The 64th Annual
Conference is SOLD OUT
The 64th Annual CSNO Conference is officially sold out. We have reached 400 participants in our regular 3 day conference, coupled with pre-conference attendees resulting in a maximum of 417 conference attendees. Our exhibitors and sponsors amount are at 112% above last year’s conference.
There will be NO ONSITE REGISTRATION for this year’s conference. This ensures that we have sufficient material for all attendees. We are well on our way to having a wonderful experience.
We still have some pre-conference options open. These include your contact hours, lunch, (breakfast for Shriners) and conference material all for $100. CALL Sheri Coburn for preconference openings information 209-601-4888 :
Shriners Hosptial registration held at Shriners Hosptial
Leg Advocacy 101 at the Hyatt
School Nursing 101 at the Hyatt
ALICE Active intruder/shooter at the Hyatt
If you are unable to attend this year’s conference we look forward to seeing you at the Anaheim Hilton, February 12-15, 2015, Anaheim, CA NEXT YEAR.
Come and join the fun…… To receive membership benefits and conference price break, simply join CSNO/NASN by clicking the box next to this message.
Still Need a Hotel Reservation?
The Hyatt Regency Sacramento is now sold out but an overflow block has been set up at the Holiday Inn Express Sacramento Convention Center at 728 Sixteenth St. (approximately five blocks from the Hyatt). The special group rate is $119 plus tax. To make your reservation, call 1-800-465-4329 and use the group code of “CSN” to secure the rate. The group rate will only be available until midnight on Thursday, March 13th based on upon availability so be sure to make your reservations soon. For more hotel information go to www.hiexpress.com/sacramentoca
California School Nurses Hold
When: Thursday, March 27, 2014 8:30 AM to Thursday, March 27, 2014 4:30PM PST
School nurses from throughout California will meet at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California on March 27, 2014 for a pre-conference seminar designed to answer many topics of concern and interest to school nurses.
Presentations are by doctors and other members of the professional team at the Northern California Shriners Hospital. Topics to be covered include Spinal Cord Injuries and Autonomic Dysreflexia, Management of Spinal Deformity in Children, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Transitions from Home to School Re-entry, Pediatric and Adolescent Sport Injuries: Care and Prevention and Translational Research and the Relationship to Care at Shriners Hospital. (click here for complete press release)
SAN DIEGO/IMPERIAL SECTION: SPRING CONFERENCE Saturday March 15, 2014 8:00 am – 3:30 pm at AMN Healthcare – 12400 High Bluff Drive, San Diego 92130. Breakfast, lunch and 5 CE are offered. Speakers include:
- ·Dr. Eric Courchesne, PhD – Autism Updates: Understanding Attentional processing at the cellular, neurosystem, and behavioral levels
- Dr. Howard Taras, MD – Communicable Disease Outbreaks, School Districts and Public Health Departments: Communication, coordination, and collaboration
- Dr. Beverly Bradley, PhD – Health and Academic Achievement, not just related but inseparable: Review research results as published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)
A variety of information resources are available at http://www.csno.org/funding-sources for school nursesLCFF represents a historic shift in how California funds public schools. Rather than legislators mandating programs which determine how school district funds should be spent, LCFF shifts the focus on local decision-making, equity, accountability and transparency. Essentially, it lays the foundation for local education agencies to improve student outcomes and close the achievement gap, by identifying how school district funds will be spent. School districts must develop an eight-year implementation plan, with 2013-14 as the transition year. (posted 2.25.2014)
IMMUNIZATION PERSONAL BELIEFS EXEMPTION (PBE) FORM RELEASED
Beginning January 1, 2014, parents or guardians who, because of personal beliefs, do not want their children to receive one or more immunizations required for entering school or child care must provide documentation specified by a new state law, also known as Assembly Bill 2109 (click for bill text). The new law amends Health and Safety Code 120365. Section 120365 (f)(1-6) lists the authorized healthcare practitioners as: physician and surgeon, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, osteopathic physician and surgeon, naturopathic doctor, credentialed school nurse. Additional information/resources about this new law designed for parents, health care practitioners and schools is now available at www.shotsforschool.org including:
- Frequently asked questions about the new law. http://www.shotsforschool.org/pbe-faq/
- The standardized exemption (PBE) form that meets the requirements of Assembly Bill 2109. http://eziz.org/assets/docs/CDPH-8262.pdf (which may be downloaded at home or at school).
- The official PBE form is available in multiple languages
- Resources for parents and providers on vaccine-preventable diseases and the benefits and risks of immunizations
If you have additional questions or concerns not addressed on shotsforschool.org, please contact the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Updated 1.17.2014)
California Department of Education Warns
Public of Potential Telemarketing Scam
Press Release: February 21, 2014: full article – CDE warns of Potential Scam
SACRAMENTO—The California Department of Education (CDE) has received information today about a possible telemarketing scam and is warning the public not to share any personal information on the telephone with unsolicited callers. Concerned citizens have been calling the CDE to ask whether the state agency has called their homes asking about the Preliminary SAT® (PSAT), a standardized test, which gives students firsthand practice for the college entrance examination. The caller asks for personal information, credit card numbers, and more. The caller ID seems to show the call is coming from the State of California or the main telephone line of the CDE. These calls do not come from the CDE.