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Depression in Children and Adolescents: Guidelines for School Practice

Donna Mazyck with Dr. John Desrochers, Gail Houck

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Depression in schools is a big problem that often goes unrecognized. The estimates of children impacted by depression is as high as 20% of school aged kids. Signs can begin as early as first grade. Early detection is critical and school nurses are uniquely positioned to spot the precursors and to intervene. This segment provides invaluable guidelines for school practice.

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Zika Virus: Misconceptions, Big Takeaways and To Do's

Donna Mazyck with  Dr. William Schaffner

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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.
 
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Moving to Electronic Health Records, What You Need to Know

Donna Mazyck with Damon Davis, Katie Johnson

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Schools are moving to electronic health records along with the entire health industry. There are many benefits to the new system. There are also many potential pitfalls and much that school nurses will need to know. In this segment we provide an overview along with some specific guidance to help you be prepared to play your role in the conversion process.

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Extending Flu Prevention Beyond the School Nurse's Office

Donna Mazyck with Anna Post, Susan J. Rehm, M.D, Chris Tuck

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We are well into flu season, so it's "all hands on deck" when it comes to limiting the outbreak of the flu in schools. In this segment we look at ways to extend flu prevention practices beyond the school nurses office, into classrooms and the homes of your children.

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Immunization and Autism Debunked: How to Talk to Parents

Donna Mazyck with Dr. Deborah Wexler, Lynda Boyer-Chu, RN, MPH

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The idea that immunizations can cause autism has long been debunked and rejected by health professionals. However, the belief still persists among many parents. In this segment we provide the research, sources, tools and communication strategies to help you handle this concern with parents.

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