I am questioning myself on this. I think it's because I've gotten gun shy from getting screamed at by parents. Like every school nurse, I see many tummy aches, headaches, sore throats, ear aches, etc. I always call home whenever a child bumps his head, has a serious injury,fever or is vomiting (that an adult sees!), etc. My problem seems to be with the lower grades - K, first and second. This year I have alot of complaints from this age group regarding tummy aches. After I check them out, have them use the bathroom, take their temp, eat crackers, etc. I feel they should be able to go back to class. But part of me thinks I should let their parents know, because of their ages. I end up calling the parent in most cases because I don't want the child to go home and say I told the nurse I was sick, and she didn't do anything. Again, I've had the unpleasant experience of dealing with many angry parents that I didn't call, so now I think I overdo it. It's starting to take too much time away from other things I need to do as I have about 950 kids.
How do you all handle these types of complaints? Again, the I have no problems calling when it's the bigger issues, but the smaller ones like this?