The most recent PSA from Sandy Hook Promise will tear a hole in your heart as you watch how the back to school supplies we have all bought for our children are now being used. This is not hype, this is what it feels like in many schools. It feels like we are all preparing for the pending carnage that can begin at any time.
We are on high alert, especially school nurses. The conversations we are having now include Stop the Bleed and writing grants for tourniquets in every classroom. There was a recent article in a Denver paper that teachers were given kitty litter and Sharpies in the back to school kits. The kitty litter was in case students needed to use the bathroom during an extended lockdown and the Sharpie was to write the time the tourniquet was applied if needed.
Survive the school year with these must-have back to school essentials. https://www.sandyhookpromise.org/camp… **Please note that this PSA contains graphic content related to school shootings that may be upsetting to some viewers. If you feel that this subject matter may be too difficult for you, you may choose not to watch this video.**
Published by Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN
Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN, is a Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN), currently in her 22nd year as a New Jersey school nurse in the Camden City School District. Robin is the Director for New Jersey to the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Board. She is proud to be a Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Fellow and past Program Mentor. Robin is the honored recipient of multiple awards for her work in school nursing and population health. These awards include, 2019 and 2020 National Association of School Nurses President’s Award, 2018 NCSN School Nurse of the Year, 2017 Johnson & Johnson School Nurse of the Year, and the New Jersey Department of Health 2017 Population Health Hero Award. Robin serves as faculty in the School Nurse Certificate Program at Rutgers University-Camden School of Nursing, where she teaches the next generation of school nurses. She was presented the 2018 Rutgers University – Camden Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award for Part-time Faculty. Robin writes a weekly blog called The Relentless School Nurse. She also writes a monthly column in My American Nurse, the official journal of the American Nurses Association. Robin’s work is included as a case study in The Future of Nursing Report 2020-2030. You can follow Robin on Twitter at @RobinCogan.
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