Informing Parents and Teens About Meningitis Prevention

Donna Mazyck withBeth Mattey, MSN, RN, NCSN,Dara Torres

Meningitis is a disease that is much more harmful to teens than most parents realize. In this segment we talk about the role school nurses can play in helping to protect children from this deadly infection.

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November 6, 2014
Episode Guests
Beth Mattey, MSN, RN, NCSN has been a school nurse in the Brandywine School District for 26 years. Beth is President-Elect for the National Association of School Nurses. In addition, she is an instructor at the University of Delaware. Dara Torres, 12-time Olympic Medalist, Mother, and National Voices of Meningitis Campaign Ambassador, Dara Torres has competed in five Olympic Games and has won 12 medals in her Olympic career. Dara is also a mom and her children’s health and well-being are her top priorities. That is why she joined the Voices of Meningitis campaign for the second year, to help educate parents on the danger and prevention of meningococcal meningitis.
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