Visits per Day - page 3

How many visits per day do you have? I'm seeing up to 60 for a school of 650 students.... Read More

  1. by   paxlax
    I not only see children come in for band-aids over cuts that don't exist, but I also get a lot of children fake sick. I work at a school that runs grades 6-12, I have this one kid who comes in almost every period 4, with a new symptom, or something just to get out of math class! I see about 75 kids a day, but I only send about 8-10 home each day.
  2. by   zenman
    We now have a family practice physician at our school 6 hours a day and she agrees with me about the issues I spoken about in above posts. She plans to talk with the teachers next year as well as require a 2-3 hour first aid course...and the super agrees with her. We'll see how it goes!
  3. by   Keepstanding
    Zen,
    Keep us updated on how things go next year. :spin:
    I am not sure which way to go next year....this year has been exasperating
    to say the least. So much drama with teachers and so many un-rational expectations from them as well. This year has almost done me in !

    Have a great summer !

    Praiser
  4. by   zenman
    Quote from Praiser
    Zen,
    Keep us updated on how things go next year. :spin:
    I am not sure which way to go next year....this year has been exasperating
    to say the least. So much drama with teachers and so many un-rational expectations from them as well. This year has almost done me in !

    Have a great summer !

    Praiser
    Two more days and I'm off for the summer, yeeeha!
  5. by   shah
    Ladies! Ladies!

    Please do not rip up each other up. We know there is a problem, and teachers and nurses should be smart enough to solve it together.

    What I would do, is, if a student has been in the nurse's office for, say, 3 consecutive days for the same complaint, a letter can be sent home and parents made to take the child to the doctor and get a doctor's certificate for attending school. This would make parents declare their child is doing fine (in a hurry).

    From what I am understanding, the teachers are passing the libaility buck on to the nurses, and the nurses are being used as buffers against trouble. That is not what they are there for. I think every child with a complaint needs to be given attention, but both teachers and nurses should try and assess children for patterns. It is very important to engage parents early on, firstly to obtain care for the child, and secondly to fix dyfunctional patterns.

    Let me tell you, I spent the entire year of third grade math class in the nurses cot due to a stomach ache that appeared at the beginning of the third period and went away right before recess. No one tried to fix it, and yes I still don't know math.
  6. by   shah
    Quote from teacher2bcrna
    5 day old bruise needs a second opinion for possible child abuse....liability..
    whoa! you will wait 5 days to assess possible abuse evidence? why was the child not sent 5 days ago? :angryfire
  7. by   jjjoy
    Teacher2bcrna - some school nurses are griping about teachers who send students to the nurse who *obviously* don't need to be sent. You probably don't do this and do have a good reason for the students that you send. Some teachers *do* habitually send students unnecessarily. Just like *some* school nurses are unnecessarily harsh to teachers who make a judgement call that the nurse disagrees with. And please, school nurses, don't assume that I'm saying that YOU are unnecessarily harsh, just that there are probably a few out there who are.

    Zenman and others - what's up with generalizing about "teachers" in regard to this one person's postings? As if a nurse has never posted in various color texts before...?!?! Rhetorical question, y'all, no need to post a point by point explanation of why you felt justifed in generalizing in this case.:smiley_ab

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