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Recommended School Sports Injury Prevention Policies and Procedures

Posted by Terri Brinston on Dec 18, 2018, 6:30 AM

Last year nearly 8 million students participated in organized high school sports with a documented 1.3 million sports-related injuries. There is a growing need for schools to provide the safest environment possible for the wellbeing of student-athletes. Very few federal or state directives have been set up for governing athletic medical care at sporting events. It is critical for schools, athletic directors, and coaches to have policies and procedures in place not only to protect the players but to protect themselves from liability.

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Options for First Aid Support Services for Your School Sporting Events

Posted by Terri Brinston on Dec 11, 2018, 6:30 AM

Coaches and athletic directors are aware of the inherent risk of injury an athlete faces each time they take the field or the court. With all the research available, it is impossible to ignore. The health and safety of the team must be a priority.

There are a variety of options available for providing first aid support for your athletic events. The best solution for your school depends on your budget and specific needs. To assist you with your decision, I outlined a simple guide that breaks down the key factors to consider for each option.

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Why Our Clients Trust Our First Aid Support Team for Their Event

Posted by Terri Brinston on Nov 29, 2018, 6:30 AM

I work hard for my money, and some may even say that I am a little frugal. I disagree of course. Yes, I’ll admit, I’m prudent with my expenses, but I’m not saying that I’m cheap. On the contrary, I have a good eye for value and quality, especially as it pertains to service. When I seek services to meet my needs, I do my homework researching and comparing the options available before I make my choice. I don’t expect any less from my potential clients. This is why I pride myself on providing superior service through My School Nurse’s First Aid Support Team (FAST).

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Know the Risk and Reduce Liability from School Sports Injuries

Posted by Terri Brinston on Nov 20, 2018, 6:15 AM

On election day I had the pleasure of exercising my right to vote, which, I’m happy to say, was a record turnout in my district. Although the lines were long, I was entertained by the rhythmic sound of bouncing basketballs. My polling site is in a recreational facility with open basketball courts for the community members. I patronize this facility often and no matter the time of year, you will always find the courts full of potential NBA hopefuls.

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Youth Sports Injury Statistics and Example Action Plan

Posted by Terri Brinston on Oct 23, 2018, 7:45 PM

I used to love watching my son play high school football. It was exciting to see all his hard work and dedication come together out on the field, but as I sat on those cold bleachers, my heart stopped every time he got hit. I remember the fear and deep anxiety that the parents, coaches, referees and all spectators felt when a player failed to get up after a play.

As a pediatric nurse, I have witnessed the damage and pain an athlete endures after a sports injury. In this article, you’ll learn more about youth sports injury statistics and the actions coaches and athletic directors can take to make sure they’re prepared for the inevitable.

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Focusing on the Whole Child: Wellness Tips to Help Students

Posted by Terri Brinston on Oct 15, 2018, 7:06 AM

The kids are finally settled back into their school routine and parents are breathing a sigh of relief knowing that for a few hours a day their children are safely in the hands of educators. If you are a school administrator, teacher, school support staff, or even a coach, your carefree, manageable summer schedule is a dim memory. You are inundated with parents, students, emails, and demands on your time.

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4 Simple Ways to Reduce Teen Stress

Posted by Terri Brinston on Aug 6, 2018, 8:34 PM

Stress is a normal part of a teenager’s life. It can stem from physical causes, such as an illness or not getting enough sleep, or from emotional causes, such as academic issues or the death of a loved one. Even everyday obligations and pressures can unknowingly cause a stress response.

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How to Easily Meet the New Michigan CPR Graduation Requirement

Posted by Terri Brinston on Apr 16, 2018, 10:30 PM

Did you know that starting for the 2017-2018 school year, Michigan law has a new graduation requirement? The law mandates CPR and defibrillator (AED) instruction for students at least one time between 7th and 12th grades. Experts say that the new requirement will create 100,000 new potential lifesavers. Here's what you need to know to ensure your school is compliant.

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How Frequently Should Teachers Receive Medical Emergency Training?

Posted by Terri Brinston on Mar 28, 2018, 12:10 PM

How do you make a pot of coffee? I don’t drink coffee often, but when I do, I want it to be rich with flavor and not too dark and not too transparent. I know exactly what I like to see as I pour it into my mug and the steam rises, and it’s warmth gently kisses my face, while this amazing aroma comforts me.

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10 Federal and State School Health Laws You May Be Violating

Posted by Terri Brinston on Mar 21, 2018, 9:40 AM

If your school doesn’t have a School Nurse, or you need help navigating through all the Federal and State school health law requirements, then this information is for you!

M.S.N. Consulting Services, LLC emerged after I read an article on called School Nurse Shortage. As a Registered Nurse, teacher, and parent, I was devastated as I read:

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