Fact Sheet

The Role of School Nurses in Managing Students with Mild Brain Injury (Concussion)

Fact SheetSchool NursesSchool Nursing

September 12, 2018
by Kerri McGowan Lowrey

The National Association of School Nurses has issued a position statement that the school nurse is an “essential member of the school health team to address student concussions.” This fact sheet outlines how, as a school-based healthcare professional, the school nurse is likely to be the school staff member with the most comprehensive knowledge of mild brain injury.

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Indian Health Service and Military Medical Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Requirements

Fact SheetSubstance Use Prevention and Harm ReductionOpioid Misuse and Overdose PreventionTribal Health

April 25, 2018
by Corey Davis

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) are state-run databases that collect information on specified medications at the point of dispensing. The data is available to medical professionals and others, as permitted by relevant law. PDMPs can help clinicians improve decisions regarding opioid prescribing.

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