Fast Facts for the School Nurse, 4th Edition

Suitable for both new and experienced nurses, this resource provides concise and practical information needed for immediate performance in the school nursing field.

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Fast Facts for the School Nurse is written by a nurse with more than 25 years of school nursing experience and is an organized reference with guidelines to a range of daily tasks and nursing responsibilities. It provides clinical protocols for safe management of common childhood illnesses, accidents, emergencies, legal and ethical considerations, documentation, and high-risk areas in school nursing practice.

The fourth edition has been substantially revised. Of significance is the first chapter, which provides Words of Wisdom from school nurses and self-help guidance. It also has expanded coverage of mental health issues, gender identity and transgenderism, and drug use. Information on technology in the school health office will also be updated. Furthermore, the new edition has new information on the COVID-19 pandemic and its lasting influence on the practice of school nursing. The summary questions at the end of each chapter provide readers with immediate feedback.

Publication Date – July 10, 2023
Pages – 350

New to Fourth Edition:

  • Guidance in answering difficult questions posed by students, teachers, parents, and administrators.
  • "Words of Wisdom" from school nurse colleagues and self-help suggestions for a healthier you.
  • New chapter dedicated to the National Association of School Nurses’ 21st Century Framework for School Nurse Practice™.
  • New chapter on pandemic awareness, readiness, and steps a school nurse should take.
  • Expanded chapter on technologies for the school health office.
  • Updated information on mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and stress.
  • Expanded chapter dealing with gender identify issues and transgenderism.
  • Additional information on the use of marijuana and vaping.
  • Review questions at the end of each chapter (with answers and rationale).

Key Features:

  • Addresses the five content components included in the National Certification Examination for School Nurses—health problems and nursing management, health appraisal, health promotion and disease prevention, professional issues, and special health needs.
  • Covers guidelines, management protocols, and care plans for childhood disorders, accidents, and emergency situations.
  • Includes new information on pandemic readiness and measures, mental health conditions, substance abuse, sexual orientation, and emerging technologies.
  • Provides quick reference for health office set up, recommended immunizations, national health observances, and a month-by-month calendar.
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