jmsmith5000 1,552 Views
Joined Jan 31, '12.
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I was just hired as a regional school nurse for two separate districts, so I'll be traveling to three different schools each week.
I'm in the market to buy a nurse/medical bag that's not too large but will still fit a clipboard, stethoscope and blood pressure cuff, and the usual variety of supplies.
Do any of you use a nurse bag, what do you like about yours, pros/cons, etc?
I recently heard about some restrictions that school nurses in the state of WA are having in regards to not be allowed to administer anything with an active ingredient. Are there restrictions like that for camp nurses in WA?
thank you so much, that helps a lot!!
thanks so much for the help!!
I have another Q. Since the camp I'll be working/volunteering at is brand new, they don't have a health center set up yet, they are relying on me to stock it and set it up. Since I've never been a camp nurse I'm not sure the main health issues I'll be dealing with, so I don't know what's most important to stock. I talked to a nurse who worked in a related camp at a different location and she said we don't stock epi pens. If a camper had any sort of anaphylactic reaction how would you treat them?
If a child had an asthma attack, but no inhaler how would you treat them?
Should we stock many splints for broken bones or just transport to an ER?
For bug bites, stings, rashes should we stock hydrocortisine?
The thing is that this camps funding for building the camp has run out, so the rest of the building is being done voluntarily. So now they don't really have money to stock a health center-
I have very little to work with, I need to know what's most important and how much of something to stock (they are expecting around 250 campers/staff). As a nurse I want to be ready for anything, but in reality (unless I buy it myself) I won't get everything a health center probably needs. For me, the ABC's (airway, breathing, circ.) issues like ananphylaxis/ asthma is more important to prepare for than a broken bone. I sure could use some help to figure this all out.
This will be my first year working as a camp nurse in a brand new church camp. I'm really excited, but feel a little lost. Since this is a brand new camp they don't have any health center forms. What kind of forms do you all use? I know I'll need a MAR, what is yours like? Also, what other charting or incident forms do you have, a supply list, camper registration form, insurance, parental consent, etc.? If anyone is able to put up a PDF file of any of these that I can copy that would be wonderful, any help is appreciated!!
thanks for the reply, and the advice- it's much appreciated!
I'm new here and also new to being a camp nurse. Our church is starting a new camp and I will be the camp nurse, since this is a brand new camp I'm starting from scratch as far as the set up of the health center and putting together a policy and procedure. I've attempted to find any regulations for the state of washington but have been unsuccessful in finding anything online. Does anyone in WA know where I can find camp nurse regs?
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