First day back - page 4

Good morning! I said to the beloved (who is also a nurse) "I bet I see some Thanksgiving hangovers today." First visit of the day - before school starts, before I have time to put up my stuff... Read More

  1. by   NutmeggeRN
    Quote from aprilmoss
    Now we're into december. We've got three weeks left (we're out Friday the 22nd). I'll have a long day on the 21st I'm sure.
    Me too, although I suspect there may be day off thrown in there... oh MAYBE next Fri...just a suspicion!
  2. by   nursekoll
    Quote from WineRN
    I've had odd complaints all day.

    I know with a nosebleed we aren't supposed to have the kiddo express the clot...but this kid was in my office for ten minutes holding his nose as best he could while I helped all my regulars , so I brought him to my sink and the biggest clot I have EVER seen come out of a nose plopped into my sink. The bleeding stopped but I'm still kinda in shock. lol

    Why are we not supposed to have the nosebleed kids express the clot?

    I always have them try to blow anything out first thing when they get to my office, then hold for 5 minutes by the timer. I hardly ever have any that are still bleeding at the 5-minute mark.
  3. by   AdobeRN
    Quote from nursekoll
    Why are we not supposed to have the nosebleed kids express the clot?

    I always have them try to blow anything out first thing when they get to my office, then hold for 5 minutes by the timer. I hardly ever have any that are still bleeding at the 5-minute mark.
    I do the same.
  4. by   NutmeggeRN
    Quote from OhioBPH
    I just had a kid come in faking a concussion. So, I'm not sure what I'll say to his mom.
    I would explain his symtoms, offer all the classroom accomodations and then advise this also means no PE or sports or other activities, suggest a follow up with his PCP or neuro if it it is a serious concussion....


    You see where I am going with this?

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