School Nurse Day is Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The National Association of School Nurses has proclaimed May 10, 2017, as National School Nurse Day. School nurses play a significant role in improving the health and well-being of students in collaboration with families, schools and communities. The education and skills school nurses bring to the education setting allow them to recognize a potential emergency and take steps to prevent exacerbation of an illness or injury. As first responders in the school setting, school nurses become “first doers” providing the emergency care needed for the health and safety of students and staff.
School nurses follow best practice to evaluate and manage an illness or injury which often allows students to remain in school and in the classroom learning. They are the link between health and education, managing care for students with chronic conditions and coordinating the care between school, home and the community provider so students can safely remain in the classroom.
In addition to managing the health care needs of our students, school nurses recognize the importance of lifelong health and well-being. School nurses visit classrooms and participate in school and district committees, bringing their expertise and experience to create a “culture of health” in the school community.
School Nurse Day is an opportunity to celebrate the vital work of school nurses in the Brandywine School District. Thank you to the Brandywine School District nurses for your dedication to the health and academic success of our students.
Artwork courtesy of Mr. Milton Downing's students at Hanby Elementary.
Nemours CareConnect is Now Available in FL, DE and PA
Sign up in May for a Chance to Win an iPad
We have great news! Nemours CareConnect, our Telehealth service, is now available to families in Florida, Delaware and Pennsylvania for on-demand access to Nemours pediatricians every day, 24/7 with a face-to-face video call. It?s ideal for those times when families and care givers have questions or concerns about their child?s health and can?t get to their doctor. Using CareConnect may help to avoid a trip to the Emergency Department or an Urgent Care center.
Associates who live in FL, DE and PA are encouraged to sign up now. It only takes a few minutes. Simply download the Nemours CareConnect app from the Apple Store or Google Play, or visit NemoursCareConnect.com to learn more and download the app.
Wait?you don?t have kids? That?s okay. Sign yourself up to become familiar with the program so that you can recommend it to families. Associates who sign up before the end of May will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win an iPad. (One winner will be selected in Florida and one in the Delaware Valley.)
Nemours CareConnect doesn?t replace a child?s regular doctor, but it does help to give peace of mind to families who can?t get to the doctor right away. Help us to spread the word about this exciting new service.
? It?s convenient. See and talk live with one of our Nemours providers from the comfort of your home and they can call in a prescription, if needed.
? It?s available to all families, not only current Nemours patients.
? It?s easy. Families connect via secure video on a computer, tablet or Smartphone. (Yes, there?s an app for that!)
? It?s affordable.
? Associates pay only $15 with the Nemours Bridge Plan.
? Consumers pay only $49 with or without a health plan, except in Delaware where co-pays may apply.
Sign up today and be ready to connect quickly, if and when you need us.