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Marie C. DeSisto

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Director of Nurses and District 5...

Phone: (781) ***-****  
Waltham Public Schools
617 Lexington Street
Waltham , Massachusetts 02452
United States

Company Description: Waltham Public Schools District 617 Lexington Street Waltham MA Home Page

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MSN
  • MSN MSNO Past President
  • MSN Past President of MSNO
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NASN | Board of Directors, 11 July 2014 [cached]
Marie DeSisto, Massachusetts
Marie C. DeSisto, RN, BSN, MSN
Massachusetts School Nurse Organization, Current Issues, 3 Dec 2011 [cached]
It is the Research Grant from the National Association of School Nurses, which was awarded to Marie DeSisto, RN, MSN as the Principal Investigator at the NASN Awards Celebration during the Conference in Washington, DC.
Board of Directors : Healthy Waltham, 18 Oct 2014 [cached]
Nadene Stein, (President), Principal, Northeast Elementary School Laura Goldin, (Vice President), Professor and Chair, Environmental Studies, Brandeis University Beth A. Toolan, (Treasurer), Executive Director, Waltham Partnership for Youth John Peacock, (Clerk), Executive Director, Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce Brad Baker, White Oak Consulting George Darcy, Waltham City Councilor Marie DeSisto, Director of Nurses, Waltham Public Schools Mary Hunt Johnson, RN, Community Benefits Director, Mount Auburn Hospital Berlineda Pierre, Haitian community health worker, Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center Mariah Rich, Associate Consultant, The Bridgespan Group Kaveri Roy RN, DNP, Adjunct Faculty, MA College of Pharmacy
Kids in Waltham and across the ..., 24 May 2010 [cached]
Kids in Waltham and across the state seem to be avoiding the swine flu this spring, according to Marie DeSisto, director of nurses for Waltham schools and director of the National Association of School Nurses.
On Friday, DeSisto met with other nurse leaders at the state level to review other matters, but also discussed swine flu, or H1N1, at school, and she said everyone reported ''it is not a problem at all.''
''We're not seeing any flu right now at all, as compared with last year, when we were inundated with kids (stricken with the flu),'' DeSisto said.
Last spring, DeSisto estimated about 20 percent of all students at Waltham High and the city's two middle schools were out sick with the swine flu at different points, beginning after April vacation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Department of Public Health stopped testing for the virus in late May 2009, so sick students at the time were not confirmed to be infected with swine flu, but DeSisto said they almost certainly had the virus.
Nurses at the time were seeing many children come down with the flu, and they knew it was the swine flu because seasonal flu does not strike in late spring, she said.
Students also acquired the flu in summer camp, again, at a time when seasonal flu should not be around, she said.
The median age of swine flu victims is 14 years old, DeSisto said.
The only group found to be immune to H1N1 are those born before 1918, who were exposed to the deadly Spanish flu, DeSisto said.
To prevent the spread of H1N1 flu, DeSisto said, school officials kept each school stocked with hand sanitizer and ensured there was good ventilation.
Nurses educated parents and students about the flu, advising them to guard against it by eating well, getting enough sleeping, avoiding people who appear sick, and washing hands regularly.
''It looks like the vaccine and preventative care is taking care of (infections and spreading),'' DeSisto said on Friday.
Marie ..., 14 April 2007 [cached]
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