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ACE exhibits at the National Association of School Nurses Conference

Baltimore, MD – ACE attended the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Conference this past weekend. The conference aims to educate school nurses on evolving trends and practices about student health. This year marked their 50th conference with over 1,200 attendees from across the country.

As an exhibitor, ACE shared educational materials with attendees, however, the biggest draw to the booth was the “Wheel of Health” game. With a spin of the wheel, attendees could learn about inhalant abuse statistics or health and wellbeing. ACE gave out prizes and engaged attendees on these topics. The spin wheels sparked many discussions on recycling programs at schools around the country and the need for sanitation and cleaning education in schools.

In addition, nearly 200 school nurses signed up for inhalant abuse prevention kits. Many school nurses noted the use, especially in middle schools.

“Having a presence at the NASN conference allowed ACE to gain invaluable insights from hundreds of school nurses on our programs and updated inhalant abuse prevention kits,” Haley Diamond, manager, program development and communications said.

“As our programs shift to meet the needs of today, it’s important that ACE meet with the individuals and community members we aim to educate,” Sara Stickler, Executive Director stated. “School nurses are an influential figure in many children’s lives, to equip them with knowledge on inhalant abuse is key to prevention.”

ACE plans to roll out the updated, digital inhalant abuse kits by the end of the summer, just in time for back to school.

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