New School Nurse Orientation 2019

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Open to those who have been a school nurse for less than two years.

This training provides an overview of school health laws and regulations, address standards of practice, competencies, and supervisory issues.  Receive an overview of the school nurse’s role in student achievement, special education and Section 504. Also, administration and delegation of medications, student screenings, immunizations, communicable disease reporting, and school health records and reporting are discussed. In addition, new school nurses will learn about the resources available to them through the New Mexico Department of Health, the New Mexico Public Education Department, and professional school nurse organizations.

The Eastern New Mexico University College of Nursing is a New Mexico Board of Nursing approved provider. This training is pending approval for CEUs. Partial credit will not be given for this offering.

New School Nurse Orientation 2019
7:30-8:00am
Registration & Breakfast
8:00-8:15am
Welcome and Introductions
Susan Acosta BS, RN, State School Health Consultant, NM DOH Office of School & Adolescent Health(OSAH)
Pre-Test
8:15-9:15am
The School Nurse’s Role in Coordinated School Health: Making the Connection Between Health and Education
Jennifer Downey BSN, RN, School Health Advocate, Consultant, NM DOH Northeast Region, NMDOH Office of School and Adolescent Health (OSAH)

This presentation includes an overview of the New Mexico’s Coordinated School Health Approach which provides a programmatic framework for student learning. This presentation also provides information about the regulations governing school health in New Mexico and resources available for school nurses.

Objective: 1. Provided with information about the New Mexico School Health Coordinated Model, participants will be able to explain components of the school health model with 80% accuracy.

60 min
9:15-10:15am
Medications and Delegation in the School Setting
Leslie Berry BSN, RN, State School Health Consultant, NM DOH Northwest Region, NM DOH Office of School & Adolescent Health(OSAH)

This presentation provides information on the regulations and best practice recommendations for delegation and administration of medications in the school setting.

Objective: Upon completion of the course presentation, participants will be able to explain, with 100% accuracy, New Mexico school health regulations and policies and procedures related to medication administration and delegation in the school setting.

60 min
10:15-10:30am
Stretch Break

15 min
10:30-11:30am
School Immunization Requirements and Resources for the School Nurse
Dominic Rodriquez MSN, RN - Director of Nursing Service, NM DO Northwest Region, NM DOH, Public Health Division

This presentation provides information on the vaccine requirement regulations for New Mexico school students.

Objective: Using the 2017-2018 New Mexico School Immunization Requirements for School Entry Form and comparing it to the student’s shot records, participants will analyze and determine, with 100% accuracy, the immunization status of students for school entry.

60 min
11:30 am-12:30pm
School Nurses Role in IHPs, IEPs, SATs, 504s, and Medicaid Reimbursement
Ashley Garcia, BSN, RN, New Mexico Public Education Department

This presentation provides information about the regulations, processes, and documentation related to Special Education Student Assistance Teams (SAT), Individualized Healthcare Plans (IHPs), 504 forms. Also, a brief overview of Medicaid reimbursement, Administrative claiming and direct service will be presented.

Objective: Following completion of the course presentation, participants will be able to describe, with 100% accuracy, the role of the school nurse in the development of an Individualized Healthcare Plan (IHP), 504 Plan, and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and requirements of Medicaid reimbursement.

60 min
12:30-1:00pm
Networking Lunch

Exhibitors will be on hand to share resources and information. School nurses will have an opportunity to meet and network with other school nurses, agencies, and organizations interested in school health.

30 min
1:00-2:00pm
New Mexico School Wellness Policy and Healthy School Grant
Jimmie Thompson and Ann Marlow-Jeter, New Mexico Public Education Department

This presentation provides information about the regulations, processes, and documentation related to Special Education Student Assistance Teams (SAT), Individualized Healthcare Plans (IHPs), 504 forms. Also, a brief overview of Medicaid reimbursement, administrative claiming and direct service will be presented.

60 min
2:00-3:00pm
Conducting School Health Vision and Hearing Screenings
Judy Creegan, MSN, RN, Gadsden. Independent School District, Director of Nursing and Health Services

This presentation provides information on the regulations and best practice procedures for conducting student vision and hearing screenings in the school setting.

Objective: Provided with information about the use of tools and equipment for school health screenings, participants will be able to demonstrate how to utilize the screening equipment with 100% accuracy.

60 min
3:00-4:00pm
School Nursing Pediatric Assessment and Care
Katherine Woodard, BSN, MS, RN - School Health Advocate Nurse, NM DOH Southwest Region, NM DOH Office of School & Adolescent Health(OSAH)

This presentation provides information on best practices for physical health assessments in the school setting. Participants will be provided with information on protocols for recognizing, reporting and monitoring communicable/reportable diseases in the school setting, confidentiality in schools and reporting to CYFD.

Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to correctly list and explain each step of primary assessment, with 100% accuracy.
2. Participants will be able to describe the role of the school nurse in reporting child abuse/neglect.

60 min
4:00-5:00pm
School Pediatric Mental Health Assessment
Valerie Lopez, LMSW – School Mental Health Advocate, NMDOH DOH Southeast Region, NM DOH Office of School & Adolescent Health(OSAH)

Objectives: participate will be able to verbalize the importance of integration of physical and mental health in the school setting and will be able to access resources for suicide risk assessment tools.
60 min
5:00-5:15pm
Post-Test
Evaluation
CUE Certificate Distribution

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