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ERIC Number: ED539210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
Child Mortality in the School Setting. Position Statement
Bergren, Martha Dewey
National Association of School Nurses (NJ1)
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that data on children's deaths in school should be recorded, analyzed and reported at the local, state and national level. The systematic review of data on child deaths is necessary to drive interventions and policies that will decrease mortality from injuries, violence, acute illness and chronic disease in the school setting. The increasing number of students receiving health services for serious health conditions requires vigilance to prevent those conditions from exacerbating, potentially resulting in a preventable child fatality (Malone & Bergren, 2010). Registered professional school nurses need to advocate for the collection and analysis of student health data at the local level and for the reporting and aggregation of student health data at the state and national level in order to advise health and education policy makers. [For the complete report, "Position Statements, Issue Briefs, Resolutions and Consensus Statements. Revised," see ED539227.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of School Nurses