Red Flags for Pediatric Infectious Diseases Encountered in the School Setting: A course for School Nurses

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Instructor: Andrea Biondi, MSN NNP CPNP

Length: 4 to 6 hours

This program will review the most common pediatric infectious diseases and “red flags” of physical assessment that school nurses should be aware of in order 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 background, epidemiology, signs and symptoms, treatment and guidance for the most common pediatric infectious diseases.

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