Guess teachers have now received some training to attend to students who have medical needs.
"During the past two school years, teacher Julia Keyse had to enforce an unusual rule in her kindergarten and first-grade classroom: No interrupting while she pricked Caylee's finger to check her blood sugar and adjusted her insulin pump.
"They were so good. They would just sit and wait," Keyse said of her class at Etowah Elementary School in Henderson County, N.C."
As it turns out, workload of school nurses has increased since 1975, when the federal government mandated that schools accommodate disabled students, clearing the way for children with feeding tubes, catheters and other serious medical conditions to attend school.
What do you think of this? Do you think it's a good idea to train teachers to handle more minor medical issues for students to assist nurses? Do you think someone with more training needs to handle these issues?
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