Basics of Camp Nursing

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Each summer brings thousands of camps and their directors the challenge of maintaining health care and managing safety. Although the professionals who offer their services as nurses often bring years of experience with them, the closed community of a camp is fraught with its own set of unique difficulties. From establishing the health center and orienting staff to diagnosing injury and illness and managing communicable disease, this quick and practical reference enables any health-care professional to arrive at ...
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Overview

Each summer brings thousands of camps and their directors the challenge of maintaining health care and managing safety. Although the professionals who offer their services as nurses often bring years of experience with them, the closed community of a camp is fraught with its own set of unique difficulties. From establishing the health center and orienting staff to diagnosing injury and illness and managing communicable disease, this quick and practical reference enables any health-care professional to arrive at camp and hit the ground running.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780876031735
  • Publisher: American Camping Association
  • Publication date: 4/2/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 11
Abbreviations 12
Definitions 13
Ch. 1 The Nurse at Camp 15
Ch. 2 Before Going to Camp 21
Ch. 3 Camp Nurse Tasks During Staff Orientation (Precamp) 25
Ch. 4 Opening Day: When Campers Arrive 37
Ch. 5 In-Session Tasks 51
Ch. 6 General Practices of a Camp Health Center 59
Ch. 7 Record Keeping 81
Ch. 8 Medication Management 87
Ch. 9 First Aid Practices 101
Ch. 10 Communicable Disease Control 107
Ch. 11 Clinically Speaking 111
Ch. 12 The Psychosocial Domain and Camp Nursing 143
Ch. 13 Finishing Touches 159
References 167
Resources 169
App. A Suggestions for Camp First Aid Kits 171
App. B Sample Protocol for Screening 173
App. C Sample Diet Form for Camp Kitchen 175
App. D Suggested Interview for Person with Asthma 177
App. E Suggested Interview for Person with Diabetes 179
App. F Sample Daily Medication Record (DMR) 181
App. G Recipes for the Health Center 183
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2014

    helpful basics, lots of things to think about.  needs updated ed

    helpful basics, lots of things to think about.  needs updated edition - a bit dated with new technology.  but most camps probably are 'oldschool' techniques anyway.  helpful read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2003

    Great resource for old and new camp nurses!

    This is an invaluable resource for all camp nurses. It is well-written, concise, and doesn't take up much room in the infirmary! It is the one nursing book I take with me to camp.

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