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Yuck. And I am sure the parent of the taste tester is going to be less than happy to get no info out of you. On the plus side, that child's hemoglobin just went up by a fraction of a percent
I had a kid (former malingerer) i sent home last week with a 102+ fever. She froze when she saw me in the hallway the very next morning. I asked her what she was doing in school, knowing that I made myself crystal clear about staying home to her parent. She told me she just couldn't stand the thought of missing a day. Good kid, malingerer card officially ripped up, but your behind is going home!!
I do love telling the kids about all the different types of nursing. I feel like that scene in Forrest Gump where they're Bubba talks about all the things you can make with shrimp.
i generally do my screenings in light shirts as well. It not only makes the kids more comfortable, but it speeds up the process. I can do a cattle call type line up. If i find anything unusual, then I call that student to my office for a more private screening with a better view.
I wholeheartedly agree. I think this plan is shortsighted and probably comes on the heels of someone whining and wanting some sort of accommodations, but the suits that make these type of decisions not asking the boots on the ground what the real ramifications would really be - we all know this dance - it plays out again and again in so many scenarios and policies getting rammed down our throats.
I'm not even so concerned with the hard stuff - It's when the first od from acetaminophen happens and some 15 year old kid has destroyed their liver that the finger pointing will begin and the law suits will fly along with the shoulda coulda wouldas.
I wholeheartedly agree. Resetting joints falls way outside the scope of practice and is a huge liability, doctor's order or not. I would be surprised that a doctor would even suggest that a school nurse would take on this task, knowing that it would be a resounding NO across the practice. Mom's options are to come herself when this happens to reset the joints, since she apparently knows how to do this procedure or to take him to a doctor. I agree that if she does not come within X timeframe that EMS would be called as a compromise, if the child is in a lot of pain, you can't expect him to wait there if mom is an hour away. I think that the best plan would be to draft an emergency plan stating such. The parent may not like it, but you can not risk your license and liability to the district to appease one parent.
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