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No Respect - page 2

Hi School Nurses, I have been here on AN for a long time and was locked out for a while, but now back and able to post here. I've been doing school nursing for a long time. I have loved this... Read More

  1. Visit  Flare profile page
    #13 5
    Quote from JerseyTomatoMDCrab
    Because without students coming to the office requesting one of the free packets of lip balm, Flare would instead be fielding just as many visits from kids wielding notes from teachers saying "chapped lips" asking for Vaseline.
    Exactly - and the swabs in the vaseline becomes a surprisingly difficult concept for the children to master. I don't mild helping out if i'm not busy or for a little one, but by a certain age, self care really needs to kick in and the explanation process of telling a student to take a swab out of the jar... the JAR... not the drawer... the JAR - the round thing with the lid and the sticks with the cotton. and put a little on the swab and on your lips. STOP - Don't double dip. Take another swab if you need more.
  2. Visit  MinnesotaBeagle profile page
    #14 4
    When I was a kid and my lips were chapped, they just stayed chapped until I got home. I was a tough kid!

    I'd also like to know specifics of what the teachers are asking for that seems disrespectful. I deal with a lot of dopey requests, but not disrespectful.
  3. Visit  Flare profile page
    #15 4
    Quote from MinnesotaBeagle
    I was a tough kid!
    The same cannot be said about this generation of snowflakes. There are exceptions and kids that won't come unless they are practically bleeding out but then there are some really fragile, precious snowflakes.
  4. Visit  JerseyTomatoMDCrab profile page
    #16 5
    Quote from MinnesotaBeagle
    I'd also like to know specifics of what the teachers are asking for that seems disrespectful. I deal with a lot of dopey requests, but not disrespectful.
    I can't speak for everyone but I know that I find notes that say "please give (medication)" or "please call mom to send home" or "sick with ______" or a return on the same day with a note saying "why is this child still here?" disrespectful. I do not appreciate my judgment being questioned by someone with absolutely no medical education or training.
  5. Visit  Farawyn profile page
    #17 6
    The Chapstick stuff? I blame on Napoleon Dynamite.

    Napoleon's Chapstick - YouTube
  6. Visit  JerseyTomatoMDCrab profile page
    #18 5
    Quote from Farawyn
    The Chapstick stuff? I blame on Napoleon Dynamite.
    She's got like, five sticks in her drawer.
  7. Visit  Flare profile page
    #19 4
    Quote from JerseyTomatoMDCrab
    She's got like, five sticks in her drawer.

    I'm not gonna use her's, you sicko!
  8. Visit  JerseyTomatoMDCrab profile page
    #20 4
    Quote from Flare
    I'm not gonna use her's, you sicko!
    I like that when Kip says he's really busy, it's because he is grating a Price Club sized block of cheddar for making nachos.

    Priorities.
  9. Visit  cdgoldilocks profile page
    #21 3
    I am kind of snarky, but when the teachers try to tell me how to do my job, my rebuttal is that they can do MY job and I can go teach their class common core, as I have an app for that and it can't really be all that hard.
  10. Visit  SchoolNurseTXstyle profile page
    #22 1
    Quote from cdgoldilocks
    I am kind of snarky, but when the teachers try to tell me how to do my job, my rebuttal is that they can do MY job and I can go teach their class common core, as I have an app for that and it can't really be all that hard.
    I have told a few that since they know my job so well, maybe they can cover the clinic so I can have an uninterrupted lunch. So far, no takers!

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