Fast Facts for the School Nurse: School Nursing in a Nutshell

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Springer Publishing Company, Jul 22, 2011 - Medical - 225 pages

Fast Facts for the School Nurse is a comprehensive guide to school nursing. It compiles any and all information a new school nurse could possibly need, all in one easy and accessible place. This guide is, as promised, a way to quickly glean needed information about confusing and unexpected situations that may arise in the course of duty as a school nurse."--Advance for Nurses

Fast Facts for the School Nurse is a virtual compendium of situations that school nurses encounter in their practice. It will direct school nurses to the answers for many questions and to wiser counsel when a dilemma seems unsolvable. It is a reference for school nurses authored by a school nurse of publically acclaimed distinction who brings a lifetime of experience to these pages.

Lucille A. Joel, RN, EdD, FAAN

Rutgers, College of Nursing

This concise handbook provides quick access to all of the information that new and more experienced school nurses need to perform their duties competently and efficiently. Organized for ease of use, it offers guidelines for the range of daily tasks, nursing responsibilities, and clinical protocols needed for safe management of common childhood illnesses, accidents, and emergencies.

The book covers legal and ethical issues, documentation requirements, guidelines for managing acute and chronic conditions, behavior problems, gender issues, disaster planning, infectious disease control, delivery of culturally appropriate care, drug abuse, and teen parenting. A key asset for the busy school nurse is the prioritization of tasks and responsibilities. This handy reference is designed for new nurses entering the field or transitioning from a hospital setting, as well as experienced school nurses.

Key Features:

  • Presents guidelines and management protocols for commonly occurring childhood disorders, accidents, and emergency situations
  • Prioritizes tasks and responsibilities
  • Alerts the school nurse to high risk legal issues and includes requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Act
  • Includes a "Special Health Issues" section focusing on today's most prevalent health situations


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