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The only text endorsed by the National Association ofSchool Nurses (NASN), the recognized authority on school-age children andschool health issues! NASN's core purpose is to advance the delivery ofprofessional school health services to promote optimal health and learning instudents. NASN has over 12,000 members and 51 Affiliate School NurseOrganizations. Experts in the field describe evidence-based, best practicesfor the care of children while in school, and the role of the school nurse as avital link in the clinical management of child healthcare. Their common sense,practical approach can be applied to a diversity of school situations acrossthe country. The National Association of School Nurses' core purpose is to advance the delivery of professional school health services to promote optimal health and learning in students. NASN has over 12,000 members and 51 Affiliate School Nurse Organizations. School Nursing: A Comprehensive Text is the only text that is endorsed by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), the recognized authority on school-age children and school health issues. Please visit their website to learn more about this fantastic organization...

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Reviewer: Cheryl Renee Brubaker, BSN, MSN (Albuquerque Public Schools)
Description: This comprehensive book on school nursing has been long needed in the field and I am thrilled to add it to my professional library. The book is truly comprehensive in scope, presenting everything from managing the simple, common school-age ailments in children, managing the complex issues for those children who are technology dependent and chronically ill, to the legal and political arena that school nurses find themselves confronting when advocating for the needs of the children they care for.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a book specific to school nursing with the unique body of knowledge for this area of nursing practice. School nursing brings the world of healthcare into conjunction with the world of education, and the school nurse must be expert in both worlds. This book guides the school nurse through the complexities of the role and will surely make adaptation smoother and easier with this "mentor" at hand.
Audience: This book can be used by students, novices, experienced, and advanced practice school nurses. There are layers of complexity that are clearly delineated. One level can be used at the student or novice level, while the more complex concepts can be used at the more expert and advanced practice levels. This is one point that I find particularly appealing about this book, as I can use it to meet the needs of a broad audience with varying degrees of experience. The editor and the contributing authors are all credible authorities in the field.
Features: The book delineates the history and development of the school nursing role, the standards of practice, the legal concerns both from a healthcare standpoint and an educational point of view. Political and legislative issues are reviewed and the multiple areas of expertise in nursing that are drawn upon to meet the challenges of school nursing. The book also gives comprehensive coverage of pediatric care topics from the school nursing perspective. Finally, the book reviews management issues such as budgeting, staffing, facilities planning, staffing management, policy and procedure, and much more. The strength of this book is the integration of education topics and law which is so critical to school nursing. The one shortcoming I have noted is the lack of addressing the change in IDEA 2004 of the language change from "School Health Services" to "School Nursing Services." This was a landmark change for school nurses and while IDEA 2004 was addressed quite extensively, this one point was not. Also, the discipline management changes in IDEA 2004 were not mentioned and this seems an important point to mention as well.
Assessment: This book is outstanding and I am already using it extensively, even though it has only been in my hands for a few days. I am quoting it to defend nursing positions in the district. I am using it to flesh out my new nurses' orientation that I am moving into an online course. I am quoting it to point out changes that need to be made in the district. It puts into writing what school nurses do and have done for over a century now. It articulates well the scope and practice of school nursing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803614031
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1181
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Historical perspectives of school nursing 3
Ch. 2 Theories and models of school nursing practice 25
Ch. 3 Coordinated school health programs 45
Ch. 4 Standards of practice : what they are and how to use them 57
Ch. 5 Requirements for school nursing practice and certifications 97
Ch. 6 Roles of the school nurse 111
Ch. 7 The school nurse's role as a health educator 129
Ch. 8 The school nurse's role related to research 159
Ch. 9 Student health and education plans 177
Ch. 10 Emergency management, crisis response, and the school nurse's role 205
Ch. 11 The evaluation of school nurse practice 235
Ch. 12 Legal issues related to school nursing practice : the foundation 257
Ch. 13 Legislation affecting school nurses 283
Ch. 14 Federal laws protecting children and youth with disabilities 301
Ch. 15 The demographics of children and adolescents 325
Ch. 16 Growth and development : preschool through adolescence 343
Ch. 17 The student's family 383
Ch. 18 Cultural competence in professional school nursing practice 391
Ch. 19 Collaboration with the community 409
Ch. 20 Health promotion 437
Ch. 21 Disease prevention 451
Ch. 22 Acute measures for emergent problems 479
Ch. 23 Common complaints 519
Ch. 24 Athlete health promotion 565
Ch. 25 Skin disorders 589
Ch. 26 Pediculosis infestation 603
Ch. 27 Children with chronic conditions 615
Ch. 28 Allergy 647
Ch. 29 Asthma 677
Ch. 30 Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and learning disabilities 705
Ch. 31 Cerebral palsy 729
Ch. 32 Cystic fibrosis 747
Ch. 33 Diabetes management in the school setting 757
Ch. 34 Mental health concerns 781
Ch. 35 Mental retardation 811
Ch. 36 Overweight children : making a difference 833
Ch. 37 Seizure disorder 865
Ch. 38 Behavior assessment and management in school 891
Ch. 39 Violence in schools 919
Ch. 40 High-risk behaviors in children and adolescents 943
Ch. 41 Pregnant and parenting teens 963
Ch. 42 Sexually transmitted diseases 989
Ch. 43 Setting up the school health office 1013
Ch. 44 Budgeting and accessing funding 1035
Ch. 45 Staff health 1055
Ch. 46 Staff management 1073
Ch. 47 Dealing with controversy in the practice of school nursing 1113
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