This paper explores the various roles of the school nurse, including health promotion in the pediatric setting and maintaining patient safety as well as preventing infection. Health promotion not only has a positive impact on the students attending the school, but on the community as well. Health promotion can include health fairs, and various screening procedures performed by the school nurse. The school nurse is responsible for providing quality care to students, and members of staff. It also describes the observed patient care performed by the school nurse and the value of the learning experience. Developmental differences and how they affect patient care are also discussed. Every aspect of nursing care revolve around the developmental state of the patient. Nursing interventions differ depending on the age of the patient to provide adequate and quality care. The aspects this paper explores provides knowledge upon a different area of nursing and a different physical environment of nursing.
The nurse is also vital in communicating health matters between home and school as well as health care providers and school. Chikani and Plonski-Fuqua (2006) state that the most common medical conditions a nurse may encounter include asthma, diabetes, severe allergies, stoma tube care, NG tube care, behavioral health, epilepsy, and cerebral palsy. In order to provide appropriate care for the students the school nurse must have experience in an acute care setting, pediatric assessment, mental health experience and good knowledge of developmental stages of children. Most school nurses work individually so it is important that the nurse is capable of providing the right interventions and is able to recognize emergency situations.
This paper briefly discusses childhood asthma relative to three nursing theories. It entails background information, literature review, application of theories, and implications for the advanced nursing practice.
Asthma is one of most common diseases in children and considered a burden of physical and emotional childhood. A figure indicates that the percentage of children with asthma in Australia is similar to in America (Aloola al et., 2014), moreover, the findings of Grover al et. (2013) indicate probably that asthma is a common and burden of developed countries, including Australia and America. This essay will evaluate these artefacts and journals that indicate accurately and precisely about psychosocial effects of living with asthma as regards less self- management, challenging in educational environment, including classmate attitude. These reasons are highly serious risk of psychiatric illness, so this essay will discuss about the role of nurse in management asthma and school health program.
The changes to both student health needs and healthcare during the 21st century have an impact on school nursing practice today. It was because of these changes that the “National Association of School Nurses (NASN) developed the visual and conceptual Framework that explains the key principles of school nursing and provides structure and focus to current evidence-based school nursing practice” (NASN, 2016, p.45). The ultimate goal of the framework for the 21st century “is to provide a resource to guide school nurses in their practice” in order “to help students be healthy, safe, and ready to learn” (NASN, 2016, p.45). The framework for the 21st century school nursing practice consist of
The American Academy of Pediatrics emphasizes the crucial role of school nurses in the community by providing quality health care to children. School nurses promote wellness and disease prevention to improve health outcomes and early detection and intervention such as periodical vision and hearing assessments.
Since the steady increase of students with chronic illnesses in public schools, there has been an increase in the roles and responsibilities of school nurses (Krause-Parello & Kimika, 2010). This study looks to build upon other studies, but as well, it does look to prove this.
Also, when an asthma attack is occurring an individual would need paramedics to be equip and be trained to know how to help the individual recover from their asthma because it is a serious situation, and the paramedic would give an individual supplemental oxygen and give the individual a breathing treatment with drugs that opens their airways and a paramedic would transfer the individual to hospital as soon as possible. But with diabetes, the paramedics do not need to be equip as much than they would for asthma because diabetes is a slow process and is able to treat the treatment in time without rushing or needing to panic and fix the problem straight away, also diabetes attack are less frequent then asthma attacks.
As the school nurse role evolves, there are increasingly more health concerns for the school
Discuss the prevalence of asthma in certain patient populations that you might see in primary care. Asthma is chronic airway inflammation disorder that is characterized by persistent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and non-productive cough, mainly at night and in the early morning. The inflammation of the airway results from physical, chemical, and pharmacologic stimulus, which causes bronchial hyper-responsiveness, constriction of the airways, edema of airway wall, and chronic airway remodeling (Cash, 2014). Asthma occurs at all ages, with about 50% of all cases developing during childhood and another 30% before age 40. In the United States, it is estimated that 25 million people have asthma and the prevalence continues to increase (McCance, & Huether, 2014). Previously, asthma was considered
History of Present Illness: Ms. Johnson is a very pleasant 66-year-old woman who was previously evaluated in this office by Elvira Aguila, MD for the diagnosis of asthma. She was last seen in January 2015. She states that overall, she has done well. However, over the last two to three weeks, she has noticed increasing shortness of breath as well as productive cough, rhinorrhea and postnasal drip. She states that she has been using her rescue inhaler above and beyond what is normal for her up to 10 times a day yesterday and she states that she has had some improvement in her symptoms with her short acting bronchodilator. She denies any fevers or chills.
In this section of the report the support available for Asthma and Influenza are discussed. There are many different people with different roles who provide support to patients who suffer from these diseases. Support is about providing the right care, treatments and assistance for those people who are experiencing your chosen diseases (classroom notes, 2015). Both individuals who were interviewed stated that they got some statutory support this was more the case in the individual with asthma, but the main support for both cases was informal support from their families (Detail of this interview is available in appendices).
The prevalence of asthma for Hispanic children living in urban areas is higher than the national average (Nepaul, Peng, Kloter, Hewes, & Boulay, 2012). Implementing a tailored asthma education program for Hispanics parents and children with asthma is considered to be the best intervention to reduce acute asthma exacerbations and return visits to the emergency department (ED) (Martin, Andrade, Villa, Acosta-Perez, & Canino, 2010). This outline will describe educational interventions for Hispanic children with asthma by identifying poorly controlled asthmatic children in the ED, provision of asthma education, and follow-up care.
I am the manager of the Asthma Foundation of America. The organization is a non-profit company established in 2011 and located in Atlanta, Georgia. The main goal of the organization is to provide educational programs for asthma patients, healthcare providers, and communities affected by this chronic disease. The organization will also help to raise funds for asthma facilities throughout the state and invest grant awards to researchers to enhance the overall prevention and control of asthma disease. This will help to improve further treatment to manage this disease and assist with groundbreaking research for cures. However, the organization has expanded nationwide to make sure all people over the United States get assistance primarily over asthma disease and live sufficient life.