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  • Jan 17

    School nursing as a sub .

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  • Jan 5

    Old Dude and I slowly back out of thread...

  • Jan 4

    Quote from HMartinho
    He/she is right. I've seen a lot of asthma exacerbations during my Pediatric ER clinical, some with a lot of wheezing (that wheeze you can hear even without a stethoscope) with pulse ox between 95-100%.

    A friend of mine is just an exemple. She had an severe asthma exacerbation during one of our clinicals, with a pulse ox number of 97%.
    Yes, as Jen mentioned above...all examples of compensation. The younger the patient, the quicker they die when they can compensate no longer. I use a pulse ox but I rely more on my own assessment first and foremost. As we have all been taught, "Don't treat the monitor." My campus is PK thru 5th grade. My gold standard for identifying distress is pulse rate. If I have a kid with a normal and regular pulse rate for age I don't get too worked up. If I have a 5th grader with an O2 sat of 98 and a pulse rate of 150, I know they are compensating for some reason and move on to the next step of assessment and intervention. Don't treat the monitor.

  • Jan 3

    Indeed - back to reality and not feeling well, but trying to explain that getting back into the groove after so many days of eating, sleeping and pooping on their own schedule tends to fall on deaf ears.
    I get it kid... Right about now I could go for Price is Right, my comfies, and my heated blanket.

  • Dec 22 '16

    Here is an article about a school nurse who really saved a middle schooler by having good insight!

    Nurse credited with saving student who had blood clot near brain stem | Fox News

    Always good to see accolades of school nurses in the media.

  • Dec 21 '16

    Obviously there's one one appropriate response to this. Every time you see her, compliment her loudly on how WIDE her scope is.

    "Dang girl, you're scope is looking mighty wide today."

    "I have to confess, I've always liked to girl with a wide scope."


  • Dec 21 '16

    Welcome to the best and most supportive board on AllNurses.

  • Dec 21 '16

    Welcome! This is a great group of nurses who will help you find your way.

    I'm retired from the school nurse job - even though I'm not really retired from nursing. I've worked hospice for over 10 years and prior to that I was ER and L&D at our small hospital.

    I agree that you don't put up with any nonsense from parents. I had to call 911 a few times due to parents not taking me or their child's injury or asthma exacerbation seriously.

    Also, you'll learn to draw a line with who gets to see the school nurse.

    (I will say that when I run into students I used to care for I get hugs and they say they do miss me!).

  • Dec 21 '16

    Welcome! You'll find that you will go home wondering if you did the right thing pretty often. There is a level of worry surrounding these kiddos that I was not expecting. Hopefully, once everyone is familiar with you the visits will slow down! This is the best nurses' station around, we're happy to have you!

  • Dec 21 '16


    We are your nursing station, your cheerleaders and your friends. There is a wealth of knowledge on here, so fire away with questions. Also, the dress code is that you must wear something pink on Wednesday

  • Dec 21 '16

    50 visits is a lot when you only have 250 kids (I see about that many with ~500 kids), but I suspect once you find your ground, those visits will lessen a lot.

    If no parent could pick up and the kid was showing symptoms of a concussion, I'd tell the parent I was calling 911. And I have, so its no joke. But I do not mess with head injuries!

    Welcome to school nursing!

  • Dec 21 '16

    I still have to do all my Christmas shopping (I know, I know).

    But I've been distracted. My hubbie and I are adopting 4 month old kitten sisters today - Christmas comes early for us both .

  • Dec 19 '16

    Quote from foggnm
    I'm sorry but are you that floppy of a person that you can't say "I'm heading home." (Wo)man up and let your friends know you want to leave on time.
    I wouldn't describe myself as "floppy" but then again I am a human being and not a ragdoll. I am also not the type of person to interrupt someone when they are telling me an emotional or upsetting story to say "I want to go home" because I think that's a little callous.
    I appreciate that my coworkers feel comfortable confiding in me and I am happy to listen, I just wish they chose times that were more convenient because I know they have them built into their days.

  • Dec 19 '16

    Haha, saw your post and immediately thought of my friends Pinterest post!

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