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Student Health

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Student Health provides ongoing support for school nurses and other professionals working to enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of P-12 school-aged students.

Network participants include school nurses, school administrators, school counselors, health and physical education teachers, school psychologists, primary care providers, primary care staff, healthcare administrators, and state agency staff.

UW ECHO in Student Health is a collaboration with
Rutgers School Health Leadership Program and the UW Department of Nursing.

Sessions are on Thursdays, biweekly from 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
via Zoom video conferencing technology.

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Learning Topics - Spring 2018

Session information subject to change, please check back regularly.

*Registration encouraged but not required to attend sessions*

January 11

The WyIR School Module: Managing Immunizations and Compliance

Jude Alden, MBA, CPM Immunizations Unit Manager, WDH

January 25

Best Practices in Documentation

Lee-Ann Halbert, JD, EdD, Health Sciences Assistant Professor, New Jersey City University

February 8

Creating the Link Between Early Trauma and Mental Health Stability

Jennifer Davis Consultant, Wyoming Children's Trust Fund

February 22

Suicide Prevention

Sarah Spafford, Injury Prevention Coordinator, Wyoming Department of Health

Session Registration*

March 8

School Nurses: 21st Century Leaders
This session will discuss some of the challenges faced when communicating with staff and parents. Strategies will be shared to improve communications and better understand common parental emotional experiences.

Associate Health Systems Science Department Head and Clinical Associate Professor

Session Registration*

March 22

Basic Physical Assessments
Strategies to consider when conducting basic physical assessments will be shared. Assessment results that require medical provider follow-up will be discussed.

Venessa Yoosook, DNP, APRN, CPNP

Session Registration*

April 5

Self-Care: Health and Wellness

Jessica Porter, BSN, RN, NCSN, Nationally Certified School Nurse

Session Registration*

April 19

Disease Prevention Through School Wellness

Denise Padilla M. Ed. Prevention Specialist, Wyoming Department of Health

Session Registration*

May 3

Chronic Disease Management


Session Registration*

May 17

Orthopedic Injuries


Session Registration*

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Learning Topics - Fall 2017

September 21

504s and IEPs: Distinctive Features

Heidi Kutcher, Office of Civil Rights

October 5

Health Screenings: Vision, Hearing, Dental
This session will discuss the elements of good vision, hearing, and dental screenings to include what to look for and when to refer students for further evaluation.

Katey Staeben, Audiologist
Dr. Paul Gustafson, Optometrist
Dr. Jared Christopherson, Brookside Dental

October 19

Health Care Plans: Why, Why Not, When and How
The session will discuss the need for healthcare plans and why they are done. Real life examples will be shared to model what a healthcare plan might look like.

Katie Shepherd, Natrona County School District

November 2

The Session for Nov. 2 has been rescheduled to November 9

November 9

***Schedule Change***
Evidence-Based Sexual Health Curriculum in the Classroom

During this session, participants will learn how one Wyoming school district implemented evidence-based sexual health in the classroom and how it leads to healthier relationships.

Tonia Hoffman, Sublette County School District #9
Shelly Montgomery-Barth, Wyoming Department of Health

November 16

Nutrition: Good Food for Good Mood
This session will discuss the role good nutrition plays in students' productivity and health.

Maureen Molinari, Wyoming Dept. of Health Nutrition Educator

November 30

Tobacco Cessation
The Wyoming Tobacco Prevention and Control Program will discuss major components of the Wyoming Quit Tobacco Program. The use of e-cigarettes/vaping will be discussed.

Joe D'Eufemia and Vitaly Kroychik, Wyoming Dept. of Health Tobacco Prevention and Control Program

December 14

Trends in Youth Substance Abuse
Trends in youth substance abuse (alcohol, marijuana, opioids, etc.) will be discussed and prevention strategies shared.

Drew Dobro and Rachel Nuss, Prevention Specialists, Wyoming Dept. of Health

December 21 - January 4

No Sessions

January 11

Wyoming Vaccines Rules, Regulations and ACIP Guidelines

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