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 The School Nurse Exchange


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

​Communicab​le Diseases

Monkeypox School Letter​

​​​​​Mumps Health Advisories

Head Lice

Flu Virus

Zika Virus

Zika Virus Response Planning: Interim Guidance for District and School Administrators
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed interim guidance for kindergarten through grade 12 (K–12) district and school administrators for public health actions pertaining to Zika virus infection. This guidance is intended to address concerns about the risk for Zika virus infection in K–12 schools in the United States, provide school districts with information for planning school-related activities, and recommend actions that can be taken, in consultation with local public health authorities and government officials, to reduce the potential risk for Zika virus transmission on school premises and among students. This guidance provides an overview of the potential roles and responsibilities of public health authorities and school officials, describes prevention measures that schools can take to reduce mosquito exposure, and provides information on responding to a case of travel-associated Zika virus infection or confirmed local mosquito-borne transmission of Zika virus. To view the Zika Virus Response Planning: Interim Guidance for District and School Administrators, access this link: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/schools.html

​​Ebola​ Virus

​​​​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.

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is confirming the state’s first reported case of measles since 2012. The infected infant arrived in Atlanta from outside of the U.S. and is being cared for at Egleston at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA). DPH is working with CHOA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to identify anyone who may have been exposed to the patient and to prevent further spread of measles.

Measles is a highly contagious, serious respiratory disease. It is particularly dangerous for infants who cannot be immunized until they are at least six months old and young children who have only received one dose of measles vaccine.​​​

Measles spreads when an infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes and respiratory droplets travel through the air. Measles virus can live in the air and on surfaces for two to three hours. Almost everyone who has not been vaccinated will get measles if they are exposed to the virus. Measles generally can be prevented through vaccination. The measles vaccine (MMR) is highly effective, in most cases about 97 percent effective.​​

         Measles Vaccine Information

         The best way to prevent measles is for all children to be fully vaccinated on             time. There are two combination vaccines used to prevent measles:                        measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and measles-mumps-rubella-                    ​varicella (MMRV) vaccine.

​​​​Immunizations

Religious Immunization Form

​7th Grade Immunization Requirement

Measles Information for Schools and Child Care

         Information for reporting and handling measles case-patients and outbreaks           for school health personnel and child care settings.Reporting Measles - All             suspect cases of measles should be reported to the Georgia Department of           Public Health immediately. Find out more about what needs to be reported,             who needs to report diseases, which forms to use and where to find out                  ​ ​more about the disease.​

School Nurse Key Stakeholders Guide​​​

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta School Health

FDA Medical Alerts site

​School​​ Nurse Newsletters

Form 3300 Res​ources

Form 440​0 Resources

General He​alth Links

Georgia School Health Resource Man​ual from CHOA

Immunization ​​Information

Diabetes

Prevent Child Abuse Georgia / Mandated Reporting

School Health Model Policies

School Nurse Information page

School Nurse Resources A to Z

Service Map for Childhood Health and Education in Georgia

Suicide Prevention Resources

Vaccine Information Sheets and Resources

​​Substance Abuse​

Asthma Resources

 Contact Information

Kim Conley, RN, BSN, AE-C
Program Manager,
School Nurse Support
404-450-8023 cell
E​mail: kim.conley​@doe.k12.ga.us

Web: schoolnurse.gadoe.org

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