I've been a school nurse for 6 months (started November of last school year) and am still getting the hang of everything after switching from the hospital (NICU for 2 years) to school environment. I am working at a middle school. The athletic director recently asked me to help with football, softball games, etc. I agreed to work the games, but I have to admit I am a little intimidated because I feel like this is more of a job for athletic trainers and I will be the only medical professional at these events. In nursing school they don't do clinicals on the football field haha. Though they did teach about injuries, are there any veteran nurses with experience in this area with tips/advice on how I should prepare for the season and better equip myself to handle any injuries that happen on the field?
Any other school nurse tips would be appreciated as well!