Emerging Issues in Pediatric Infectious Disease for School Nurses
Please join us for our next All Regions Regional Meeting! The topic discussed will be emerging issues in pediatric infectious disease.
Massachusetts School Nurses
At the end of this activity, the learner or healthcare team should be able to:
- Describe the clinical signs and symptoms of viral diseases (RSV, Influenza, and COVID) and management within the school setting, referral, and criteria for return to learning within an appropriate time frame.
- Discuss patterns and peaks of these common respiratory illnesses in the school age child and youth population.
- identify strategies to manage common respiratory illnesses within the school setting including referral, mitigating transmission, and disease prevention.
- Recall current Massachusetts immunization data for school age children and name one way the school nurse is able to address vaccine hesitancy.
- Explain the systems in place for TB risk assessment and screening in Massachusetts.
- Identify the role of the school nurse in responding to pediatric TB within the school setting including appropriate admission, exclusion and return to school criteria.
1:00PM - 1:05PM Welcome
1:05PM-1:10PM MDPH School Health Unit Updates - Karen Robitaille, MBA, MSN, RN, NCSN
1:10PM - 1:40PM Epidemiology of Respiratory Viruses - Dr. Catherine Brown, DVM, MSc, MPH
1:40PM - 1:45PM Q&A
1:45PM - 2:15PM Mitigating Transmission and Preventing Respiratory Disease in School Aged Children
Dr. Safdar Medina, MD, FAAP
2:15PM - 2:20PM Q&A
2:20PM - 2:50PM Tuberculosis and School Aged Children - Anna Hippchen, RN, DTN, DNP
2:50PM - 2:55PM Q&A
2:55PM - 3:00PM Wrap-up and Evaluation - Regional Consultants BU Shield
In support of improving patient care, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Nursing Contact Hours: 2.0 contact hours, 0 of which are eligible for pharmacology credit.
SHIELD is a DESE-approved provider for PDPs. PDP certificates are issued for programs/series lasting 10 or more hours on a topic. CNE certificates are also issued for eligible courses. Learners may use CNE certificates toward PDPs.
- 2.00 ANCC
- 0.00 ANCC Pharmacology
- 2.00 Participation
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