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How a nursing shortage could impact your child

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Published 5 days ago - Duration: 02:06s
How a nursing shortage could impact your child
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How a nursing shortage could impact your child

ALL NEW FOR YOU AT6:30...THEY'RE IN CHARGE OFMAKING SURE YOUR KIDSARE HEALTHY AND SAFEWHEN THEY'RE ATSCHOOLBUT RIGHT NOW -- NOTEVERY SCHOOL HAS AFULL-TIME NURSE.7 EYEWITNESS NEWSSENIOR REPORTEREILEEN BUCKLEY SHOWSUS HOW THEIR WORK ISCRITICAL.FIRST GRADER EVANDARCIA IS DIABETIC.EACH DAY HE STOPS INTHE NURSE'S OFFICE ATTHE AJ SCHMIDTELEMENTARY SCHOOL INANGOLA TO MONITOR HISBLOOD SUGAR.

THISLAKESHORE CENTRALSCHOOL IS FORTUNATETO HAVE A NURSE ONSTAFF FULL-TME.EVAN DARCIA.

"I JUSTGOT MY BLOODCHECKED."SHERYL ZIELONKA,SCHOOL NURSE.

"EVERYDAY IS DIFFERENT YOUNEVER KNOW WHAT'SGOING TO COMETHROUGH THE DOOR."SCHOOL NURSE SHERYLZIELONKA ISGROUND-ZERO -HANDLING ALL TYPES OFHEALTH ISSUES,INJURIES ANDEMERGENCIES.NATURAL SOUND"HI TAYA.

WHAT'S THEMATTER?

I FELL ON MYKNEE.

IN GYM GLASS?".<SHERYL ZIELONKA,SCHOOL NURSE.

"I COULDNOT IMAGINE A SCHOOLWITHOUT A NURSE.NATURAL SOUNDTHE NATIONALASSOCIATION OFSCHOOL NURSES SAYSMORE THAN 30-PERCENTOF SCHOOLS ONLY HAVEA PART-TIME NURSE.

YETCHRONIC ILLNESS ANDDISEASES FOR CHILDRENHAS SKYROCKETED.PATRICIA BINAXAS.

"IT'SNOT ALL ABOUT THEBUMPS, THE BRUISES ANDTHE BAND-AIDES -BECAUSE WE HAVE TODEAL WITH THE PERSONAS A WHOLE."LAKESHORE HIGHSCHOOL NURSE PATRICIABINAXASSAYS THERE'S A BIGINCREASE OF MENTALHEALTH ISSUES LIKEANXIETY ANDDEPRESSION AMONGTEENS.PATRICIA BINAXAS."WHICH ENDS UP PUTTINGA LOT OF THESESTUDENTS ON HOMEINSTRUCTION BECAUSETHEY CAN'T FUNCTIONUNDER THE NORMALSCHOOL DAY.NATURAL SOUND"HI GLORIA...WHAT'S THEMATTER?

I HAVE ASTOMACH ACHE...."AJ SCHMIDTELEMENTARY SCHOOLPRINCIPAL JILL CLARKPRAISES THE NURSINGCARE.JILL CLARK.

"THEY ARETHE TICK TO THE CLOCKHERE."CLARK REFLECTED ONTHIS PAST SEASON'SDIFFICULT FLU SEASON.ONE STUDENT SPIKED A105-FEVER AND THENURSE ESCORTED HIM INTHE AMBULANCE TO THEHOSPITAL.JILL CLARK.

"THIS LITTLEOFFICE WE HAD SOMANY OF OUR KIDS ANDSHE WOULD COME IN SAYWE HAVE ANOTHER ONEGOING HOME.

WE HAVEANOTHER ONE THAT'SGOING HOME."IT'S A TOUGH JOB -SCHOOL NURSES FACEPHYSICAL ANDEMOTIONAL DEMANDS.BUT THEY KNOW THEIRWORK IS VITAL.SHERYL ZIELONKA,SCHOOL NURSE.

" YOUNEVER KNOW WHEN YOUHAVE TO SAVESOMEONE'S LIFE."EB, 7 EWN

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