Reach Out to School
materials to help school nurses recognize CFS. Will you share them with school
nurses in your region?
School nurses witness the course of
children's and teachers' illnesses, putting them in a key position to help
encourage early, appropriate diagnosis of CFS. Nurses are also equipped to help
children with CFS and their families cope with chronic illness and plan
constructively to maintain educational progress and
We're asking those who care about
CFS to print the attached PDF file
and either take or mail it to their local school nurses.
It includes a cover letter
introducing CFS and the resources available from The CFIDS Association of
America, and an article from School Nurse News, in which Dr. David Bell
describes the diagnosis and treatment of CFS in kids.
TO PRINT THE
FILE: Make sure to select the printer icon in the Adobe Acrobat
window immediately above the article, rather than selecting Print from the
File menu on your browser. If you
experience problems with printing the PDF file, downloading a more current
version of Adobe Acrobat should correct the
We hope that by alerting school nurses to
the symptoms of CFS and the resources available, more patients will receive the
support they need, early in their illness.
For more information about this project,
please contact Terri Lupton, BSS, RN, Coordinator for Educational Opportunities, or
contact Rebecca Moore c/o the Association's youth program, at