DescriptionChildren are now attending school with more complex and chronic health needs. In order to assure safe and high-quality health care in the educational setting, school nurses need expanded skills and knowledge in order to meet the growing needs of their students.
Our vision for a successful and effective school nurse is one that meets the identified health needs of their children and supports the health and wellness of the school community. When children are healthy and their needs are met, they are ready to learn and can be academically successful. To reach that goal, nurses who provide health services must be able to continually grow as well as learn new skill sets or refresh skills and knowledge through professional development activities.
The goal of this program is to empower school nurses by providing them with up-to-date educational skill sets that leverage safer and more efficient delivery of care for their students.
- Please note: Attending this workshop does not establish, or verify a participant’s competency in the topics discussed.
- Describe the management of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia at school
- Discuss regional cultural considerations that can impact school age children
- Review the school nurse's role in medication administration
- Identify the school nurse's role in delegating tasks
- Demonstrate tracheostomy care and suctioning, in and out catheterization, PICC line care, ostomy care, and G-tube feedings using task trainers
- Learn advanced physical examination skills/techniques
- Identify the school nurse's role in oxygen administration
- Recognize seizure activity in the school age child (generalized or drop seizure) and responsibilities to that child
- Ronnie C. Metcalf, RN-BC, EdD, ONC
- Alice V. Elio, RN, MSN, NCSN, CCHC
- Bonnie Garner, MS CPN RN CCHC-C
- Robert Luka, RN, CDE, IC
- Joyce V. Winstead, MSN, RN, FRE, RNC
- Jennifer M. Kaylor, RN, BSN, CWON
- Frank Castelblanco, DNP, RN
- Michelle Rogers, MSH, FNP-C, NCSN
- Elaine Alexander, BSN, MSN, RNC-OB
Near Capacity 19NESIM008 - School Nurse Clinical Competency Workshop
11/2 8:00 AM–4:45 PM
The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.7 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.
7.000 Contact Hours
Contact Hours: MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 7.0 Contact Hours. Full attendance is required.
7.000 CNE Contact Hours
7.00 CNE Contact Hours Activity # AP 008-1682 Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.