Thank you to our 65th Annual CSNO Corporate Sponsors!!!!!
65th CSNO Conference A Success.
Conference planners are calling the 65th Annual CSNO Conference a huge success with over 450 attendees converging at the Hilton Anaheim. Conference attendees received information on measles and best practices in vaccination; advanced technology to meet the new California vision screening requirements; special education updates and strategic planning information. School nurses also networked and share best practices.
CSNO hosts conferences throughout the state as a means to support the professional development of school nurses statewide. As research and technological advancements are made school nurses encounter information and resources that support more efficient and
California is currently experiencing a large outbreak of measles. The outbreak started in December 2014 when at least 40 people who visited or worked at Disneyland theme park in Orange County in mid-December contracted measles and has now spread to at least half a dozen other states. Measles is a highly contagious viral disease. It is widespread in many parts of the world, including Europe, Africa, and Asia. Measles begins with a fever that lasts for a couple of days, followed by a cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis (pink eye), and a rash. The rash typically appears first on the face, along the hairline, and behind the ears and then affects the rest of the body. Infected people are usually contagious from about 4 days before their rash starts to 4 days afterwards. Children routinely get their first dose of the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine at 12 months old or later. The second dose of MMR is usually administered before the child begins kindergarten but may be given one month or more after the first dose.
2016 66th CSNO Annual Conference
CSNO and School Health are please to announce the release of the Vision Webinar. The Webinar may be accessed at:
Scoliosis Screening Suspended 2014-2015
For the third year in a row, Scoliosis Screening (postural screening) has been suspended. In a document released by the California Department of Finance, secured from www.mandates.gov revealed that scoliosis screening is one of many suspended mandates.
It is important to note that NASN and CSNO have not supported postural screening as a best practice.
This is based upon the following:
Summary of Recommendation Population Recommendation Made
(Adolescents The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against the routine screening of asymptomatic adolescents for idiopathic scoliosis.
The USPSTF recommends against the service. There is moderate or high certainty that the service has no net benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits
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(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. Read more.......
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