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Joined Jun 20, '05 - from 'AZ'.
She has '12' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'various'.
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"He is just not himself. He fell asleep at circle time. I had him last year and he is definitely getting sick, should I call mom?"
NO. you should GET OUT OF MY OFFICE and maybe make circle time a little more interesting because this child is not sick, and is certainly not going home a half hour before the school day is over. this is the FOURTH TIME THIS WEEK she has tried this.
end rant. deep breaths.
So, by chance if you come across a live one put it in a zip lock on your bulletin board and see how long it will live "outside" of a host; I mean for scientific research.
After I listen to them drone on, I always like to start out my response with, "Well, you realize you are closer to death right now than you were when you woke up this morning."
You should evacuate the premises and put the school in a plastic bag for 2 weeks.
I wish parents would care as much as about exclusion when their children are ill as they do when someone else's kid has head lice!
Ugh. I hate dealing with lice! We have a few teachers who are such alarmists, and can't understand why I can't go and check all of their students, "just in case". I provide them with our district lice policy at the beginning of every school year, as well as a list of things that teachers can do in their classrooms. Thank God my principal was on the committee that wrote the policy, and supports me. In the meantime, I have parents at my daughter's school posting on FB about the lice outbreak they perceive is happening there, and demanding the nurse send a letter home to parents. If I didn't work for the same district, I would speak up and tell them to find a new hobby.
Creepy crawly. Very pretty girl with about 12 that I saw. And nits. An infestation.
Teachers are panicking in the streets.
This is the body of the letter I just sent:
"Please be advised that lice cannot be spread from person to person unless their hair comes in CLOSE contact and the louse crawls from one head to another via the hair shaft.
Lice do not fly.
Lice to not hop.
Lice do not wait on desks or chairs to attack the next unsuspecting victim.
That being said, if you see students hanging all over each other, their hair (or anything else) in close contact, please break it up.
If you suspect a child has lice, please send them to me immediately!
Any questions please do not hesitate to call me.
(I know your head is itching now…)
I was just told BY A PARENT that there is a field trip tomorrow for our kindergartners and first graders (50 students total). It is 12:20, schools over at 2:00, and they leave first thing tomorrow morning.
I'm going to flip a table.
Good morning! I haven't learned anything yet. I am simply bumping this thread.
This week's What I Learned This Week (for those newbies who may have discovered this thread)
is brought to you by good tidings and cheer!
For those thinking it's too early to proclaim such thoughts, although in Britain the Christmas season about to begin; Idiscovered this last year when my American "culture" opined that it was too "early for Christmas when a wonderful merchant during our pleasant exchange informed me it was "only 50 days until Christmas" and complained that the decorations on
Oxford Street were going up "late".
For those Christmas-philes or, whovilians that are ready for such action, I am discussing a totally different nursing season-high season in a
Level-I Trauma Pedi ED.
It's the beginning of the school season-cue the auto vs. peds, falls from playing "hooky", experimentation with spice, subaxone, and possibly kitty litter, alcohol, and whatever is within a child's two eyes; the droves coming in after the games they are interested in (for home or fantasy interest) are over to attend to their child's ailment, as well as the asthmatic, sickle celll, chemo, strep and flu cases with a side of social issues-the ROPAs and the ROSAs and anything weird in between. Although it is rainy and a Monday night game is anticipating people to stay home, I am preparing to not get cancelled for this extra shift-''tis the season!
So, as I sit here after getting my teeth cleaned and not stomping anyone to the ground (my dentist knows my phobia), and done with my lab work to see if I am cleared to start trying to have a baby-who will avoid and ED at all cost unless ACTUAL emergencies-and my neurology appointment, what I learned this week:
1. I relearned about that metoclopermide can cause acute dystonia, and while diphenhydramine can work wonders, it doesn't help to have an anticholenergic on board; it looks scary, makes people scared, though can be reversed with no lasting effects.
2. I'm getting better at chunky baby/toddler vein location and inserting at the bivalve of the vein is usually a success for IV access.
3. That people in this day and age of Dr. Google, still believes that the oral and genital system are totally separate from the rest of the body systems, despite the similarities in tissue and cell makeup and that they connect with most of the body.
4. That social and health/life management situations can be just as taxing with family members as with patients.
5. That Dr. Google can be useful to scare family members into action, despite have the title of "eponymous nurse" in the family.
6. That I actually miss packing for a trip; around this time last year I was preparing to hop across the pond for a much needed holiday; despite packing being
stressful to me, to have a vacation within grasp is a stress I can find comfort in.
7. That I actually WANT a vacation !!!
Although I think I can find comfort in my social calendar with upcoming food festivals, outings, concerts, and being able to
work weekends once a month (FINALLY!!!) and set my schedule, I can anticipate a vacation (or two or three) within the next year.
A Bonus: it's reassuring to know that my neurologist, who I have been with for about 4 years now and has managed my trauma pain and closely monitor my
PTSD pain symptoms along with my therapist determined I am managing and coping excellently. I have been released from therapy since the late spring, and have been doing well;
I try to stay in tune as to if I need a check in, but I'lol be premature to say my PTSD is in remission for the first time since my trauma in 2008.
So, what have YOU learned this week?
What bothers me about People being rude?
Do not be afraid of posting!
As one who is named in this lawsuit, I have every intention to continue posting, and will engage in the legal process in an aggressively assertive manner, and have continued to post status quo.
I don't want posters to be deterred by engaging in anonymous posting, nor do I want posters feeling fearful to post; I want posters to be informed, know their rights, and be able to understand their rights in the process of anonymous posting, as well as not make that a fearful engagement, regardless of viewpoint.
I'm so confused by all the legal talk and really not quite sure what is going on, but I've gathered the gist of it (and I'm still in disbelief). I'm actually quite afraid to even make comments and ask for clarification because I don't want to cause any more issues. It really ticks me off that this whole thing has me fearful of posting opinions or asking questions
I read the announcement on this site regarding the efforts of a litigant to add members of this site as defendants to a lawsuit alleging defamation.
Your risk management tip of the day: many (if not virtually all) homeowner's, renters or personal umbrella liability policies provide coverage for allegations of defamation, libel or slander. If I was added as a defendant or thought I could be added as a defendant, I would be contacting my insurance company to put them on notice of a potential claim and ask them to render a coverage decision: am I covered for the claim or not. If the insurance company says you are covered, I would ensure that I complied with the policy requirements to file an official claim with my insurance and then follow their instructions in defending the claim.
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