School nurses overburdened in D.C. region

June 26, 2008
Study finds nurses don't have enough time to provide preventive education

Caseloads for school nurses exceed federal guidelines in much of the Washington, D.C., region at a time when campus clinics serve growing numbers of students with severe disabilities or chronic conditions such as diabetes and asthma. As health-care needs multiply, school nurses are struggling to keep up and finding less time for preventive education on public-health issues such as childhood obesity or substance abuse.

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