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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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    nursmimi, Farawyn, and OldDude like this.

    Quote from OldDude
    I still have to pick up a few shifts at Urgent Care over the summer but mostly it's spent on the beach. We move our RRRRRRRVEEE to a RV park right across the dunes from the beach from June 1 to August 31. Spend the days and nights, cruising the beach on our golf cart, sunnin, kids surfing and skim boarding, fishing, beachcombing, boiling pots, grillin, throw in a few bud lights and general relaxation - bam!! The only negative part is leaving.
    "That there's an RRRRRRVEEEE." National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation??? heehee!!

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    Recently had a parent bring a student in first thing in the morning. Student attends school in my district, but doesn't even attend my school! Kid has a banged up hand from an injury at home that morning. Hand is swollen and bruised. Almost no ROM. Parent asks me, "Should I take her to urgent care?" Gee, ya think?

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    Farawyn and OldDude like this.

    Quote from Farawyn
    Yea, um, you really need to hang out more, TINA!!!
    True, true...

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    GmaPearl BSN RN, Cattz, OldDude, and 2 others like this.

    I thought I was the only one that used the "Monday Morning Urgent Care" line! At least I'm not alone. Lol

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    Farawyn likes this.

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    Anyone driving in the projected white icy slop tomorrow (moi) stay safe!
    I feel your pain. I am working at my per diem job tonight, right about when the roads should be horrific. I am so annoyed, I never realized how spoiled I was working for the schools!! LOL

    Be safe, everyone!

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    I need to find scrub pants that have a higher rise. I *hate* low rise pants!!! My belly is too big, and they always end up underneath it. But, most pants now seem to have that lower rise.

    Any suggestions??

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    WereBadger likes this.

    Very interesting thread... I always like to read about types of IVF and the conditions under which they would be given.

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    Knowing what I know now, I would have done something else. OT or SLP. Maybe even PA. Or maybe a vet.

    I am very happy with my nursing career now, but it took a long time to get to this point. I would never encourage my daughter to become a nurse. It just isn't what it used to be...

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    Purple_Scrubs likes this.

    Welcome back!

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    CHESSIE likes this.


    Once, an elderly lady gave me a pretty little trinket box as a thank you for taking care of her husband (Definitely not worth more than $10). She was a tough, tough cookie. I was stunned that she was happy with my care, because she had issues with several other staff members. At the time, I remember having a moment where I was questioning what I should do. But, I was afraid of insulting her, and I knew it wasn't valuable, in terms of money. So I accepted it, but did tell her that it was completely unnecessary. Maybe it was wrong? But I still smile when I think of her.

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    Quote from abc123RN
    When I laughed she just looked at me and said, "well isn't that what nurses do?" She now knows that isn't what nurses do!
    Oh, no she DIDN'T!!!!!

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    Farawyn and loveschoolnursing like this.

    No way, no how, would I clean poop off of a shoe. It would be bagged and a call would be made to a parent for replacement shoes.

    Then, I'd have a discussion with the person that thought I should be the poop-scraper... (Assuming, of course, that the person actually thought I should be scraping instead of simply making a call home!)

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    abc123RN and KelRN215 like this.

    In elementary school, I remember going once for nausea, and a few times for sore throats. I used to get strep throat a lot. I remember having poison ivy and my teacher putting calamine lotion on for me. I have no memories of going to the nurse in middle or high school... The gym teachers did scoliosis screenings. I can not name even one of my school nurses. Meanwhile, I go to the mall, and zillions of kids shout out my name, because I used to be their school nurse!

    Kids these days definitely need to work on toughening up!

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    Atlas15, NurseKitKat, abc123RN, and 2 others like this.

    I had an 11th grader come to me with a headache. He said there was mayo on his chicken sandwich at lunch. He does not like mayo, and was so annoyed, that he got a headache... *sigh*

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    NanaPoo, huffmannurse, 100kids, and 1 other like this.

    Quote from Wave Watcher
    I also got rid of petroleum jelly (still keep a stash) and anti-itch cream. I had a teacher last year send me 60 kids in 2 months just for mosquito bites!! And I was getting every single kid with dry lips or dry nose coming for "chapstick". I was over it! Told my Principal to send out an email letting everyone know that I will no longer carry non-essential items in the nursing clinic such as those two items. If they want to deal with it....go buy some and dispense in your own classroom.
    This is awesome! How did the staff react?? At the elementary schools I have worked in, the staff's heads would have exploded if I started refusing to deal with those things. Heaven forbid that the precious li'l snowflakes experience even a millisecond of discomfort...