Epi Pen Autoinjector Training Package is here! Addresses the requirements of SB1266
CSNO is pleased to announce the release of an Epi Pen Auto Injector Training Package. It is available to purchase from 12/22/14. The package includes an administrative overview as well training PowerPoint specifically designed to meet the SB1266 guidelines. Additionally, template materials such as Board Policy, Administrative Regs, Memorandum of Understanding, Sample Physician Standing Orders, indemnification statements, and volunteer notices are included in the package. Please visit the products page purchase your Epi Pen Package. The contents will be available in a one time electronic download or via flashdrive.
With the passage of SB 1266 (Epi Pens), public school districts and county offices of education are now required, to stock epinephrine for students who have not been previously identified has having allergies; providing they have a physician's order; epinephrine protocols; and a school nurse or voluntary designated personnel to administer epinephrine. California is the 9th State to place in law stocking epinephrine for emergency use. Students with known allergies, in accordance with the Education Code, will still be required to have their own Epi-pen at school.
A cadre of CSNO nurses have been busy at work, in partnership with FARE, physicians and other entities to update existing epinephrine guidelines, which will be ready to meet the January 1, 2015 deadline. Leading the efforts is Cathy Owens, MSN, RN, the CSNO State Public Relations Chairperson and school nurse.
Some physician resources that may support your school district obtaining a prescription for the Epi-pen include: 1) local emergency room physician 2) local public health officers 3) local physician allergy specialists in your area 4) your own physician
(Pre-K and K-12) TB Risk Assessment Questionnaire and the Role of School Nurses
CSNO, in partnership with the California TB Controllers Association (CTCA),
the California Department of Public Health TB Control Branch (CDPH-TB), and the
California Department of Education (CDE), are pleased to announce the release
of materials to support the implementation of AB 1667, which replaces universal
TB testing for private, parochial, public K-12 school and nursery school
employees and volunteers. Starting January 1, 2015, newly hired school district
employees and volunteers with frequent or prolonged contact with pupils will be
required to submit to the Pre-K and K-12 TB risk assessment
questionnaire within 60 days of hire and every four years thereafter or
submit to a TB test on the same schedule. The risk assessment questionnaire
was developed by CDPH and the CTCA and may be administered by a physician
or surgeon, physician’s assistant (PA), a nurse practitioner (NP) or a
registered nurse (RN). Many school nurses provide TB placement for their
school districts. School nurses can play a critical role in conducting Pre-K
and K-12 TB Risk Assessments for their school districts.
With the Pre-K
and K-12 TB Risk Assessment Questionnaire, if no risk factors are
identified, a more in-depth examination is not required. If tuberculosis
risk factors are identified, the individual must be referred and examined to determine that
he or she is free of infectious tuberculosis by a physician, surgeon,
physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner. This examination shall
consist of any test for TB recommended by the federal Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) and licensed by the federal Food and Drug
Administration (FDA). If the test is positive, the test shall be followed by a
chest X-Ray to rule out infectious TB.
Conference Deadline Extended and Additional Conference Hotel Rooms Secured!
CSNO is pleased to announce that the 65th Annual CSNO Conference Online registration is now open. To date, 400 school nurses have registered for the CSNO Conference. It will be important to register early to maximize the savings you receive as a CSNO member. Please note that two weeks following conference registration, CSNO membership status will be check for individuals registering as CSNO members. If it is determined that your member status is not validated then you will be charged nonmember rates. Southern Section has worked hard to bring an exemplary conference. We look forward to seeing you there. Hotel Update 4 p.m. 12/2/2014 The room block at the Hilton is almost full and sold out for Saturday night. We’re in the process of having more rooms added into the group block. This may take up to three days. When booking share that you are part of CSNO Conference and your hotel fees will be reconciled after the new addendum is signed. If, after that, you still encounter challenges, please email our meeting planning partner, MeetingWise, at email@example.com for assistance.Please book your reservation as soon as possible as the hotel room block can sell out at any point. To make make your hotel reservations please visit: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/csno2015 or call 714-750-4321 and ask for the CSN rate. Hotel block closes January 18, 2015.
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