Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Aides need recognition, too

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It was nice to see school nurses recognized as part of nurse appreciation day, however, it would be nice if the school health room aides, who do the biggest part of patient care in the schools were also recognized.

We must attend 100 hours of training, 80 hours of clinical practice and obtain and maintain both a Certified Nursing Assistant and Certified Medication Technician Licenses. While our title suggests we only assist we have a much larger role in providing health care to the students.

Wendy Wininger, Silver Spring