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SCHOOL NURSES CAN PLAY a vital role in 'influencing and supporting' young carers in the UK, a conference has heard.
The school nurse monitors the security and safe administration of medication.
27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The School Nurse Organization of Minnesota (SNOM) has joined 40 state and national health organizations across the country in support of the Voices of Meningitis "Boost Our Rates
Carol Darsey, RN, is GASN president and a practicing lead school nurse in Liberty County.
This allows young people to give an opinion on the school health service anonymously so changes can be made to meet the needs of the school population; * Information was displayed relating to different health issues affecting young people and this is accessible to parents, pupils and school staff via the Learning Platform intranet site; * Contact details for the Public Health School Nurse are displayed around the school so young people can access the nurse at a time that is appropriate to them.
Current issues include the school nurse to student ratio, student obesity rates, nutrition and exercise in schools and supporting students with chronic health conditions such as food allergies, asthma and seizure disorders.
Every secondary school in Cardiff had a resident school nurse during the 1970s and 1980s.
In reality, as a school nurse, I am responsible for providing seamless transitions for students with acute and chronic health conditions into the school setting.
One specialist school nurse is looking after an estimated 6,900 children in England, according to Unite, the largest union in the country, which is calling for a massive recruitment campaign.
It really boils down to two things," says Lynn Lanham, a school nurse at Salem-Keizer (Ore.
The benefits of having a permanent school nurse are extraordinary, but we are still seeing numbers drop away,' she said.

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