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  1. What Do You Wear To Work?
    I wear scrubs & my Danskos most of the time. We usually have jeans (nice jeans, no holes etc) day on Fridays - can wear jeans as long we wear a district or a school shirt - most of the time I end up...
    Aug 10
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. Bloodborne Pathogens
    Our district also uses the program thru SafeSchools - our AP handles who has watched it. Teachers do not clean any body fluids - our custodial staff is trained in that - the most a teacher will do...
    Aug 10
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. Expectations of Principal
    I am at an Elementary school with 800+ kids - there would be no way for me to do that. Once lunches & recess start (9:45a - 1:30p) I have a steady stream of kids coming in/out. In my school I am...
    Aug 10
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. The Week Before School Starts
    Immunizations are a big issue for us - most of my time that week before school starts is making sure everyone is up to date (mainly pertains to Kinder & new kids). This year admin is actually...
    Aug 10
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. Do you keep snacks in your office?
    Parents supply all snacks that are needed for medications or those needed for the diabetic kids. I do keep saltines, apple & orange juice in my office - used for upset tummy, no breakfasts, "forgot...
    Aug 10
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. intranasal versed
    I've never had to give it but I do know that if EMS is called & they need to use it they are required to transport to hospital.
    Jun 21
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. what do you wear?
    Like some others stated above I wear scrubs even if the parents tell me it is ok to wear street clothing - I work pediatric cases, too many chances of getting stuff on my clothing while working. The...
    Jun 3
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. Does anyone drive students home?
    No - I would not do it. A couple of times our principal & counselor have driven a student home but it was not for medical reasons.
    May 29
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Chronic "accidents"
    I currently clean them otherwise I would have poop all over the bathroom, though I am changing that for next year - already notified the principal because I just get tired of it and frankly he is...
    May 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Testing Snacks
    Elementary school here - yes, we provide a muffin and orange juice, apple juice or water if student prefers on major testing days first thing in the morning. Ordered thru our cafeteria service. ...
    May 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. Parent FYI Calls
    I agree with what has already been said. I Never ace wrap anything either - I would have kids in here all day wanting me to wrap something :) Ice packs will just about cure everything too - My...
    Apr 7
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. Lunch
    I find it hard to get a 30 minute break. We start recess at 9:45 and it continues till 1:00 - so lots of bumps, bandaids etc during that time. Someone from my office will cover me if I need it but...
    Apr 1
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. WWYD: Caregiver not home at end of shift?
    Same here - I have had a parent who have made plans for the day but did not plan on being back home by the time my shift ends so they ended up just letting me off for the rest of day. This one...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  14. emergency meds storage
    My stock EpiPens are in an unlocked cabinet (locked at the end of my day), placed prominently on the shelf (at eye level) - no way to miss them, same with the Glucagon for my diabetics. All others...
    Mar 24
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Start dates
    When I was first hired for the district I was the "flex nurse" basically a FT sub - traveled all over the district wherever I was needed if a nurse was out. I started in October for that position. ...
    Mar 21
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. Parent Education & Engagement
    We have tied ours with PTA meetings or have done "Coffee with the Counselor or Principal" in the mornings. Have coffee and donuts out then do your presentation. So thankful my principal doesn't...
    Mar 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Microwaves
    I have one though the district frowns on the extra electricity for fridges & microwaves in the teachers rooms. Most of the time I use it to heat up hot packs for students & water for salt water...
    Mar 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. PRN Medications
    We have electronic charting (E-school). Parents will sign a consent form then I enter the necessary info into E-school. There is a "day Sheet" tab in the program that will have all scheduled meds...
    Mar 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. check for poopy pants???
    I always ask too - if a student doesn't want me to check I don't check. I do offer the use of wipes to clean self, most of the time the kid will go in the bathroom and wipe self again. If it is an...
    Mar 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Do You Like Being A School Nurse?
    Working as a school nurse just fits with my life right now. I think I make decent money considering the amount of time off, I love the schedule - no fighting for my weekends, holidays or summer...
    Mar 6
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. Roaches ON the patient
    Reading this makes my skin crawl :( I agree with the others - as soon as I walked out that door I would be on the phone with CPS. I would make the agency aware of the living conditions and I would...
    Feb 24
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. 504 meetings?
    I attend for medical related issues or any student that I need to administer medication to during the day (most of them are ADD/ADHD meds).
    Feb 24
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. Is this going around at the school?
    I usually just say "there is something always going around" along with what another poster stated above that if there was something serious parents would have been notified via note, email or mass...
    Feb 13
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. Do private duty LVN/LPN ever get a pay raise?
    No one puts a gun to my head and makes me work for company A. if I don't like it I can find a better deal at company B. (sorry I could not get the quote thing to work for some reason) My thoughts...
    Feb 11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. Pink eye questionable
    Do you have anything written in your policy regarding pink/red irritated eyes? If I know of other confirmed cases of pink eye in the grade or class I usually just send them home - telling parent...
    Feb 4
    Forum: School Nurses


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