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Anyone else feel like sometimes the teachers are worse than the kids with their ailments? I have a couple "frequent fliers" who are teachers and come see me at least 2-3 times per week about stuff. ... Read More

  1. Visit  kidzcare profile page
    #13 3
    Some staff feel like the only things they can talk to me about are medically related. I will be at lunch and someone just starts telling me about their daughter's pregnancy or their 5 year old's asthma. It's like they think there is no other topic I'd like to chat about.
  2. Visit  kidzcare profile page
    #14 4
    "Great. I can't reattach a retina, that's beyond my scope of practice."

    If you need to emergently patch an eye, lining the gauze with saltines has been proven to be beneficial...[/QUOTE]

    This is evidence based practice at its finest.
  3. Visit  ohiobobcat profile page
    #15 4
    Quote from kidzcare

    This is evidence based practice at its finest.
    And we all know School Nurse Barb G evidence-based practice if the BEST evidence-based practice.
  4. Visit  Cattz profile page
    #16 1
    Quote from MHDNURSE
    Anyone else feel like sometimes the teachers are worse than the kids with their ailments? I have a couple "frequent fliers" who are teachers and come see me at least 2-3 times per week about stuff. One of them always has really weird symptoms and I never know what to tell her, other than "I would probably make an appointment with your doctor" . Monday it was "I have blood in my stools and when I cough, blood comes up, but otherwise I feel totally fine". She is 23 and otherwise appears completely fine. Mentioned she traveled to the jungle of Central America in July. She ended up going to the doctor Monday night after I told her I had no advice for her...

    Sometimes I wish I could just tell those teachers what I tell my kids- "I think you'll live. Have a drink of water and go back to class".
    OR, one of my personal favorites, "Suck it up, Buttercup!" I actually save that one for family members and close friends. But, I still like to say it (at school, I just THINK it. and smile sweetly)
  5. Visit  lvnforschool profile page
    #17 2
    I am an LVN, but that doesn't stop staff from coming to see me at ALL
    One lady talked a bunch of poo on me about my nursing skills with students, but now im somehow qualified enough to help her with her heart palpitations.
  6. Visit  SchoolNurseTXstyle profile page
    #18 3
    Had one today with lower back pain that pretty much wiped out my ice supply and made sure everyone in the vicinity knew she was in pain.

    She would keep talking even when she saw me assessing students as if they were not even there. She blocked my counter so that I could not get to my thermometer and band-aids.

    She finally said "I think I will just stay home tomorrow." My reply: "what a splendid idea."
  7. Visit  BeckyESRN profile page
    #19 0
    Luckily, mine just ask which cabinet the IBU or tums are in!

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