Category: School Nursing

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#vhd: Heart Valve Assessment

Like many focused assessments, a cardiac assessment requires a systematic approach–partly so we don’t miss anything indicating dysfunction, and partly because there are so many important components that give a complete picture of cardiovascular function. Following a review of patient...

/ November 13, 2018
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Professional Communication—Email

Email communication can be tricky. I worked with a wonderful nurse who started an email to her professor: “Well, dang….”  Don’t do this. It didn’t go well. Think of an email as a formal letter that you might have sent in...

/ April 26, 2018
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When A Parent Declines Vaccination: Advice From A School Nurse

There will be many situations in your career as a nurse–even after you have a lot of experience–that feel awkward, despite your best attempts. Advocating for shots to a parent who declines is definitely one. Thinking through responses and scenarios...

/ January 5, 2018
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Nurses and Nursing Students Know Vaccines: Flu Shots

Flu Clinics Provide An Opportunity to Learn! *The following discussion involves only injectable inactivated flu vaccine (IIV4). See separate guidelines for live vaccines. Many nursing students will have the opportunity to provide flu vaccinations when they join a clinical rotation...

/ November 27, 2017