Pediatrics

Malignant hyperthermia

This potentially lethal condition calls for quick action.  Takeaways: Malignant hyperthermia is a genetic life-threatening disease that results in an uncontrolled release of calcium that...

Pediatric pain management

An individualized, multimodal, and interprofessional approach is key for success. Takeaways: Many pediatric patients experience unnecessary pain because of undertreatment and inadequate pain management after...

Why infant mental health is even more critical now

No matter what role we play in caring for patients and families, as nurses, we know that the relationship children have with their caregivers...

What it’s like to be a school nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nurse Holly Giovi of Deer Park, NY takes Good Morning America into her office to see what it’s like to work on the frontlines as a...

Are school nurses OK?

We are certainly in extraordinary times, as exemplified by this “Public Advisory” issued from the Washington Education Association. The message specifically speaks to the...

A late night message, “Robin, I have one child left. What should we do about school?”

I received this text message in the early morning hours during one of my many sleepless nights grappling with how to safely reopen school....

School nursing—Always student-centered

Leading and innovating on the frontlines of the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic challenges school nurses to continue providing health services when schools are closed and...

The Relentless School Nurse shares thoughts on COVID-19 with Johnson & Johnson

My goal when I started The Relentless School Nurse blog was to contribute to amplifying the voice of school nursing. With that in mind,...

Transform trauma with ACEs Sciences Film Festival & follow-up discussions

ACES Connection, The Relentless School Nurse, and the Center For Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) has joined forces to create a trauma-informed virtual film festival! Our program...

COVID has come to school & our cupboards are bare

I recently spoke to Joel Rose of NPR about the on-going struggle for school nurses to get the necessary PPE. The article and the audio clip are available...