American Federation of Teachers Deeply Disturbed By Proposed
Elimination of Los Angeles Public School Nurses
Mar 28, '02
In my county in North Carolina, there are NO school nurses.... very disturbing .
A health educator at the local health department, conducts "classes" in the public middle and high schools
, but no substitute for an onsite nurse. It seems when government funds are low, the "nurses" are always the target.... whether in the community or hospitals/nursing homes. Preventative health care gets thrown to the wind, and the government ends up paying dearly for totally preventable illnesses/increased acuity/higher morbidity. Penny wise and pound foolish.
Last edit by VickyRN on Mar 28, '02