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- May 26, '12 by MinnieMomRNI agree that there is more to this than meets the eye. For example the kid's inhaler was found during a backpack search. Odd that a backpack search was done at the same time that a severe asthmatic attack occurred. And if the backpack was searched in desperation to get that inahaler, odd that once it was found it was confiscated... I mean with the kid's lips and nails blue and all that...
My BS sensor is bleeping like crazy right now....
- May 26, '12 by Mrs H.I went to the district web site. There are only 5 RNs for 61,000 students. That is about 1:12,222 students. The clinics are staffed with LPNs and health assistants. The med policy online says med administration is up to the principal or designee. It further states that the School Nurse is responsible for checking the authorizations every 3 months. Thati is the only reference to a nurse by title in the entire online procedure. Each RN supervises 13-14schools. Hopefully this districts as learned something from all of this and rethinks how they look out for kids. If we were working in that professional hell I am not sure we could say how the outcome would end up. I think these delegation issue always scare me to death.
Have a wonderful weekend off...for most of us the light is in the middle of the tunnel lol
- May 26, '12 by sharpeimomas i've already commented in another thread on this subject, my thoughts as the daughter of a mom who occasionally had life-threatening asthma attacks are quite different that those of my usual rational rn self.
my reaction as a daughter would be something like, "what the <bleep> was she thinking?" string her up by her
my rn reaction is that it's yet another overblown, one-sided, exaggerated yahoo "news" story. that the writer's only reference was her father didn't help things one bit. teenagers can fly off the handle quickly and with great passion and can also be drama queens (kings?) when the occasion calls for it. did he panic then calm down? have a
test he wasn't prepared for?
i'm inclined to believe the lpn used her critical thinking skills and applied logic as she been trained to do. i find it absolutely impossible to believe that she locked the door and he lay there flailing about on the floor. hmm... sound anything like an over-sized tantrum??!!
- May 26, '12 by Silverlight2010Quote from SchlNrsKrnI read some of the comments on this story, including some by the mother and grandmother allegedly. Facebook petitions, people checking registeries for the nurses license number, calling her a fraud. Some of the replies are pretty nasty. I have a hard time believing that he was laying on the floor/ suffocating/ blue and no one including the nurse called 911. It's more logical to think he was being observed and neither the principle or the nurse felt 911 was warrented.Before replying, please google this and watch some of the other stories about this-for example, this one:
There are always 2 sides to every story and the yahoo story does not even come close to being an unbiased account.
- May 29, '12 by nightie-night nurseMrs. H. has a good point. This situation would be good evidence as to why it is ideal to have an RN in every clinic.
- Aug 17, '12 by calaabI don't see why it would matter if the school nurse was an LPN or RN. Even an LPN knows that if a student is in a true asthmatic emergency, to give the inhaler. That doesn't change, no matter what your credentials are. Not all districts or states, for that matter, require that school nurses be RNs.