mc3, LPN 12,012 Views
Joined Jun 20, '05 - from 'AZ'.
She has '12' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'various'.
Posts: 980 (51% Liked)
I had a teacher that was highly sensitive, and any essential oils would trigger a severe asthma attack. Student was moved to a different classroom. Personally, I can't stomach the smell of patchouli oil...
Me, Me! (raises hand and waves).... At a new school and so far so good
Darned if I don't keep forgetting about Pink Wednesdays though!!!!
Darn! I forgot!!!
I've already gone in and done things on my own, but I officially start on the 8th!
Best wishes to everyone for a happy and safe school year!
I use a paper log, but also log all visits into our system. I also can log immunizations, physicals, contact with parents as well. We use Infinite Campus. Is your school doing electronic documentation? If not, they should consider it.
My current visit log is on paper. I want to create some kind of electronic record, so I can easily keep track of visits. Has anyone done this, and if so what did you use? I still will have to keep a paper log, though, so I may not be able to easily do it without having to do double entries..thanks!
Yup, that describes perfectly the weeks leading up to Field Day last week.
So stop it.
There is one child in our school who has spina bifida. She is too little to adequately clean and change herself, and can't tell if she's gone (except for the odor..). The classroom has an aide, and she will clean and change her if she's there. If not, they send her to me and I have to. I always, always get another adult to witness me changing the child. I've even borrowed teachers who happen to be free on break and walking by my office to be my witness. And I write "changed student, witnessed by: whoever" when charting my clinic visits.
I'm so sorry, Far (hugs)
Ah, yes, allergy season strikes again!
Do you have the ability to update the emergency cards with pertinent school health happenings, during a period of relative calm? That way they would be accurate, right?
And maybe you could get parents to update them at least each semester with news from the home part of the students' lives.
so here is a question to all my nurse family..did you all feel the first few days, weeks, or heaven help me months as new nurse that the job is crazy hard? Like staying two hours past your normal time to chart? Like you love this job but what the hell did you get yourself into?!? New nurse soooo glad it's my FRIDAY!! First solo week done!
I agree with NurseSpeedy. LPN's have jobs that are just as stressful, so be careful making that assumption. Nurse jobs are stressful jobs; it's just part of it. Are there less stressful nurse jobs? I don't know..I'm a School Nurse and this job is pretty darn stressful!
I'm wondering if you really knew what the job entailed before starting nursing school, so if you decide to change do your research. In any event, you're still young! Before you put any more money into continuing on to the RN program, I'd give your current job a year. You'll see if it's what you want to spend the rest of your life doing. Be honest with yourself! It's not wrong to decide if this isn't what you want. If you don't like it, I'll bet some of the skills you learned could be used in another career.
Are you sure you're in the right forum? This is the School Nurses forum; is that what you wanted?
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