Title Fast Facts for the School Nurse, 3/e
Subtitle What You Need to Know
Author Janice Loschiavo
ISBN 9780826174147
List price USD 35.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 318
Book size 127 x 203 mm
Publishing year 2020
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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Praise for the Second Edition:

“[This resource] will direct school nurses to the answers for many questions and to wiser counsel when a dilemma seems unsolvable. It is authored by a school nurse of publicly acclaimed distinction who brings a lifetime of experience to these pages.”

—Lucille A. Joel, EdD, RN, FAAN, Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


This time-tested reference provides quick access to information busy school nurses need to practice competently and efficiently. Written for both new and experienced school nurses, it delivers consistently organized information in bulleted format. The third edition has been substantially revised with expanded coverage of first aid, depression screening, drug use, and adolescent sexuality.

Authored by a nurse with over 25 years of school nursing experience, this resource offers clear guidelines to a full range of daily tasks and nursing responsibilities. It provides clinical protocols for safe management of common childhood illnesses, accidents, and emergencies, along with advice on legal and ethical considerations, documentation, and high-risk areas of school nursing practice. Also covered are the delivery of culturally appropriate care, screening tools, wellness strategies, individualized healthcare plans, and childhood obesity. The guide is also useful as a supplemental text for certification exam study.

New to the Third Edition:

  • New information on adolescent sexuality and gender identity
  • Expanded coverage of first aid, including when to call 911
  • Depression screening, immigration laws, ethical dilemmas, and school shootings and gun control
  • Use of medical marijuana, OTC drug use and abuse, opioid addiction and overdose treatment, and vaping


Key Features:

  • Addresses the five content components included in the National Certification Examination for School Nurses
  • Covers guidelines, management protocols, and care plans for childhood disorders, accidents, and emergency situations
  • Prioritizes responsibilities with a handy month-by-month task calendar
  • Provides quick reference for health office setup, recommended immunizations, and national health observances
  • Presents a technology chapter with information on reporting, software, and confidentiality issues


Foreword Lucille A. Joel, EdD, RN, FAAN



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Part I: School Nursing: Making The Change and Excelling

Chapter 1. Bed Baths to Band-Aids: What the School Nurse Really Does

Chapter 2. Up Your Game: Twelve Essential Qualities for Effective School Nurse Practice

Chapter 3. Educational Preparation for the School Nurse

Chapter 4. The School Health Office


Part II: Health Appraisal in School Nursing: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Chapter 5. The Big Three: Immunizations, Screenings, and Medications

Chapter 6. Student Health Assessments

Chapter 7. Health Education


Part III: Professional Issues in School Nursing Practice

Chapter 8. Documentation in School Nursing Practice

Chapter 9. Legal Considerations in School Nursing Practice

Chapter 10. High-Risk Areas in School Nursing Practice


Part IV: The Marginalized Child

Chapter 11. Children With Special Needs

Chapter 12. Cultural Diversity

Chapter 13. Childhood Obesity

Chapter 14. Autism Spectrum Disorders

Chapter 15. Adolescent Sexuality

Chapter 16. Mental Health

Chapter 17. Drug Use

Chapter 18. Bullies and Their Victims

Chapter 19. Child Abuse


Part V: Problems Unique to the School Nurse Setting

Chapter 20. School Violence and Disaster Planning

Chapter 21. Environmental Issues

Chapter 22. Technology in the School Health Office

Chapter 23. Top 10 Troublesome Topics for the School Nurse


Appendix A Healthy People 2020 Topics

Appendix B Health Office Setup

Appendix C Month-by-Month Calendar of Tasks

Appendix D National Health Observances


Further Reading


About the Author:

Janice Loschiavo, MA, RN, NJ-CSN, is an adjunct instructor at William Paterson University’s Graduate Nursing Division and serves as a field supervisor for New Jersey City University. She had 26 years of experience as a school nurse before retiring from that position in 2007. Ms. Loschiavo has received recognitions for excellence both in teaching and as a school nurse, including the New Jersey City University’s Distinguished Alumni Award (2014), the Governor’s Teacher Recognition Award (2006–2007), the nomination for Disney Teacher of the Year (2002), the New Jersey State School Nurse of the Year (1994–1995), the Bergen County School Nurse of the Year (1994–1995), and the state nomination for National School Nurse of the Year (1994–1995). While working as a school nurse, she was responsible for participating in Child Study Team meetings; maintaining health records; conducting health screenings; providing first aid to students; teaching health classes; conducting faculty in-service training (anaphylaxis, child abuse, and first aid); organizing health fairs; running workshops for teachers and parents; and serving as liaison to the Division of Youth and Family Services. Ms. Loschiavo contributed to the book Health Counseling: A Microskills Approach for Counselors, Educators, and School Nurses, Second Edition, edited by Richard Blonna. ADVANCE for Nurses published her article, “Considering School Nursing?,” in January 2013. In 2016, Ms. Loschiavo wrote and published Life’s Lessons for Children, which provides character education lesson plans for students K to 12.

Target Audience:

Ideal for students and academicians of nursing. The guide is also useful as a supplemental text for certification exam study.

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