Zone 1 Happenings
Zone 1 | Jill McCarney
Zone 1 will have its third meeting on March 7, 2018, at 4:15 p.m. at the Bellmore Memorial Library. Our first two meetings were well attended with interesting topics. Our School Nurse Day Dinner will be on May 9, 2018. We plan on a new venue – more information to follow.
Please contact Jill McCarney, RN, Zone 1 Representative, with any questions, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-627-0184.
Jill McCarney, RN
Zone 1 Representative
Zone 2 Happenings
Zone 2 | Joan Verardo
2018 Patient Safety Education Spring Symposium
Communication between healthcare professionals and patients is essential in closing the gap between harm and safety. Learn how to actively engage families in their care leading to improved outcomes. http://www.psefund.org/
Zone 2 of Suffolk County proudly presented the 2017 EISN Award to Sandra Poshka, RN, BSN. Sandra is the school nurse at North Coleman Road Elementary School in the Middle County School District. In addition to receiving the EISN award, a $500 scholarship will be presented in her name to a graduating student from her district that plans to pursue a Nursing degree. We congratulate Sandra on this well-deserved honor.
Zone 2 asks members to consider stepping up and joining the leadership team. Elections will be held for the 2018 President-elect and Secretary. Help us continue to bring quality programs to our zone.
Joan Verardo, BS, RN, NCSN
Zone 2 Representative
Zone 3 Happenings
Zone 3 | Mary Archer and Patricia Hartman
School Nurses Day Dinner Sponsored by NYSASN Zone 3
May 9, 2018
Monahan & Fitzgerald (municipal parking across the street)
214-17 41st Ave.
Bayside, NY 11361
$38 per person. Buffet dinner including soda, coffee, tea and dessert (cash bar)
RSVP by May 4, 2018
Opioid Overdose Awareness: Recognition and Treatment for the School Nurse
Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Light refreshments
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.: Program/training
Long Island Jewish Teaching Center
270-05 76th Avenue, New Hyde Park
Free Parking only available in Oncology Parking Lot (green valet ticket given). Lot located adjacent from the entrance of the teaching center. See flyer for more details and registration information.
Please forward this educational program to your colleagues and register ASAP. Registration is limited to the first 100 school nurses.
Hope to see you in March,
Debora A. Riccardi, DNP, RN, CPNP
Director, Community Health Nursing
Cohen Children’s Medical Center
420 Lakeville Road, Suite 112
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Tel: (718) 470-3352
Mary Archer, MSN, RN
Patricia Hartman, BSN,RN
Zone 3 Representatives
Zone 4 Happenings
Zone 4 | Mary Beth Guyett
Upcoming dates — more information to follow:
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Meet with pediatric specialists to discuss interesting topics.
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Conference Center
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
Please download the invitation with full details and RSVP information here.
The Human Growth Foundation: A Day of Endocrinology
April 30, 2018
New York Medical College
19 Skyline Drive, Ground Floor
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Download flyer here.
School Nurse Day
May 9, 2018
Savannah’s, 3901 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
We will be honoring Zone 4’s Excellence in School Nursing Award Recepient
Cost per person: $35.00 (includes appetizer, salad, pasta, entrée, dessert, soda/coffee/tea) – Cash Bar
RSVP by May 2, 2018 to email@example.com
Checks: Payable to Zone 4 Mail to: Daniella Ferreira, 33 Brookview Dr., Carmel, NY 10512
Any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
A valuable resource for you to help families obtain immunizations has been provided by the Westchester County Health Department. Please download these brochures which are provided in both English and Spanish.
Westchester County has formed a Concussion Task Force. This task force consists of members from the county Mental Health Department, DOH, PMD, a School Medical Director, a School Nurse, and an Athletic Trainer, and meets quarterly. Mary Beth Guyett, BSN, RN, is the School Nurse representative for Westchester.
Mary Beth Guyett, BSN, RN, NCSN
Zone 4 Representative
Zone 5 Happenings
Zone 5 | Joanne Bardin
Zone 5 Breakfast Meeting
Saturday, February 24, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
Hampton Inn & Suites
1 Crossroads Court
Our guest speaker is Margo Singer from the Brain Injury Association of NYS presenting the program “Understanding Brain Injury and Prevention for School Nurses.” There will be a representative from Fidelis Care also.
The cost is $15. A full buffet breakfast will be provided. There will be several door prizes, 50/50 for NASN endowment fund, and raffles. Bring business cards for information exchange.
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration, Breakfast, Networking
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Zone 5 Business Meeting
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Representative from Fidelis Care 9
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Guest Speaker Margo Singer, CBIS
Raffle drawings afterwards – must be present to win.
Attendance certificates will be handed out.
There is limited seating so sign up early. Please send check made out to NYSASN Zone 5 to Tammy Sullivan, 8 Brae Mar Road, Scotchtown, NY, 10941, no later than February 16th for accurate attendance numbers for hotel.
Please share this information with all your district’s school nurses. This is open to all school nurses. Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Any questions feel free to contact Joanne Bardin, Zone 5 Representative.
For more information or suggestions of topics that you would like to have addressed, please contact the zone rep.
Joanne Bardin, MSN, RN, AE-C
Zone 5 Representative
Zone 6 Happenings
Zone 6 | Debra Meerdink
Zone 6 will host a free event in Saratoga Springs on sepsis awareness.
Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and potentially life-threatening reaction to an infection. Contrary to common belief, 80-90% of sepsis cases originate in the community, not in the hospital. Just 55% of Americans have heard of sepsis and in its early stages, it often goes undiagnosed by healthcare professionals. Without prompt medical attention sepsis can quickly progress to septic shock and even death therefor, educating the public on recognizing the early signs of sepsis can ultimately save lives. The IPRO Community Based Sepsis Awareness initiative utilizes best practice protocols and works with key stakeholders such as the Rory Staunton Foundation and Sepsis Alliance to educate prehospital healthcare providers, such as school nurses and caregivers on the recognition of sepsis and efficient referral to the next level of care.
Debra Meerdink, BSN, RN
Zone 6 Representative
Zone 7 Happenings
Zone 8 Happenings
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Zone 9 Happenings
Zone 9 | Mary Mills
Zone 9 Meeting /National School Nurse Day
May 9, 2018 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Indian River Central High School, Room 144
Speaker: Dr. Cappon, School Medical Director for Sackets Harbor and South Jefferson School districts
RSVP by 5/7/18: email@example.com or call 315-642-0125
Zone 9 Honors Retiring School Nurses
Watch the NYSASN website for other Zone 9 events. For more information or suggestions of topics that you would like to have addressed, please contact Mary C. Mills, RN, Zone 9 Representative.
Mary C. Mills, RN
Zone 9 Representative
Zone 10 Happenings
Zone 10 | Roseann Gardinier
Zone 10 Workshop/Meeting:
March 24, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Canastota Public Library
Speaker and topic TBD
School Nurses Day Dinner to be held at Justin’s Grill in East Syracuse on May 9th.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Zone 10 officers for the 2017-2018 school year:
President: Jamie Cooney RN
Vice President: Dawn Franits RN
Secretary: Celine Beers RN
Treasurer: Laura Cook RN
We are excited for your contributions and look forward to the amazing workshops that will be offered in the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.
Roseann Gardinier, RN
Zone 10 Representative
Zone 11 Happenings
Zone 11 | Cindy Ceracche
Southern Zone 11 Dinner Meeting
Celebrating School Nurses Day
Excellence in School Nursing Award Winner
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Spencer Van Etten High School, Corner of Rt 34 and 16 Dartts Cross Road, Spencer, NY 14883
SPEAKER: Michael Cobb, Director Southern Tier Police Academy
TOPICS: School Violence, Workplace Violence, Active Shooter and Planning for Critical Incidents
RSVP May 1, 2018.
Please contact Gail Hall for more information – firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-765-4215
Watch the NYSASN website for upcoming Zone 11 events. For more information or suggestions of topics that you would like to have addressed, please contact the zone rep.
Cindy Ceracche, AAS, RN
Zone 11 Representative
Zone 12 Happenings
Zone 12 | Kanika Moxley and Lynn Muth
For information contact your Zone 12 Co-Representatives, Kanika Moxley and Lynne Muth.
Kanika Moxley MSN, RN
Lynne Muth BSN, RN
Zone 12 Co-Representatives
Zone 13 Happenings
Zone 13 | Lynn Alexander
Zone 13 Meetings take place at Hillview Elementary, 11 Pleasant View Drive, Lancaster, NY.
February 12, 2018
Speaker: Cheryll Moore, Medical Care Administrator
Erie County Department of Health
March 19, 2018
Topic: Narcan Training
Speaker: Colleen Babcock, Director of Community Outreach and Narcan Training
April 16, 2018
Topic: Domestic Violence
Speaker: Pamela Graham, Education/Training Manager
Willow Domestic Violence Center
Lynn Alexander RN, BSN, NCSN
Zone 13 Representative
Zone 14 Happenings
Zone 14 | Jill Kenney
For information about Zone 14 activities, contact:
Jill A. Kenney, RN
Zone 14 Representative