Camp Nursing Articles

Camp nursing has its own unique twists: you are charged with the health care of many unknowns and this is where you can come to for answers. How do you handle anaphylaxis, what's the back-up medical plan, what if a staffer is ill/hurt? What type of nursing do you do that allows you to do camp nursing which is usually seasonal? Well, that's what the Camp Nursing forum is all about.

10 Camp Lessons
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Alex Egan

10 Camp Lessons

My first year as a camp nurse I spent hours learning everything I could about my new job. I read the book, looked at all the websites, and browsed every forum. I...

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Lice: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

Every year the boards here at AllNurses are abundant with the same question, what do we do? In this article I'm going to identify your enemy, give objective and...

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Emergency Response for Dummies

Making sure your camp's emergency response plan is in place and well understood prior to an emergency is critical to success. No response plan can be comprehensive;...

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Choosing a Camp

I've been meaning to write this for some time. Spring will be here before we know it, and many nurses are looking for camps to work at this summer. I hope...

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The Cutting Edge of Hemorrhage Control
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The Cutting Edge of Hemorrhage Control

"The application of a tourniquet is only ok if you are in a life or limb scenario, loose the limb to save the life" That was the extent of my training on...

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Lyme Disease in Camp Nursing Practice

As always, I am not an expert. All information presented below is correct as I understand it, however I possess no degrees or certifications in infectious diseases....

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Camp Nursing
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Camp Nursing

Camp Nursing sounds like an exciting and carefree way to spend the summer! However, the reality of camp nursing is that it is nursing. Camp nurses are responsible...

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A Camp health center is like a septic system

Like a septic system a little maintenance and prevention goes a long way. I like to be proactive in avoiding injures, making sure your camp has a culture of safety...


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