I am kind of new to this school nursing thing. I am getting A LOT of coughs & colds right now. My office is tiny & I only have 2 cots. Do you listen to lung sounds when a student is afebrile, looks good & is only complaining of a cough or a sore throat? Do you listen only if they look pale or have a temp and or you can hear audible breath sounds?
Today I had a long line of kids waiting to see me. Everyone with out a temp & just mild complaints was pretty much just sent back to class. I feel like I probably should have done more, assessed them more, given them more attention, but I was in a hole & my diabetics were there for testing & it was all happening at the same time.
I'm just not feeling good about the job I did today. Am I being too hard on myself? Do you always listen to lungs? As a hospital nurse listening to lungs, heart tones, bowel sounds... etc was part of each & every assessment. But school nursing is different, I know. What do you do with afebrile coughs & cold complaints?
Have you ever had a day like this, where you feel like you didn't do enough?
No one has complained, no problems at all. I am just really feeling disappointed in myself.
Thanks for letting me vent