Talk of Iowa
11:00 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

The Changing World of Nursing

School nurses still take care of cuts and scrapes--they take temperatures and decide when it's time to call Mom or Dad. But these days, they do a whole lot more. They dispense lots of medications and deal with children who have a variety of pre-existing medical conditions. We'll speak with Janice Telsrow, a school nurse in the Davenport Community School District, who sees up to 115 children in her office every day. Also, we'll find out about how technology has revolutionized nursing school. Students now train with sophisticated mannequins and their avatars visit digital clinics to assess digital patients. Charity will speak with Joann Eland, as associate professor nursing at the University of Iowa.