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COVID-19 testing increasing the workload for Kansas school nurses – Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas 2021-09-17 10:05:44 –

Wichita, Kang (KSNW) – A national shortage of nurses is currently affecting local schools. In Hayesville, some district health staff work more than 60 hours a week.

School nurses in the district of Hayesville said their workload grew with more tests in the classroom and children.

“With the right amount of support, the workload is lightened and much better. The problem is not enough people to get the job done because the job itself is generally not that difficult. To help each other. It’s just a way to spread it out, “said Beth Schütte, a nurse at Hayesville School.

On Tuesday, the district tested and processed 240 COVID-19 tests for the number they see each day.

Students exposed to COVID-19 cases should be tested daily for 7 days. However, district nurses said that more staff could extend to full-day examinations and reduce workload.

The deputy director of the Haysville school said they were working hard to float.

Dr. Michael Crag, Assistant Superintendent at Hayesville Public School, said:

District nurses said supervisors are working with nursing staff to coordinate workloads.

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