NEWS RELEASE

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Diana Colaianni, MSN, RN

Mahoning County District Board of Health

330-270-2855 x128

dcolaianni@mahoning-health.org

 

Nancy Mosca, PhD., RN

Youngstown State University

330-941-3293

nwmosca@ysu.edu

 

 

DATE: January 31, 2005

 

 

SCHOOL NURSES TO TRAIN FOR BIOTERRORISM AND DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

 

Youngstown, Ohio, January 31, 2005 A training program approved by the National Association of School Nurses will be presented to school nurses who work in the tri-county area on Thursday, February 3, 2005, at the St. Elizabeth Emergency and Diagnostic Centers Boardman Campus, located at 8401 Market Street.

 

More than 100 nurses from Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties are expected to attend this seminar, which is designed to train school nurses in the skills needed to respond to a possible bioterrorism event in the school setting. Deborah Strouse, M.Ed., RN, a nationally known speaker on the subject of preparedness for school nurses and a Trumbull county native, will be the presenter.

 

The program, which runs from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., is sponsored by: The Ohio Department of Health, Ohio State University Office of Workforce Development, Ohio Center for Public Health Preparedness, Columbiana County Health Department, CASH Coalition of Columbiana County, Mahoning County District Board of Health, Trumbull County Health Department, and YSU Nursing Department School Nurse Program.

 

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