Fast Facts for the School Nurse: School Nursing in a Nutshell

Fast Facts for the School Nurse: School Nursing in a Nutshell

by Janice Loschiavo MA, RN, NJ-CSN

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"Fast Facts for the School Nurse is a comprehensive guide to school nursing. It compiles any and all information a new school nurse could possibly need, all in one easy and accessible place. This guide is, as promised, a way to quickly glean needed information about confusing and unexpected situations that may arise in the course of duty as a school nurse."--Advance for Nurses

"Fast Facts for the School Nurse is a virtual compendium of situations that school nurses encounter in their practice. It will direct school nurses to the answers for many questions and to wiser counsel when a dilemma seems unsolvable. It is a reference for school nurses authored by a school nurse of publically acclaimed distinction who brings a lifetime of experience to these pages."

Lucille A. Joel, RN, EdD, FAAN

Rutgers, College of Nursing

This concise handbook provides quick access to all of the information that new and more experienced school nurses need to perform their duties competently and efficiently. Organized for ease of use, it offers guidelines for the range of daily tasks, nursing responsibilities, and clinical protocols needed for safe management of common childhood illnesses, accidents, and emergencies.

The book covers legal and ethical issues, documentation requirements, guidelines for managing acute and chronic conditions, behavior problems, gender issues, disaster planning, infectious disease control, delivery of culturally appropriate care, drug abuse, and teen parenting. A key asset for the busy school nurse is the prioritization of tasks and responsibilities. This handy reference is designed for new nurses entering the field or transitioning from a hospital setting, as well as experienced school nurses.

Key Features:

  • Presents guidelines and management protocols for commonly occurring childhood disorders, accidents, and emergency situations
  • Prioritizes tasks and responsibilities
  • Alerts the school nurse to high risk legal issues and includes requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Act
  • Includes a "Special Health Issues" section focusing on today's most prevalent health situations

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826108043
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 07/22/2011
Series: Fast Facts
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 390 KB

About the Author

Janice Loschiavo, BA, MA, RN, NJCSN is an Adjunct Professor at William Paterson University Graduate Nursing Division and at Caldwell College in the Education/Nursing Division. She had 26 years of experience as a school nurse before retiring from those positions in 2007. Ms. Loschiavo served as Medical Evaluator, Bergen County Regional Blood Center (1990-93) and Community Health Nurse, Leonia, NJ (1979-81). Ms. Loschiavo has received recognition for excellence both in teaching and as a school nurse, including the Governor's Teacher Recognition Award in 2006-07, the Nominee for Disney Teacher of the Year (2002), the New Jersey State School Nurse of the Year (1994-95), the Bergen County School nurse of the Year (1994-95) and the State Nominee for National School Nurse of the Year (1994-95). While a School Nurse, she was responsible for participating in Child Study Team meetings, maintaining health records, conducting health screenings, and providing first aid to students; teaching health classes; conducting faculty in-service (Anaphylaxis, child abuse and first aid), organizing health fairs, running workshops for teachers and parents, and served as liaison to the Division of Youth and Family Services, among many other activities and responsibilities. Ms. Loschiavo contributed a chapter to the recently-published book by Blonna, Health Counseling: A Microskills Approach for Counselors, Educators, and School Nurses 2e (Jones & Bartlett - 2010)

Table of Contents


Part I: Health Problems and Nursing Management: Making the Change

    1.Bed Baths to Band-Aids: What the School Nurse Really Does
    2. The School Health Office

Part II: Health Appraisal: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

    3.Student Health Assessments
    4.Health Education

Part III: Professional Issues

    6.Children With Special Needs
    7.School Law
    8.High-Risk Areas in School Nursing Practice

Part IV: Special Issues

    9.Autism Spectrum Disorders
    10.Adolescent Sexuality and Mental Health Issues
    12.Drug Use
    13.School Violence
    14.Child Abuse
    15.Cultural Diversity
    16.Disaster Planning
    17.Environmental Issues
    18. Technology and the School Nurse

Appendix A: The Health Office
Appendix B: Calendar of School Nurses' Tasks
Appendix C: Immunizations Available in the United States
Appendix D: National Health Observances

Customer Reviews

Fast Facts for the School Nurse: School Nursing in a Nutshell 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is great info and this book i feel ecompasses it all but there are many typos in this book