ERIC Number: ED304271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Guide to Camp Nursing: Qualifications, Responsibilities Outlined for the Professional Camp Nurse. Revised.
Auld, Margaret E.; Ehlke, Graceann
This guide was developed to help the nurse in any outdoor setting or organized camp program serving children and youth to: (1) understand the responsibilities of camp nursing; (2) be aware of the nurse's relationships with the camp director and other workers; (3) relate the camp health program to the overall objectives of the camping program; (4) promote maximum health in the camping situation; (5) function in a variety of camp health situations, environments and programs; (6) help insure for each child the maximum benefit of a camping experience; (7) become acquainted with supplemental aids that enable the nurse's work to be done more effectively, and; (8) adapt basic nursing skills to the camping or recreational setting. This material is intended to be equally helpful to a volunteer or salaried nurse, working full- or part-time. This booklet also contains information for camp administrators establishing health programs and for agencies placing nurses for camp services. It discusses a camping organization's need for a nurse, nurse qualifications, and employment arrangements. It describes job satisfactions offered by the camping environment, proper health center planning, standard equipment and possible substitutes, record keeping, and health counseling. This booklet also describes a typical day at camp, the nurse's duties, nurse's role in medical examinations, special needs of campers, and emergency responsibilities. Appended is a list of suggested minimum standing orders. (TES)
Descriptors: Camping, Day Camp Programs, Health Education, Health Facilities, Health Materials, Medical Services, Nurses, Nursing, Outdoor Education, Qualifications, Resident Camp Programs, Responsibility
American Camping Association, Bradford Woods, 5000 State Road 67 North, Martinsville, IN 46151-7902 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Camping Association, Martinsville, IN.