Quote from L8RRN
Well, as a mom, thank you for NOT calling with every little thing. I may be weird but I generally think that if the nurse calls about something, then I need to address it...like pick them up or something. I do not need to know that my child has a normal temp!
I agree. My oldest child would go to the nurse just about every day for one minor complaint or another. He didn't like school and once he figured out that claiming to be nauseous would get him out of class he used it to the fullest *this was in high school!* Day after day his nurse would call me with "John is feeling nauseous, he threw up." I finally told the nurse that unless he is had a fever over 100 or vomits in her pocket, I did NOT want to be called. That stopped the calls. Until the day he had a gran mal seizure(first one) and fell out of his desk unconscious. He was very post-ictal and she called me to ask if she should call 911.
Duh. I didn't have a good feeling about this nurse.
At my middle school I tried not to call parents unless I really needed to--vomit x2, lice,lac, head or facial injury, seizure, suspected fracture, asthma no responding to inhaler, high/low BS, etc. Sometimes I would send home a note explaining something, but who knows how many of them actually reached the parents. I think if I were in an elementary school I would probably send home a note for clinic visits, especially for kids in K-2. And certainly for any injury that needed more than a small bandaid I would call.