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ERIC Number: EJ885778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
The Smallpox Threat: The School Nurse's Role
Martin, Mary E.; Didion, Judy
Journal of School Nursing, v19 n5 p260-265 2003
Today, with the threat of bioterrorism and war, there is a new dimension to the traditional role of the school nurse. The smallpox threat to public health will invoke the school nurse's role as an educator, liaison, and consultant in the community. This article discusses smallpox, the vaccination process, adverse effects, and postvaccination care. In addition to the role of educator, the school nurse has the role of a liaison between the school and the local health department. The school nurse also plays a vital role in school health policy development and implementation. Being prepared and educated makes our nation less vulnerable to these threats and will assist in keeping our children and communities safe. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A