" This resource] will direct school nurses to the answers for many questions and to wiser counsel when a dilemma seems unsolvable. It is authored by a school nurse of publicly acclaimed distinction who brings a lifetime of experience to these pages."
--Lucille A. Joel, EdD, RN, FAAN, Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
This time-tested reference provides quick access to information busy school nurses need to practice competently and efficiently. Written for both new and experienced school nurses, it delivers consistently organized information in bulleted format. The third edition has been substantially revised with expanded coverage of first aid, depression screening, drug use, and adolescent sexuality.
Authored by a nurse with over 25 years of school nursing experience, this resource offers clear guidelines to a full range of daily tasks and nursing responsibilities. It provides clinical protocols for safe management of common childhood illnesses, accidents, and emergencies, along with advice on legal and ethical considerations, documentation, and high-risk areas of school nursing practice. Also covered are the delivery of culturally appropriate care, screening tools, wellness strategies, individualized healthcare plans, and childhood obesity. The guide is also useful as a supplemental text for certification exam study.
New to the Third Edition:
New information on adolescent sexuality and gender identity
Expanded coverage of first aid, including when to call 911
Depression screening, immigration laws, ethical dilemmas, and school shootings and gun control
Use of medical marijuana, OTC drug use and abuse, opioid addiction and overdose treatment, and vaping
Addresses the five content components included in the National Certification Examination for School Nurses
Covers guidelines, management protocols, and care plans for childhood disorders, accidents, and emergency situations
Prioritizes responsibilities with a handy month-by-month task calendar
Provides quick reference for health office setup, recommended immunizations, and national health observances
Presents a technology chapter with information on reporting, software, and confidentiality issues
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)