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Nurse's News Letter
The Nurse's News Letter seeks to keep the education community informed of monthly health campaigns, events and awareness activities related to pediatric health, community health and school health.
In addition, emerging health issues in the community and population health trends will also have updated information provided as well as changes in school legislation and mandates related to school health or immunizations.



Author:
Jan Olson, MSNEd, BSN, RN

Jan is the district registered nurse serving all schools in Molalla River School District.  Jan has a been a district  school nurse since January 2014 and has 10 years prior experience in  public health.  Jan is a 2004 graduate of Linfield School of Nursing's  program where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing and where she currently teaches as clinical adjunct faculty.  Jan earned her  Masters of Science in Nursing Education through Grand Canyon University in 2016,  she is a member of the National Association of School Nurses, the Oregon School Nurses Association and the National School Health Association; she is licensed with the Oregon State Board of Nursing.  Jan represents  rural school districts at the state level as a member of the Oregon State School Nurse Advisory Group (SNAG). 



Recent Posts
May  
Every May, FARE hosts a nationwide Food Allergy Awareness Week to shine a spotlight on the seriousness of food allergies and to improve public understanding of this potentially life-threatening medical condition. By increasing awareness, we can encourage respect, promote safety, and improve the quality of life of the 15 million Americans affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis. 2016 Theme: "Food Allergies: React with Respect" A food allergy reaction sends someone to the ER every 3 minutes. Your friends, family and coworkers can experience severe reactions to every day foods like eggs, milk, shellfish or nuts. Symptoms can include trouble breathing and low blood pressure; the most severe reactions can result in death. Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be "National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month." It's a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, and a perfect time to educate your patients, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases. There is no cure for asthma and allergies, and many deaths are preventable with proper treatment and care. Ten people a day die from asthma. Asthma affects 24 million Americans. And 6.3 million children under the age of 18 suffer from asthma. More than 50 million Americans have all types of allergies – pollen, skin, latex and more. The rate of allergies is climbing. Please join us in raising awareness for these common diseases.   Mental Health Month Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the month of May, NAMI and participants across the country are bringing awareness to mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger. These issues are important to address all year round, but highlighting these issues during May provides a time for people to come together and display the passion and strength of those working to improve the lives of all Americans whose lives are affected by mental health conditions. 1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime and every American is affected or impacted through their friends and family and can do something to help others. The first week of May is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week   Better Speech & Hearing Month Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and role of ASHA members in providing life-altering treatment.   Healthy Vision Month When it comes to our health, we often visit our doctor or nurse regularly to make sure our bodies are healthy. But what about our eyes? They’re not always top of mind, but they’re just as important. During Healthy Vision Month, held each May, the National Eye Institute empowers Americans to make their eye health a priority and educates them about steps they can take to protect their vision: Get a dilated eye exam. Live a healthy lifestyle, including eating healthy foods, maintaining a healthy weight, managing chronic conditions, and not smoking. Know your family history. Use protective eye wear. Wear sunglasses. Taking these steps can help prevent vision loss or blindness from many eye diseases and conditions. In addition, dilated eye exams can detect problems early, when they’re easier to treat. May is also… National Physical Fitness Month National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month May 5th is Hand Hygiene Day! May 31st is World No Tobacco Day
Posted by olsonj  On Apr 27, 2016 at 3:25 PM