Medication Policies/Procedures - page 2

Does anyone have a med dispensing p&p that they would be willing to share? We used to pour into coin envelopes for the counselors to give but have been told that the nurse must now personally give the meds. I just can't quite... Read More

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    Quote from osborncs
    I will probably never do camp nursing again--it was horrible. Many extremely troubled kids at this fitness/weight loss camp. And a lot of neurotic parents. And not enough drinking water (a serious problem at a summer camp!)

    I could go on and on...but won't.
    If there's anything you liked about it, I hope you'll consider trying a different type of camp. There's a real need out there...

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    Quote from Wendy79
    If there's anything you liked about it, I hope you'll consider trying a different type of camp. There's a real need out there...
    You're right, of course. I was feeling especially disgusted when I wrote that post. I've actually had several recommendations for good camps, where the same staff come back year after year. (That's a very good sign!). So I probably will try camp nursing again when I have the time off from my 'real' job.

    Thanks.
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    I usually camp nurse for a small camp (max 60 usual 30). On day 1 when parents bring the kids in I tell the kid up front that they need to come see me on time for their meds which usually is with meal times. Then I set up their meds in envelopes day prior with a home made MAR. for the first 2-3 days they are usually good about it but about thurs. or Fri I have to go to the mess hall and start shouting names( JOE COME GET YOUR MEDS) that will remind them for the rest of the week.(They hate having that done so they don't want it to happen again). I camp nursed for a large camp(200+) 1 year but I had another nurse with me and we had an intercom system if the didn't report for meds they were called to the nurses station over the intercom system.(they REALLY hated that) It kept the running down to a minimum.


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