Online Program

When is Temperature Assessment Useful? Science and School Nurse Experiences during the Pandemic


Amy Marg Dr. Bultas is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Saint Louis University Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing, and Amy Wehr is a school nurse leader who currently supports 45 school nurses in West St. Louis County area in Missouri. They discuss temperature assessment, the science, the equipment and accuracy, and the best practices for temperature assessment in the school setting during COVID and beyond. This is a recorded webinar from 5/13/21.

Contact hours: 1                     Cost: $20                      Length: 1 hour


Cost: $ 20.00

Contact Hours 1.0

At the end of the 1.0-hour webinar, participants will be able to
  • Identify types of thermometers used in schools for illness assessment
  • Identify types of thermometers used for surveillance
  • Describe criteria for evaluating thermometers (accuracy, cost, ease of use – time, location, developmental stage, safety)
  • Identify conditions that decrease the accuracy of thermometers
  • Describe recommendations for using temperature to make decisions about school attendance (e.g. taking at home by parents/guardians, using most accurate thermometer available in school)


Speaker’s Bios

Presenter Disclosure Statement:

The planners of this educational activity have no conflict of interest to declare. The speakers have no conflict of interest to declare unless otherwise indicated prior to their presentations.

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.ANCC Logo Jing

MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education  Provider Number 2019U003

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