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I can't believe how rude teachers / staff are. I had 13 kids in my clinic. An asthma attack, 2 head injuries, a fever, 2 peepee pants etc, etc. STANDING ROOM ONLY!! One staff member comes in wanting... Read More

  1. Visit  PatMac10,RN profile page
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    Like I stated earlier, I was positive that you didn't say this during the situation. We all must vent, but we also all have an opinion that we ate entitled to state whenever we please? Which can really cause a lot trouble. I also stared that it was sad you had a lack of support and that having that lack can make you understandably frustrated. So if anything I personally said, was holier than thou, then send me my halo and wings and call it a day.
  2. Visit  Baubo516 profile page
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    It sounds like the teachers at your school could use some training in dealing with non-emergency situations! Also - training in treating a fellow staff member with respect. I see a topic for a future in-service. Sorry you had to deal with this!
  3. Visit  PatMac10,RN profile page
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    I agree that I have said much, much, much worse things about people and patients in generals hole venting, does it make it acceptable for me to say and do such things, no its not, according to my personal values. I guess I'm mores sensitive with children, they are naive and helpless in many ways. Perhaps your right that my opinion will change, I highly doubt it because I've always been one to be open-minded, yet hard to deter from my beliefs, and that can be a good and a bad thing. I aimed not to judge the op, because as a CNA now I have night where I am the only CNA on a 17 pt critical care unit and I get frustrated that many nurses are pulling at me to go do 20 different things. I can't be totally upset with them though, because I know, as a student nurse that there are times when you truly need an sides help.
    I appreciate your approach to your comment though. You were very civil about it.
  4. Visit  NutmeggeRN profile page
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    I think some of us need to play nice and understand that this is a confidential place to vent....we should not be passing judgment on others, especially when we have not walked in their shoes. The point was being made regarding having to juggle a multitude of SICK kids and a very selfish teacher wants a piece of her then, for real?????

    Sometimes I understand how and why nurses eat their young.....
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  5. Visit  Merlyn profile page
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    Quote from SchoolNurseTXstyle
    I can't believe how rude teachers / staff are. I had 13 kids in my clinic. An asthma attack, 2 head injuries, a fever, 2 peepee pants etc, etc. STANDING ROOM ONLY!! One staff member comes in wanting me to check her blood pressure because she is just curious to know (no complaints at all). Another teacher questions why I told the kid with broken glasses to come back later. Ughhhhh, do you not see the kid in the corner turning blue around the lips? That's why! Another teacher comes demanding to know why I am keeping the peepe pants kid so long because he is missing a test. Well, blue lips in the corner over there and I ran out of all clothes 2 months ago. Seriously I am one person! Somebody is going to have to wait. Why do people at school think everything should be done t the drop of a hat? I am waiting for the day when I am performing CPR and somebody tells me I need to stop because there is a kid with a paper cut who desperately needs my immediate attention. Ok, vent over! Thanks for listening.
    Get use to it, kid, this is nursing. People are not going to look if you need help , you have to tell them. Every nurse when working is in their own little would by that I mean they have their own work to do. You have to be more forceful. Your going to have to put up with people like this throughout your career.
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  6. Visit  ChristineAdrianaRN profile page
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    Quote from PetsToPeople
    The fact that you would ask means it would be a waste of time to explain it to you. It sounds exactly like what another student would call one who has had an "accident" to make fun of or tease them.

    Never mind, moving on, because some times you have to cut your losses and realize "you can't fix stupid".
    Um, wow. Pretty sure she was referring to the pants having peepee on them, and not the students themselves. And even if she as referring to the student, she clearly would not say it to a student or wherever they would hear.

    I agree that it's pretty clear you either aren't a nurse, or you haven't been one for very long. Just wait, girlie. You're going to have days when you need to vent, too. Though it's very likely you won't make it very far if your oversensitivity and rigid attitude are any indication. Also, calling me stupid is incredibly out of line and your rudeness is going to bite you in the ass sooner rather than later. I would absolutely never want you to be my or my loved one's nurse. Grow up.
    Last edit by ChristineAdrianaRN on Apr 16, '12
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  7. Visit  Flare profile page
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    One of the more fascinating aspects of the job of a school nurse is the sense of immediacy that every situation presents with. Students start blurting out their litany of complaints to me before they are even in the room. Can't tell you how many times i've had students and staff burst into my office, pay no regard that i'm already on the telephone handling another issue, and get annoyed because i'll quietly hold up the "one second" hand motion. You go to your primary doc, you may wait 20 to 30 minutes just to get into a treatment room. Go to an ER - could get seen in 5 minutes, could be 3 hours - depends on what else comes through the door.
    Sure a school health clinic is a far cry from an urban ER - but the same principles of prioritizing in nursing exist no matter where you go. I try to remind my staff and my students of that concept from time to time.



    As far as using terms that some people object to - well... you should hear the things that run through my mind and get filtered out before i speak to my students/staff/parents. Forums like these are a chance to let the filter have a bit of a rest within reason. Although it seems sometimes, the longer you've been doing this, the worse your filter works.
  8. Visit  Purple_Scrubs profile page
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    Amen, Flare. I hadn't responded to this one yet because my words failed me, and then there you are putting my thoughts into a perfect post

    I can usually forgive the students for their urgency, because what doesn't seem like an emergency to a little one, but it is the adults who I get cranky about. Surely any grownup with a lick of common sense should realize that life threatening or urgent medical conditions take precedence over other matters, but sadly they do not. I was recently reamed by my principal for not leaving a student who I was assessing for a playground injury (rule out head injury, as well as bleeding wounds covered in dirt, etc) so I could answer the office phone. Um, no.
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  9. Visit  nursebooboo profile page
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    ok..... if she called any child by name - that would be against the law... so yes of course we come up with little nicknames to tell a story to protect the privacy of PEE PEE PANTS.
  10. Visit  Merlyn profile page
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    Quote from nursebooboo
    ok..... if she called any child by name - that would be against the law... so yes of course we come up with little nicknames to tell a story to protect the privacy of PEE PEE PANTS.
    The Nuns that I had in Catholic School uses to call us names all of the time. Of course it was a different time and most of the Nuns I had are rotting in Hell now.
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  11. Visit  nightie-night nurse profile page
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    I just assumed she was describing the problem. There was no outcry for saying she had multiple head injuries in the clinic. Peepee pants was a quick way to type it.

    Quote from Flare
    As far as using terms that some people object to - well... you should hear the things that run through my mind and get filtered out before i speak to my students/staff/parents. Forums like these are a chance to let the filter have a bit of a rest within reason. Although it seems sometimes, the longer you've been doing this, the worse your filter works.
    That was my first thought, I am glad no one hears what runs through my mind sometimes.
    Last edit by nightie-night nurse on Apr 17, '12 : Reason: spelling
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  12. Visit  nursebooboo profile page
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    Quote from Merlyn
    The Nuns that I had in Catholic School uses to call us names all of the time. Of course it was a different time and most of the Nuns I had are rotting in Hell now.
    oh boy... well it's like nightie-night nurse said - she was describing the problem with a name... and not saying the kid's real name.... I had a student who used to poop their pants every day @ 1:00 because this child wanted to go home.... I suppose if I was talking about it, I would have said something along the same lines for that student.
  13. Visit  SchoolNurseTXstyle profile page
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    Thanks to all of you who have jumped to my defense! I truly did not know my rant would cause such a fuss. I have not posted in a while before this post and was just looking for support and understanding.
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