Nurses in the News
Zone 5 School Nurse Making a Difference
NYSASN member Maria Reino, who is the school nurse at West Patent Elementary School in Bedford Hills, knits at her desk instead of taking a lunch break. Students started showing interest in what she was working on and coming back to check on her progress. Their interest led to the creation of a knitting club which is currently working to send hats (ideally 750) to students in the Paradise Unified School District — a district that was affected by last year’s Paradise Fire.
Indian River Central School District recognized school nursing staff who responded to separate emergencies on the same day. Both students had good results after nursing intervention and EMS response.
Suzanne Smith, RN, (substitute retired school nurse) and Amy Trippany, LPN, responded immediately to a student having an anaphylactic reaction. At the same time, Mary Char Mills, RN, middle school nurse, and Julie Longacre, LPN, responded to an unresponsive student.
Pictured, L-R: Suzanne Smith RN, Amy Trippany LPN, Julie Longacre LPN, Mary Char Mills RN
Antoinette Lanoue RN, school nurse at Averill Park Middle School, and NYSASN Zone 7 member, was recently honored by NYSUT for her response to a medical emergency which occurred at a NYSUT event. Thank you, Ann, for your caring, professional effort. Pictured: (left to right) Charlene Opatkiewicz, NYSUT Labor Relations Specialist; Ann Lanoue, RN; Wendy Hord, Health and Safety Specialist.