On March 16 Flagler Hospital partnered with EPIC Behavioral Healthcare, St. Johns Sheriff’s Office, St. Johns County Fire Rescue and the Northeast Florida Healthcare Coalition to provide an all-day training for school district nurses that focused on new trends in health care for children with diabetes, the opioid epidemic, cyberbullying and the “Stop the Bleed Campaign” for trauma emergencies.
All agencies worked together to enhance the efficacy of emergency response/intervention at the school level through on-site nursing. Several school nurses will be participating in an upcoming training opportunity in Orlando – Pediatric Emergencies: For Out-of-Hospital Providers. This 8-hour training will review medical emergency concepts, rapid assessment and trauma, as well as psychosocial and behavioral emergencies.
On the January 29 Inservice Day, Nemours Children’s Clinic Endocrinology Dept. will be providing in-depth training for school nurses on the latest trends and treatments for diabetes in children. There will be a focus on how to keep students with diabetes safe at school and manage their disease process while helping them succeed academically.
We are once again partnering with Salt Run Family Dentistry and the Dismukes Dental Concepts Program. This program provides free dental treatment for SJCSD students in need. The Dismukes Dental Program was made possible by the generosity of John T. Dismukes, a Florida veteran. Mr. Dismukes came to St. Augustine in 1885 and established the First National Bank and built and endowed the Dismukes Clinic. St. Johns County maintains the Dismukes Dental Program and provides free dental treatment for qualified children under 18 years of age enrolled in the St. Johns County School District.