Seeing Warning Signs of Outbreak, School Nurse Set Response in Motion
It was a routine call last Thursday from a diligent high school nurse that put health detectives in New York City on the trail of a swine flu outbreak. ...
Apr 28, '09
the county i'm in has at least one per school-though they're trying to cut that down. i did a 3 wk rotation at one, it was a great experience. it's not just the fever's, coughs, braces, pads and meds.
there's a lot of psycho-social issues especially in the middle and high schools. for many of them, they haven't seen a doctor but a couple of times in their lives. the nurse i worked with also had found resources for parents who couldn't take their child to the eye doctor, had lists of free/sliding scale health providers, things i didn't even know were available in the area.
from what i understand, the pay scale for a school nurse isn't as good, but i found the rotation really rewarding. it was something i could see myself doing.
Last edit by cursedandblessed on Apr 28, '09
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