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Joined Nov 5, '11. Wave Watcher is a RN. She has '6' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'School Nurse, Ortho/Neuro, Prison Nurse'. Posts: 775 (63% Liked) Likes: 1,905

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  • Feb 2

    Please read this article as posted on the NASN website! It was written by an attorney.

    https://schoolnursenet.nasn.org/comm...AB4031966C#bm0

  • Dec 8 '15

    Unless we're talking about potential trauma needing to be assessed, I am not undressing a child unless it's one of the reasons the OP stated (Diastat, cath, etc) Now, accidents do happen ad for the most part the children are equipped to clean themselves up, but on the rare occasions that they need help and they need my help i am getting another adult in my office to act as a witness. Nurse Flare does not need to be the subject of the 5 o'clock news unless it involves me winning a huge mega millions jackpot

  • Dec 8 '15

    My school has PK thru 5. The PK teachers/aides will clean up and change their kids. I don't change kid's clothing. In cases where they have peed I have them change themselves if they have extra clothing in their backpack/locker. If they don't have extra clothing I call a parent to bring them some. If there is a poop accident, regardless, I call a parent to come change them and instruct the parent to take them home if it's a diarrhea accident; otherwise they can return to class. I will, however, help with tieing shoe laces because that's how generous of a nurse I am.

    The only time I look under clothing is if I think there is some emergent medical reason to do so.

  • Dec 8 '15

    Quote from Farawyn
    1st day off for CHRISTMAS BREAK is 12/24, 1st day back is 1/4.

    Let's call a spade a spade.
    Winter Break is in February.
    EXACTLY - there would be no break this time of year if it weren't for CHRISTMAS! Our school calendar designates the last two weeks of December as "winter break." It's so wintry here in South Texas this time of year we frequently have to turn the air conditioner on. It's Christmas Break! Christmas Break! Christmas Break! There, I kept saying it until everyone agrees with me now. I feel better.

  • Dec 8 '15
  • Dec 4 '15

    I never moved. I was like a ninja. They left. Let the game Marco Polo begin!!

  • Dec 4 '15

    Quote from KidsRNstill
    I had a kindergartener with a persistent stomach ache yesterday---not a frequent flyer, so I was trying to decide if he could try to make it to the end of the day or if I needed to send him home.

    Me: "How do you usually go home?"

    Kid: "Usually with a headache"

    Me: "..........Me too".
    I went home with one yesterday.

    I cured it with wine.

  • Dec 4 '15

    You all are brave - with the way my kiddos pee all over the place, I wouldn't use the bathroom in my health office unless I had on a hazmut suit! Luckily, one of the staff bathrooms is close by.

    Obviously, I go in there periodically with Lysol wipes and spray and clean it but I still won't use that bathroom. Besides, aren't we as nurses never supposed to take the time to pee or eat? LOL

  • Dec 4 '15
  • Dec 4 '15

    I had a kindergartener with a persistent stomach ache yesterday---not a frequent flyer, so I was trying to decide if he could try to make it to the end of the day or if I needed to send him home.

    Me: "How do you usually go home?"

    Kid: "Usually with a headache"

    Me: "..........Me too".

  • Dec 3 '15

    Quote from Wave Watcher
    I have a bathroom in my clinic. I had to go pee. I was getting ready to flush when I heard kids walk into my clinic and say, "She isn't in here...let's go look for her." I never moved. I was like a ninja. They left. Let the game Marco Polo begin!!
    My students just scream my name through the bathroom door. I can never pee in peace.

  • Dec 3 '15

    So I have a student with really severe allergies this year. Sensitive to ingestion, contact, and inhalation of peanuts and treenuts. Also has asthma so he comes to my office daily to take his inhaler before PE. I always chat and joke with him.

    So today...

    Severely allergic kid: Hi! Do you know what time it is??
    Me: Peanut butter jelly time?
    Severely allergic kid: ...that would be awful.
    Me: Oh, yeah. My bad. But good for me!

  • Dec 3 '15

    Just had a boy come in with complaint of head ache and seeing unicorns.
    Kid: Is that normal?
    Me: only if you live in a land far, far away, or on XYZ street
    Kid: That's my street
    Me: I know, I had to stop for a herd of unicorns crossing this morning just past your house.
    Kid: You know I was just joking around
    Me: I was serious!
    Kid walked out after taking his meds giggling
    Teacher called wanting to know what I have that kid, he came back talking about unicorns...I know NOTHING!

  • Dec 3 '15

    Impressive!! Congratulations. I'm glad Texas doesn't have that requirement; I'd have to try to get on with the custodial dept.

  • Dec 3 '15

    Kid: I feel like I'm gonna puke!

    Me: But you haven't.

    Kid: But I reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally feel like it!!!!

    Me: *gives crackers and explanation of why they help nausea and waits* Ok, kid. It's been 10 minutes with no fever and no vomiting. I'll write you a pass back to class.

    Kid: What if I don't feel good later?????

    Me: I don't play the "what if" game. Let's see how the day goes with a positive attitude. Think to yourself "I WILL feel good!" *gives kid the boot*


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