Friday, December 2, 2016

School Nurse Assessment Tools

School Nursing Assessment Tools

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Hopefully Helpful School Nurse Tip: We all know that nurses can't diagnoses. However, school nurses can provide a complete assessment and provide those finding to parents, students, staff and refer for further evaluation as needed. Having the proper assessment tools is vital for any school nurse.

It is already November and I'm feeling a little behind in my schedule because I'm into my 4th week of the CNA train-the-trainer course. I guess I forgot how much time it takes to take the student!

Monthly Notes From The School Nurse for November

You can tell by my picture I was thinking a lot about assessment. Nurses can't diagnosis, but  nurses can offer students and parents our assessment skills.  
  • Use the tools available to you in your office then purchase the assessment tools you need.  See some of my favorite assessment tools HERE.
  • Provide parents with all of your assessment data for them to share with their doctor or NP.
  • Document, document, document.- your results, your interactions, your phone calls & follow up as needed.

Comment a school nurse assessment tool you can't work without! Then check out The School Nurse's assessment tool list HERE