laws that may limit you. In some states, you may simply wipe the bite with alcohol and give them a bandage to stop them from itching. Without a doctor’s note and parent permission, no over-the-counter medications may be dispensed during the school day. In other states, the nurse would be able to give an over-the-counter cortisone cream if a parent allows it. In Colorado, a new bill is trying to allow school nurses to train other individuals to properly dispense over-the-counter medication when needed and approved by families at home.
Posted on September 12th, 2016 by ProCare Therapy
When a child steps back into the classroom to start a new academic year, it is important that they are ready to begin. Families make sure that students have their supplies, new clothing, gym shoes, and papers filled out for the first days. What many may not be thinking about is whether or not their child's vision has changed over the summer break. It is common over this period of time for children to grow. When this happens, it may or may not alter their vision. Some children may need glasses for the first time, while others may require a change in their prescriptive lenses.
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