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Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital Hosts Upper Valley School Nurse Workshop

LEBANON, NH—On Friday, March 11, the Community Health department at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital (APD) hosted the Lebanon School District's 10th Annual Upper Valley School Nurse Workshop. Thirty school nurses and education professionals attended the workshop, which included sessions on mental illness, emergency care, and the risks of social networking.

This annual event features a curriculum developed by Lebanon's school nurses and is held during the district-wide professional development day. "Often school nurses deal not only with the physical health of students, but also their mental, social, and emotional health in order to provide students with the support they need to learn and grow," states Nancy DuMont, APD Community Health Department Manager. "This continuing education event provides easy-access to topics that are at the forefront of the daily activities of school nurses, who are often the 'go-to' person for the children and communities they serve."

The workshop, which is open to all school nurses in the Upper Valley, gives participants an opportunity to gain knowledge, network with colleagues, and learn new skills. This year's speakers included Monique Jevne and Patricia Norton from the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill-NH; John Cook, Lebanon Fire Department; and Jennifer Frank, Special Investigator with the Plymouth State University Police Department.