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Joined May 30, '09 - from 'NY'. Tina, RN is a Elementary school nurse. She has '17' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Acute Care, CM, School Nursing'. Posts: 513 (55% Liked) Likes: 912

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  • Sep 24

    Any of our students with an epi-pen have a medical management plan filled out by their physician which specifically states when to use Bendaryl or epi-pen. Each one is just a little different, but I don't think a single one says to use pen upon exposure.

    Last year we had a student who had been in ICU for an anaphylactic reaction. Came to school with a detailed plan. Came into the clinic with symptoms, doctor's orders said to give epi-pen for these sx. I gave the epi, rode with her to the hospital and got reamed out by the ER physician who didn't feel the epinephrine was called for in that situation. Too bad, I followed the orders and did my job. Girl was admitted for observation, but released the next morning. Mom was thankful that I gave the meds!

  • Sep 24

    After I listen to them drone on, I always like to start out my response with, "Well, you realize you are closer to death right now than you were when you woke up this morning."

  • Sep 24

    Quote from kidzcare

    What did you say??

    I told the family member that that was NOT a solution! I also let the family member know that (from what the office staff said) the student had a very rough year after her head was shaved last year.

    The family member was blaming the student for not washing her hair, blah, blah, blah.

    YOU are the parent. YOU are responsible. I'm all for teaching our kids responsibility. But they cannot treat themselves for lice.


  • Aug 16

    "Could care less."

  • Aug 16


    A post riddled with grammar and spelling errors is one that I am likely to skip over. I'm not perfect; no one is, but there is a difference between typos/autocorrect and blatant misuse of words.

  • May 7

    If you ask me, half of what we see on a daily basis should have a pseudo in front of it!! Especially in May!!

  • May 7

    in the same vein as Mr. Nurse with my cynical unPC world view (end of the school year is upon us, so my rose coloured glasses are pretty dirty right now)
    i'll bet giving a student with pseudo seizures just one dose of diastat would cure them forever...

  • Apr 14

    that's just a confirmation you're doing a great job.

  • Apr 13

    Quote from Extra Pickles
    Why? it's better to vaccinate against varicella than have your kid contract the disease. Your kid isn't risking death with the vaccination but is with the disease. those chicken pox parties are the same thing as sending your kid into an isolation room to see how fast he can become infected with whatever the guy in the room has. Pretty bad plan isn't it.
    I always wonder whether those kids will call their parents and say thanks in 50 years when they have shingles.

  • Apr 13

    Quote from Jedrnurse
    I go back and forth about this. On the one hand, it's nice to be remembered. On the other, it can be a little patronizing for a professional to have a "day."
    Not if you are being patronized with cake!

  • Apr 13

    Go kick the older kid in the far as the gum, no other suggestions to add. Poor kid.

  • Apr 4

    That's really sad, but true. When it hits the fan all you hear is crickets. I think If I were in your shoes I would walk to the head admin and turn in my radio; "I don't need to carry the damn thing if it doesn't work when I need it."

  • Apr 3

    Quote from Larry2016
    Wow...pain is whatever the patient says it is existing whenever the patient says it does...

    It's kind of expected by parents that a school nurse, or any type of nurse that cares for their child, do the appropriate thing. Lots of opportunity for education too...directed at both the PE teacher and the parents.

    Then the other question that school administrators may ask you -is it part of the care plan if it is a chronic condition (or was this just an exacerbation of a previous injury).

    We make the problem worse when we don't manage pain. Yes, it gets frustrating - especially in a hospital setting - when people say their pain level is a 9/10 when they had dilaudid 30 minutes ago. But the job of a nurse when it comes to pain is to manage that pain. Ever try non-therapeutic methods other than just slapping an ice pack on? and that isnt even a drug!
    So it's inappropriate in the school nurse setting to determine the source of the pain? If it's pain, it's warrants attention? I royally messed up with my 3rd grader who came in c/o of pain r/t being bumped on the R 3rd digit with a marker cap.

    Dilaudid STAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hello, 911? We have another marker cap injury...

  • Apr 3

    As a current elementary teacher, I always have kiddos who come to me in 'desperate need of immediate medical attention' i.e. they want to take a trip to the nurse to get an icepack that will later be used as a toy or drink in class. Unless I see blood or an obvious bruise, I don't send them to the nurse right away.
    I try to calm them down first and see if they want to get water. My kiddos feel like that is a treat almost as special as taking a trip to the nurses office. That usually works and then they go back to their task or playing at recess as normal. The magic water fountain cures all!

  • Apr 3

    It's college students too. Recently, students at Emory said writing the words "Trump 2016" on the sidewalk was a "violent act" and they felt "traumatized" and needed counseling. lol. If that traumatizes you, then you need a thicker-skin transplant.

    Until then, shut the frick up.