School Nurses? - page 2

by ChaRNbsn

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I just started a position at a k-12 school as the Health Services Nurse (school nurse). I would like to hear from school nurses, any tips/ strategies or pointers will be greatly appreciated. Here's a little background: Today... Read More


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    For teachers I recommend telling them about the B's that you need to see about right away
    -Burns
    -Bumps on the head
    -Broken bones
    -Barfing
    -Bleeding severely
    -Breathing difficulty

    If you have time you should go over a little first aid 101 for those minor cuts and things like that. Do the classrooms have their own first aid kits? If you can, or maybe a project for next year, have little zip lock baggies with bandaids, cotton balls, etc. for the teachers.
    NurseKitKat and Flare like this.
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    I just discovered this board. I am a new school nurse- August 2014. There was not a nurse in my school previously so I am having to create as I go. I am going to use your suggestion about the Bs and the classroom baggies.
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    Correction - August 2013!
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    Quote from kenderella89
    For teachers I recommend telling them about the B's that you need to see about right away
    -Burns
    -Bumps on the head
    -Broken bones
    -Barfing
    -Bleeding severely
    -Breathing difficulty
    And the final B if you have a middle/high school -- Baby! If a girl relays she is pregnant and having abdominal pains etc, that would also be straight to the clinic.
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    These are all great responses! I love SNAP software, the school I'm currently with does not use it and I miss it dearly! As for your daily clinic log, in my state (GA) we are not allowed to use those for legal reasons, so you may want to check with your Lead Nurse. If I do write anything down, I shred it as quickly as possible after inputting into the computer. Some hospitals, like Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, really support school nurses and have books just for us with templates and clinic-organizing information! That book was my savior when I first started school nursing!

    Feel free to PM me with any specific questions, I'd be happy to help you


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