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  1. Full moon syndrome-fact or fiction
    As others have said, the moon has its effects on the tides and since the human body is appr. 60% water, I'm sure it has its effects on us also. I worked in LTC and I'd like to believe that we...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. My LOL Moment of the Day!
    A kiddo came to me today panicked asking where he could get new pants. His 3 sizes too big costume pants were wet at the bottom and upon questioning he said that he stepped in yogurt and needed his...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. Looking for new job while already employed: how to handle references?
    I was lucky enough that my prospective employer asked me in my interview whether or not I needed a heads up to talk to my current employer before she called my references; my staff coordinator, DON,...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  4. Halloween.....
    I was Little Bo Peep and my daughter was my sheep last year! how funny! That's too cute! Enjoy your evening and stay safe!
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. Nasty Parents and This Opportunity to Vent
    I had a parent come in today upset that her daughter keeps getting lice so it must be from another student in her class... nobody else in the class has lice (I did a lice check yesterday when she...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Halloween.....
    I'm the Queen of Hearts! Dressed up with my daughter who is Alice! Isn't Halloween great?! The one day of the year I get to release my inner-child and wear something to work besides borning ol'...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. Bad day today..
    Spidey's Mom - I congratulate you for standing up about that dance!! Even listening to the radio I find myself asking, "Can they seriously play this on a public station?!" It's really quite...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. Potty training at school
    That's a great idea! I hadn't even thought of that and will definitely bring that up with her mom. Hopefully we can figure something out for school time for this little kiddo!
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Potty training at school
    I have a kinder that is afraid of the flushing noise of toilets. Unfortunately, every toilet in our school has an automatic flush. Poor thing has at least an accident a day. I've talked to her mom...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Bad day today..
    Oh the wonderful, magical world of school nursing! Where every fever, case of lice and sick kid is your fault! Because everyone knows that those calls are our favorite to make and we do it for the...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. Nasty Parents and This Opportunity to Vent
    Finally got the money refunded! Ridiculous that I had to buy it myself because a parent 'demanded' it right then and there. No more lice with that kiddo but the other day she "sprained her ankle" and...
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. Families Needing Assistance
    At my school we offer weekly food bags, Holiday assistance, and clothing assistance to needy families. Most families are great about jumping on the train but I have a couple that aren't. The children...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. Vent- Sending students to Health room minutes before dismissed to home
    My day starts 20 minutes before school starts and with our new after school tutoring, my day has been extended. I come in at 7:30, 30 minutes before the start of the day for filing, cleaning, etc. I...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. CNA's in school nursing
    At my district, we hire "health aides" for our 5 schools and have a floating RN at the district level. We've been doing this for 3 years and have had no problems. The health aides don't have to hold...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Tired of kids coming to the nurse...
    I hear ya!! Teachers are a major reason why students become 'repeat offenders'. I sent a mass staff e-mail (so teachers wouldn't feel cornered) and offered tips. Send the kid for water, have them go...
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. Just Soap and Water
    Every year we have parent's fill out an Emergency Health Form. It has their contact info, emergency contact info, health problems, meds taken at home, and any allergies. At the bottom of the form is...
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Parents of diabetic students
    I had a kinder diabetic (he ended up moving) but mom was that same way. Fortunately because of an old student and their family, we had a policy in place at our school where we follow dr's orders...
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. When parents should keep their child home.
    Our school allows 10 'parent decision' absences and the system gets overwritten for health if it's a 24 hour case. Quite frankly, 10 absences is way too many! Our school district posts the next...
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. Special Needs Child Being Bullied: How can I keep my patient safe?
    I had to report a doctor and parents for neglect because the doctor openly admitted that she wouldn't see one of my children (her patient) and deemed him as OK (I sent him home for an elevated temp...
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Need to vent.....dont understand why people are so nasty
    We have a 24hr policy in place for diahrrea, fever, vomiting, and antibiotics. I have a repeat offender that never follows that policy. Mom is self employed and dad is a stay-at-home. They are older...
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. Nasty Parents and This Opportunity to Vent
    And as Spidey's Mom's Q&A states, we don't have the time or equipment to determine whether an infestation is active or not. Our school policy doesn't even take an inactive infestation into account. I...
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  22. Nasty Parents and This Opportunity to Vent
    I completely agree that children do not need to be sent home for lice but it was a policy put into effect because of complaints of parents that they don't want their children catching lice! No matter...
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. Nasty Parents and This Opportunity to Vent
    Yes I had to buy the treatment with my own money because "the school using funding from sources other than our health source would tie things up". Unfortunately that day, the person who has the Visa...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. Help!!! Caught btw rock and hard place--Instructor sending students home early...
    If a patient was being harmed by a coworker, would you just ignore it and let their life be in danger because you were afraid of what your coworker would do to you for snitching? I'd certainly hope...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Nasty Parents and This Opportunity to Vent
    I've had quite a few run-ins with a parent this school year. First it was about being out of compliance with vaccinations...mom came into my office screaming and cursing (with students in the...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: School Nurses


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