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I just started work as a school nurse last week. I wanted to get together a list of supplies to put into first aid kits to put in the teacher's rooms and the office. I was wondering what other school nurses were putting in theirs' to give to staff?
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- Oct 22, '09 by missfixitI put:
Written instructions on how/when to use kit-- laminated
2 pairs of gloves
a snack size zip-lock bag (in case a student looses a tooth)
Personally, I would not put tape. I doubt the teacher/staff would ever use or need it.
- Oct 22, '09 by Purple_ScrubsAll mine get is band aids and one pair of gloves. Anything more serious than a paper cut I want to see with my own eyes. I do not trust the judgment of some of these teachers!!!
- Oct 22, '09 by luvschoolnursingMine get bandaids, gloves, a few 2 X 2 pieces of gauze and an antiseptic wipe in a ziplock bag. The teachers that need more (like the cooking teacher-think sharp knives) ask me for what they need. Also the office gets some pads/tampons in case I'm not around when they are needed.
- Oct 27, '09 by SchoolNurseBSNMine always get 5-6 safety pins for clothing issues!!!!!!!
- Oct 28, '09 by tsansomI put one pair of gloves, wipes, bandaides, safety pins, tooth keepers, pupil referral slips, and this year I included some peppermints.
- Feb 23, '10 by manjaNurseOh wow!! I'm a new school nurse too...and I put so many items in my first aid boxes!! Am I being too cautious??
I put gloves, safety pins, cotton balls, gauze, antiseptic creams, bandaids, anti itch cream, medicated oil, Paracetamol, handrub, sunscreen lotion (cos i have too many extras), alcohol swabs, normal saline.
- Feb 23, '10 by kidsnurse1969I also included simple cheap cpr masks, 4X4 gauze and an abd pad for major bleeding. I would refrain from putting any medicated creams or substances in the kits.
- Feb 23, '10 by Nurse_ZibaWe don't put first aid kits in every room because they don't really use it and the clinic is accessible. Some teachers would ask for band aids for students who will complain of microscopic boo boos. Frankly regardless of the case I would prefer to see it myself than let the teachers intervene.
We provide first aid kits for our school bus (they are also trained to do first aid every beginning of the school year). It contains 2 pairs of gloves, brown paper bag, sanitary pad, plastic, band aids, 2x2 and 4x4 Sterile gauze, betadine, spirit of ammonia, micropore tape, cotton buds, cotton balls, kelly forcep, bandage scissors, elastic bandage 2 " 3" 4", ziplock, thermometer, alcohol, and contact numbers.
- Feb 23, '10 by mustlovepoodlesWe don't provide first aid kits for teachers either. I work in a small school which serves an impoverished population. There is very little money in the budget for clinic supplies and I'm NOT going to be giving out bandaids like water (they will give kids bandaids forjust about anything). If teachers want to get their own bandaids(which I encourage) they are welcome to do so. I do have fully stocked first aid kits which I provide teachers when they go on field trips, along with the health records and phone numbers on each child.Last edit by mustlovepoodles on Feb 23, '10