Pediatric Health Emergencies Encountered in the School Setting: A course for School Nurses

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Instructor: Andrea Biondi MSN NNP CPNP

Length: 6 hours

This program will review the most common pediatric health emergencies seen in the school setting and basic physical assessment related to those health emergencies.  This course is to help school nurses be aware important elements to consider during a health emergency and be able to assess and triage ill children in the school setting. We will review basic physical assessment of the school age child in relation to body systems, and practice exam skills such as otoscopy, cranial nerve exams, and teen health history taking.

 Behavioral Objectives:

At the end of this program participants will be able to:

1.      Identify signs and symptoms, treatment and guidance for the most common pediatric health emergencies.

2.      Understand basic physical assessment of the school age child

3.      Complete an otoscopic exam, cranial nerve exam and take a teen health history

 

Audience: School nurse RNs