VSNEMS Course Directory

VSNEMS Module

COURSE DESCRIPTION: A School Nurse Emergency Preparedness course with 15 modules. The core content prepares and trains school nurses for traumatic and medical emergencies in the school setting. These modules utilize streaming video technology that provide exciting and enhanced learning.

CE is available for modules 1-10 and 12-15.

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VSNEMS Course Directory

Module 1: Emergency Preparedness Program Planning

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Emergency Preparedness Program Planning

Instructor: Rhonda Sparks, RN

Module Description: Rhonda Sparks discusses your role as school nurse in planning for emergencies. She delves into identifying the scope of your nursing practice and assessing your school and community. Decision making and documentation complete your emergency plan. CE: 1.0

Module 2: School Nurse and EMS Continuum of Care

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School Nurse and EMS Continuum of Care

Guide: Rob Elgie, RN

Module Description: Rob Elgie guides you through a tour of an ambulance and EMS dispatch operations. The module concludes with a diabetic school emergency scenario to demonstrate the effectiveness of school nurse and EMS continuum of care. CE: 1.0

Module 3: School Emergency Preparedness and Medical Response Plans

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School Emergency Preparedness and Medical Response Plans

Instructor: Bonnie Lissoway, RN

Module Description: This module discusses the role of the school nurse in emergencies, crisis and disasters. A well conceived and administered school emergency response plan will enhance the preparedness of the entire educational team. CE: 1.0

Module 4: Assessment and Triage

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Assessment and Triage

Instructor: Robert Sapien, MD

Module Description: A dynamic module that combines lecture with simulated scenarios that demonstrate critical assessment and triage principles. CE: 1.0

Module 5: Special Emergencies and Gadgets

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Special Emergencies and Gadgets

Instructor: Rhonda Sparks, RN

Module Description: Rhonda Sparks discusses several school emergencies such as anaphylaxis, seizures, shock, toxins, burns, etc.. and their specific treatment by the school nurse. A school nurse first aid kit tour following her lecture is presented by Rob Elgie, RN. CE: 1.0

Module 6: Emergency Care of the Airway

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Skill Module - Emergency Care of the Airway

Instructor: Robert Sapien, MD

Module Description: Airway problems are becoming more prevalent in the school setting. Robert Sapien, M.D. discusses airway management with proper opening of the airway, oxygen delivery systems, maintaining an airway and proper ventilation. Emergency asthma management concludes the module with peak flow assessment, oxygen use, inhalers and nebulizers. CE: 1.0

Module 7: Emergency Care of the Spine Part 1

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Skill Module - Emergency Care of the Spine
Part 1: Understanding the Basics

Instructor: Carl Gilmore, WEMT-I-MI/C

Module Description: The module begins with basic spinal anatomy and physiology. Mechanism of Injury and initial evaluation along with care of the airway continue the discussion. The anatomy of alignment concludes this module and leads to Module 8 that discusses the proper techniques for spinal immobilization. CE: 1.0

Module 8: Emergency Care of the Spine Part 2

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Skill Module - Emergency Care of the Spine
Part 2: Practical Skills

Instructor: Carl Gilmore, WEMT-I-MI/C

Module Description: Spinal Emergency Care will not slow down the A, B, C's of emergency care if you study and practice the practical skills. This module will teach and demonstrate the proper techniques for stabilizing the cervical spine and maintaining an airway. CE: 1.0

Module 9: Musculoskeletal Emergency Care Part 1

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Skill Module - Musculoskeletal Emergency Care
Part 1: Understanding the Basics

Instructor: Carl Gilmore, WEMT-I-MI/C

Module Description: Filmed outdoors in beautiful Taos, NM; Paramedic Carl Gilmore discusses with Rob Elgie, RN assessment and initial treatment for Musculoskeletal injuries. The discussion concludes with determining injury stability and preserving function. CE: 1.0

Module 10: Musculoskeletal Emergency Care Part 2

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Skill Module - Musculoskeletal Emergency Care
Part 2: Practical Splinting Skills

Instructor: Carl Gilmore, WEMT-I-MI/C

Module Description: Filmed outdoors in beautiful Taos, NM; Paramedic Carl Gilmore discusses practical splinting skills for musculoskeletal injuries. Various splinting methods are demonstrated with emphasis of assessing the neurovascular status of the extremity before and after a splint is applied. CE: 1.0

Module 11: Patient Assessments

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Skill Module - Patient Assessments

Demonstrator: Angela Santos, RN

Module Description: Demonstration of Trauma and Medical Assessments to be used as a model for all school emergencies. CE: None (This is a short module and has not been approved for CE)

Module 12: Scenario Module - Series 1

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Scenario Module - Series 1

Demonstrator: Bonnie Lissoway, RN

  • Scenario 1 - Fall: 7 Year Old
  • Scenario 2 - Student with Burns and Lacerations
  • Scenario 3 - Fall: 14 Year Old

Module Description: The Scenario Series are exciting modules that put all the instruction learned from the previous modules into practice in simulated school emergency scenarios. The scenario format follows a timeline in the event and prompts you to recall the steps for emergency Scene Survey, Primary Survey and Secondary Survey. The beginning scenario in the series is followed by a video demonstration by Bonnie Lissoway, RN CE: 1.5

Module 13: Scenario Module - Series 2

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Scenario Module - Series 2

Demonstrator: Bonnie Lissoway, RN

  • Scenario 4 - Multiple Casualty Triage
  • Scenario 5 - Depression and Suicide
  • Scenario 6 - Abuse and Neglect

Module Description: The Scenario Series are exciting modules that put all the instruction learned from the previous modules into practice in simulated school emergency scenarios. The scenario format follows a timeline in the event and prompts you to recall the steps for emergency Scene Survey, Primary Survey and Secondary Survey. The beginning scenario in the series is followed by a video demonstration by Bonnie Lissoway, RN. CE: 1.5

Module 14: Scenario Module - Series 3

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Scenario Module - Series 3

Demonstrator: Bonnie Lissoway, RN

  • Scenario 7 - Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Scenario 8 - Respiratory Distress

Module Description: The Scenario Series are exciting modules that put all the instruction learned from the previous modules into practice in simulated school emergency scenarios. The scenario format follows a timeline in the event and prompts you to recall the steps for emergency Scene Survey, Primary Survey and Secondary Survey. The beginning scenario in the series is followed by a video demonstration by Bonnie Lissoway, RN. CE: 1.0

Module 15: Scenario Module - Series 4

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Scenario Module - Series 4

Demonstrator: Bonnie Lissoway, RN

  • Scenario 9 - Unresponsive Girl
  • Scenario 10 - Bee Sting

Module Description: The Scenario Series are exciting modules that put all the instruction learned from the previous modules into practice in simulated school emergency scenarios. The scenario format follows a timeline in the event and prompts you to recall the steps for emergency Scene Survey, Primary Survey and Secondary Survey. The beginning scenario in the series is a video demonstration by Bonnie Lissoway, RN. CE: 1.0

VSNEMS Resource Guide

Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Guidelines for the Nurse in the
School Setting. Revised. 
(Module 1: Emergency Preparedness Program Planning) 
http://www.luhs.org/depts/emsc/schl_man.htm

School Health Manual 
http://www.nmschoolhealthmanual.org/

School Health Manual Emergency Guidelines 
http://www.nmschoolhealthmanual.org/forms/sectionVIII/08_ER_Algorithms.pdf

Combined START/JumpSTART Triage Algorithm
(Module 4: Assessment and Triage)

Poison Control: 1 (800) 222-1222

Disaster Preparedness Guidelines for School Nurses.
Doyle, J. & Loyacono, T. (2002). National Association of School Nurses, USA.

Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Partnership Program 
http://unm.edu/emed/pem/programs/ems-for-children-emsc/index.html

VSNEMS Production Team/Instructors

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Left to right: Joseph Culpepper, Joan Caldwell, Rob Elgie, Dr. Robert Sapien

Robert Sapien, MD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
UNM HSC School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine

  • Principal Investigator
  • Content Direction

Rob Elgie, RN,C, EMT-B

School Nurse EMS Program
Department of Emergency Medicine

  • Project Coordinator
  • Content Author/Editor
  • Instructor
  • Interviewer and Actor

Joseph Culpepper, Electronic Resource Specialist

Web Development and Online Education
Database Programmer and Administrator
Multimedia Specialist
UNM Department of Emergency Medicine

  • Database Administrator
  • Web Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Videographer
  • Video Production Editor
  • Photographer

Joan Caldwell, RN, BSN

Training and Development Consultant
Web Development and Online Education
UNM School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

  • Web Designer
  • Photographer
  • Flash/Motion Graphics
  • Coldfusion Programming
  • Database Administrator

Katherine Schafer, Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant 3
UNM Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

  • Demonstrator and Actress
  • Project Assistant