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Poster or Presentation Title

Experience Shadowing Middle School Nurse

Student Author Information

Madalyn Amos, University of Lynchburg

Location

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Start Date

8-4-2020 12:00 PM

End Date

8-4-2020 1:15 PM

Department

Biology

Abstract

The day-to-day life of a school nurse begins with the importance of possessing the traits of patience and confidence. Handling situations involving children and guardians are daily occurrences that require careful execution. Behind the scenes components of the job included administration of prescribed daily medications to students and checking immunization records of students enrolled in the school. Information that is missing from immunization records was obtained via access to the Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS), which is used to ensure that students have the necessary vaccines and are permitted to attend school. Every student that enters the clinic is recorded using the Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Using this, the date, time, and reason for the visit is recorded. Additional notes can be made to record the temperature, blood pressure, symptoms, and other necessary informative medical notes. The program HomeOffice serves as a reminder system by generating a checklist of those students scheduled to come in daily to receive doctor-ordered medications. Aside from administrative duties, creativity was also a useful trait in this field. Out-of-the-box thinking was implemented when common medical practices were not permitted, such as the administration of cough drops, certain feminine products, and over-the-counter medications (Ibuprofen, etc).

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Christine Terry

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Experience Shadowing Middle School Nurse

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

The day-to-day life of a school nurse begins with the importance of possessing the traits of patience and confidence. Handling situations involving children and guardians are daily occurrences that require careful execution. Behind the scenes components of the job included administration of prescribed daily medications to students and checking immunization records of students enrolled in the school. Information that is missing from immunization records was obtained via access to the Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS), which is used to ensure that students have the necessary vaccines and are permitted to attend school. Every student that enters the clinic is recorded using the Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Using this, the date, time, and reason for the visit is recorded. Additional notes can be made to record the temperature, blood pressure, symptoms, and other necessary informative medical notes. The program HomeOffice serves as a reminder system by generating a checklist of those students scheduled to come in daily to receive doctor-ordered medications. Aside from administrative duties, creativity was also a useful trait in this field. Out-of-the-box thinking was implemented when common medical practices were not permitted, such as the administration of cough drops, certain feminine products, and over-the-counter medications (Ibuprofen, etc).