This series of webinars will be recorded and sent to those who registered if you are unable to attend the scheduled time slot.

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The Project ECHO Team at Dartmouth Health invites you to join our newest ECHO: "An Ounce of Prevention: Key Strategies to Promote Childhood Vaccination."

Launches Sept. 7, 2022
Every other Wednesday, 12 to 1 pm
This program is free of charge.

Register Here

TYPE 1 Diabetes in School:  Practical Solutions for Safe Practice.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022   
4PM  on ZOOM

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. For questions or more information, please contact Phyllis Kaplan at 617-631-3802 or pkaplan@jdrf.org

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Upcoming events

NHSNA School Health Manual

The School Health Manual provides resources on the most important issues and topics for school nurse practice. NHSNA is the voice of New Hampshire School Nursing and this  manual continues that commitment to excellence.

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Scholarship Money Available

Scholarships are available yearly for members of NHSNA. Reimbursement will be made after applicant sends verification of successful course completion. Deadline is April 1st.    READ MORE HERE

Need To Reach Us?

We'd love to hear from you!  The New Hampshire School Nurses' Association monitors the following email daily and will respond to your email within 48 hours.  Email us at:  

   NHSchoolNurses@gmail.com

Covid Updates

 8-12-2022 Updated COVID-19 guidance from the CDC.


VACCINES

Initial COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Map for 4 Mos. to 5 Years of Age


Medical practice and pharmacy vaccine locations

TESTING

Positive home COVID test results can now be reported to NH Public Health by filling out the online form at forms.nh.gov/EpiInfoWebSurv….


COVID-19 testing is offered at 90 locations statewide, including at hospitals, pharmacies and urgent-care centers.


DPHS Education Liaison: Sheryl Nielsen 603-271-6996

Sheryl.A.Nielsen@dhhs.nh.gov

School nurses are invited to attend these calls with NH DPHS:
Calls with Healthcare and Public Health Partners
Recurring calls are scheduled for 2nd Thursday of each month from 12 - 1 PM   Click Here for log-in information    
Aug. 11th slide deck from meeting

8-12-2022 COVID-19 Pandemic, Update # 64 Updated CDC COVID-19 Prevention and Quarantine Guidance


Immunization and Legislative Updates

2022 - 2023 Immunization Requirements for School Attendance

School Nurses now have access to the NH Immunization Registry: 
There are procedures in place to have School Nurses gain access.
LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP HERE

New State Law: 
House Bill 1035: Effective 7/19/2022
Result: Religious Exemptions no longer require a notary.
NH DOE Technical Advisory

9/23/2022 UPDATE  Notice from the Immunization Program:

On September 16th JLCAR did not approve the NH Immunization Program use of the new Religious Exemption form. Therefore, this form was removed from our website and should no longer be distributed by schools or childcares for use.

At this time please only distribute the previous version of the religious exemption form (attached) and notify the parent that they are not required to have the form notarized as notary signature is no longer required per HB 1035 (effective July 19, 2022)

OR inform the parent that they may elect to submit a signed letter to request religious exemption. As a reminder all religious exemption forms are to retained by the school and not forwarded to DHHS.

Any new forms that have been received with parents/guardians signature may be kept on file and considered valid. Further communication on the status of an updated form will be sent out and posted on our website when available https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/programs-services/disease-prevention/immunizations/immunization-exemptions-children.

House Bill 1131: Vetoed by Governor Sununu 05/20/2022
Result: School boards and districts may require facial masks.

House Bill 1606:  Effective 7/01/2023
Result:  Patients will have to opt-in or opt-out for every vaccination given, instead of once for each patient.  DHHS will have to find a new vendor for the program at a cost of $42 million over four years of development.  

House Bill 1244  Effective 7/26/2022
This bill requires a child's parent or legal guardian to provide explicit written consent for any medical or dental treatment provided in a school setting.
School Board Association Memo to School Administration

How to Spot Monkeypox: A Tutorial
Jun 15, 2022 Very few physicians have seen Monkeypox, and its eradicated cousin Smallpox. In this tutorial, Dermatology professor Dr. Lisa Iannottone goes over how to identify Monkeypox, how to distinguish it from similar looking rashes caused by Chickenpox and other illnesses.



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Take Action!

In our first direct action, we ask our Governor, Congressional delegation, and Executive Councilors to address climate change for a healthier NH.  Join our Advisory Board, Board of Directors, and many NH healthcare associations by signing this letter.  Every voice matters and there is clearly strength in numbers!

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Mission: As registered professional school nurses, we provide comprehensive school health services to ensure that all students achieve their full education potential.

Vision: New Hampshire School Nurses Association (NHSNA) provides leadership and education to support New Hampshire school nurse standards of practice, care coordination, leadership, quality improvement, and community public health.  New Hampshire school nurses are committed to promoting the health of students and school communities through evidence based clinical practice, health promotion, and education. NH school nurses are integral members of the school leadership and education teams, and are committed to collaborating with professional organizations and health care teams. Through strength in membership and advocacy, NHSNA creates the infrastructure to promote excellence in school nurse practice across the state.

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