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NASN Radio- National Association of School Nurses

The National Association of School Nurses and BAM Radio Network have partnered to bring you NASN Radio. Executive Director Donna Mazyck hosts the program that will focus on the topics you really care about. Each brief segment of NASN Radio will help keep school nurses abreast of the latest developments in student health and professional development of school nurses. New segments appear here a few days after they air on the NASN web site.

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A School Nurse's Guide to the New Insulin Technologies

Diabetes management in school is easier thanks to new technologies. Listen in as we review the basics every school nurse needs to know. Follow: @schoolnurses @hopewarshaw @EStoneSN @bamradionetwork Eva Stone is the Director of Student Support Services for Lincoln County Schools in Kentucky. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner and oversees the school health, family resource, and migrant programs. She is a speaker for NASN’s HANDs program, one of the nurses selected for the healthy schools campaign 2015 school nurse leadership award, and a pumper with type 1 diabetes. Hope Warshaw has been a dietitian and certified diabetes educator for nearly 40 years. She is an insulin pump and pod trainer and a freelance writer and the author of numerous books published by American Diabetes Association. Hope is serving as president of American Association of Diabetes Educators during 2016.

8mins

15 Feb 2016

Rank #1

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Stop the Bleed: How to Handle Life-Threatening Bleeding

This special episode is part of a national initiative to train emergency responders and bystanders to stop life-threatening bleeding and save lives. Follow: @schoolnurses @elizpaquette @bamradionetworkElizabeth Paquette is a graduate of Fitchburg State University and the school nurse at Malden Catholic High School for the past 15 years. She is a member of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and current Chair for the Private and Parochial School Nurses. David King is an acute care surgeon with military combact experience at the Massachuesetts General Hospital Center and an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.

12mins

4 Dec 2015

Rank #2

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The School Nurses Back to School Toolkit

Join us as we walk through the issues important to school nurses as we head back to school and offer support and useful resources. Follow: @schoolnurses @schoolhealth @bamradionetworkBeth Mattey, MSN, RN, NCSN has been a school nurse in the Brandywine School District for 26 years. Beth is President-Elect for the National Association of School Nurses. In addition, she is an instructor at the University of Delaware.

13mins

9 Sep 2016

Rank #3

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3 Tools You Can Use to Help Keep the Flu Out of Your School

Flu season starts in October, so we're taking this segment to talk about the tips and tools school nurses can use to helo fight the flu Follow: @schoolnurses @famfightflu@bamradionetwork Lee Ann Neill, MSN, RN, NCSN is the Coordinator of Health Services for Springfield Public Schools in Springfield, Missouri. She is actively involved in flu prevention efforts in the district, including annual on-site flu vaccination clinics for staff and students. Serese Marotta is the Chief Operating Officer for Families Fighting Flu, a national non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the lives of children and their families against influenza. Serese lost her young son to the flu in 2009, and is extremely passionate about increasing awareness and educating all families about the seriousness of the influenza and the importance of annual vaccination.

8mins

13 Oct 2016

Rank #4

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Care and Medication Assistance for Students and Families

A recent report indicated that many families are unaware of the various new healthcare options available to them. This Pfizer sponsored segment provides an overview of some of the new health care options. Follow: @schoolnurses @Pfizer @bamradionetwork Gary Pelletier is Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility at Pfizer, where he leads the Pfizer RxPathways® medicine access initiative that connects eligible patients in the US to a range of support services, including insurance counseling, co-pay help, providing Pfizer medicines for free or at a savings, and more. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Pfizer Patient Assistance Foundation, and is co-lead of the Pfizer Corporate Affairs Multicultural Center of Excellence.

6mins

13 Oct 2016

Rank #5

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Celebrating School Nurses: The New Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice

Join us as we celebrate the value of school nurses, and pause to look at the new framework for 21st-century practice. Follow: @schoolnurses @schoolhealth @bamradionetworkBeth Mattey, MSN, RN, NCSN has been a school nurse in the Brandywine School District for 26 years. Beth is President-Elect for the National Association of School Nurses. In addition, she is an instructor at the University of Delaware.

8mins

7 May 2016

Rank #6

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Student Abuse of Over the Counter Drugs: What You Need to Know

Studies show that abuse of prescription and OTC medicines is a problem among today’s teens. Teens might abuse OTC cough medicine because it is affordable and easily available. Today, roughly one out of three teenagers knows someone who has abused OTC cough medicine to get high. Learn more. Follow: @schoolnurses @bamradionetworkPeggy McKibbin, is a member of National Association of School Nurses (NASN), with nearly 15 years' experience as a school nurse, and currently at Polytech High School in Woodside, Delaware. Nichole Bobo is the current Project-Manager of CDC three-year funded immunization project focused on determining knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of school nurses.

12mins

16 Dec 2015

Rank #7

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New Guidelines for Cardiac Emergencies in School

The new guidelines for managing cardiac emergencies are out. Find out what you need to know to update your school's emergency response plan. Follow: @schoolnurses @bamradionetworkAs a practicing school nurse for 30 years, Kathleen Rose, RN, MHA, NCS, has served as the President of the Florida Association of School Nurses and on the Board of Directors for the National Association of School Nurses. She is now working with the American Heart Association to develop a Cardiac Emergency Response Policy for Schools to address a sudden cardiac arrest when it happens within the school.

10mins

12 Apr 2016

Rank #8

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2016 Outlook: The Road Ahead for School Nurses

As we kickoff 2016, we decided to spend a few minutes speaking with NASN president Beth Matty. In this episode, we discuss the development that promise an exciting road ahead for school nurses. Follow: @schoolnurses @bamradionetworkBeth Mattey, MSN, RN, NCSN has been a school nurse in the Brandywine School District for 26 years. Beth is President-Elect for the National Association of School Nurses. In addition, she is an instructor at the University of Delaware.

10mins

25 Jan 2016

Rank #9

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Zika Virus: What Every School Nurse Needs to Know

The new Zika virus is spreading and posing a threat that school nurses need to understand to help keep students safe. Learn the basics you need to know. Follow: @schoolnurses @bamradionetworkDr. William Schaffner is past president of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and has served on the Executive Board of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He is also Professor of Preventive Medicine in the Department of Health Policy as well as Professor of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee.

7mins

12 Apr 2016

Rank #10

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Emergency Preparedness: Back to the Basics

School nurses play a vital role in ensuring that schools are prepared to handle myriad emergencies of various kinds. In this segment, we review the basics every school nurse needs to know. Follow: @schoolnurses @bamradionetworkChristine Tuck MS, BSN, RN, NCSNhas been a school nurse and Health Services Director for the Seaman USD #345 school district, in Topeka, Kansas for the past 25 years. She served on the Governor's Commission for Safe and Prepared Schools (KCSPS) whose advocacy efforts led to the creation of a Center for Safe and Prepared Schools in Kansas, in 2010. Linda Kalekas has 38 years experience in critical care, trauma, and school nursing and is currently a health services administrator for the Clark County School District, in southern Nevada, the 5th largest in the U.S. She earned a post-master's certificate in School Safety and Emergency Management in 2010, and served on the Nevada S.P.A.R.T.A.N Coalition to help all Nevada school districts develop an all hazards planning approach to prepare for school-based disasters.

10mins

6 Oct 2015

Rank #11

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The Vaccination Gap: Managing the Growing Trends in Immunization

Despite the legendary work historically done by school nurses to get students vaccinated, immunization gaps still exist. In this segment, we discuss how school nurses can help close the chasm among all populations. Follow: @schoolnurses @bamradionetworkJean Grabeel is the Manager of Health Services for Springfield Public Schools, serving over 25,000 students in Springfield, MO. A graduate of St John's School of Nursing and Missouri State University with a bachelor's in nursing.Dr. William Schaffner is past president of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and has served on the Executive Board of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He is also Professor of Preventive Medicine in the Department of Health Policy as well as Professor of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee.

10mins

25 Aug 2015

Rank #12

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How School Nurses Are Partnering With Public Health Nurses

In this segment we discuss how school Nurses and public health nurses are collaborating to ensure that the health needs of the community are being addressed. Follow: @schoolnurses @bamradionetworkBrad Waid is an educator & educational evangelist. Global speaker, technology guru and educational change agent Susan M. Bearden is the Director of Information Technology at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne.

11mins

25 Aug 2015

Rank #13

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Changing Policy and Protocols for Giving Epinephrine Safely at School

School nurses are facing many changes in the policies and protocols for administering epinephrine at school. Laws have been passed in over 45 states that allow the use of stock epinephrine. Many school nurses now have the responsibility of teaching unlicensed persons to administer epinephrine in emergency scenarios. In this segment we look as sound policies to guide an emergency response.Carrie Clarke has been a school nurse in South Dakota's largest school district for over fifteen years. She is the past president of the South Dakota School Nurses Association, winner of the 2010 Voices of Meningitis Challenge and currently serving as one of the Epinephrine Resource School Nurses for South Dakota. Dr. Michael Pistiner is a pediatric allergist for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and a voluntary Instructor of pediatrics at Boston Childrens Hospital. He serves as a voluntary consultant for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, School Health Services. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics where he is a member of the Council of School Health and the Section of Allergy & Immunology

10mins

18 May 2015

Rank #14

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Reflections on School Nursing: Highlights, Wish Lists, Best Moments

This year we celebrate national School Nurses Day by reflecting on school nursing highlights, our growing importance, and wish lists of what school nurses need and want. Follow: @schoolnurses @bamradionetworkLara Booth currently serves as the Float and Lead nurse for the Indian River School District, Sussex County Delaware and as the Secretary for DSNA. Carolyn Duff, MS, RN, NCSN is President-elect of the National Association of School Nurses. A school nurse for fifteen years, she is a Nationally Certified School Nurse employed as an elementary school nurse in Columbia, South Carolina.

9mins

4 May 2015

Rank #15

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Uncommon Tick Borne Diseases That Impact Kids

April is the beginning of the season for higher exposure to tick bites. In this segment we look at a variety of uncommon tick borne diseases and identify the regions across the nation where children are most at risk. Follow: @schoolnurses @bamradionetworkMarjorie Cole, MSN, RN, is the State School Nurse Consultant at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. In this role she is responsible for providing consultation to Missouri's 1,500 school nurses. Gordon Christensen, M.D. is Professor and Infectious Disease Specialist in Tropical Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Clinical Tropical Medicine, and Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health. He has been elected by peers for inclusion in "Best Doctors in America"(1996 through 2010, consecutively).

12mins

16 Apr 2015

Rank #16

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Teaching Alcohol Responsibility to Teens

Underage drinking at the elementary, middle-school and high school levels is a concern for parents and educators. In this segment we discuss the latest statistics and research. Finally, we point to educational resources created specifically for school nurses and school staff.Follow: @schoolnurses @bamradionetworkShirley Schwartz has been Director of Nursing Education at NASN for the last 11 years. She has extensive experience in children's health and school health. Ralph Blackman is President and CEO of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. The Foundation has transformed countless lives through programs that contributed to significant reductions in drunk driving and underage drinking. Funded for more than 23 years by the nationâls leading distillers, they bring individuals, families and communities together to guide a lifetime of conversations around alcohol responsibility.

12mins

31 Mar 2015

Rank #17

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Teens with Diabetes in Transition: Supporting Self-Management

Transitioning out of high school is a pivotal time in the life of a teen with diabetes. School nurses can play an important role in preparing students to assume more responsibility for their health care. In this segment we discuss the physical, social, cognitive and developmental issues involved and offer tips for how school nurses can offer support.Follow: @schoolnurses @bamradionetworkSarah Butler, MS, RN, CDE, NCSN, is a nationally certified school nurse and certified diabetes educator. She is the Director of Diabetes and Nursing Education for the National Association of School Nurses. She is a member of the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) Children & Adolescents with Diabetes Stakeholder Group. Dr. Weissberg-Benchell is a pediatric psychologist and certified diabetes educator with over 20 years of research experience and clinical work with children and adolescents with diabetes and their families. She is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

12mins

12 Mar 2015

Rank #18

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Managing Student's Insulin Needs During the School Day

In this segment we discuss insulin types, insulin storage and the ways school nurses can help students manage their insulin during the school day. Follow: @schoolnurses @bamradionetworkKim Higgins is a registered nurse and has been a diabetes educator for 30 years. She enjoys working with pediatric endocrinologists, families and children/teens with type 1 diabetes. Kim has been an NASN H.A.N.D.S. program instructor since 2008. Jean Grabeel is the Manager of Health Services for Springfield Public Schools, serving over 25,000 students in Springfield, MO. A graduate of St John's School of Nursing and Missouri State University with a bachelor's in nursing. She earned her master's in health education from University Missouri- Columbia.

11mins

3 Mar 2015

Rank #19

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Heart Health: The Importance of Teaching Students CPR

Every hour approximately 48 people will have a cardiac event outside of the hospital. However, what is surprising to many is that 6,000 children and adolescents die each year from heart failure. In this segment we discuss the pivotal role school nurses play in limiting the number of student deaths due to heart attacks in school.Follow: @schoolnurses @bamradionetworkKathleen Rose, RN, MHA, NCS, the NASN Director of Florida Association of School Nurses, she has been a school nurse for 30 years, working from Pre-K through 12th grade. During that time, she taught CPR, AED and first aid to students, staff and coaches. In addition, she created an educational unit, "Healthy Hearts - Now and Later" for elementary and MS students. Dr. Dianne Atkins is a Pediatric Cardiologist at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital and her research interests have centered around cardiac arrest in the Young, CPR training and defibrillation. An active volunteer for the American Heart Association, she worked with the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee.

10mins

19 Feb 2015

Rank #20