Over reacting Principals - page 3

Hello fellow school nurses. The parents at my school has the Principal and Vice Principal on pins and needles and scared senseless. It's like any student that comes in my office to see me about... Read More

  1. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    Quote from NutmeggeRN
    Oh. My.
    My words exactly. Why on earth would you pre-draw insulin and then put it right next to pre-drawn flu syringes...?
  2. by   NutmeggeRN
    Quote from Jen-Elizabeth
    My words exactly. Why on earth would you pre-draw insulin and then put it right next to pre-drawn flu syringes...?
    Why on earth pre-drawing any of the above? Insulin should be based on CBG and flu vaccine shouldn't be predrawn at all.
  3. by   icepak
    Meet with them and go over what you do when a student comes in, the nursing process etc. Also, how you handle different situations. I think they just don't want to be surprised and be caught off guard if a parent calls them, especially if they are upset about something. I tell mine that no news is good news and that I will absolutely find them if something is going on. Otherwise, I try to leave them alone.
  4. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    Quote from NutmeggeRN
    Why on earth pre-drawing any of the above? Insulin should be based on CBG and flu vaccine shouldn't be predrawn at all.
    That's totally what I meant... And why are you pre-drawing insulin prior to checking a student's BG?
  5. by   WineRN
    Quote from NutmeggeRN
    Why on earth pre-drawing any of the above? Insulin should be based on CBG and flu vaccine shouldn't be predrawn at all.
    Agreed.

    But like I said back in my first response, that incident has made my principal and parents a little more sensitive about anything coming from my office. But it's getting better day by day because I probably over communicate with my staff and the parents.
  6. by   kidzcare
    Quote from Jen-Elizabeth
    And why are you pre-drawing insulin prior to checking a student's BG?
    My best guess to this is that the student checked BG and estimated carbs but they wait until after lunch to see how many carbs were actually eaten. Still poor practice to draw up before hand but I'm speculating.

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