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ERIC Number: EJ877320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Caring for the Student with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
Prenni, Patricia G.
Journal of School Nursing, v25 n5 p327-332 2009
Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a cardiac condition in which an extra electrical pathway within the heart causes an abnormal increase in heart rate. It affects one to three people of every 1,000 people worldwide, occurring more often in males. Diagnosis usually occurs during young adulthood, so it is important for school nurses to be familiar with the condition. Prophylactic treatments, as well as surgical intervention to permanently block the extra pathway, are options for people with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Tachycardia associated with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome can occur occasionally even when prophylactic treatment is administered. School nurses must know how to properly assess and treat episodes of tachycardia that may occur in the school setting. With proper education, school nurses can help provide a safe school environment for students with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and promote successful academic achievement. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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