Tired of kids coming to the nurse... - Page 3Register Today!
- Oct 26, '12 by NutmeggeRNQuote from FlareSometimes (when appropriate) I make the call with the kid right there.....it puts an interesting spin on it..."Just want mom/dad/grandma etc to know I am seeing a lot of you but I'm not sure why" Is there something else?....the conversation is often very enlightening. Some don't like it but most of my parents are ok and glad to be made aware. I had one kid I see a lot (my internal alarm says it is usually with a hangover ) and sure enough the last time he called to go home because he said he had "filled the toilet" when vomiting, Mom basically told him to suck it up because "if he had not been doing what he had been doing the night before, he would not be in this position now"....he went back to class.....In my last district, we would send a letter home after 10 visits per nurse's discretion just simply saying that so and so was making frequent visits to the nurse and to review if there is a health issue that needs further investigation and also to please discuss with child the importance of staying in class. sometimes it helped, sometimes you'd get indignant parents accusing you of not wanting to do your job (you wonder where the little darlings get their attitudes from!)
- Oct 30, '12 by kingsmileymath related illness. thats priceless. lol
- Nov 25, '12 by ob-rncI was told by a student the other day that her teacher refused to give out bandaids for fear of being held liable if the paper cut, pencil scratch...etc...became infected....of course that particular student's scratch was barely visible to the naked eye.... some days I feel I have no support from the school administrators on nursing decisions....chronic bellyachers, frequent flyer issues and have been tempted to just leave a phone in the health clinic and allow all the kids to call home when they want to. Not sure some days if I am really thought of as a nurse or just a person who hands out ice and bandaids?
- Nov 25, '12 by Nurse ABCI hear that reasoning too from teachers and I think they use it as an excuse not to deal with that kind of stuff! Unless a student may die from a problem then they are not going to be held liable but you can't reason with some of them. I wish there were a way to gain the respect from teachers we deserve! Anyone have any ideas?
- Nov 25, '12 by sharpeimomOne of our neighbors' sons teaches 4th grade. He stopped the stampede of unnecessary useless trips the nurse
very cleverly, I thought. Most of the needless trips were for papercuts or headaches.
For headaches, before going to the nurse, the teacher would open a window and have the kid breathe deeply.
The windows all had bars on them so falling or jumping out wasn't possible.
For the dreaded papercut, he bought bandaids he discovered in his college alum magazine that also advertised bookstore "stuff." Those decorated bandaids from Mr.___, beat the heck out of the nurse's plain ones!
Anything questionable and you saw the nurse.
- Nov 26, '12 by mandm97Like all School Nurses we face this issue everyday! I tend to be a "tough love" school nurse. My main goal is to keep students in school as much as possible! I do enjoy working with the Middle School age much better then the younger set. After almost 13 years as a school nurse, I still get upset at times when I hear ..."that nurse is mean", "she doesn't let anybody go home". I will call parents of my FFC's (Frequent Flyer Club) and most of them tend to appreciate the heads up. It is helpful when you have the support of the staff and adminstration. All my staff have a supply of bandaids and gloves and that does tend to help with some of the "little isssues". I'm hoping by dispensing some "tough love", I'm contributing to the students overall health.