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  • Sep 27

    Quote from Jen-Elizabeth
    Yep, but I also wish they would change the orders. Anyone gave give an Epi-pen. It is so easy to use.

    I tell my teachers that they will never regret giving it; they may regret not giving it.
    I tell my teachers if you have any concerns/doubts give the epi.

  • Sep 26

    I send a letter home with each child in April/May spelling out exactly what they will need for the start of the next school year. Once school starts I send my own letter first for the ones I am missing and then one signed by the principal for the ones still missing even with a warning. I mother my own children I don't want to mother every kid in the building! Is that really too much to ask? Some days these parents really get to me...

  • Sep 26

    Business casual here. I do many other things than being the Nurse so it just makes sense for me.

  • Sep 26

    Business casual here. I do many other things than being the Nurse so it just makes sense for me.

  • Sep 23

    I send a letter home with each child in April/May spelling out exactly what they will need for the start of the next school year. Once school starts I send my own letter first for the ones I am missing and then one signed by the principal for the ones still missing even with a warning. I mother my own children I don't want to mother every kid in the building! Is that really too much to ask? Some days these parents really get to me...

  • Sep 22

    It's a big list here, as is often the case in small schools. I am in charge of attendance, dismissal and any changes, teaching Health classes, missing/forgotten lunches and anything else, database administration, graduation, community outreach, social work, there's more I'm just blocking out right now. LOL This is why each day I leave here wondering where the day went. Wearing all these hats really helps me to know all of the students and their families and I love that! My first priority is the health and safety of the kids and everyone knows it, the other stuff has to wait if I have an emergency. Somehow we have made it work.

  • Sep 22

    If kids are hungry I feed them. I ask the staff for food donations throughout the year and use them for forgotten snacks, lunch or didn't eat. I know some of these kids don't have a lot of resources at home and if I feed them something they are able to be more productive in class and learn. There are a few kids I take right from the bus and feed almost every day just to give them a good start to the day because I know breakfast is often not offered at home. Are your free lunch students eligible for free breakfast? I know some schools do that. We have no cafeteria food service so it's me or no one so I make it happen if I can. My students are younger so it's less about their choices and more about their parents and home situation.

  • Sep 22

    It's a big list here, as is often the case in small schools. I am in charge of attendance, dismissal and any changes, teaching Health classes, missing/forgotten lunches and anything else, database administration, graduation, community outreach, social work, there's more I'm just blocking out right now. LOL This is why each day I leave here wondering where the day went. Wearing all these hats really helps me to know all of the students and their families and I love that! My first priority is the health and safety of the kids and everyone knows it, the other stuff has to wait if I have an emergency. Somehow we have made it work.

  • Sep 22

    It's a big list here, as is often the case in small schools. I am in charge of attendance, dismissal and any changes, teaching Health classes, missing/forgotten lunches and anything else, database administration, graduation, community outreach, social work, there's more I'm just blocking out right now. LOL This is why each day I leave here wondering where the day went. Wearing all these hats really helps me to know all of the students and their families and I love that! My first priority is the health and safety of the kids and everyone knows it, the other stuff has to wait if I have an emergency. Somehow we have made it work.

  • Sep 21

    Quote from coughdrop.2.go
    I'm appalled the Nurse delayed the Epi-Pen and emergency services. Epi is always the first line for an allergic reaction. Benadryl is putting a band-aid on it. Our anaphylaxis procedure:
    1) Epi-Pen
    2) Call 911
    3) Hook up to nebulizer if student in Health Center
    4) Benadryl via liquid or IM.

    Epinephrine is always the first line treatment. I don't care if you aren't sure if it's an allergic reaction or not. Give it.
    Unfortunately I bet many of us have Doctor's orders for our students that say otherwise. Very few of my students with allergies have Epinephrine as the first line of treatment per their physician/allergist. I wish we knew more of the story but am so glad the girl survived!

  • Sep 20

    Quote from Flare
    But if a student came to be saying that they ingested their allergen and felt they needed their epipen i would not debate it with them - i'd just give it to them. .
    ABSOLUTELY!!!

  • Sep 20

    Quote from coughdrop.2.go
    I'm appalled the Nurse delayed the Epi-Pen and emergency services. Epi is always the first line for an allergic reaction. Benadryl is putting a band-aid on it. Our anaphylaxis procedure:
    1) Epi-Pen
    2) Call 911
    3) Hook up to nebulizer if student in Health Center
    4) Benadryl via liquid or IM.

    Epinephrine is always the first line treatment. I don't care if you aren't sure if it's an allergic reaction or not. Give it.
    Unfortunately I bet many of us have Doctor's orders for our students that say otherwise. Very few of my students with allergies have Epinephrine as the first line of treatment per their physician/allergist. I wish we knew more of the story but am so glad the girl survived!

  • Sep 20

    Quote from coughdrop.2.go
    I think this has to do more with education to the providers. Most of the allergist I speak to prefer Epi to Benadryl. I even went to a school nursing training last year and we had a pretty predominate allergist specialist speak to us about allergies and why Epinephrine is always the first line and how Benadryl can mostly fail to delay anaphylaxis. It was a great speech and changed a lot of people's mind about treating allergies.
    I agree and would love to see more physicians write their orders for school this way.

  • Sep 20

    Quote from coughdrop.2.go
    I'm appalled the Nurse delayed the Epi-Pen and emergency services. Epi is always the first line for an allergic reaction. Benadryl is putting a band-aid on it. Our anaphylaxis procedure:
    1) Epi-Pen
    2) Call 911
    3) Hook up to nebulizer if student in Health Center
    4) Benadryl via liquid or IM.

    Epinephrine is always the first line treatment. I don't care if you aren't sure if it's an allergic reaction or not. Give it.
    Unfortunately I bet many of us have Doctor's orders for our students that say otherwise. Very few of my students with allergies have Epinephrine as the first line of treatment per their physician/allergist. I wish we knew more of the story but am so glad the girl survived!

  • Sep 20

    Quote from coughdrop.2.go
    I think this has to do more with education to the providers. Most of the allergist I speak to prefer Epi to Benadryl. I even went to a school nursing training last year and we had a pretty predominate allergist specialist speak to us about allergies and why Epinephrine is always the first line and how Benadryl can mostly fail to delay anaphylaxis. It was a great speech and changed a lot of people's mind about treating allergies.
    I agree and would love to see more physicians write their orders for school this way.


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