School Nursing: A Comprehensive Text / Edition 2

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Awarded a 2012 AJN Book of the Year Award!

The only text endorsed by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and winner of an AJN Book-of-the-Year Award is now in its 2nd Edition!

Inside, you’ll find comprehensive coverage of the multiple facets of school nursing—from the foundations of practice and the roles and functions of a school nurse through episodic and chronic illness and behavioral issues, to legal issues and leading and managing within school settings.

Written and edited by school nurses and pediatric experts, it features real-world-tested, best practices based on evidence and experience. There’s content here that you won’t find in other books, such as health assessments, individualized health plan development, mental health conditions including adolescent depression, contemporary legal issues, and current policy statements essential to school nursing.

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Editorial Reviews

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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: 9780803622098
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 6/19/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1184
  • Sales rank: 89,104
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

  1. The Profession of School Nursing
    1. Historical Perspectives of School Nursing
    2. The Profession of School Nursing
    3. Standards of Practice
    4. Theories and Models of School Nursing Practice
    5. The School Nurse’s Role as Health Educator
    6. The School Nurse's Role in Research and the Development of Evidence-Based Practice
    7. Collaboration with the Community

  2. The Legal Foundations for School Nursing
    1. Legal Issues Related to School Nursing Practice: The Foundation
    2. Legislation Affecting School Nurses
    3. Federal Laws Protecting Children and Youth with Disabilities in the Schools
    4. Student Health and Education Plans

  3. Understanding Children and Families
    1. Demographics of Children and Adolescents
    2. Growth and Development: Preschool Through Adolescence
    3. The Student's Family
    4. Cultural Competence in Professional School Nursing Practice

  4. Health Promotion/Disease Prevention/Acute Care
    1. Promoting Health at School
    2. Disease Prevention
    3. Acute Measures for Emergent Problems
    4. Common Complaints
    5. Athlete Health Promotion
    6. Skin Disorders

  5. Children with Chronic Conditions
    1. Children with Chronic Conditions
    2. Allergy
    3. Asthma
    4. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disabilities
    5. Diabetes Management in the School Setting
    6. Intellectual Disabilities
    7. Mental Health Concerns
    8. Overweight Children: Making a Difference
    9. Seizures and Epilepsy
    10. Skills Needed by Children Who Are Technology Dependent

  6. The Behavior of Children and Adolescents
    1. Behavior Assessment and Management in School
    2. Youth Violence
    3. High-Risk Behaviors
    4. Pregnant and Parenting Teens

  7. School Health Management
    1. Health Services Management
    2. Emergency Management, Crisis Response, and the School Nurse’s Role
    3. Budgeting and Accessing Funding
    4. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for School Personnel
    5. Staff Management

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