Okay -- so I leave for camp this coming weekend and I am all ready faced with an issue :::sigh:::
I have a camper, 15 y/o who is a controlled diabetic on a pump. I have been in contact with the parents and they have informed me that in the past, this camper was allowed to carry her diabetic supplies on her person at all times and only check in with me in the evening. Obviously, I was not comfortable with this and contacted the previous nurse. His response was, "that did not happen." Sooooo, I'm obviously dealing with a camper & parent who feels they should not be keeping all sharps, testing supplies & supplies @ the infirmary. I have not contacted mom and am trying to finalize what I'm going to say to her but am hoping that someone might give me some guidance of a foolproof statement (so to speak) that they can not argue with. I'm comfortable with the camper coming and going and testing on her own (as mom requested) but it's the whole bloodborne pathogen issue and safety of sharps (although potentially minor) to the other campers.
Any insight? Mom may take it easily but I'm trying to be prepared before calling her and I want to inform her that ALL campers are my #1 priority but didn't know if anyone had some documentation or wording that supports this in the Camp environment. I mean, we all know this girl has to check and keep all supplies in a school setting....camp is also a controlled environment but what regulations can I refer to?