Nursing in schools: how school nurses support pupils with long-term health conditions looked at school nurses’ confidence in managing five prevalent long-term health conditions: asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, anaphylaxis and eczema. The research included a national survey, completed by one in seven of the school nurses working in England.
Encouragingly nearly three-quarters (73%) of school nurses felt confident or very confident in supporting pupils with asthma – important because this is the most common long-term health condition facing children and young people. Even higher numbers (82%) were confident in treating anaphylaxis.’
Read more and access the report here.
Anaphylaxis Campaign’s “AllergyWise” online training for healthcare professionals offers comprehensive training to enable school nurses and other healthcare professionals to run their own anaphylaxis training for others working in schools and early years settings. Find out more about this and our other online training courses here.