FORT WORTH – 55 Nurses from Keller Independent School District participated in Medical City Alliance’s annual school nurse education series on Feb. 17. This year, classes focused on modern-day health hazards affecting youth including stroke and vaping dangers, mental wellness and cardiac events, especially in young athletes, and other topics.
“The training offered by Medical City Alliance ensures Keller ISD nurses are prepared to care for our students,” says Tricia Atzger-John, MSN, RN, Director of Health Services for Keller ISD. “The issues facing today’s student are more complex and training on how to address these issues is vital to the overall health of our students.”
Medical City Healthcare’s school nurse education series was created in 2017 in response to school health providers’ requests to address health trends in youth. Community Partners of Dallas and the American Heart Association are contributing expertise and educational materials. Medical City Healthcare, supported by the HCA Healthcare Foundation, is a proud supporter of the American Heart Association’s Getting to the Heart of Stroke initiative to champion stroke prevention.
“Partnering with Keller ISD and other local school districts is a priority for Medical City Alliance,” says Glenn Wallace, CEO of Medical City Alliance. “This training addresses several significant health concerns facing school administrators and nurses today.”
The school nurse education series complements Medical City Healthcare’s award-winning kids teaching kids® Healthy Lifestyles program, which offers children and families nutrition education and resources to improve eating habits.