100kids, BSN, RN 8,120 Views
Joined Dec 7, '11.
Posts: 787 (56% Liked)
I appreciate SNAP because it is pretty intuitive and I had to self teach and then teach my wife (I can't call her my sub, that just has double connotations). I am sure there are parts I am not utilizing, but it works for what I need.
It's NEVER a good week to give up drinking...
I live and work in a relatively small town, where I attended High School, so the answer for me is NO, I'm never off duty. I'll get a text from some number I don't recognize, on a Saturday night, saying they got my number from a friend who said I could help them with their medical question. I'll get approached at the grocery store with, "what do you think...?" (as they glance at the 12 pack of Bud Light in my basket) I usually leave for my lunch break and get calls from the school during that time. Just a few weeks ago, it was after dark, my neighbor brought his daughter over wanting me to assess her eye injury; hit with a softball. I could say NO but I try to put myself in their position considering how outright UN-helpful the on call doctors are.
Yesterday we had the "Senior Parade" at our campus. This is where graduating students, who attended this campus in elementary school, parade through the halls for the students and congregate in the gym to reminisce with staff who were their teachers. Of course "all" of them were my students and I was frequently reminded about encounters we had here at school and was the subject of many selfies with the graduates. So, even historically, you're never "OFF' duty.
I think this interaction with the students, and thus the community, is one aspect of school nursing that is unique; sometimes good, sometimes, not good
Congrats C!!! Be sure to check in and let us know how you and baby C are doing!
Dear New Cleaning Lady,
You are super sweet and I sincerely appreciate what you do! HOWEVER, I am 2 days away from being on maternity leave and have yet to have a true emergency on my campus this year. If you could refrain from phrases such as "It sure is quiet in here today...", I would GREATLY appreciate it.
EVERY. SINGLE. NURSE. ON. THE. PLANET.
ALL DONE!! 2nd year as school nurse is in the books!
Just got informed we will open 1 week later. Three months, two weeks off for summer. Isn't that 104 days of summer vacation? Call my Ferb.
What's up with kids nowadays? When I was in elementary, I went to the nurse once in 8 years. In high school I went once in 4 years.what's wrong with biting the bullet?
I love the School Nurses site!
Love the title of this thread!
Prior to last year when I discovered it, I had no clue what y'all have to do, go through, endure (and enjoy!) as a School Nurse. It is a lot more complicated than I ever realized, and mah gawd the paperwork . . . I could not do School Nursing and remain sane. Kudos to you all!
P.S.:I want to be there when OldDude wields the shovel; can I bring a few folks with me to sneak them into the crowd he is going to 'impress'?? They really do need a shoveling in the worst way!
Why are you people putting up walls where my child is running!?
Why didn't you take down the wall before he ran into it?
LOL. I think you handled it quite well.
Overbearing parent? Have you experienced overbearing grandma?? It's a whole other level of species.
Staring at some Benedryl on my desk now.
I'm so DONE with parents sending unmarked, unlabeled pills in sandwich baggies with no note, no nothing. I understand not knowing the full ins and outs of medication administration policy but wouldn't COMMON SENSE tell you NOT to send unmarked, random pills in a baggie with your child?!?
Also, just got to investigate my first forged doctor's note. Ugh. I'm so done adulting today.
I had one just come a few minutes ago. He said he had an air pocket in his shoulder, his friend popped the air pocket for him and now he has absolutely no pain at all. Not sure what he meant by air pocket or how his friend went about popping it and I don't care because it is Friday with only 30 minutes left until the last bell with only 9 more days until summer break. Since he was waving affected arm in air the entire time he was describing this, I figured nothing was all he needed. I told him, glad you are better - here's your pass.
according to my students, i "do nothing" for all their complaints. of course, if i'm not calling their parents to send them home then i did nothing.
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