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TESH is a project of the School and Child Health Program in the Division of Public Health, in the NE Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the Nebraska Statewide Telehealth Network (

Goals of TESH are:

  1. to offer high-quality, highly relevant continuing nursing education in child and school health topics using telecommunications technology;
  2. to contribute to the development of collaborative relationships between local schools and local public health and medical providers; and
  3. to identify and develop effective applications of telecommunications technology in school and community health settings to benefit children and families.

 Aug 2012 Back to School Program Announcement and Agenda.pdf2012-2013 Program Announcement and Agenda  

Nebraska Medicaid 101
Thursday, April 11, 2013, 3:30 - 5:00 pm CST
Margaret Brockman, RN, MSN, DHHS Medicaid and Long term Care Division
Program Announcement and Agenda
Sign in Sheet
Evaluation Form

Rx Drug Abuse Among Youth 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Carol Tucker BSN, RN
Rx Drug Abuse Announcement and Agenda.pdfRx Drug Abuse Announcement and Agenda
Rx Drug Abuse sign in sheet.pdfRx Drug Abuse sign in sheet
Rx Drug Abuse intro disclosure slides.pdfRx Drug Abuse intro disclosure slides
Rx Drug Abuse evaluation.pdfRx Drug Abuse evaluation
Rx Drug Abuse among Youth PP 3 8 13.pdfRx Drug Abuse among Youth Handouts 
Autism in Nebraska 
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Torri Tejral, MS and Therese Mathews, PhD, APRN

Autism Announcement and Agenda.pdfAutism Announcement and Agenda
Autism in Nebraska sign in sheet w_logo.pdfAutism in Nebraska sign in sheet
Autism evaluation.pdfAutism evaluation
Autism Handouts.pdfAutism Handouts

Sexually-Transmitted Diseases and Youth:  Considerations for School Nurses 
Thursday, November 15, 2012
M. Scott Applegate, MD, FAAP Pediatrician

STDs and Youth Program Announcement and Agenda.pdfSTDs and Youth Program Announcement and Agenda
STDs and Youth Nov 2012 sign in sheet.pdfSTDs and Youth Nov 2012 sign in sheet
STDs and Youth evaluation.pdfSTDs and Youth evaluation
STDs and Youth powerpoint 11 15 2012 [Read-Only] [Compatibility Mode].pdfSTDs and Youth powerpoint Handouts

Making the Healthy Choice 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Jim Stimpson, PhD, Director UNMC Center for Health Policy

Making Healthy Choice the Easy Choice Program Announcement and Agenda.pdfMaking Healthy Choice the Easy Choice Program Announcement and Agenda
Making the Healthy Choice Oct 2012 sign in sheet.pdfMaking the Healthy Choice Oct 2012 sign in sheet
Making the Healthy Choice Oct 2012 evaluation.pdfMaking the Healthy Choice Oct 2012 evaluation
TESH Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice HANDOUTS.pdfMaking the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice HANDOUTS


Pediatric Perspectives Food Allergies 
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
M. Scott Applegate, MD, FAAP

Food Allergies Sept 2012 Program Announcement and Agenda.pdfFood Allergies Program Announcement and Agenda
Food Allergies Sept 2012 evaluation.pdfFood Allergies Evaluation
Food Allergies Sept. 2012 sign in sheet.pdfFood Allergies Sign in Sheet
Pediatric Perspectives on Food Allergy [Read-Only] [Compatibility Mode].pdfPediatric Perspectives on Food Allergy Handouts

Back to School Update August 2012 

Back to School Aug 2012 Program Announcement and Agenda.pdfBack to School Aug 2012 Program Announcement and Agenda
Back to School Update sign in sheet.pdfBack to School Update sign in sheet
Back to School Update Aug. 2012 evaluation.pdfBack to School Update Aug. 2012 evaluation
Back to School 2012 Handout
Back to School 2012 Tucker Handout
Concussions 8 2012 potx [Read-Only].pdfConcussions 8 2012 Handout 
School Karsting Screening Handout.pdfSchool Karsting Screening Handout

Springing Up with Quality Practices in School and
       Community Nursing


Dermatology for School Nurses: Part 2 

Tues., April 10, 2012, 3:30 – 5:00 CST
Peggy Pelish, APRN, PhD

Dermatology Part 2 Program Announcement and Agenda.pdfDermatology Part 2 Program Announcement and Agenda
Dermatology for School Nurses handout.pdfDermatology for School Nurses handout

Community Response to Disaster 

Wed., March 7, 2012, 3:30 – 5:00 CST
Patty Baker, RN, BSN, Lincoln Public Schools
Eric Shanks, MA, Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department


Performing a Pediatric Oral Health Inspection

Wed., February 1, 2012, 3:30 – 5:00 CST
Kim McFarland, DDS
 Otoscopy Skills for School Nurses
Wed., Nov. 2, 2011, 3:30 – 5:00 CST
Dale Robinson, M.A., CCC-A, Ed. Aud.

Child Health Priorities with Life Long Impact: Let’s Get a Bang for Our Buck!
Wed., Oct. 13, 2011, 1:30 – 2:15 pm CST
Public Health Association of Nebraska Annual Meeting
Kathy Karsting, RN, MPH

 PDF Handout

 Seizure Disorders in Children
Wed., Oct. 5, 2011, 3:30 – 5:00 pm CST
Laura Neece-Baltaro, Education Coordinator, Epilepsy Foundation of North Central IL,IA,NE

PDF Program Announcement
PDF Handout
PDF Evaluation
PDF Sign in Sheet
PDF PowerPoint Handout
PDF Handout - Fact Sheet
PDF Handout - Diastat
PDF Handout - Seizure Types
PDF Handout - First Aid 1
PDF Handout - First Aid 2

School Nursing 101
PDF Announcement and Agenda

Session 1:  August 31, 2011 3:00 - 5:00 CST
The Scope and Standards of School Nursing Practice

PDF Handout #1 Karsting Handout Power Point
PDF Handout #2 Karsting Handout Med Admin Sample Power Point

Session 2:  September 14, 2011 3:00 - 5:00 CST

School Emergency Preparedness and Response

PDF Session 2 Power Point Handout
PDF Session 2 Sample Emergency Action Plan for Injury and Sudden Illness

Session 3:  September 21, 2011 3:00 - 5:00 CST
Children at School with Special Health Care Needs

PDF Session 3 Handout

Session 4:  September 28, 2011 3:00 - 5:00 CST
Welcome to the First Day of School!

PDF Session 4 Handouts
PDF Session 4   Wetenkamp Handout

The Role of the School Nurse in Special Education
Wed., Sept. 7, 2011, 3:30 – 5:00 pm CST
Jill Weatherly, Program Specialist, NDE Office of Special Education

PDF Program Announcement
PDF Handout

Back to School Health Update, 2011
August 10, 2011
Lori Howell, Kathy Karsting, and Carol Tucker

PDF Program Announcement and Objectives
PDF Participant Handout (six-slide-per page presentation of ppt slides) 

PDF TESH 2011-2012 Program Announcement
TESH 2011 2012 summary.pdfTESH 2011 2012 summary

PDF TESH 2010-2011 Program Announcement
PDF TESH 2010-2011 Project Evaluation

PDF TESH 2009-2010 Program Announcement
PDF TESH 2009-2010 Project Evaluation

PDF TESH 2008-2009 Program Announcement
PDF TESH 2008-2009 Project Evaluation

For More Information Contact:
Kathy Karsting, RN, MPH
School & Child Health Program Manager
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026

Phone: (402) 471-0160
Fax: (402) 471-7049

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