Health-Related Links | Medical Conditions

 

Asthma Resources for School Nurses:

Parents for Healthy Schools Promotion Kit Allergy and Asthma Network:
Patient education and advocacy organization for people with asthma, allergies and related conditions.

Provides the latest information on allergies, asthma and immunological disorders. Provides a virtual allergist.

Brain Injury Resources:

The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) is a statewide organization that provides advocacy and support to individuals with brain injuries and their families. https://bianys.org/

While on the BIANYS website, go to LEARNet at http://www.projectlearnet.org/ for tutorials on a variety of cognitive, academic, behavioral issues. This resource can be shared with school staff.

 

Diabetes Resources for School Nurses:

Refer to these websites for information related to specific pumps:

OneTouch® Ping® Quick Reference Guide
Omni-Pod Caregiver Guide
Animas – School Nurse Guide
Medtronic – School Nurse Pump and CGM Workbook

American Diabetes Association:
Information on the what diabetes is, how it is diagnosed and managed, nutritional information, advocacy and research.

JDRF: Improving Lives. Curing Type 1 Diabetes.
JDRF funds research that transforms the lives of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). They offer information and support to make day-to-day life with T1D easier, safer and healthier.

The National Diabetes Education Program’s School Guide provides a set of best practices and tools that enable schools to ensure a safe learning environment for students living with diabetes.


Mental Health Resources for School Nurses:

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
http://www.aacap.org   
Helping parents and families understand mental disorders of children and adolescents

Center for Mental Health in Schools (UCLA):
Provides information on mental health in very young children through young adults. Provides statics, hot topics in mental health and how to respond to a crisis in your school.

The Cornell Research Program on Self Injury and Recovery
http://www.selfinjury.bctr.cornell.edu/index.html
Evidence based resources for families and providers related to self-injurious behavior

Mental Health.Gov
http://www.mentalhealth.gov
How to talk about mental health, includes a treatment locator

National Alliance of Mental Illness
NAMI-NYS
http://www.naminys.org 
Provides support to families living with mental illness.  Family toolkits and educational programs for families and schools are available.

National Institute of Mental Health
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml  
Information on multiple mental health conditions, including treatments and clinical trials

Stop Bullying.Gov
http://www.stopbullying.gov
Description of the unwanted, aggressive behavior related to bullying, includes information related to schools.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration
http://www.samhsa.gov/  
Behavioral health with information related to substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery.  Links to find help include a Behavioral Health treatment locator and National Suicide Prevention Hotline.


Other Resources:

AIDS/HIV Treatment Information Services:
A National Institute of Health website that provides information on what HIV/AIDs is, current treatment options, current research and clinical trials.

American Cancer Society:
Provides information on cancer prevention, specific types of cancers, research, clinical trials. Provides support group information and outreach information as well as educational resources.

American Childhood Cancer Organization:
Provides critical advice support and assistance to families whose child is living with cancer.

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology:
A resource for allergy and asthma information, current treatments and the latest recommendations.

American Heart Association:
Provides information on causes of heart disease and prevention. Offers information on the latest research related to heart disease, local support groups. CPR and AED Education.

American Lung Association:
Provides information on diseases of the lungs, stop smoking resources, support services in your local area.

Epilepsy Foundation:
A site filled with  information about epilepsy for  parents, community and school nurse.  A free School Nurse Training Program on Epilepsy/Seizures is also available via this site.

The Fibromuscular Dysplasia Society of America:
A public health charity that provides resources to help promote awareness on Fibromuscular Dysplasia.

Food Allergy Resource & Education (FARE):
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network – a great resource for the public and health care professionals about food allergies.

Lab Tests Online :
Aims to provide a greater understanding of information gained through lab tests, in a very easy and understandable format. The site is a go-to reference for your questions ranging from why a lab test is ordered to what the results might mean.

Medicinenet:
Provides medical information on diseases, treatments and prevention. Has a symptom checker, medication section and a pet health section.

Medline:
Information on health, wellness, diseases and conditions as well as drugs and supplements.