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Fast Facts for the School Nurse, Second Edition: School Nursing in a Nutshell

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by RN Janice Loschiavo MA
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Fast Facts for the School Nurse, Second Edition: School Nursing in a Nutshell by RN Janice Loschiavo MA

"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 authored by a school nurse of publically acclaimed distinction who brings a lifetime of experience to these pages."

- Lucille A. Joel, EdD, RN, FAAN

Professor, College of Nursing

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Newark, New Jersey

This is a concise reference providing quick access to information busy school nurses use every day to perform their duties competently and efficiently. It is written for nurses who are transitioning to a school setting, yet has much to offer more experienced school nurses. The second edition has been substantially revised to address the Healthy People Initiatives 2020 to school age children and their families, and incorporate information about the push towards formal evaluation of school nurses. It discusses new technology and the effects of head trauma and other sports-related injuries on academic performance. A new chapter has been added, Top Ten Timely Topics which deals with issues like getting substitutes and prioritization of tasks for novice and substitute school nurses.

Authored by a nurse with over 25 years of school nursing experience, Fast Facts for the School Nurse is consistently organized for ease of use and written in a bulleted format for information at a glance. It offers straightforward guidelines to the range of daily tasks, nursing responsibilities, and clinical protocols for safe management of common childhood illnesses, accidents and emergencies. The book includes legal and ethical considerations, documentation, high-risk areas in school nursing practice, and the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Act. Also covered is the delivery of culturally appropriate care, screening tools, wellness strategies, care plans for children with chronic disorders and special needs, adolescent sexuality, childhood obesity, drug use, and a food allergies "toolkit." "Nursing Pearls of Wisdom" throughout highlight critical information. The guide will also be useful as a supplemental textbook for nursing students studying for state or national certification exams.

New to the Second Edition:

Presents the Top Ten Timely Troublesome Situations for School Nurses

Correlates the Healthy People 2020 Initiative with School Nurse Practice

Offers meaningful examples or Clinical Snapshots relevant to the topic.

Discusses the momentum toward formal evaluation of school nurses

Considers the relevancy of Health Care Reform for the school nurse

Covers the effects of head trauma and other sports-related injuries on academic performance

Details the academic requirements for school nursing in each state

Prioritizes tasks for novice and substitute school nurses

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Ebook Details
Pages: 220
Size: 5.3 MB
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 2370006502982 (DRM-EPUB)

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