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Penn State Health’s Annual School Nurse Update

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020

Internet Live Course

This training will be offered as a live online course with details provided to registered participants.


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Conference ID

D6536

Purpose

This update is designed to provide relevant, up-to-date information to school nurse professionals.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to transition reviewed concepts into excellent care for school-age children in the community.

Audience

  • School nurses
  • Paraprofessionals
  • School social workers

Agenda and Objectives

  • 7:50 a.m. | Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Jennifer Phoenix
  • 8 a.m. | Nurturing your Health: Strategies for Effective Self-Care
    Kathleen Allen and Angela Schlegel, RD

    Objectives
    • Identify at least three strategies for self-care.
    • Describe the benefits of physical activity for personal wellness.
  • 8:30 a.m. | Empowering Nurses to Support Improved Mental Health in Students
    Kelly D. Holder, PhD

    Objectives
    • Review signs and symptoms of mental health concerns in children.
    • Discuss enhanced listening skills.
    • Identify ways to create a referral and support network.
  • 9:15 a.m. | Break
  • 9:30 a.m. | Vape Talk: Facts about Tobacco
    Eric Rothermel

    Objectives
    • Discuss vaping and tobacco use.
    • Translate vaping and tobacco use to others.
    • List new vaping and tobacco products on the market today.
    • Recommend tobacco control in Pennsylvania.
  • 10:15 a.m. | Crucial Conversations: Tips for Talking when the Stakes are High
    Amanda Hulse

    Objectives
    • Identify the three elements that make a conversation crucial.
    • Explain your style under stress.
    • List strategies to use in interactions with students, parents and staff.
  • 10:45 a.m. | Break
  • 11 a.m. | Pediatric Concussion: Assessment and Recovery through a Multidisciplinary Team
    Lauren Bangert, PhD
    Deborah M. Gross, MEd
    Andrea C. Loeffert, DO

    Objectives
    • Identify the four main symptom areas of concussion and describe how they are assessed and monitored over time in an outpatient pediatric concussion clinic.
    • Describe the common comorbidities and psychosocial factors affecting pediatric concussion recovery.
    • Recognize the importance of school staff, such as nurses, in assisting with concussion recovery.
  • 11:45 a.m. | Hershey Kiss Activity/Closing Comments
    Objectives
    • Develop skill in guiding basic mindfulness practices including: mindfulness of body.
  • Noon | Adjournment

Faculty

Kathleen Allen
Project Coordinator
Department of Pediatrics
Penn State College of Medicine

Lauren Bangert, PhD
Pediatric Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology
Department of Psychiatry
Penn State Children’s Hospital
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Deborah M. Gross, MEd
Academic Liaison for Penn State Concussion Program and Developmental Pediatrics
Penn State Children’s Hospital
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Adjunct Professor, Wilmington University

Kelly D. Holder, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Director, Office for Professional Mental Health
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Amanda Hulse
Organizational Development Specialist
HR, Learning and Leadership Development
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Andrea C. Loeffert, DO
Assistant Professor
Division of Pediatric Neurology
Department of Pediatrics
Penn State Children’s Hospital
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Eric Rothermel
Program Director
Harrisburg Area YMCA Center for Healthy Living

Angela Schlegel, RD
Project Coordinator
Department of Pediatrics
Penn State College of Medicine

Credit

PSNA

This activity has been submitted for approval of continuing nursing education.

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

CEUs

Penn State has approved this program for 0.35 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) – 3.5 hours or instruction.

Fees

Fee is $50 per person and includes cost of instruction and online handout materials.

Registrations received after Aug. 3, 2020, will incur a $25 late fee.

Cancellations

Cancellations received after July 28, 2020, will be assessed a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be made for cancellations that are received after July 31, 2020.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Preregistered participants will be notified if a program is filled or canceled.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of your participation or visit.

Changes

Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and educational balance)

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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