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i'm so sorry to hear this. big hugs. for all the griping and moaning i can do about the most aggravating part of this job - when it all boils down - THIS - right here is what really drives me mad. I am hoping that her situation improves. I am glad that she knows that she has you as a safe person to go to and I hope she remembers that before her environment gets too toxic.
i give out baggies of bandaids and little packets of lip balm to teachers that want them. I find that those that don't want them will just send the students anyhow. (they are just happy to have one less student - even if it's just for a moment) Those that do want them usually are the ones that never send me kids so I am more than happy to accommodate with some basics to keep the little things from making a kid disappear for 10 minutes. A fully stocked First Aid Kit seems like over kill to me. I suppose if maybe it were a college campus and you were the only health personnel and getting there might be a schlep, then i'd maybe think differently - but then you'd be dealing with adults so i would have a different mindset from the start.
Assuming that the OP's school is going through with this, are they going to bring someone in to teach the staff basic first aid?
Also- the little guy belongs in a ziplock tacked to your billboard. FOR SCIENCE
i agree with some - i get a lot of crossed eyed looks from teachers when they ask why i didn't put neosporin on a child's cut (dumb nurse, they are thinking) but they clam up really quickly when i quietly mention how many children have antibiotic allergies and that the minor cut will be fine until they get home.
i keep a box stashed - just in case
did the online training have ceus? if so did you have to take the narcan offer afterward? Every drop counts and free ceus are always nice
Parents hanging up on me used to really tick me off. Now i just think 2 things. #1 - now i know why their precious little darlings are so darned rude. Good luck succeeding in this world with that dose of vinegar ingrained in you and #2 - you hang up on me i consider the matter closed. I will even send a letter home to that effect if necessary eloquently stating that point that per our discussion which was abruptly ended, yada yada... vaccines due by or exclusion or whatever...
Our free and reduced kids sit there, socialize, and throw uneaten food away. THAT irks me. We do have these "foods" that are in plastic wrap and I assume are microwaved. Just a bunch of junk AND no water option.
my shock is more so in the amount of breakfast for lunch that is served. As a non breakfast person i say ewww. The students here have the "hot lunch" option and there are always other options. There is never a time they can't get a turkey sandwich piece of fruit, carrots or some other raw veggie du jour and a milk. My biggest complaint is the lack of a non milk option for students unless they want to pay for water.
For those of you working in the high school level, this may be of interest.
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Drug to Treat Opioid, Heroin Overdoses Offered Free to All U.S. High Schools - Rules for Engagement - Education Week
For my circumstance, this offer does not apply, as I work k-8. And while prevalence of use in my grade level is lower, we are certainly not immune in middle school. The police here do carry naloxone in their patrol cars - so I am not sure that i'd push to get this in my school and have one more item to manage, check and ultimately discard once it expires.
count me in for summer too! i'm only a stone throw away
"my eye itches and i was sick on the weekend"... it's allergy season and Thursday... these things are not related. Why do they always think that "I was sick (days / weeks/ months ago)" is somehow a compelling argument?
after i posted, i thought about it and realized that my older students that i have keep track of their own supplies and just over see just come in and change their own and usually just toss their own cartridges from their pens. I think they usually use the trash - i'll remind them to use the sharps next time
i send it back. One parent said they wanted to keep track of how much was being used at school - fine, sure whatever - they can do with it what they want. But leave me out of it.
i second the cheapo whatch. i had a really good citizen watch that i wore until it would tick no more. i even tried to get it repaired twice. it made me sad because it was a gift from my hubby. But now i stick to the Timex $20 and below bin. Always metal band, but never stretchy - that pinches me. But that's all personal preference.
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