Rhode Island School Nurse Conference

March 18, 2019

The Rhode Island Department of Health partners with school and child care nurses and other school health professionals to coordinate a statewide school health program designed to reduce mortality and morbidity from major chronic and/or infectious diseases and injury. The Conference increases knowledge in school nursing practice and school health programming related to health prevention and promotion and chronic and/or infectious disease. The Conference allows attendees to participate in a public health team approach to address the social and environmental determinants of health, eliminate health disparities, and assure access to quality health services in schools and in the community. 

Target Audience

School Nurses, Child Care Nurses, Social Workers

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Express the concerns of parents regarding immunization and influences that can lead to misinformation about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.
  • Apply strategies to communicate effectively with vaccine-hesitant parents and be reminded of the importance of maintaining high immunization rates to prevent disease outbreaks.
  • Describe the state school nurse consultant's role and what it means for the school nurse teacher
  • Explain the difference between primary and breakthrough chickenpox and when to exclude students from school.
  • Describe the school nurse's role and legal issues around administration of medical marijuana in the school setting. 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 ANCC
    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • 0.00 Participation
  • 3.00 Social Work
    This activity has been approved by the NASW, Rhode Island Chapter.
Course opens: 
02/18/2019
Course expires: 
03/22/2022
Event starts: 
03/18/2019 - 3:00pm
Event ends: 
03/18/2019 - 7:30pm
Cost:
$35.00
Rating: 
5
3:00 pmRegistration, Networking, Exhibitor Displays

4:30 pm

Welcoming Remarks
Carol Hall-Walker, MPA
4:40 pmMedical Marijuana
James V. McDonald, MD, MPH
5:20 pmVaricella
Karen Luther, RN, MPH
5:30 pmVaccines: Resistance, Hesitancy and Advocacy
Richard D. Bungiro, PhD
6:45 pmDental Issues
Samuel Zwetchkenbaum, DDS, MPH
7:20 pmOverview of the State School Nurse Consultant
Linda Mendonca, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC, NCSN, FNASN
7:30 pmClosing Remarks
Linda Mendonca, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC, NCSN, FNASN
The Crowne Plaza Hotel
801 Greenwich Avenue
Warwick, RI
United States

Speakers

Carol Hall-Walker, MPA
Associate Director, Division of Community Health & Equity
Rhode Island Department of Health

James V. McDonald, MD, MPH
Chief Administrative Officer, Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline
Medical Director, Division of Customer Services, Division of Policy, Information, and Communications,
Overdose Prevention Program, Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Rhode Island Department of Health

Karen Luther, RN, MPH
Community Health Nurse Coordinator
Center for Acute Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Rhode Island Department of Health

Richard D. Bungiro, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Brown University

Samuel Zwetchkenbaum, DDS, MPH
Assistant Professor, Practice of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University School of Public Health
Dental Director, Oral Health Program
Rhode Island Department of Health

Linda Mendonca, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC, NCSN, FNASN
Assistant Professor, Department of Community/Public Health Nursing, Rhode Island College School of Nursing
State School Nurse Consultant
Rhode Island Department of Health

Planning Committee

Chenelle Chin, MSPH
Center for Public Health Communication
Rhode Island Department of Health

Sue Duggan-Ball, MPA
Quality Assurance Manager, Community Health & Equity, Office of Immunization
Rhode Island Department of Health

Janet Limoges
Provider Relations Manager, KIDSNET
Center for Health Data & Analysis
Rhode Island Department of Health

Kathy Marceau, BA
School and Adolescent Services Coordinator, Office of Immunization
Rhode Island Department of Health

Linda Mendonca, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC, NCSN, FNASN

Maria Sullivan, BS
Director, Office of Continuing Medical Education
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Heidi Wallace
Sr. Quality Assurance Specialist, Office of Immunization
Rhode Island Department of Health

Tricia Washburn, BS
Chief, Office of Immunization
Deputy Lead, Center for Preventive Services
Rhode Island Department of Health 

Nurses: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 3.0 Contact Hours until February 7, 2021.

Social Workers: An application for continuing education credits has been submitted to the NASW, RI Chapter. Determination of credits is pending.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 ANCC
    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • 0.00 Participation
  • 3.00 Social Work
    This activity has been approved by the NASW, Rhode Island Chapter.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/18/2019
Course expires: 
03/22/2022

Price

Cost:
$35.00
There are no more spaces available for this course.