Thanks for the recommendation for books by Paul Offit. I just finished Autism False Prophets. It was very informative and does a really good job explaining the research at the time. It was written 10 years ago though. So now I am trying to find something more current.
I am looking for some current reliable immunization research. It seems like there has been a recent resurgence of anti-vaxxers. So I would like to increase my knowledge of the actual facts so I can better discuss the facts.
I am looking for someone to shadow for a day, or a few hours. I am considering starting my master in informatics and I wanted to get some more information before taking the plunge. Please PM me. Thank you!
I am considering moving to Philly at some point and I have a question. Do all school nurses in PA, regardless of experience, need to be certified? Is it correct that getting certified costs about $15,000? If so that seems ridiculous that someone with several years of school nurse experience would have to do that.
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I would ask what kind of training they are going to give you. I would also ask what types of needs are you going to be dealing with. G-tubes, trachs, vents, etc. Personally I would not take a 1:1 position as a new grad unless you are very confident you can do what they are asking of you by yourself.
In DC HPV is mandatory for all students over the age of 11. Parents are allowed to opt out. Last year DC decided to require that the opt out forms be sent in every year. I work in a special needs school where most parent choose to opt out. Our students can stay to age 22. So parents now have to resign the same form every year for 11 years. DC will not allow permanent exemptions for special needs students. Trying to get all those forms has proven to be challenging.
I am at a special needs school and we have over 100 students with autism. Many of them are nonverbal. We treat them as you would treat a typically developed student in terms of fevers. But when it comes to most other things, we don't have hard and fast rules. Most things are on a case by case basis based on deviations from the students baseline. For example if there is a student that make themselves vomit, we wouldn't send them home for vomiting unless it was more then usual. Or if a student has certain stimming behaviors and stops doing them we know something is probably going on. If I don't know the student that well I depend on classroom staff's observations. It is a different set of skills. My advice is to learn the student's baselines really well.