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1 Community Resources for the School Nurse Johnson County Health Dept. 2012 School Nurse Workshop June 1, 2012 Brenda Pfannenstiel, MALS, MA, AHIP

2 CMH&C Library Services Kreamer Resource Center for Families

3 Down the grassy path with the stars and moons overhead, to cross the drawbridge over the moat into the castle.



6 Learning objectives: 1) Raise awareness of information and health education resources available to the school nurse community 2) Describe KS and KC metro community resources of interest to school nurses 3) Introduce a new school health portal with services for school nurses in KS/MO.

7 High quality/no cost info SEARCH PubMed http://pubmed.gov PubMed Health Quertle ERIC FREE FULL TEXT NCBI Bookshelf PubMed Central or http://pubmedcentral.gov PLOS - Public Library of Science BMC – Biomed Central DOAJ – Directory of Open Access BORROW Loansome Doc or your public library interlibrary loan service

8 KS State Library Card From KS State Library—with card Health & Wellness Resource Center Health Reference Center Academic Nursing & Allied Health Source (includes Joanna Briggs Institute) Virtual Reference Library e-books


10 Consumer Health Resources MedlinePlus http://medlineplus.gov KidsHealth http://www.kidshealth.org Healthy Roads Media (audio/video/print in various languages) Children’s Mercy A-Z Library/Care Cards/UptoDate for consumers/etc. CDC (also lots of material for teachers/school nurses for health education) Genetics Home Reference http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov National Institutes of Health http://www.nih.gov National Cancer Institute http://www.cancer.gov NIH SeniorHealth http://nihseniorhealth.gov http://health.gov NORD (full report costs $) Skinsight (diagnose by picture!)

11 Buyer Beware Quackwatch National Council Against Health Fraud http://www.ncahf.org Consumer Product Safety Commission http://www.cpsc.gov Report a Problem (medications and supplements, vaccines, medical equipment, etc.) VAERLS MedWatch EPA Health OSHA Health & Safety Topics / Hazard Alerts RYTHospital (slick but phony) http://www.rythospital.com

12 Drugs & Toxicology FDA http://www.fda.gov Daily Med http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov MedlinePlus Drugs & Supplements (plain language) ToxNet (suite of toxicology databases)

13 Hazardous Materials Haz-Map (search “school nurse” as occupation) Hazardous Products Database http://hpd.nlm.nih.gov MSDS EnviroFacts (free, EPA) EXTOXNET (free, pesticide toxicology info for consumers) ToxMap (look up your school’s zip code)

14 Health Education / Fun History of Medicine ToxTown Tox Mystery Kidd Safety MedlinePlus Games Portion Distortion Quiz Joe Chemo Blast Off game five.html five.html

15 Mobile applications: Many commercial and some free drug references, web sites, and databases include mobile access. WISER (wireless information system for emergency responders to hazardous materials incidents) was designed to be a mobile app, and is free. Health apps reviews iMedicalApps http://www.imedicalapps.com iPhone App Review – Health & Fitness applications/health-fitness applications/health-fitness Health App Reviews from PC World rm=2 Clinical Calculators: Archimedes (free)

16 Miscellaneous Search USA for lots more free stuff Medical News: Reuter’s Health MedlinePlus News hnews.html hnews.html

17 Procedures Procedure videos: don’t underestimate YouTube but use carefully MedlinePlus tutorials MedlinePlus diagnosis and therapy describes many procedures, see also the encyclopedia Companies may also describe procedures, such as ostomy care. See CMH&C School Health Portal screening

18 Nursing Organizations: Kansas School Nurse Organization Kansas State Board of Nursing Kansas State Nursing Association National Association of School Nurses American Nursing Association NASPGHN http://www.naspghan.org

19 School Health Associations National Association of School Nurses American Public Health Association – School Nurse Section health/ and health/ American School Health Association http://www.ashaweb.org National Board for Certification of School Nurses National School Boards Association – School Health Programs National Association of State School Nurse Consultants, Inc. CDC School Health (training, program evaluation, resources, etc.)CDC School Health Kansas School Nurse Organization

20 Community Resources United Way 2-1-1 CAP4KIDS KCPAPPC resources for kids with severe chronic illnesses Safety Net Health Services in KC area Oral Health Kansas NICHCY—KS resources for children with disabilities search state organizations Kansas Department for Children and Families EFECT Families Together, Inc. Kansas State School for the Blind Kansas School for the Deaf

21 Child abuse Domestic Violence Network, Inc. 24 hour hotline 816-995-1000 Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline 1-800-392-3738 Prevent Child Abuse America - Kansas Chapter Kansas Children's Service League Phone: (877)-530-5275 Parent helpline: 1-800-332-6378

22 School Health Portal

23 Questions? librarian Brenda Pfannenstiel, AHIP

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