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AllergyWise Anaphylaxis Online Training For Healthcare Professionals

Cherylynn Wray - Sunday, November 27, 2016 -

As a school or community nurse first aid trainer or nursery team leader, you need to know all about anaphylaxis and severe allergies, the most common allergens, potential for exposure and how to manage these risks in school, early years and other community settings where severely allergic children and young people are cared for. You need vital information on emergency treatment, as well as longer term care and medications. You also need to know how to set up individual healthcare management plans and teach other school, nursery and care staff members what they need to know to ensure children in their care are safe.

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Elearning: Children’s Emotional and Additional Health Needs programme

Cherylynn Wray - Sunday, November 06, 2016 -

Check out the available E-learning on common issues for children with complex/additional health needs and emotional health and wellbeing concerns:


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Nursing In Schools - New NCB Report

Cherylynn Wray - Sunday, September 25, 2016 -

NCB has published new research into the role of school nurses in supporting pupils with long term conditions.


Nursing in schools: how school nurses support pupils with long-term health conditions looked at school nurses’ confidence in managing five prevalent long-term health conditions: asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, anaphylaxis and eczema. The research included a national survey, completed by one in seven of the school nurses working in England.

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