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What we’re up to and where we’re going.

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What we’re up to and where we’re going.

Role of School Nurse: What is Needed for Today’s School Environment

“Over the past century, the role of the school nurse has expanded to include critical components such as surveillance, chronic disease management, emergency preparedness…extensive care management, and much more” (AAP Policy Statement 2016, Role of the School Nurse in Providing School Health Services).  Despite this ever changing role, the focus has remained consistent: keeping students healthy and in school to ensure academic success.  Among the duties of chronic disease management is the dispensing of medications. As children with increasingly complex medical illnesses are present in schools, this task becomes […]

January 28th, 2019|

There’s No Place Like Home

By Rori Quinonez

So you want to peek behind the curtain? Catch a glimpse at the magic that runs DocNetwork? You’re in luck! I’ve been given the chance to fill you in on what my first few months at the company have been like—and let me tell you—I’m not holding anything back!

First Impressions
Before I was even officially hired, I left my interview thinking that everyone was way too kind and laid back. There had to be something I wasn’t seeing. When I was offered my position as Account Manager, I thought, “Ha! Now I’ll be able to […]

December 22nd, 2018|

Stay Active During the Holidays

On your mark, get set, GO!  

It is easy for children and teens to be active when participating in organized camps and school-based programs.  The challenge arises when those activities conclude or kids go on a holiday break. Additionally, as winter weather sets in, easy opportunities for physical activity dwindle. That said, with some creativity and planning, keeping children active is feasible and can be fun.  

For those parents who are unfamiliar with activity recommendations in children over the age of 6 years, the American Academy of Pediatrics[…]

December 15th, 2018|

Holiday Food Celebrations for All to Enjoy

Tis the season for festivities, fun, and food…lots and lots of food.  The holiday season, for many people, ushers in a sense of joy and excitement. However, for parents, teachers, school nurses, and camp directors who are responsible for children with food allergies, fear and anxiety may prevail.  According to FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education), about 1 in 13 children in America have some type of food allergy, which is about two children per classroom.  Of those children, about 30% are allergic to more than one food. Thus, holiday parties […]

December 1st, 2018|

World Diabetes Day: Ways to Help Children Impacted with the Disease

Most people know someone with diabetes.  According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population had diabetes.  In children specifically, about 193,000 Americans under the age of 20 are estimated to have diabetes.  Diabetes is a serious illness that affects people of all ages and ethnicities, including those at camp and school.

There are two types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2, both characterized by high levels of sugar, called glucose, in a person’s blood.  

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November 12th, 2018|

Celebrating Halloween: Teal Pumpkin Project Promotes Inclusion & Safety

Ghouls, ghosts and goblins, oh my! Halloween is a festive, fun celebration millions of families participate in every year. However, Halloween can be a tricky time for families managing food allergies, leaving children feeling excluded from family and school celebrations.

Many traditional Halloween treats aren’t safe for children with life-threatening food allergies. According to FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), almost 5.9 million children in the U.S. have food allergies (1 in every 13 children). Almost 30% of these children are allergic […]

October 30th, 2018|