100kids, BSN, RN 6,624 Views
Joined Dec 7, '11.
Posts: 743 (55% Liked)
Nut- Yes, it is a crap shoot. But, when our "Nurse Brain/Gut" tells us. WE LISTEN. Good work!!
I felt the same way when I was new. I think a lot of school nurses do, even when you do have access to a resource or two. Just like the hospital, you find your grove. It is just a different grove. Being a school nurse has built my creativity, communication skills, ability to stay calm, patience, and most importantly, my confidence.
Though I will say, a lot of other nurses I've met don't understand what I do and think it is easy. A good friend of mine agreed to sub for me. She works days and nights on a busy med-surg floor. She expected my job to be easy. She was very wrong and told me so, gaining a new understanding and telling me how tired she was at the end of the day. How she was questioning her assessment skills when it was just her. She found her grove as a regular sub when I needed her and grew to love it. She still subs for me .
You cannot go handing out meds to adults. You are asking for serious legal trouble. I would clear out that drawer and tell the staff they are responsible for themselves from now on, and if they want an epi-pen they need to fill out a consent that you put on file.
It's not always about money..........sometimes the satisfaction a degree gives you is worth a little extra money. Why do you want the degree? Answer that and you will have your answer to whether you should do it even though it is expensive.
We have eschool
We have eschool
I find it odd that the title reads the nurse when the cafeteria fed a peanut allergy kid something with peanuts in it. Individual blame versus corporate, very intentional choice.
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...
Trying to get a good chunk of my dishes/laundry normal weekend chores done tonite so I can spend most of the weekend moving back into our basement! We had a water pipe break this summer and flooded our finished basement (master and 2 kids bedrooms). We just got the new flooring in and can now empty our huge storage pod thats been sitting in our yard all summer!
Catching up on paperwork from HH.
Going to see my friend's band play locally.
AN had me locked out mostly all summer and I finally reset my password.
I have missed you all ! I'm glad to be back in the community !
Are we still wearing our Pink shirts on Wednesdays ?
I hope you have all reserved me a seat at the "cool" lunch table too !
Have a great day fellow School Nurses !
I just got hired in as a school nurse at a middle/high school, and I was wondering if the school forum, being one of the most active on the site, is because school nurses need to talk to adults after a day with the youngsters? Seriously though, it is really informative and entertaining.
I am not a school nurse, however school nurse stories are the most entertaining by far! Thank you all for the laughs!
The letter I sent home today gave a deadline with the advice that if we do not have the documentation by that date, their student will no longer be allowed to attend classes. This is the first year I've been given the OK to enforce this so I'm sure my name is about to blasted all over the place
I actually called one of the allergy centers the other day who write orders for a lot of our students and I spoke with the head of the group and he said 'the biggest mistake nurses make in a school setting is delaying the use of the EpiPen. The Pen will slow down or cure the problem enough for EMS to reach them. Benadryl only delays the inevitable, You have to remember, these orders are also written for daycares where you have untrained personnel trying to decide whether to give it. You are not going to harm someone by giving them an EpiPen'. I agree with his statement and being in EMS for 20 years I'm glad people give it even if they are unsure.
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