FHN Nurse Connie Robertson Assists in Correctly Diagnosing Student
FHN Nurse Connie Robertson Assists in Correctly Diagnosing Student
06 December 2017
It’s not every day that a school nurse can help assist in correctly diagnosing a student with a serious medical condition. An average day consists of administering medications, updating immunization records, providing first aid services, and evaluating health needs. But as FHN school nurse Connie Robertson began assessing Elizabeth Stallings during a suspected asthma attack on the first day of the 2016-17 school year, it became clear that something more was happening. “Elizabeth got to school and started feeling really sweaty and out of breath, with her heart racing,” said Hyman Stallings, her father. “We had never experienced this before, other than when she was doing activities.” Previously Elizabeth had been diagnosed with sports-related asthma after visiting multiple asthma and heart doctors.
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