Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – Mar. 11, 2013
The youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a free conference of activities, fun, and learning for youth grades 7-12 to inform them about HIV/AIDS prevention, transmission, and related relationship behaviors. The conference will encourage youth and their advisors to take charge of personal health and safety decisions.
Registration for the Mar. 11, 2013 conference will be at 9:30 a.m. at the Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls (I-29, Exit 81). Scholarships are available. For additional information contact: Nicole Burger at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Brianna Jackson at (605) 444-6344
Click here for registration
The Crucial Role of Recess in School
Recess is most children’s favorite period, and parents and teachers should encourage that trend, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Recess can be a critical time for development and social interaction, and in a new policy statement published in the journal Pediatrics, pediatricians from the AAP support the importance of having a scheduled break in the school day.
to read the full text of the policy statement.
The Flu Vaccine is Available
continues to increase in the United States and most of the country is experiencing high levels of influenza-like-illness. Anyone who has not already been vaccinated should do so now.
School nurses should lead by example
and recommend everyone 6 months of age and older to get their flu vaccine. People who have severe influenza illness, or who are at high risk
of serious influenza-related complications should get treated with antiviral medications
. Antiviral treatment should be started as early as possible after becoming ill. School nurse resources are available at NASN's Seasonal Influenza web page