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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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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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How School Administrators Can Support Teachers Duty of Care

Posted by Terri Brinston on Mar 15, 2018, 11:17 AM

I am so proud of my two sons. Just the thought of them instantly brings a smile on my face. I feel all warm inside as I remember how scared I was when I brought my first-born home. I was terrified that I would not know what to do with this precious gift. I remember rocking him and crying as I asked the Lord to please help me do right by this new life. I stressed over everything from the type of food I fed him to the diapers he wore. I was very protective.

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Scary Example of Why Teachers Need Medical Emergency Training

Posted by Terri Brinston on Jan 22, 2018, 8:38 PM

True story: A friend of mine is a nurse working in a public school as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), Vocational Instructor. Very similar to what I do. We often get together for dinner to collaborate and destress after a long week. This particular evening she called me to request that we meet ASAP. It was a little out of character because I am usually the one tracking her down for our destress dinner. I was able to rearrange my schedule, and I agreed to meet with her that evening.

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Why Every District Needs School Nursing Services

Posted by Terri Brinston on Jan 11, 2018, 11:30 AM

As a young girl, I remember suffering from terrible anxiety. Back then I did not know what I was struggling with. I just knew it was scary. This overwhelming feeling would come over me. It would start gradually as my heart would start pounding in my chest. My heartbeat was so aggressive that I could literally hear it in my ears. It was so loud that I would look around to see if anyone else could hear it. My palms would start sweating and I felt this tightness in my throat, making it difficult for me to breathe.

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