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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 what allergies kids in their classes have at any given day. Often, schools have a no-food policy in the classroom to combat nut and other food sensitivities. In addition to this, many school cafeterias have a peanut-free and tree nut-free table area.

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Opioid Abuse and Using Schools as First Defense

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There is an opioid epidemic in the United States. What many may not realize is that it is trickling down to students in our schools. The fact is that opioids are not hard for teens to get their hands on. Many students are introduced to them when they have an injury and are given a narcotic pain reliever to help with their recovery. As states are dealing with the growing problem, many are focused on utilizing schools as the first line of defense in this growing problem.

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What Do School Nurses Actually Do?

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Day in and day out, school nurses head into work. While the public knows that they are in school buildings, many are unaware of the responsibilities that these professionals do day in and day out. Some may be under the impression that a school nurse simply sits in their office waiting to help a child that needs a bandage or must go home because they just got sick. The reality is that they do so much more for the children and school community.

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