ESC6 School Nurse

June 2021

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Vape-Free Campus Signage Kit

Say What! has designed several indoor and outdoor signs to help you clearly communicate that your school is an e-cigarette free campus! This free kit includes five aluminum signs, ten legal-sized laminated posters, and 20 window clings that can be placed throughout your school campus to help enforce your tobacco-free campus policy.

Kits will be available for shipment before the end of May. Request your signage kit today!

Request a Kit

TNA COVID Patient 1-Pagers

Vision, Hearing and Spinal Screening

The Vision, Hearing and Spinal Screening Program (VHSS) will offer virtual Vision and Hearing Basic workshops beginning Sept 1, 2020 for individuals who do not have a current vision and hearing certification. Please contact the Regional Coordinator for your area for more information and to sign up for training. Regional Coordinator contact information can be found on our website: https://dshs.texas.gov/vhs/regions.shtm


Please email vhssprogram@dshs.texas.gov if you have any questions.


Vision and Hearing Recertification Workshops


Trainings will be conducted through Microsoft Teams, and will not require specialized software. Participants will need to have a computer, laptop, chrome book, tablet or smart phone with audio/video capability.


Please contact the Regional Coordinator for your area to sign up, their contact information can be found here.


Regarding Spinal Screening Rules During 2020-2021 School Year

CDC Healthy Schools Highlights

CLICK HERE for new activity book to our BAM! Body and Mind Classroom Resources for Teachers titled Take Care of Your Teeth. This book offers an interactive way for children aged 3 to 8 years to learn good oral health habits.

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Don't Miss the Upcoming In Person Region 6 ESC Workshop and Conference

Location:

Region 6 Education Service Center

3332 Montgomery Road

Huntsville, Texas 77340


June 7, 2021 School Nurse Conference

8:30 am - 4 pm

Session 434931

Cost: $60


Upcoming Workshops Agenda attached below.


Audiometer calibrations will be offered during the conference day provided by Natus. Cost is $65 per audiometer. For any questions concerning audiometer calibrations, you may contact Kay Narramore at Angela.Narramore@natus.com

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July 28,29 Transitioning to School Nursing

9 am - 4 pm each day

Session 434934

Cost: $120

Upcoming Workshops Agenda attached below.


This professional learning opportunity, designed specifically for new school nurses or those fairly new to ensure they have the resources, information and tools to be successful in their role! School Nurses who have been practicing for a few years would also benefit from this training. All school nurses welcome!

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Texas CARES Project

Please let your patients, peers, friends and family know about this statewide study with free antibody testing! Texas CARES Project’s free COVID-19 antibody testing for all Texans aged 5-80 gets a boost of power with their new test: Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S. Regardless of previous


COVID-19 positivity and vaccination status, the test helps:

  • Evaluate vaccine-induced immune response
  • Indicate recent or prior COVID-19 infection
  • Determine pre-vaccination immune status



Participants will help researchers understand how Texas has been impacted by COVID-19 so they can develop strategies to protect our communities.


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What's Your Food Safety Plan for Hurricane Season?

During Hurricane Preparedness Week, develop your action plan before a storm hits.


Click QR code for more information.

CDC Project Firstline Facilitator Toolkit for Infection Control Training

Facilitators play a crucial role in the Project Firstline infection control training collaborative. The resources and strategies below are designed to support facilitators as they deliver training sessions and help audiences build a culture of providing safer, higher-quality care.

You'll find a toolkit guide, participant booklet, PowerPoint Slides in 10 minute, 20 minute, and 60 minute formats.

Health Literacy & Health Equity Podcast - CLICK HERE

Health literacy is about communicating health information in ways that patients and the public can understand. And in ways that your audience can relate to and will accept. In other words, health literacy is about equity not just information.

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Click Here - Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler

Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler (TPHVS) is a new way to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine. Please also visit the DSHS website for a list of vaccine hubs near you, call your own provider, or visit a map of state providers.

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Check it out...

  • School Nurse Web page on ESC6
  • School Nurse Resources (resource "binders" available now, including a COVID-19 Binder with reopening plans from other states as examples); you can also access through ESC6 Nurse web page by clicking on the red first aid bag. This will be updated as new resources become available.

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The Value of Belonging to Your Professional Organization


There are so many reasons to belong and that may look different to each of you. What one thing does the National Association of School nurses (NASN) Texas School Nurse Organization (TSNO) do that YOU value most?


For me, it's Professional Connection Together we are #Stronger.


Unlock the value of membership. Check it out!