2023 Annual NYSASN Conference

Emergency Care in Schools

Doubletree Hilton Syracuse, NY

April 21, 2023- April 22, 2023



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

Banquet | Friday April 21

Cash Bar 5:00–6:00 p.m.
Banquet 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Presentation of School Nurse Awards

Conference | Saturday April 22

Breakfast and Registration 7:00–8:00 a.m.
Conference 8:00 a.m–5:00 p.m.

Session 1
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

Emergency Care: What the School Nurse Needs to Know!

Presenter: Olga Jeanne Dolly MSN, FNP-C, RN, BSed, SNT

This session will examine some of the most frequently encountered emergencies in school. We will cover Mass Casualty Triage, Bleeding, and Impaled Objects. Review use of Combat Tourniquet, Israel Dressings, Hemostatic Dressings, and Chest Seal Dressings. We will discuss emergency plans for Epilepsy, Anaphylaxis, and Concussions. Review assessment skills in Neurology, Cardiac, Abdominal, and C-Spine. You will receive training in Narcan use. This session will review the latest “Managing Emergency Health Care and Communicable Diseases in the School Setting” November 2022 NYSED Guidelines.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and treat bleeding emergencies
  • Identify the four Mass Casualty Triage Categories
  • Identify three signs and symptoms of a serious injury
  • Discuss at least three emergency plans
  • Review four assessment skills

 O. Jeanne has 20 years of school nurse experience. She went on to receive her Family Nurse Practitioner from Upstate Medical University and has served as Medical Director for Indian River Central School District for 10 years. She has been a member of NYSASN since 1996 and has served on the NYSASN Board of Directors since 2004, and School Nurse Orientation (SNO) Faculty since 2006. She brings a unique perspective to school nursing and a vast knowledge of what school nurses practice entails. O. Jeanne has received the prestigious Judith Harrigan Award in 2014, and the Award for Excellence in School Nursing in 2010, and NASN/NYSASN Affiliate School Nurse Administer of the Year in 2018. She has served as President, Promotions Chair, Legislative Chair, Secretary and Zone 9 Representative of NYSASN and is currently SNO Chair. She also serves on the Region 3 Nurse Practitioner Association as President.

Vendor Break 10:00-10:45 a.m.

Lunch/Vendors 12:00-1:00 p.m.
General Membership Meeting 1:00-1:30 p.m.

Session 2
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Emergency Supplies—Being Prepared for Emergencies

Presenter: Constance Griffin BSN, RN, NCSN, AC-E

This session will examine both emergency plans and supplies needed. You will learn what is needed to be prepared for an emergency. Identify what is required by New York State Education Department (NYSED). We will review multiple different kinds of emergency first aid kits.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify three different kinds of first aid kits
  • Discuss criteria for three different emergency plans
  • Identify at least three requirements for emergencies by NYSED

Connie has been a school nurse in the Valley Central School District for 29 years and is currently also the district school nurse coordinator of 10 RN’s and six LPN’s in a district of 4100 students. She holds national certifications as a School Nurse (NCSN) and as an Asthma Educator (AE-C). Connie has been a member of NYSASN since 1995 and has served on the NYSASN Board of Directors since 1996, and the SNO Faculty since 2004. She has served two four-year terms on the NASN Board of Directors. She has received the Judith Harrington Founder’s Award (2012), Excellence in School Nurse Award (2010), Affiliate School Nurse of the Year Award (2013), and has held multiple positions on the board of NYSASN; Zone 5 Representative, Promotions Chair, Communication Liaison, NASN Director, and President. Connie also serves on the advisory board to the NASN publication “NASN School Nurse” and the advisory board of the Orange County Medical Reserve Corps.

Session 3
2:30–3:30 p.m.

Orthopedics for School Nurses

Presenter: Oswaldo A. Luciano MSN, MS, NCSN, NPD-BC, MED SURG-BC, RN

This session will examine some of the most frequent orthopedic injuries that may occur in a school setting and provide advice on how to handle them.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and treat soft tissue injuries.
  • Treat and identify strains and sprains.
  • Identify at least two different causes of limping
  • Discern symptoms of a dislocation and when to seek medical care.
  • List three different types of fractures and their interventions.

Oswaldo A. Luciano is a registered nurse in New York City. He is the Prep School Nurse at Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School. He also serves as a Clinical Program Manager in Nursing Education and Professional Development at the Mount Sinai Hospital, and as adjunct faculty at the Phillips School of Nursing of Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He received his MSN in Nursing Education from Stony Brook University, and he holds national certifications as a school nurse, and in nurse professional development, and medical-surgical nursing. Mr. Luciano held positions as a staff nurse, assistant nurse manager, and nurse manager before transitioning to nursing education and school nursing. Before becoming a nurse, his professional experience was in public health with a focus on adolescent health, HIV/AIDS prevention, and school-based clinics. Oswaldo received a BA in Community Health Education and Spanish and a MS in Health Services Management and Policy. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Nursing Education at Nova Southeastern University.

Break 3:30—3:45 p.m.

Panel Discussion
3:45–4:45 p.m.

Emergency Care in the School Setting

Panelists: Olga Jeanne Dolly, Constance Griffin and Oswaldo Luciano

Emergency scenarios discussed by our expert panelists:

    • Seizures
    • Type 1 Diabetes—T1DM
    • Head Injury
    • Anaphylaxis
    • Compound fracture

Registration and Payment

Pay online with a credit card as part of the registration process, or opt to pay later by check or purchase order. Please make all checks payable to NYSASN. Conference registration fee includes Friday evening banquet and Saturday breakfast and lunch. Guest banquet ticket available.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be granted (minus a $25 administrative fee) if notice of cancellation is submitted to the registrar IN WRITING, 10 or more days prior to April 1, 2023.

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Continuing Education

This continuing education activity was submitted to the Pennsylvania Nurses Association Approver Unit, and accreditation approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for 6.75 contact hours.

No commercial support has been received for this conference.

A certificate of completion will be provided at the end of the conference.

Hotel and Conference Information

Hotel reservations are independent and separate from this registration.

A block of rooms has been reserved for participants at the rate of $131 plus tax per night at the Doubletree by Hilton, Route 298. East Syracuse, NY,  13057, through March 27, 2023. Use code NYSASN. After that date, the hotel will accept reservations on an as available basis. Make your reservations now as the rooms will fill quickly!

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Joanne Bardin
Memorial Scholarship

Our friend, colleague and former member of the NYSASN Board of Directors, Joanne Bardin, passed away a year ago. Joanne served the NYSASN Board of Directors and the children of New York State for many years as Zone 5’s Representative and most recently as NYSASN’s Secretary. We are thankful to have had the opportunity to have worked alongside her and hear her passionate views of the importance of continuing education in 0ur field of work and of membership in our professional organization. Knowing this, we felt it appropriate to honor her with a scholarship named for her.

Many school nurses, friends, family, and colleagues sent us donations to be used to honor Joanne. We are happy to announce that the Joanne Bardin Memorial Scholarship will cover a NYSASN member’s Annual Conference registration fee for a future conference.

If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, please submit a one-paragraph statement on what professional membership in NYSASN means to you and why you attend NYSASN conferences. A winner will be chosen at the annual General Membership Meeting on April 22, 2023 .

Mail submissions to:
Constance Griffin
243 Winding Hill Road
Montgomery, NY 12549

Submissions must be postmarked by April 15, 2023.
Please note that entries may be read at the Annual NYSASN Conference.