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#Think,Check,Correct

NYS Center for School Health’s #Think,Check,Correct campaign is not limited to only the present pandemic but applies to best practices in finding, evaluating, and using health information as a life skill. It’s more important than ever for every school nurse to be a source for current, reliable information to those they serve. This campaign aligns with and supports the: NASN Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice. All school nurses are urged to take this pledge by going to #ThinkCheckCorrect.

Epilepsy Foundation Offering Free Webinar Wednesdays

We may not be able to go out into the community, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop educating! Every Wednesday from 3-4 PM, we are offering a FREE one-hour live training on epilepsy and seizure first aid. Click here to sign up today!

Free Webinar on use of Gvoke prefilled glucagon injection.

Pharmaceutical Xeris has a series of webinars available for registration. Xeris is committed to making access as easy as possible during these unsettling times.

The good news is that a 2-pack can be prescribed and would be covered under the $0 copay program through the end of April.  Which means patients who are on commercial insurance can get two  GvokeTM PFS (glucagon injections) for $0 cost out of pocket. Also important is that Gvoke lasts 24 months from date of manufacture.

To register for the webinar go to https://xeris.me/3aEPLua

A reminder that March 26th is Purple Day®, a global awareness day for epilepsy

School nurses working in Zones 5 through 10, along with students and educational personnel, are invited to attend training being offered by the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York, free of charge, for the 2019-2020 school year.

Events of Interest to School Nurses about the Youth Vaping Epidemic

Two events at the New York Academy of Sciences in NYC
The Youth Vaping Epidemic: What You Need to Know

School nurses who wish to attend one or both events can receive the Member rate. Email customerservice@nyas.org

Evening Event:
Vaping: Fact Versus Fiction 
April 2nd, 6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Experts will address the addictiveness of vaping among teens, the signs of teen vaping, and the potential long-term health consequences.
nyas.org/VapeFacts2020

Daytime Symposium:
The Youth Vaping Epidemic: From Science to Public Policy
April 3rd, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Experts from academic, clinical, public health, and policy communities to discuss new approaches for the prevention of teen vaping.
nyas.org/VapeSci20

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Make 2020 the year you achieve the Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN) credential!
Certification in our specialty area – like our membership in NYSASN – is a hallmark of our professionalism.

Registration for the March 5-18, 2020 testing window is open now throughFebruary 5, 2020.

Additional testing dates in 2020 will be offered from July 9th to August 5th, and a fall testing window will be from November 5th to 18th, 2020. Please see the National Certification Exam for School Nurses links below for those registration dates.

Additional information is available on the NBCSN website:

For more information please contact one of our New York State Liaisons by emailing liaison@nbcsn.org.

 

UPDATE:
JDRF has postponed all in-person events through the end of June, so both the April 21st and May 7th trainings have been canceled. They are hoping to reschedule if schools return before the end of the school year or perhaps offer an online virtual training session. Please check back for further updates as they become available.


The Westchester/Fairfield/Hudson Valley Chapter of JDRF will be hosting two school nurse trainings titled Taking T1D to School. This program will cover the day-to-day management of type 1 diabetes as well as the newest technologies being used for T1D management.

The training sessions are available to school nurses in the areas of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Orange and Rockland Counties in New York.

Location & Date details:

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Yonkers Riverfront Library
One Larkin Center, Community Room A&B
Yonkers, NY 10701
With Rebecca Crespi, CPNP, CDE

Thursday, May 7, 2020
4:30 to 6:30pm
CareMount Medical
30 Columbia St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
With Dr. Jill Brodsky, Pediatric Endocrinologist

To RSVP, please email Outreach Manager, Joan Benz, at jbenz@jdrf.org and include your name, school, school district, phone contact and date of training. Questions: call Joan at 203-854-0658.

Mental Health Matters Day

“The School Mental Health Resource and Training Center,” a project of the Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS), invites students throughout New York State to join Mental Health Matters Day, a free annual legislative day on March 11, 2020, at New York State’s Empire State Plaza. 

This experiential learning opportunity will provide students the opportunity to meet local representatives, actively engage in the legislative process, gain an appreciation for the importance of advocacy, and learn about important policy issues related to mental health.

Register here. Schools are requested to register by February 14, 2020. For questions, contact Cohen Miles-Rath, Project Coordinator at 518-434-0439 ext. 240, or cmiles-rath@mhanys.org.

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Mental Health Matters Day

“The School Mental Health Resource and Training Center,” a project of the Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS), invites students throughout New York State to join Mental Health Matters Day, a free annual legislative day on March 11, 2020, at New York State’s Empire State Plaza. 

This experiential learning opportunity will provide students the opportunity to meet local representatives, actively engage in the legislative process, gain an appreciation for the importance of advocacy, and learn about important policy issues related to mental health.

Register here. Schools are requested to register by February 14, 2020. For questions, contact Cohen Miles-Rath, Project Coordinator at 518-434-0439 ext. 240, or cmiles-rath@mhanys.org.

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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is
pleased to offer a new online course:
Comprehensive Concussion Education for School Nurses

This is a free course if taken without the 2 CE credits. Choose the free link as indicated below.

Increasing public awareness and the development of state legislation related to concussions have created a need for school nurses to be competent in recognizing and managing concussions in the school setting. Do you feel comfortable with your knowledge around concussions and how to care for a child that may have experienced this injury? If you would like to learn more about concussions and the most recent recommendations on returning students to learning and sports, this is a great opportunity.

A team of healthcare providers at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago has developed a Nurse Concussion Course that will cover many important aspects of managing a concussion in the school setting.

The course includes eight modules:
1. Concussion Etiology
2. Concussion Epidemiology
3. Long-term Effects
4. General Concussion Treatment
5. Return to Learn Protocol
6. Return to Sports and Return to Play Protocol
7. Healthcare Provider Roles
8. Concussion Policies.

This course can be purchased for education credits (2.0) or taken for free without credit.

Disclosure
This educational activity’s planners, faculty, authors and content reviewers have indicated that they have no conflicts of interest. This event has received no commercial support or sponsorship.

Accreditation & Credit Designation Statements
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91). Activity #21972

Nursing Continuing Education
Nurses can earn 2.00 Contact Hour for completing the entire course.

How to register:
To access the course for educational credit, please follow this link to register online
(Please note there is a $25 fee to receive credit).

To access the course for free without credit, please follow this link to view the materials.

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago also offers a free online training module for school administrators and teachers on return to learn. This free 30-minute presentation provides age-specific academic accommodations that can be helpful during recovery from a concussion and tips for how to implement them.

Contact Us
If you have any questions, contact us at concussion@luriechildrens.org

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