New York State Association of School Nurses

Caring for New York’s Future





 

 

 

 

 

Advancing the Practice of School Nursing





 

 

 

 

Enhancing the Educational Success of Students

Promoting Quality Health Services

New York State Association of School Nurses

Caring for New York’s Future





 

 

 

 

 

Advancing the Practice of School Nursing



 

 

 

 

 

Enhancing the Educational Success of Students

Promoting Quality Health Services

New York State

Association of School Nurses

 

Caring for New York’s Future

 

 Our Mission: To advance the practice of school nursing and enhance the educational success of students by promoting quality health service.

President’s Message
May 2016

Appointed in 1902 by the New York City Board of Education as first School Nurse in the United States, Lina Rogers taught school nurses how to document cases of diseases such as measles, smallpox, rickets and diphtheria. In the manual she wrote in 1917, she described how to conduct “nose-blowing drills” with classes and advised that the supplies to be maintained by the school nurse should contain “500 Mercury Bichloride tablets” and “1/2 lb. Sulphur Ointment”. Yet, despite the difference … (read more)

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May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” (Read more)

Melanoma Monday – May 2, 2016

To raise awareness of Melanoma and other types of skin cancer, and to encourage early detection through self-exams, the American Academy of Dermatology designates the first Monday in May as Melanoma Monday.

Cancer of the skin is by far the most common of all cancers. Melanoma accounts for only 1% of skin cancer cases but causes a large majority of skin cancer deaths.

Here are the American Cancer Society’s estimates  (Read more)

 

Dear NYSASN Members,

It is always rewarding to have our professional dedication and expertise recognized! Michelle Easterly Barber, MA, RD, CDN, Nutrition Specialist American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, Inc. asked that I forward the following to you.

I encourage you to share this with your administration, PTA members and peers. You might consider hanging a copy of the flyer in a place that students may notice.

Perhaps YOU will be the winner and can share this at the School Nurse Day Dinner in your Zone! Don’t forget to check the nysasn.org website for more information about Zone plans for the celebration.

Best,

Carol
Carol Bumbolow MS,BA,RN
President New York State Association of School Nurses

NYS “Get Smart” (Know When Antibiotics Work) Toolkit

The following links offer educational resources for healthcare providers, facility administrators, school nurses and other professionals on antibiotic resistance and appropriate antibiotic use.

“Get Smart” Toolkit

http://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/protocols_and_guidelines/antibiotic_resistance/docs/get_smart_toolkit.pdf

Antibiotic Resistance

http://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/protocols_and_guidelines/antibiotic_resistance/index.htm

 

School Nurse Orientation

August 15-18, 2016
Welch Allyn Conference Center

A professional development conference for registered professional nurses and school medical directors who are new to the specialty practice of school nursing. This four-day educational event offers a comprehensive introduction to school nursing standards and best practices, while providing an excellent opportunity for networking with colleagues.

Download the complete brochure with registration information here.