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Can You Quickly Identify and Respond to Behavioral Health Disorders?

Donna Mazyck with Mary Ann Gapinski and Dr. David M. Schwartz

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School nurses are among the first people positioned to spot a behavioral health disorder in students. But behavioral health disorders can be difficult to identify. Our guests offer useful guidance and tools.

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Preventing Student Abuse of Over-the-Counter Medicines

Donna Mazyck with Peggy McKibbin, Tammy Walsh

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Multiple national surveys point to the disturbing abuse of prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, like OTC cough medicine, among today's teens. Six percent of high school teens admit to having abused cough medicine to get high in the past year and thirty-three percent of high school teens say they know someone who has abused cough medicine. In this segment we provide school nurses and parents with tools to help address teen medicine abuse.

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One Million Dollars Raised for School Nursing Research, Scholarships and Grants

Donna Mazyck with Erin Maughan, Carolyn Duff, Rob Rogers

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It has taken ten years, but the goal of raising a million dollars for school nursing research, scholarships and grants has been reached. Tune in and hear about the funding now available to you and how it will help advance school nursing and student outcomes.

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Meningitis Tools Every School Nurse Needs

Donna Mazyck with Beth Mattey, MSN, RN, NCSN, Jamie Schanbaum

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Meningitis is a deadly disease that can overcome a person within hours. However the disease can be prevented. In this segment we discuss the disease, the signs, symptoms and the recommended vaccine. We also provide links to free resources created specifically for school nurses to inform parents and students about this disease.

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Misconceptions About Head Lice: What Every School Nurse Needs to Know

Donna Mazyck with Dr. John Desrochers, Gail Houck

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There are numerous myths and misconceptions about head lice. Regretfully, some have been translated into school policies that can do immeasurable harm to students and families. In this segment our guests debunk these myths and offer school nurses critical resources that can be used to educate and manage lice outbreaks in schools.

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