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Joined Jan 17, '09 - from 'CT'. mattfd37 is a ER RN. He has '5' year(s) of experience. Posts: 155 (12% Liked) Likes: 45

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  • Nov 29

    This happened to me 2 months ago while at school, it was Bells. I waited til school was over and went to ER and got tons of Prednisone for 10 days. As far as EMS, we would just take vitals and drop off in triage.

  • Nov 28

    This happened to me 2 months ago while at school, it was Bells. I waited til school was over and went to ER and got tons of Prednisone for 10 days. As far as EMS, we would just take vitals and drop off in triage.

  • Nov 28

    This happened to me 2 months ago while at school, it was Bells. I waited til school was over and went to ER and got tons of Prednisone for 10 days. As far as EMS, we would just take vitals and drop off in triage.

  • Oct 11

    Unless you have a 12 lead, IV’s and a lab, how can you be 100% sure of what you have? EMS has some of those tools, but even we err the side of caution and transport the patient. Yes, we might roll our eyes (I’m guilty), but these are kids whose bodies can compensate for a lot of things. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

  • Sep 23

    I actually called one of the allergy centers the other day who write orders for a lot of our students and I spoke with the head of the group and he said 'the biggest mistake nurses make in a school setting is delaying the use of the EpiPen. The Pen will slow down or cure the problem enough for EMS to reach them. Benadryl only delays the inevitable, You have to remember, these orders are also written for daycares where you have untrained personnel trying to decide whether to give it. You are not going to harm someone by giving them an EpiPen'. I agree with his statement and being in EMS for 20 years I'm glad people give it even if they are unsure.

  • Sep 23

    I actually called one of the allergy centers the other day who write orders for a lot of our students and I spoke with the head of the group and he said 'the biggest mistake nurses make in a school setting is delaying the use of the EpiPen. The Pen will slow down or cure the problem enough for EMS to reach them. Benadryl only delays the inevitable, You have to remember, these orders are also written for daycares where you have untrained personnel trying to decide whether to give it. You are not going to harm someone by giving them an EpiPen'. I agree with his statement and being in EMS for 20 years I'm glad people give it even if they are unsure.

  • Sep 22

    I actually called one of the allergy centers the other day who write orders for a lot of our students and I spoke with the head of the group and he said 'the biggest mistake nurses make in a school setting is delaying the use of the EpiPen. The Pen will slow down or cure the problem enough for EMS to reach them. Benadryl only delays the inevitable, You have to remember, these orders are also written for daycares where you have untrained personnel trying to decide whether to give it. You are not going to harm someone by giving them an EpiPen'. I agree with his statement and being in EMS for 20 years I'm glad people give it even if they are unsure.

  • Sep 1

    I was a sub for the past 1.5yrs and just got hired as the 2nd float for the district. Today was absolutely crazy trying to help the head nurse document the meds. School starts tomorrow (CT) and that’s when a line of parents sit outside the office and drop off all their child's meds! woo hoo! The redundancy is mind boggling! Meds orders are photocopied in triplicate (1 in PRN folder, 1 with meds and 1 in permanent file (where you also have to write the meds ON the file) so technically 4 times! We have spent the last 2 days calling parents and telling them we need their childs 7th gr physical or they can’t come to school, even though they got 3 letters since Oct and a call from the nurse in May. I also work in the ER, so tomorrow should be a walk in the park, NOT!

  • Sep 1

    I was a sub for the past 1.5yrs and just got hired as the 2nd float for the district. Today was absolutely crazy trying to help the head nurse document the meds. School starts tomorrow (CT) and that’s when a line of parents sit outside the office and drop off all their child's meds! woo hoo! The redundancy is mind boggling! Meds orders are photocopied in triplicate (1 in PRN folder, 1 with meds and 1 in permanent file (where you also have to write the meds ON the file) so technically 4 times! We have spent the last 2 days calling parents and telling them we need their childs 7th gr physical or they can’t come to school, even though they got 3 letters since Oct and a call from the nurse in May. I also work in the ER, so tomorrow should be a walk in the park, NOT!

  • Sep 1

    I was a sub for the past 1.5yrs and just got hired as the 2nd float for the district. Today was absolutely crazy trying to help the head nurse document the meds. School starts tomorrow (CT) and that’s when a line of parents sit outside the office and drop off all their child's meds! woo hoo! The redundancy is mind boggling! Meds orders are photocopied in triplicate (1 in PRN folder, 1 with meds and 1 in permanent file (where you also have to write the meds ON the file) so technically 4 times! We have spent the last 2 days calling parents and telling them we need their childs 7th gr physical or they can’t come to school, even though they got 3 letters since Oct and a call from the nurse in May. I also work in the ER, so tomorrow should be a walk in the park, NOT!

  • Aug 31

    I was a sub for the past 1.5yrs and just got hired as the 2nd float for the district. Today was absolutely crazy trying to help the head nurse document the meds. School starts tomorrow (CT) and that’s when a line of parents sit outside the office and drop off all their child's meds! woo hoo! The redundancy is mind boggling! Meds orders are photocopied in triplicate (1 in PRN folder, 1 with meds and 1 in permanent file (where you also have to write the meds ON the file) so technically 4 times! We have spent the last 2 days calling parents and telling them we need their childs 7th gr physical or they can’t come to school, even though they got 3 letters since Oct and a call from the nurse in May. I also work in the ER, so tomorrow should be a walk in the park, NOT!



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