35th Annual School Health Conference

Program Overview

The purpose of this education activity is to enhance the knowledge of the Registered Nurse and School Health Nurse in the areas of health related challenges and priorities by addressing best practices in an effort to integrate state-of-the-art strategies within our community as a means to increase the quality of care provided to children in the school setting and promote optimum health.

At the end of this conference, the school nurse should be able to:

  • Appraise the evidence and data that support school nursing in order to maximize child health and education.
  • Describe the school nurse role in research and evidence-based practice.
  • Differentiate Entero Virus 68 from other upper respiratory infectious diseases.
  • Describe other infectious diseases school children are susceptible to.
  • Identify best practices in asthma management and nursing care in the school setting.
  • Describe practical (hands/on) strategies in dealing with asthma emergencies and medication management including use of inhalers and spacers.
  • Identify best practices in vision health screening.
  • Construct innovative approaches school nurses use to motivate school children become fit and well.

Nurses who attend this professional development activity will receive 6.0 Continuing Nursing Education contact hours

The University of Texas Medical Branch Continuing Nursing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The planning committee members and presenters/authors/content reviewers of this CNE activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships related to the planning or implementation of this CNE activity.

You must be present for the entire conference in order to obtain credit.

Speakers & Schedule