Mental health issues are on the rise, particularly for young teens and adolescents. As a school nurse, it’s important to understand and recognize these issues in order to provide the best student care.   This blog will explore some common mental health issues and the various ways school nurses and health staff can help normalize emotions and support their students.   Common Mental Health Issues  A March 2021 report...

The last few years have seen a sharp increase in mental health issues for teenagers. As students return to school for the new year, it’s important for school nurses and health staff to familiarize themselves with this topic. We recently spoke with D&G Wellness Consulting to learn how nurses can better prepare for back-to-school season and care for their students year-round. What is Mental Health  The phrase...

When you think of someone with a chronic condition, you may picture an adult with heart disease, cancer, or obesity.   But children have special health care needs, too. According to the National Library of Medicine, about 20% live with chronic conditions that require medicine or therapy. Managing this type of care is challenging! In a private or independent school with 300 students, up to 60 children...

Private and independent schools count on school nurses to treat illnesses and give health advice to students, parents, and staff. But their capabilities go far beyond checking temperatures and applying Band-Aids. School nurses can also play a critical role in stopping the harmful misuse of substances.  We recently chatted with Independent School Management (ISM) to learn how nurses can help shape and strengthen a school community’s...

While data security has always been a concern, with the advent of the pandemic more than ever, there is a need for academic institutions to be proactive and more intentional about protecting important student information. Read on to learn more about how your school can optimize its health record security practices....

Did you know that if a person has experienced a concussion in the past, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), they are 4x more likely to get another one at a later time? If you are a school nurse, an athletic trainer, or any staff member at a school, it is important to be educated on how to identify and manage concussion symptoms. So what...