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4 steps to getting a full-time nurse in your child?s school

The lack of a full-time nurse rattled Teri Saurer’s nerves while her youngest daughter, Hannah, attended elementary school in Charlotte, North Carolina. Now in second grade, Hannah has multiple life-threatening food allergies and a history of epileptic seizures, which she has outgrown. Emergency medication for her seizures and epinephrine auto-injectors for her anaphylaxis are kept at school—but the nurse wasn’t there two and a half days a week.

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