Impressed with school nurses
I recently had the great pleasure of providing a three hour training program on epilepsy for school nurses held at Fort Mill. I have provided in the intensive education programs for many healthcare providers, nationally and internationally for the past 40 years and I will have it to say that I don’t know when I have spoken to a more dedicated and impressive group as your school nurses. How fortunate your students are to have had such a resource.
Epilepsy affects one in 26 children and about a third of these have uncontrolled seizures as well as other problems. Your nurses already had a good store of knowledge (I know, I tested them) but they were eager to learn more and it was more it was obvious that they really care about their young students.
I was incredibly impressed that your school district has a nurse for every school and a back up sub if needed. Many schools across our nation do not come close to this high standard, including many in my state. I highly command those who put this in place. It reflects that you and your community truly care about your students and want them well. I thank you on their behalf.
Director, Epilepsy Information Service
Associate Professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine