GASN Conference 2020 Registration is NOW OPEN!

Click here to register: 2020 GASN Conference Registration

 

SNOTY Nominations are now open! Submissions must be postmarks by April 17.

Please click here for more information: 2020 SNOTY Nominations 

 

 Georgia Chapter | American Academy of Pediatrics

Upcoming Webinar!

New Meningococcal Vaccine Requirement for Georgia Students Entering 11th Grade for the 2020-2021 School Year
It’s Booster Time!

(MCV4 2nd Dose Georgia School Requirement - Effective July 1, 2020) 

Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Or

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 12:30 - 1:30 pm  

Join your colleagues for this live presentation and discussion with:

Faculty:

  Diana Gaskins, MSN, BSN, RN

Nurse Consultant to the Georgia Immunization Program (Retired) 
Georgia Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (GaAAP) EPIC Immunization Advisory Committee Member
Ga AAP EPIC Immunization Program Trainer  
Atlanta, GA
 
Immunization Representative
Division of Health Protection
Infectious Disease & Immunization Program
Georgia Department of Public Health
Atlanta, GA
 
Moderator:
Monica Moore, MD, FAAP
Ga AAP EPIC Immunization Program Trainer  
Premier Wellness
Smyrna, Ga
 
Intended Audience includes:  Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Nursing Staff, Medical Assistants, and other health care professionals.


Upon completion of this program the attendee shall be able to:

Describe meningococcal disease and the rationale for adolescent vaccination in the United States.

Describe the current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations for meningococcal vaccines among adolescents.

Summarize the new meningococcal conjugate vaccine school requirement for attending eleventh grade

  • To register visit: 

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This nursing professional development activity was approved by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The American Academy of Pediatrics – Georgia Chapter is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Academy of Pediatrics – Georgia Chapter designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For questions or concerns regarding this blast email or any other immunization information, please contact the Chapter’s Immunization Coordinator, Noreen Dahill at (404) 881-5094 or [email protected]

 

Survey on Vaping Education

NASN is working diligently to create a toolkit to reduce vaping in middle school students, and are seeking to gather information on the various programs being implemented by school nurses across the country. 

Please take this brief 5 minute survey to help NASN with data collection:

NASN Vaping Survey

 

School Nurse of the Year Winners!

Val Homer RN (Forsyth County), Sandy Jones LPN (Butts County), and Lisa Wilson RN (Chatham-Savanah County), were recognized by the State Superintendent for the 2019 School RN, School LPN, and School Nurse Administrator of the Year.  We are so proud of you all!

Please click here to read the winner bios: SNOTY

Congratulations!

 

GASN at NASN

A group of our Georgia school nurses at the NASN Conference in Denver, Colorado!

 
 

 School Nurses in the News

 

Click here to read the article: GASN Director Lynne Meadows on the growing need for school nurses

 

 

DPH Vaping Health Advisory 

The DPH has put out a Health Alert around the severe pulmonary disease seen in users of vaping products
Please click here for Health Alert: Vaping Health Alert  
Here are some resources for tobacco and vaping cessation: 
  • Georgia Department of Public Health Quit Line (ages 13 years and older): https://dph.georgia.gov/ready-quit
  • Juul cessation texting program for youth from the Truth Initiative®: 
This innovative and free text message program was created with input from teens, college students and young adults who have attempted to, or successfully, quit e-cigarettes. 
The program is tailored by age group to give teens and young adults appropriate recommendations about quitting. The program will also serve as a resource for parents looking to help their children who now vape.
Youth and young adults can access the new e-cigarette quit program by texting "DITCHJUUL" to 88709. Parents and other adults looking to help young people quit should text "QUIT" to (202) 899-7550.

 

Meningococcal Vaccine Update

Message from DPH Commissioner concerning the meningococcal vaccine:

Meningococcal Vaccine Message

 

 

At Children's Healthcare of Atlanta we would like to develop a longitudinal course that gives more detailed information on how to manage students with diabetes mellitus. The course would be in the form of several live interactive webinars that can be accessed remotely via the Internet. Each webinar will include a lecture on a topic related to diabetes mellitus management in school children followed by a Question and Answer session with experts in the field (endocrinologists, diabetes educators, nutritionists etc). The topics discussed will rotate as part of the longitudinal course.
 
Please fill out this short survey to help us better understand the diabetes education needs of school nurses in Georgia.
 
Thank you in advance for your valuable feedback.

 

 

 End Child Sex Trafficking & Sexual Violence in Georgia: A School-Based Prevention Program

This is a friendly reminder that Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta continues to offer all school professionals the free online 1-hour training course on child sex trafficking and other sexual violence, “End Child Sex Trafficking & Sexual Violence in Georgia: A School-Based Prevention Program.”  This training meets the requirements for training teachers outlined in SB 401.  The training is relevant to teachers, administrators, counselors and psychologists, nurses and support staff.   

 

View flyer here: Training for School Personnel 

Please click here for the link to the seminar:

Here are instructions for users:

To view the module as an individual, simply click the link and work through the process. After completing the evaluation at the end, a certificate will be available for printing. If participants are watching in a group, one person will sign in and complete the demographics and pre-training survey for themselves and then show the video to the group. After watching the module, the lead for the group should send the link to all those who watched. Each person can then complete the demographics and survey process for themselves and receive their own certificate. There is no longer a need to send rosters to us. However, it is imperative that each person who watches follows the link as that will be the only way we have a record of attendance. Keeping track of attendees and receiving their evaluation is critical to help us design the best training possible, make edits as needed, and be able to accurately report on our work to our funders in order to maintain long-term support for the program.