Dr. Oz Discovers a Day in the life of School Nurse
Says Oz, "I always knew that school nurses had a tough job, but this experience took my appreciation to a new level. Today, I had the opportunity to fill in and give a hard-working member of #NurseNation a much needed day off." Take a look, can you relate? Great vignette to share with school boards and school administrators.
As part of our support to school nurses, CSNO is launching our Biennial Survey of the status of school nursing in California Schools. The data is used to share with legislature, school districts and the community on the status of school nursing. Please share your information by November 30. To complete this survey you will need: -School name -FTE levels of nursing/health services including RN's, LVN's and UAP's -The number of students that have health issues for each site such as Asthma, Case Management, Catheterization, Child Abuse, Concussions, Ostomy care, Dental, Diabetes, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, G-Tube feedings, immunizations delivered, Life Threatening Allergies, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Seizure Disorders, Smoking, Substance abuse, Teen sexual health issues.
Vision Screening Guidelines Update
October 14, 2015 CDE has shared there are some staffing changes within the Coordinated School Health and Safety Office so they will be shifting vision screening responsibilities. CSNO shared we can possibly look into helping foster a workgroup to assist to revisit the vision screening guidelines.
BACK TO SCHOOL implementation OF SB 277
SB 277 will bring about change to personal beliefs exemptions. These changes become effective January 1, 2016. Read more.....
CSNO has many talented members and we are seeking to tap into those member resources within our organization. With ongoing policy changes, we recognize the assets that each member brings to the table that will support other school nurses as well as making our organization stronger. If you have an area of strength and would be interested in serving on a committee should the need arise, please share your information below.
Every Student, Every Day Adovcacy of School nursing services to address chronic absenteeism
School nurses can have a positive influence on school attendance" according to a recent federal document. This document highlights this as well as other effective interventions to address Chronic Absenteeism. To access the Toolkit and learn about additional interventions.
Sanofi US is voluntarily recalling all Auvi-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP). The recall involves all Auvi-Q currently on the market and includes both the 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg strengths for hospitals, retailers and consumers. This includes lot number 2299596 through 3037230, which expire March 2016 through December 2016.The products have been found to potentially have inaccurate dosage delivery. Read more
66th Annual CSNO Conference Marketing, Exhibitor and Partnership Opportunities
CSNO is pleased to announce the acceptance of applications for Sponsor, Marketing, Exhibitor and Partnership opportunities for the 66th annual CSNO conference, which will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Fresno, February 4-7, 2016. Over 500 school nurses statewide participate in the school nurse conference, which has sold out the past two years. School nurses attend the conference to receive information, resources and identify professional products that assist in supporting their professional school nursing practice. Sponsors, Marketers, Exhibitors and Partners interested in participating that register by December 15, 2015 will receive a 10% discount. For opportunities to participate in Marketing or Sponsorship activities, please contact MeetingWise, our CSNO marketing partner, at (310) 937-9470 or via email at email@example.com You may also click on the link below to visit our online Marketing and Sponsorship Opportunities.