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Sandra Simmons, LPN and Broxton School Nurse, stands next to her school's unit. Submitted photo Sandra Simmons, LPN and Broxton School Nurse, stands next to her school's unit.

A telemedicine demonstration was held at the Broxton-Mary Hayes Elementary School PTO meeting Thursday night, October 16.

Amy Beach, LPN, Telemedicine Coordinator, and Sandra SImmons, LPN, School Nurse, were on hand to demonstrate a telemedicine exam and answer questions. Telemedicine is the use of telecommunications and information technologies to connect patients and doctors regardless of their physical locations.

Every school clinic is equipped with a telemedicine unit giving students and staff access to primary and specialty care without having to leave their campus.

For more information or to enroll a student in the program, contact a school nurse or visit the school wesite at http://www.coffee.k12.ga.us.

-Submitted by Amy Beach

Last modified onMonday, 20 October 2014 10:12
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