Hello, all. In the interim of waiting to hear about my second interview, which will apparently happen after school's out May 21 (my contact at the district - the school nurse at one of the other schools, and the head nurse of the district - told me I'm one of the "top contenders"...yay!), I'm going to kill that time by blowing up your message board. =]
So I am curious if it is at all possible to incorporate natural remedies in your clinic. Obviously I know herbal remedies can be just as serious as medications, so I take that into consideration. I am envisioning having an aloe plant in the office that I could use for cuts and burns, and maybe incoporate some aromatherapy. Like in warm packs or something. Or maybe even just in a Scentsy warmer. =]
I just think it's important for kids to know that they can look to the earth for healing and not just from pills from a bottle, and have that connection, albeit a small one, to the natural world around them *hippie nurse dance*
Aloe is topical, so would that be considered a medication? I know the district has a whole long list of standing orders for the nurses, and I actually think aloe is on the list. If it's not, would it just be a matter of contacting that doctor and seeing if it could be added? What about aromatherapy? Is that something that would need an order?
Do any of you incoporate natural/holistic remedies in your clinics?