The School Nurse Exchange provides a collection of resources for school nurses to keep abreast of current trends and best practices in the leadership and delivery of school based health services. This webpage will serve as a vehicle for exchanging ideas and suggestions to support school nurse programs across Georgia.
Information and resources are not meant to be comprehensive.
Important Information Regarding Ebola Virus Disease
School Nurses and school health staff are encouraged to review infectious disease guidelines and checklists to ensure that you understand Ebola, how it is transmitted and what precautions are necessary to protect the public and health care providers. It is critical that all members of the health care team have appropriate knowledge, education and personal protective equipment to ensure safety and effectively provide care to patients.
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Ebola page for the most current updates and guidance.
Available for your information are several documents regarding Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) developed by The Georgia Department of Public Health. The document below for Georgia nurses(including school nurses) reviews what signs and symptoms to watch for and what precautions need to be taken.
The Georgia Department of Public Health requested our assistance in sharing with all school districts the following guidance letter regarding the Ebola virus.
If you have any questions, please contact the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) at 1‐866‐PUB‐HLTH (1-866-782-4584) or the DPH Epidemiology Section at 404‐657‐2588.
Mark Your Calendar
In partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health: Epidemiology Section, we will conduct a webinar series: Disease Reporting and Surveillance: The School Nurse's Role
Join us for this timely series.
October 15, 2014 (Wednesday) 2:00 - 3:00 pm
October 22, 2014 (Wednesday) 2:00 - 3:00
October 29, 2014 (Wednesday) 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Additional sessions will be added. Please check back often.
School Nurse Training Opportunities
Managing Asthma Triggers Nurse Trainer
This workshop teaches how school nurses can influence and create a healthy learning environment. This course covers improving Indoor Air Quality and increasing awareness of potential asthma triggers within the school environment to reduce asthma episodes. Participants will learn about extensive resources available from the Environmental Protection Agency Tools for Schools Program. Call 404-657-8309 to schedule a workshop for your district school health staff.
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