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December 13, 2017

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8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

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Best, Current Practices for School Medical Emergencies

Presented by Sandra Moritz, M.Ed, BS, RN CSN
2010 Pennsylvania School Nurse of the Year, Exceptional School Nurse Trainer

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Specifically Designed for School Nurses, District Nurses and School Health Coordinators serving grades K-12

  • The most emergency-ready practices, including response plans for the 21st Century school nurse
  • Be better prepared for the unplanned … Utilize the most current assessment techniques and training resources during life-threatening emergencies
  • Apply the evidence from the latest research to your first aid protocols … Be better prepared for lockdowns, evacuations and school violence
  • Streamline emergency care plans to better manage medical emergencies … Utilize the most up-to-date interventions to manage anaphylaxis, overdoses, cardiac arrest, and more!
  • Receive a detailed school medical emergency handbook complete with handouts and forms you can implement immediately in your school nursing practice to streamline your practice and impact student health

Practical Ideas and Strategies

If you are looking for current, best practices and evidence to support your school emergency medical interventions, this is a seminar you won’t want to miss! During this intensive, interactive and collaborative seminar, outstanding school nurse of more than 30 years, Sandra Moritz, will share dozens of the most current practices, strategies and practical tips to help school nurses better respond to medical emergencies in a school setting. As a school nurse, Sandra can relate to the seriousness of the daily health and medical challenges in your practice.

Your ever-changing role as a school nurse will be examined from a perspective of how you can best respond when medical emergencies occur in your school setting. Gain greater confidence in your practice, discover new products that are now available to make daily interventions more effective and become better prepared for the unexpected. Realize your full potential by addressing the stress of your career choice, and learn ways to be more proactive with stress-reducing tips to survive and flourish as today’s school nurse.

You will leave this seminar refreshed and renewed professionally and personally. Your effectiveness will be increased as the first responder in your school to medical emergencies, including lockdowns and evacuations. The evidence-based strategies and tools you’ll gain will give you the confidence you need to be tomorrow’s school nurse!

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. What Every School Nurse Should Know When Responding to School Medical Emergencies
    Know the very latest research-based recommendations on interventions during hypoglycemia, traumatic brain injury, acute bronchospasm, and more!
  2. Be Better Prepared for the Unplanned During Life-Threatening Situations
    Sudden cardiac arrest, anaphylaxis and seizures are occurring more frequently in schools and preparation is key
  3. Be Better Prepared with New Assessment Skills
    Apply new assessment skills according to the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (AAP) to determine your response during a medical crisis
  4. Recognize the Critical Symptoms of an Opioid Overdose
    Implement and administer Naloxone as appropriate to your practice … Why, when and how
  5. Be Better Prepared for Students with Special Needs and Chronic Health Concerns
    Examine health care and emergency plans for our most vulnerable students during lockdowns and evacuations
  6. Incorporate the Best Assessment Techniques for Common Injuries and Provide for Smooth Transfer
    Review new splinting materials and application skills to get students safely to the next level of care
  7. Improve Trainings for Lockdowns, Evacuations and Your Emergency Teams
    Understand triage from the school nurse perspective and prepare for 72 hours of emergency supplies
  8. Learn the Key Components for Smooth Ambulance Transfers
    Examine medical transfer forms and get practical tips from first aid and safety organizations to document critical details of school emergencies
  9. More Effectively Address Issues Surrounding the Use of Unlicensed Personnel
    Use checklists and apps to increase the safe collaboration of others who work with school nurses
  10. Receive a Detailed School Medical Resource Handbook Complete with Handouts and Forms
    Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook full of ready-to-implement materials that will streamline and increase efficiency in your school nursing practice on a daily basis

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Gain hands-on experience using the latest products and supplies for first aid and medical treatment
  • The best practices from FEMA, American Red Cross and Heart Association on recommended school nurse response to medical emergencies
  • Learn advanced skills in assessing the major life-threatening medical emergencies and current guidelines in nurse interventions … Learn from real-life scenarios for sudden cardiac arrest, seizures, hypoglycemia and more
  • The most useful apps for mobile devices to make training school staff easier
  • The latest equipment and products to deliver first aid for emergencies
  • Hands-on experience for splinting common school injuries … Learn about products that keep your practice relevant in the changing practice of today’s school nurse
  • New timesaving tools and supplies to treat student health issues
  • Apply experts’ evidence to create the best medical emergency response plan using suggestions from medical authorities to review the school nurse’s role
  • The school nurses’ role in school emergency preparedness … “Team up” and be in charge with confidence
  • Five strategies every school nurse must implement to excel in the changing world of the school nurse
  • How to best respond to mouth and teeth injuries quickly to insure a safe re-implantation
  • The latest terminology and role of the school nurse in minimal and mild concussion management
  • The “Three P’s for Success” during anaphylaxis emergencies at school
  • How to recognize the common pitfalls of unsafe splinting
  • The best protocols to develop training modules and apps for unlicensed staff
  • Ways to stay on top of your game in your role as the first responder, including survival tips for the school nurse
  • Cost-saving tips and resources available to schools for our budget-conscious times
  • What you need to know about your state nurse practice act to limit liability when utilizing unlicensed individuals in the school setting

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As a fellow school nurse and colleague, I understand the unique challenges we face in our changing role as today’s school nurse. We are the first responders in schools, assisting students who need us the most. As a school nurse and health services coordinator of more than 31 years, I can relate to your daily concerns. To stay current in our roles today we must be prepared for the unexpected. As the first set of medical eyes in the school setting, planning for the unplanned is now another function of our role. We must respond quickly with assessment skills and knowledge based on the latest research. My ability to relate to other school nurses gives me a unique opportunity for a great day of sharing, as only one school nurse to another can understand. As your professional colleague, we will explore the current challenges in our career choice of school nursing.

Enjoy a day of sharing with other school nurses who also understand today’s challenges. Learn practical new strategies to keep students safe while in your care. Get the latest information so that you can respond with confidence during the increasingly common school medical emergency. Be prepared for life-threatening situations by creating best practices during evacuations and lockdowns. Take care of yourself so your energies will be ready for our daily challenges. I believe you will leave this seminar refreshed, renewed with professional energy and better prepared to handle the stressors of your job. You will excel as the healthcare provider in your school setting and be confident in your skills as the school nurse! You’ll gain practical information to use immediately in your school nurse setting and an extensive resource handbook written by your professional colleague—another school nurse!

Sandra Moritz

P.S. You will receive an extensive school medical emergency resource handbook containing a summary of all the information and resources presented in this seminar.

Who Should Attend

School Nurses, District Nurses and School Health Coordinators serving grades K-12

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar.

  • Strategies, ideas and resources, including the documents, forms, and the best apps and websites to help you better address school medical emergencies
  • School health-related references and websites with free and inexpensive resources for your office
  • At-your-fingertips reviews, articles and studies which impact your protocols
  • Professional, evidence-based strategies to support changes in the nurse’s office
  • Concise step-by-step splinting and first aid applications for common injuries
  • Checklists to monitor the safe use of unlicensed personnel who help care for students
  • Ready-to-use emergency and health care forms to prepare for medical events
  • Practical tips on triage and transfers for smoother EMS transitions
  • Samples of procedures to make your medical emergency training drills efficient and complete
  • Multi-media examples to reinforce your team’s plan of action during lockdowns, evacuations and emergencies
  • Survival pointers to insure your health as the school nurse in the role of the first responder

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a great opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other school nurses interested in enhancing their practices.

Consultation Available
Sandra Moritz will be available at the seminar to answer questions about your own unique school practice needs.

Materials on Display
Sample nursing interventions and orders, resource books, manuals and other materials related to school medical emergencies.

Nursing CEUs Available in These Locations
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 15144, for five (5) Contact Hours for RNs and LPNs.
This approval is valid in the states of New Hampshire and Rhode Island. This seminar meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing listed in 244 CMR 5.00 for 6 Contact Hours.
**APRNs in all states need to check with their credentialing agency to determine if this seminar meets the additional CEU requirements for their specialty area.**

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four Graduate level professional development credit are available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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