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New NASN School Nursing Textbook has Arrived

The long-awaited second edition of School Nursing: A Comprehensive Text is now on sale! The most complete school nursing text, edited by Janice Selekman, DNSc, RN, NCSN, includes new chapters, more IHPs, 504 plans and emergency plans, and access to an exclusive resource website from NASN. Order your copy at www.nasn.org.

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Designer Drugs that Mimic Marijuana Remain a Public Health Concern

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTHThe RSA Tower, 201 Monroe Street, P.O. Box 303017, Montgomery, AL  36130-3017(334) 206-5300 • FAX (334) 206-5520  Web Site:  http://www.adph.org NEWS RELEASE Designer drugs that mimic marijuana remain a public health concern FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Jim McVay, Dr.P.A., (334) 206-5600Charles Thomas, (334) 206-5226 Alabama emergency departments are treating patients for physical and psychological symptoms after they…

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Alabama Pediatricians Join Public Health in Urging Immunization for Measles and other Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTHThe RSA Tower, 201 Monroe Street, P.O. Box 303017, Montgomery, AL  36130-3017(334) 206-5300 • FAX (334) 206-5520  Web Site:  http://www.adph.org NEWS RELEASE Alabama pediatricians join Public Health in urging immunization for measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Karen Landers, M.D., F.A.A.P. (256) 246-1714 In light of the recent measles outbreak associated with Disneyland in California,…

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Usage of Synthetic Cannabinoids (Spice) on the Rise in Alabama

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTHThe RSA Tower, 201 Monroe Street, P.O. Box 303017, Montgomery, AL  36130-3017(334) 206-5300 • FAX (334) 206-5520  Web Site:  http://www.adph.org NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Jim McVay, Dr.P.A., (334) 206-5600 The Alabama Department of Public Health is aware of at least 98 people that have presented at hospitals in Alabama within the past month with drug…

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Have You Ever Wondered About the History of School Nursing?

How did it become that a nurse would be needed to work in the school setting so many years ago? We know in today’s world there are a variety of situations requiring the need for a nurse in the school setting, but surely it hasn’t always been that way.  Or has it? The history of school nursing The idea of school nursing…

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Anaphylaxis Preparedness For Alabama’s Schools

By Melanie Sharpton, MSN, RN, ERSN, Benjamin Russell High School, msharpton1@charter.net Sweeping changes have made a positive impact for school nurses across Alabama in responding to ; sudden anaphylactic emergencies. During the 2015 legislative session, ACT 2015-405 was signed into law, allowing Alabama schools to stock epinephrine auto-injectors (EAIs). Schools and school nurses are seeking information and guidance as…

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