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OSNA Fall Conference 2020, "Public/Community Health: The Critical School Nurse Role"

By Wendy Niskanen posted 10-09-2020 15:21


OSNA has heard your requests for exploring tools to support your role in public health in the school setting during a pandemic... without focusing the entire Fall Conference on COVID. Participants in this conference will

  • hear about the school nurse's role in public and population health throughout history,
  • learn to be discerning about the reliability of resources
  • explore how school district policy can impact school nurse practice and
  • learn to translate practice into protocol and procedure.

The conference will also provide two opportunities for discussion related to clinical aspects of COVID. First, nurses will hear a presentation about the impact of students not staying up to date on their required vaccinations during a pandemic. Finally, participants will have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Judy Guzman-Cottrill, a pediatric infectious disease specialist from OHSU, who participated in the drafting of ODE/OHA Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance. Keep your eyes on the discussion list in coming weeks for an opportunity to ask her questions in advance of conference.

Because we realize that school nurses often neglect self-care, we have created a lunchtime opportunity to practice on of many forms of mindfulness through movement, guided meditation, and building connection. Please choose one (or opt out) when you register at this link