11. COVID-19 BINAX Testing in Schools: Science and School Nurse ExperiencesOverview:
Dr. David Luzzi, PhD, MBA, Senior Vice Provost for Research, Vice President Innovation Campus, Northeastern University, discusses the BINAX antigen test and its scientific basis and use in symptomatic students/staff in the school setting.
School nurse leaders Loree LaChance, MHA, MSN, RN, NCSN (Director, Student Health Services at Austin ISD), Susan Franchi DNP, CNP, FNP-C, RN, (Director of Nursing Arlington Public Schools, MA) and Cathryn Hampson MSN, RN, NCSN, STTI, (Supervisor of Health Services – North Middlesex Regional School District in MA) discuss how they have implemented or are planning to implement BINAX in-school testing. Remember to always follow your state Department of Health/Local Board of Health regarding BINAX testing medical waste disposal. This was a live webinar on December 8, 2020.
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As a result of this educational activity, participants will be able to describe:
- the latest research and evidence for the benefit and accuracy of BINAX antigen testing
- models for BINAX testing that are planned for and/or being used in PreK-12 grade schools
- successes and challenges of schools currently planning and implementing BINAX testing in schools
The webinar planners and presenters have no conflict of interest to declare related to the planning, implementation and evaluation of this webinar.
Continuing Education Information:
Northeastern University School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Provider Number 2019U003