School Nurses Get Help From Telemedicine

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--It's not easy for parents to take off work when their child is sick.    

Now a local school district is making it easier to for kids to be treated without leaving school.

The Monett School District first does an assessment in the nurse's office.

If they need more input they contact a Cox Health nurse practitioner in Springfield through telemedicine which is free.

It's paid for by both a grant from the Missouri Foundations of Health and Children's Miracle Network.

It's popular for both children and parents.

"Once we get the parent and the kid in the chair and sitting down, they're all like oh, wow, that was super easy and super fast and it was just like a doctor's appointment," said Monett lead nurse Kristen Earnest.

The system currently active in the Cassville, Ozark, Mountain Grove, Forsyth and Reeds Spring school districts.


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