Children’s COVID School Health Learning Collaborative

Going back to school

Online Sessions Starting Aug. 6 3:30 – 4:30 pm  CST

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is excited to host the COVID Response for School Health Learning Collaborative for our Nebraska school partners in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is an opportunity for school nurses to learn and interact with Children’s experts as schools face known and unknown challenges related to COVID-19 during the 2020/2021 school year.

A variety of topics will be addressed during this learning collaborative through bi-directional learning sessions, as well as, training and resources to assist school nurses with the management of COVID-19 as it relates to the health and well-being of school staff and students. Although designed for the school nurse, other school staff and administrators are welcome to participate as a school health team. We hope you join us and come prepared with questions for our experts.

The first four bi-directional learning opportunities are scheduled. Additional sessions may be scheduled at a later date. Videos and PDF’s of presentations will be added to this page as sessions are completed.

Session One: Preparing for Students – Assessment, Risks, and Decisions

Presented Thursday, August 6, 2020, 3:30 – 4:30 pm CST

Dr. Rusty McCulloh, MD, Division Chief, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Dr. Alice Sato, MD PhD, Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist

View Presentation (PDF)

View Q&A (PDF)

Session Two: How to Manage Symptomatic Students and Staff

Thursday, August 27, 2020, 3:30 – 4:30 pm CST

Dr. Kari Neemann, MD, Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist

View Presentation (PDF)

View Q&A (PDF)

Session Three: Staff Wellness – Maintaining Health in Changing Times

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 3:30 – 4:30 pm CST

Ashley Harlow, PhD MBA, Behavioral Health Specialist
Joan Daughton, MD, Behavioral Health Specialist

Due to technical difficulties, the video presentation is not available. Please enjoy the audio recording of session three.

View Presentation (PDF)

View Q&A (PDF)

Session Four: Student Wellness – Awareness and Resiliency

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 3:30 – 4:30 pm CST

Ana Damme, PhD BCBA, Behavioral Health Specialist
Mike Coutts, PhD, Behavioral Health Specialist

View Presentation (PDF)

View Q&A (PDF)

Session Five: Communication and Collaboration with Primary Care

Thursday, October 8, 2020, 3:30 – 4:30 pm CST

Dr. Shannon Godsil, Children’s Physicians Pediatrician

View Presentation (PDF)

View Q&A (PDF)

Session Six: COVID Fatigue and Vaccine Information & Updates

Thursday, January 21, 2020, 3:30 – 4:30 pm CST

Linda Kenedy, EHA Wellness Program

View Presentation (PDF)

Session Seven: Return to Play After COVID

Monday, March 1st, 3:00-4:00 PM CST

Dr. Natalie Ronshaugen, Sports Medicine & Ron Higdon, NSAA

View Presentation (PDF)

Return to Play Algorithm (PDF)

Return to Play Infographic

Session Eight: The School Nurse’s Role in IEP and 504 Planning

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 330-430 PM CST

View Presentation (PDF)

Session Nine: Understanding Common Gastrointestinal Issues in Children

April 29, 2021 330-430 PM CST

View Presentation (PDF)

How to Join?

These sessions will be delivered via Zoom utilizing the “Join Meeting” links provided above. The same Zoom Meeting ID and Passcode will be used for all meetings.

For your reference, Zoom meeting information is provided here as well.

Meeting ID: 965 4012 8744
Passcode: 258654

Dial by your location
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
877 853 5257 US Toll-free
888 475 4499 US Toll-free

Participant Benefits

Access to current information, practices and resources on a variety of COVID-19 related topics; networking with other school nurses and Children’s experts in a community of practice; shared problem-solving on school-level challenges experienced by school nurses as issues are identified; educational resources for school staff, students, and families such as posters, social media messages, videos and handouts; and ongoing communication and access to Children’s COVID-19 Help Line. Ongoing communication will occur as more learning collaborative sessions and new information are added to the work.

This learning collaborative is brought to you at no cost by Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in partnership with the Nebraska Department of Education and planned collaboratively with education administrators, school nurses, pediatric infectious disease providers, pediatric hospitalists, and general pediatricians.

Questions? Please reach out to Children’s School Health Coordinator

Kim McClintick, MSN, RN
(402) 613-3963


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