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Can you imagine the phone call if you did wash the kids hair? I once had a second grader who took it upon herself to wash her hair with hand soap in the bathroom. Her parents were not amused but I didn't even know it happened until after ward.
today and tomorrow - both early dismissals - a few weeks off then a bi of summer school. But that's to keep the mortgage company happy haha
No, never had holidays, weekends and summers off. Worked a lot of midnight shifts though.. you should try THEM.
It's not impossible to be a successful nurse without prior experience, but it does make it a heck of a lot easier if you have a solid base. I am not certain what you are classifying as experience in healthcare and politics - but the school district that you apply to may or may not see it as valuable.
12yo comes in with belly ache, no temp, no distention or tenderness, no n/v states he has pancreatitis. After assessment and I'm returning him to class he says " if you don't send me home right now I'll have a heart attack in 5 min." C'mon now!
I told him to come back in 5 after he's finished with his heart attack. He never returned! LOL
i pretty much do what Snowy does. No one gets through the gates without full immunization records. For those who for some reason come to me and need to play some serious catch up (for me the biggest reason is undocumented immigrant) i can grant provisional status as long as they have at least one dose of everything they are missing. But there is a reasonable timeline to get all this done. This goes for the little ones too. There is no admission to school with the knowledge that they owe both MMRs or have no varicella.
I also keep the state vaccination code pinned to my wall for easy reference.
In my state we are required to have certification as school nurses through the state.
I would rather call a code and get a patient right back (or on the reverse side of the coin be called needlessly to a code) than explain why I waited.
So sorry that you were in that situation - but I agree with the advice already out there. You should get checked out and your employer need to get you into some sort of training ASAP where you will be able to deflect / redirect those type of behaviors. It may only be a one time issue with you - but you know the potential is there for harm, either intentional or unintentional.
Also - if you haven't already, ensure you situate yourself into a position while charting where you can keep an eye on him but also not get trapped should he come at you. Sounds logical, but i've come into a lot of rooms and found caretakers cornered.
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