100kids, BSN, RN 7,795 Views
Joined Dec 7, '11.
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We had a similar episode a few years ago during rehearsals for the spring concert, too long standing on stage under hot lights, small child goes down. Thankfully he did not hurt himself in the process. In our case I called mom and she brought him to the ER just to be checked. The rest of the school was more freaked out (and the adults too!) than the student who fell. Now I always remind him during those long rehearsals to bend his knees and sit if he feels funny at all.
1-there was no training for me before starting here. Just thrown in and figure it out. Heck there wasn't even any paperwork on how things are done around here. I have asked a lot of questions on AN, used my state's health services site, made friends with the school nurses at other local school districts and called on them and read, read, read. I still have a long way to go as far as I'm concerned. I wish my state had a set of classes you could take before starting but they don't so I'm looking for things online.
2-office staff is very nice here, they are very thankful to have me but that doesn't mean they understand what I do. Sometimes I think they expect me to know everything already. They have no clue the differences between nursing and school nursing.
3-Fitting in is tough. I'm not a teacher but I'm not really support staff either, kind of in between. I always have a smile on, I make sure to visit the teacher's lounge so I know who's birthday it is, etc. Be friendly that's most important.
good luck! It was a crazy start for me but I still love it!
Less than 25 minutes after arrival at school student comes down just not feeling well, feels nauseous and his stomach hurts then proceeds to tell me he was throwing up all last night but mom wanted him to try to go to school today! C'MON!!!
Shocking update-mom's phones are all going to voicemail.
I love reading these good stories! It's a great post to look back on when it seems each day is full of the bad...
Earlier this week I had a 2nd grader in my office with 102 fever. Couldn't reach mom on her cell right away, got Dad but he was working 2 hours away. We both said we would keep trying to get mom. She comes in 30 min later and as she's leaving with her daughter turns to me and says thank you so much for taking such good care of our kids when they are sick. They are so lucky to have you. Just made me year!!
None and I am the only Nurse in the District so it was a really a figure it out yourself type of situation! Those were a fun first few weeks! Reach out to other Nurses in your district (if you have them) or in neighboring districts for help/questions. Good Luck!
Why is a child separated from their inhaler during PE?
Why aren't they bronchodilating before exercise if they have been diagnosed with Exercise Induced Asthma?
If they are wheezing, you screwed up by not allowing them to bronchodilate prior to exercise. .
What are the ages of all these kids who have their inhalers locked up in the office? We are going into 2017. Time to stop punishing kids for having asthma. I see 5 year olds who can tell me more about their medications than their caregivers can.
work on the 23rd off until the 3rd. It wont be enough time.
I'm a big fan of the movie Mr. Woodcock, where the high school coach forces the asthmatic kid to run laps to learn how to control his asthma. That's what we do at my school. Lock up the inhalers and make the asthmatic kids run laps to break them of wanting to use their inhalers. What do their doctors know about asthma anyway????
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