Happy Hour!
Vision Screening: What Was… What Is… What Will Be…
Belinda Brager, MSN, RN, RCSN and Katie Savage, MSN, RN, RCSN 
March 7, 2024; 2:30-4:00
CSNO Members: Free; Nonmembers $150

AB1722 made considerable legislative changes to the California Education Code 49455.  These changes include who can conduct
vision screening in educational settings, photoscreening stance and the role of the school nurse.  Learn about these changes as well as
best practices in providing vision screening.
1.5 California Board of Registered Nursing Continuing Education Contact Hours will be provided.  
The California School Nurses Organization is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing CEP #04269.

Happy Hour!  April 15, 2024;  2:30-4:00
Stock Albuterol AB 1283

Dr. Rachel McClannahan, DNP, RN, NCSN, CNE,  Nataly Garcia, MSN, RN,  Placentia-Yorba Linda USD and Alma Gaitan, MSN, RN,  Pomona USD

CSNO Members: Free; Nonmembers $150

AB 1283 made changes to the California Education Code and added 49414.7. The law states that schools may may provide emergency stock albuterol inhalers, including, if necessary, single-use disposable holding chambers, to school nurses or trained personnel who have volunteered pursuant to subdivision (d), and school nurses or trained personnel may use an emergency stock albuterol inhaler to provide emergency medical aid to persons suffering, or reasonably believed to be suffering, from respiratory distress. Come learn about changes to the Education Code and best practices.

 CDPH School Age and Child Care Guidance
CDPH in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the California Association of Communicable Disease Controllers and the
California School Nurses Organization has released guidelines. The guidance provides considerations when a child has symptoms of
illness in various settings including, but not limited to, the following:​
  • Family child care homes
  • Child care centers
  • Early childhood education sites, including preschool
  • K–12 schools (public, private, and charter)
  • Before/after-school programs
To access the Guidance, please click on the link below:
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Schools/SymptomGuidance.aspx

CDPH and OSHA update COVID-19 

 OSHA and CDPH update COVID-19 Guidelines.
OSHA

https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/coronavirus/Non-Emergency-regs-summary.pdf
Highlights-
Infectious period” for the purpose of cases the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Standards, is now defined as:     
○ For COVID-19 cases with symptoms, it is a minimum of 24 hours from the day of symptom onset:
 COVID-19 cases may return if 24 hours have passed with no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medications, AND Their symptoms are mild and improving.
For COVID-19 cases with no symptoms, there is no infectious period for the purpose of isolation or exclusion. If symptoms develop, the criteria above will apply.

Employees must still be notified if they have been exposed to COVID-19

CDPH update
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/COVID-19-Isolation-Guidance.aspx

Highlights
Updates as of January 9, 2024:
      COVID-19 isolation recommendations move away from five days of isolation and instead focus on clinical symptoms to determine when to end isolation.

 
CSNO Section Spring Conferences 

Save the Dates:

Central Valley Conference, Saturday, April 13, Valley Children Hospital, Madera

Bay Coast Conference, Saturday, April 27, 2024, Micheal's Shoreline, Mountain View:  Update and treatment options for children's allergies with Dr. Alan Goldsobel

 A Day in the Life of a School Nurse

​Inside California Education is a public television series that explores the challenges, issues and stories of public education.  Recently the station highlighted school nursing.  Please feel free to share with your school communities.

Day in the life of a School Nurse