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News Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Reno school nurses learn about Shriners Hospital burn program

School nurses invite Tina Palmieri, M.D., to speak

Burn care will be a topic of discussion when Washoe County school nurses meet in Reno for a professional development seminar on Thursday, August 3. The all-day seminar will take place at the Renown Health Conference Center, 10315 Professional Circle. Nurses in attendance represent 104 schools that serve nearly 64,000 students in the Reno area.

Tina Palmieri, M.D., assistant chief of burns, will discuss Pediatric & Adolescent Burn Assessment and Treatments. Dr. Palmieri's clinical presentation will be followed by an in-depth look at the School Re-entry and Transition Programs for Students with Burn Sequelae. Margaret Kugler, M.S., educational and vocational counselor at the Northern California Shriners Hospital will lead the discussion of resources the hospital provides to facilitate a student's transition back into the community.

Hundreds of children in the Reno and the northwestern region of Nevada receive care at Shriners Hospital in Sacramento, where the hospital team works collaboratively with community professionals to ensure children have access to care and resources they need when they return home.