The North Arkansas Partnership for Health Education, Inc., (NAPHE) hosted the fifth annual Pediatric and School Nurse Conference in Harrison on Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July 26. NARMC staff members were involved in planning and presenting at the conference.
Topics ranged from leadership, sports-related injuries, trauma, diabetes care for pediatric patients, youth suicide, dermatology, bullying, sexual abuse, vaping, teen drug use and childhood illness. Nurses from area schools, along with nursing students from North Arkansas College, attended the conference. The topics seemed to hit right at home for many of the attendees.
Many learned about specific health topics that will have direct impact on their students.
“It was very rewarding to help provide training about variety of pediatric topics to our local school nurses,” Jess Graddy, BSN, RN, NARMC Education, said. “We hope this training helps attendees in their vital roles caring for our children and community.”
Attendees will return to their schools and organizations equipped with how to handle specific situations and health ailments, along with ideas on how to strategically address topics such as bullying and inclusion.