The indispensable school nurse

School nurses play a vital role in students’ health and well-being. And without them, it’d be difficult for schools to manage the increasing number of students coming to schools with a myriad of health-related concerns.   School nurses have the professional expertise to help children with their health-related concerns and help to restore them back to health. This way, they help build a happier environment at schools that motivates students to show up and learn…

COVID 19: What to know before sending kids back to school?

Children have been learning online for over a year now! Remodeling students’ habits to adapt to online learning has proven to be a complex process for educators, students, and parents.   Students are starting to return to the brick-and-mortar school setting.  But not all parents are rushing to send their kids back to school. This is because schools and parents are equally concerned about the following factors:  Whether the number of cases in…

Effective strategies for school nurses to deal with stress

School nurses like you play a key role in student healthcare management and it often has you juggling multiple priorities to meet growing workplace expectations. This can put you under a lot of undue stress, directly impacting your everyday activities.   In a research study, 48.5% of school nurses reported medication errors, with missed doses at 79.7% being the most common category of error. A contributing factor could be the responsibility for a large number of students, which in itself can be a…

Electronic health record (EHR) adoption statistics in schools 2020

Team EduHealth recently surveyed school nurses to understand the latest EHR (Electronic Health Record) adoption trends in schools and school districts.   The statistical report is based on a survey we conducted, which finds what in an EHR are school nurses and administrators looking for and which features in the system improved its adoption rates in the school and school districts. We’ve also covered important statistics on the other key decision-making factors in EHR adoption.  …

How school nurses can tackle sleep deprivation in children

Studies have found that it’s not just the American adults that are sleep deprived – children are too.  Good sleep is essential for one’s physical and mental well-being. But truth is, 1 in 3 children in America isn’t meeting general requirements for sleep.   The CDC has stated that insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic for children.  And a lack of restorative sleep can compromise the…

Managing asthma as students return to school during COVID 19

The back-to-school period brings a dramatic increase in cases of asthma attacks in children and young people due to the cold weather, common viral infections and reduced asthma medication compliance. It is a challenging time for children with asthma and this year, the challenge is even greater due to COVID 19. The uncertainties and unknowns around how COVID 19 will have an impact as children return to…