What are you seeing in your office?

  1. I'm in the Boston area and have had a few Strep Throat, a few bronchiolitis, several pneumonia, stomach bug, and several high fevers/sore throat/cough viruses. It's coming...
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  3. by   scuba nurse
    In MA as well....mostly viral stuff and colds...thankfully kids who have been sick are staying home! YAY! Hope it lasts!!
  4. by   WineRN
    We had strep run through the first two weeks of school here

    Right now it's a mix of allergies and bronchitis, sometimes little ones have both on board which is no fun. We are in spelling bee season here so I have a bunch of kids being sent in sick, just to be picked up right after the test.
  5. by   dakotadenise
    We had a run on mono at the beginning of the year. My high school kids passed it around like candy. Now we are seeing strep and head colds/sinus infections. And of course the dreaded hangnail in my preschool group is ever present.
  6. by   GdBSN
    Allergies...lots of students "dying" from seasonal/mold allergies.
  7. by   NutmeggeRN
    Quote from dakotadenise
    We had a run on mono at the beginning of the year. My high school kids passed it around like candy. Now we are seeing strep and head colds/sinus infections. And of course the dreaded hangnail in my preschool group is ever present.
    Whan parent ask me if mono is in the building I say "yup, From Sep 1 to June 30"!!! Every six weeks or so!!!
  8. by   bsyrn
    coughing, runny noses, sore throats and pukers!
  9. by   OldDude
    Same stuff as always. The season is upon us.
  10. by   River Song, RN
    This past week it's been broken arms for me!
    Two first graders in three days had closed fractures at recess from falling off the playground apparatus. One was a broken humerus near the shoulder, the other the radial neck near the elbow.

    Now I'm having "copy cats" coming in for small bumps as they want a broken arm too After a quick range of motion check, they get a quick ice pack and then are sent on their way. I broke my own radius in a bike crash earlier this year so I explain that it's not as cool as they think.
  11. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    The usual at the season change, with on exception: bacterial conjunctivitis. I rarely see this in my older student population (7th-12th) and yet I've seen over a dozen cases of it this year.

    I even got it myself, but thankfully it was over a long weekend, I knew what it likely was and got antibiotic treatment. When I walked into urgent care I told them I thought I had bacterial conjunctivitis; doc looked at me for a second and asked what I did for a living. I stared at him and said "school nurse." He just laughed and said "well then, you'd know!" Was in and out in under 10 minutes.
  12. by   Farawyn
    Glue gun burns from Technology.
  13. by   MrsNurse08
    Strep throat, scarlet fever, lice,lice and more lice, hand foot and mouth, and the list goes on....
  14. by   NutmeggeRN
    Fingers lacs from Xacto knives

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