Charting the Course for Student Success
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New England School Nurse Conference
Hosted by the New Hampshire School Nurses’ Association
And Sponsored by ConvenientMD
For Conference questions please email us at NHSNA@comcast.net
May will be here before you know it and school nurses from all over New England will be gathering for the New England School Nurse Conference in Portsmouth, NH.
Up to 8.25 contact hours
This activity has been submitted to Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD) for approval to award contact hours. NE-MSD is accredited as an approval of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
LOCATION: Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
250 Market Street · Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801
Discounted room rates may still be available by emailing Pam Murphy at: email@example.com
May 1st: For those arriving Friday night, Conference Registration is open 5:00 to 8:00 in our special "Hospitality Room" Join us for informal networking, refreshments and information on all that Portsmouth has to offer. The room number for this gathering will be emailed to you closer to the date.
The Portsmouth Underbelly Historic Walking Tour is all the history you want to know that is not included in the history books. It’s all true – it’s just a little naughty!
THE UNDERBELLY TOUR HAS SOLD OUT!!
Commemorative Pendant Keepsake: How often have you attended a conference and look for that special memento to bring home to proudly wear or give as a gift? This pendant is 1" in diameter and crafted of sterling silver. The theme of the 2015 New England School Nurse Conference "Charting the Course for Student Success" has been custom designed into the pendant
Cost of the Pendant is $30.00. It was designed for us by Lovell Designs.
A complimentary chain will be included to the first 30 individuals to purchase the pendant.
It is a beautiful keepsake you will be proud to wear for years to come.
ADD your preorder to your registration OR send E-mail to NHSNA@comcast.netConference AGENDA:
Saturday, May 2nd: 7:45 to 4:30
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7:45 to 8:45 Registration and Breakfast
Our Hospitality committee will be available to give you information on all that historic Portsmouth has to offer. 8:45 to 9:15 Welcome Address9:15 to 10:30
When Worry Shows Up: Strategies for Working with Anxious Kids
10:30 to 11:00 Break / Exhibition Hall 11:00 to 12:15:
Lynn Lyons, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who lives in Concord, New Hampshire and is in private practice there.
Lynn specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children, with a special interest in breaking the generational cycle of worry in families. She is the coauthor of two books on anxiety, Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children, and the companion book for kids, Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids.
School nurses are on the front lines of dealing with anxious children, teens, and parents. Anxious kids seek out the school nurse in order to deal with their somatic symptoms, and/or to simply avoid and escape anxiety triggers in school. In this workshop, participants will learn how to quickly identify the patterns of anxious students and parents, and to work with students, families, and other school staff to step away from the common pitfalls of accommodation, reassurance, and avoidance. The school nurse’s critical role in skill-based 504 accommodation plans will be discussed.
BREAKOUTS Please be sure to choose a first and second choice on your registration form
1. Role of the School Nurse in Championing Evidence Based Suicide Prevention Programming
Meghan Diamon, MSW, LCSW
Youth Programs Manager, Mentalhealthscreening.org
2. Emerging and Re-Emerging Diseases: The School Nurse Role
Meghan May, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences
University of New England
3. Using Google tools: Staying Organized and Communicating Effectively
Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases are increasingly recognized as a threat to community health. School nurses are likely to be some of the first-line "diagnosticians" of clusters of unusual clinical presentations, and therefore play a key role in reporting and recognizing emerging disease outbreaks. This presentation will describe some of the factors that contribute to emerging and re-emerging diseases, and some of the "red flags" for new and reportable illnesses in school-age children.
12:15 TO 1:30 LUNCH Provided
Ruth Behrsing, MS
Information Technology Specialist
Technology and its influence on the way we communicate has impacted how we interact with others. The amount of information that is available makes it more difficult to sift through all that we find. Keeping your mail organized so you can find things, using search techniques that focus on current and verified sources, distributing and gathering information from students and parents in an efficient and organized method, are all ways that you can use Google Drive/Apps to help you. This workshop will focus on
• Organizing Google’s gmail (using filters and mail rules)
• Creating google web sites for distributing information
• Setting up google forms and spreadsheets for gathering information
• Using google search filters
• Sharing and collaborating your work.
Bring your device and be ready to logon to your google/gmail account.
Presentation from ConvenientMD on their School Nurse Partnership Program
Presentation from Connecticut School Nurse Association on the New England School Conference for May 2016.1:30 to 2:30 Cultural Diversity
Dottie Morris, Phd
Chief Officer of Diversity and Multiculturalism
Keene State College
For years, Dottie has worked with undergraduate and graduate students in the capacity of counselor, teacher, academic advisor, and advisor of student groups. She has demonstrated a consistent and persistent dedication and devotion to diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism and social justice over the past two decades.2:30 to 3:00 Break / Exhibitions3:00 to 4:00
BREAKOUTS Please be sure to choose a first and second choice on your registration form
1. "My Tummy Hurts": Assessment of the Pediatric Abdomen
Dr. Jeffrey Collins, Medical Director ConvenientMD
Dr. Collins is nationally recognized for his work in establishing national ambulatory quality guidelines for the provision of urgent care and for his medical research in the urgent care field. Dr. Collins is Course Co-Director for the MGH Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics and Medicine/Pediatrics courses in “Urgent Care Medicine” and “Community-Oriented Primary Care.” He is an Instructor in Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine.
2. Child Sexual and Emotional Abuse: Suspicions and Community Response.
Deborah Pullin, MPH, ARNP-PCP is the Acting Director for the Child Advocacy and Protection Program team at the Childrens Hospital at Dartmouth, working with multidisciplinary team and teaching in pediatric residency and medical school.. She serves on several CAC teams in both New Hampshire and Vermont, NH Attorney General Task Force of Child Abuse and Neglect, and the NH Child Fatality Review Committee.
3. Management of Headaches in Children and Adolescents
Evie M. Stacy, APRN, MS
Specialties: Pediatric Neurology
4:00 to 4:30 NHSNA Annual Meeting
5:00 to 6:30 Underbelly Walking Tour of Portsmouth begins in front of the Rusty Hammer Restaurant. This is a private tour just for school nurses at our conference! Cost: $10
More information on the Underbelly Tour!
Sunday, May 3rd: 8:00 AM to 1:00
8:00 to 8:45 Breakfast provided
8:45 to 10:15
School Nurses Role in Integrative Health
Matthew M. Hand, DO
Elliot Pediatric Integrative Medicine
10:15 to 10:30 Break10:30 to 11:45
Because traditional medicine isn’t always enough…
The goal of integrative care is to incorporate all healing modalities into patient care. Integrative medicine (IM) can be defined as an approach to the practice of medicine that makes use of the best available evidence taking into account the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. The primary concept is that all patients, regardless of disease, have more wellness than disease and our mission is to emphasize the wellness and augment the healing process.
Over the Counter, Under the Radar: Emerging Trends in Youth Substance Abuse
Laurie A. Warnock, MPH NH Education Coordinator
Northern New England Poison Center
11:45 to 12:45
Smart Phones and Parent Child Interaction: Friend or Foe?
Jenny Radesky, MD, clinical instructor in Developmental-
Behavioral Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and a former fellow in pediatrics at Boston Medical Center.
12:45 to 1:00 Wrap Up and Closing Remarks