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March 14, 2019

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8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

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Current, Best Practices to Address the Challenges for Today's SCHOOL NURSE

Presented by Deborah Pontius, MSN, RN, NCSN, FNASN
Outstanding School Nurse and School Nurse Trainer

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Specifically Designed for School Nurses, District Nurses, Supervisors, and Coordinators Serving Grades PreK-12

  • Dozens of evidence-based ideas to more efficiently manage your diverse responsibilities as a school nurse
  • Reduce your workload by incorporating the five best practice techniques to save valuable school nurse time each day
  • Save hours of time in creating timely health care information by harnessing the power of technology
  • Strengthen your practice with the 21st Century Framework for School Nursing Practice

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Practical ways to increase your effectiveness in your daily practice as a school nurse, this is a seminar you won’t want to miss! Outstanding school nurse and school nurse trainer, Deborah Pontius will share dozens of timesaving tips, techniques and strategies that will help you work smarter, not harder in your school nursing practice.

Deborah will share time-efficient, evidence-based strategies for more efficiently communicating with your school community, ways to reduce your workload by eliminating redundant and ineffective practices, and how to more effectively harness the power of technology in creating and explaining critical health information. You’ll learn tips for more efficiently managing your school health clinic, handling referrals, student records, and streamlining your paperwork. Additionally, you will learn the most up-to-date research in treating pediculosis using electronic health records.

You’ll leave this seminar with a renewed sense of enthusiasm for your role as school nurse, an extensive school nursing practice resource handbook as well as dozens of timesaving ideas you will be able to use immediately to enhance your effectiveness and efficiency as a school nurse.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Work Smarter, Not Harder in Your School Nurse Role
    Save time in your day with techniques that eliminate redundant activities and ineffective nursing practices
  2. Reduce Your Workload by Increasing Your Efficiency as a School Nurse
    Learn the five best practice techniques to save school nurse time each day
  3. Discover Innovative Technology Tools for School Nurses
    Learn the most useful apps, EHR selection tips and tools to simplify and streamline your workload
  4. Learn Which Common Health Office Practices to STOP Doing Immediately
    Gain the latest evidence-based nursing procedures to replace how “we’ve always done it that way”
  5. Learn the Latest Head Lice Research – Be Prepared for Some Surprises
    Gain proven evidence to support changing your school pediculosis to be more inclusive, less time-consuming and more effective
  6. Increase Your Impact as Your School’s Health Expert
    Incorporate proven strategies to maximize your value and influence in your role as a school nurse
  7. Achieve Greater Compliance with Health Care Instruction and Referral
    Learn techniques that enhance parent learning and promote compliance with health care instructions and referrals
  8. Incorporate Successful Communication Techniques to Improve Student Health Outcomes
    Gain new and innovative strategies to better communicate with parents and colleagues more effectively and improve student health outcomes
  9. Increase Readability and Comprehension of Your Written Health Information
    Decrease time spent re-explaining health care information, increasing the likelihood that health documents will be read and understood, and required forms completed … Here’s how
  10. Receive an Extensive School Nursing Resource Handbook
    Each seminar participant will receive an extensive resource handbook filled with timesaving strategies, techniques, activities, and resources that can be used in your school health office

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Dozens of innovative, evidence-based strategies to address the current health challenges in school nursing
  • Spend less time on referral follow-up while increasing the likelihood of health form completion
  • Professional, up-to-date, timesaving strategies and resources to reduce your workload while increasing your effectiveness as a school nurse
  • Learn evidence-based writing techniques so your notes home will be read by the majority of your student’s parents
  • How to reduce the academic and financial impact of “nit free” and “lice free” school policies and the hours of time you devote to monitoring these policies
  • Easy-to-implement methods to evaluate a parent information form for readability
  • The most up-to-date, ready-to-use, evidence-based, and best practice models, tools and resources exclusively for school nurses
  • Ways to implement evidence-based practice and the details of 21st Century Framework for School Nursing Practice
  • Valuable tips for choosing the most useful technology applications and EHR for your desktop computers or mobile devices
  • Ways to create attractive, inviting and understandable health information for parents and staff
  • Evidence-based health communication skills you never learned in nursing school
  • Why it is important to NOT sound like a nurse when talking with a parent
  • Dozens of time-efficient, evidence-based strategies to address the current health challenges in school nursing
  • Critical considerations when amending your district pediculosis policy
  • When to unleash the power of “Ask Me 3” and “Teach Back”

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As a fellow school nurse, I know you want to only use techniques that work in your practice. Sometimes just one hint can save you hours of time, yet in this seminar I will give you dozens. In my 38 years as a nurse and 18 specifically as a school nurse, I have been fortunate to have picked up a wealth of research-proven techniques I am excited to share with you to make your day as a school nurse run more smoothly and efficiently.

I will share efficient ways to streamline your communications with the school community and how to more fully harness the power of technology in creating and communicating health information. Throughout our day together I will be sharing with you a wide variety of innovative tips that will increase the efficiency of every part of your school nursing practice. I will also share how to implement evidence-based practice via the 21st Century Framework for School Nursing Practice into your daily workday. This exiting new tool increases your professional accountability as it coalesces your practice – proving a clear picture to you and others about what you really do!

As a busy school nurse, I know just how hard it is to leave your school for a day. It is my commitment to you that you’ll leave this seminar feeling renewed and equipped with many up-to-date tips that will improve both the efficiency and the effectiveness of your school nurse practice.
I look forward to meeting you at the seminar!

Deborah Pontius

P.S. I guarantee whether you are a new or seasoned school nurse you will leave this seminar with wealth of practical ideas you will be able to use immediately.

Who Should Attend

School Nurses, District Nurses, Supervisors, and Coordinators Serving Grades PreK-12

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive School Nursing Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Sample health education documents written with health literacy principles
  • Evaluation tools to use to determine the readability of parent forms
  • Sample easy-to-read versions of student health histories and releases of information
  • Model pediculosis policy and tips for approaching administration on changing lice policy
  • List of mobile apps to check out
  • Quick reference tool for writing easy-to-understand parent information
  • “Teach Back” and “Ask Me 3” guidelines quick reference tool

Meet and Share with Other School Nurses
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in enhancing their school nurse program.

Consultation Available
Deborah Pontius will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own school nurse program.

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four Graduate level professional development credit are available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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