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The Role of a School Nurse During Medical Emergencies

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The Role of a School Nurse During Medical Emergencies

Author: Mallory Lawler

The need to recognize and understand what actions must be taken during medical emergencies in schools is vital for every school nurse. Quick actions, followed by confident treatment can be the difference between life and death for a student. The aim of this course is to provide you with the knowledge of what medical emergencies look like in schools and what your role is during those emergencies.  

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to Medical Emergencies During School
  2. Allergic Reactions
  3. Asthma Attack
  4. Choking
  5. Severe Bleeding
  6. Back and Neck Injuries
  7. Broken Bones
  8. Burns
  9. Diabetes
  10. Concussion
  11. Loss of Consciousness
  12. Jaw Injury
  13. Seizures
  14. CPR/AED
  15. Conclusion
  16. References

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss the role of a school nurse during medical emergencies. It will take the average learner 120 minutes to complete.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Determine types of medical emergencies in schools and how to treat them.
  2. Understand when to call 911 and when to send a student back to class.
  3. Understand what an individual health care plan is and how it can be used for multiple types of chronic conditions.
  4. Know the steps to high quality CPR as well as the steps to utilizing an AED while performing CPR.

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Conflict of Interest Statement

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts or any contributors have a commercial interest nor were influenced by commercial interests in the creation of this course, financially or otherwise.

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Course created on: June 25, 2021

Course Expires on: June 25, 2024

Course Offering: #96