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  1. New School Nurse: VENT
    Wow! Wonderful post. :up: I am wrapping up my third year of school nursing and you've hit the nail on the head. I have been deciding if I want to go back next year, but I really feel that the...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. No, I'm Not a Beauty Shop!
    Just like any type of nursing, school nursing requires prioritization. Most days (99%), I would not have time to teach a child how to put in an earring. I've got diabetics and emergencies to take...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. No, I'm Not a Beauty Shop!
    I agree. Under normal circumstances, I would probably help with the earring. However, under the circumstances described in the OP, I would have done what the OP did.
    May 17, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. No, I'm Not a Beauty Shop!
    I can understand your frustration. I had to draw the line when a teacher sent a 5th grader to me because his nails were dirty. He wrote me a note asking me to clean and cut the student's nails. ...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. CPR teaching?
    Our school district is rather large; therefore, all the nurses are receive Red Cross training and are certified to teach CPR to those employees required to get training.
    May 17, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Totally out of the loop
    I understand where you're coming from. My famous quote around my school is "the nurse is always the last to know." Yesterday, I told the AP that if I had to produce an IHP or 504 documentation, I...
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. 3 rd grader wetting herself
    I would be curious regarding the doctor's visit. Do you think they are telling you the truth about taking her? Unfortunately, I have parents lie to me all the time when I advocate for the student. ...
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. Need help with policy and procedure
    I am on the P & P committee for my district. I would advise making immunization requirements a priority. It is pretty basic because all you have to do go by your state health department's...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Family response to head lice
    You're welcome! I may vent in frustration sometimes, but I love my 802 kids! My own 2 at home and the 800 I help out whenever they need it.
    Nov 14, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Things you wish you could say to parents.....
    I have asthma too. I'm talking about the kids that come running down the hall into the clinic just to tell me that "mom says I need to take my inhaler twice a day in the clinic". How do feel now? ...
    Nov 14, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. School Starting Soon  HELP!!  (vent)
    They wanted to pull me for other duties in the morning (getting bus riders to class, car pool lane, etc). So, I pulled a report for all the visits I get from children coming in right off the bus...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. Am i burned out?
    I've done bone marrow transplant (critical care) and now school nursing. Each requires its own set of special skills and critical thinking. School nursing involves a lot of compassion and toughness...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. New School Nurse - looking for ideas
    I have around 800 students at my school and around 75 staff members. Somehow, I take care of them all! :D I do a dental hygiene teaching or have a dentist come in to do it for K through 3rd...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. do I tell the other school's nurse?
    What does your school policy say? Unless the older siblings' school is somehow connected with or chartered with your school, I would have to place HIPAA before passing along any information. If the...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Family response to head lice
    I agree. It seems as though all the other parents want to blame the school, the other classmates, or even me when their child gets lice. I think some of the special parents have been through so...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. this is a dumb question.
    Your registrar or an administrator should be able to get that for you. Fortunately, we use SNAP and can pull most of the info ourselves. ;) And, its not a dumb question.
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. LPN as school nurse....Kinda nervous
    In our district, we have LPNs and RNs. All LPNs are stationed at schools next to schools with an RN assigned to it. That way, the RN and LPN can confer on a daily basis. You will be fine. ...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. ok....here comes a vent
    I had a teacher that would continually send students to the clinic with her "diagnosis" and "treatment plan" written on the clinic pass. Finally, I started writing what I *actually* did, what the...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. Medicaid Billing
    Our process isn't so bad. I wouldn't mind the billing if the clinic saw some of the $$ *we* earn for the district by billing services. My budget stays the same and it is small. Of course, the...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Just need a shoulder !
    Sending hugs your way. We've all been there. :hug:
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. It's official, I'm now a school nurse
    Hang on tight and enjoy the ride!!! I'm now in my second year of school nursing, including summer school I got extra pay for this summer. You will learn so much and be saddened by some of the...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  22. right or wrong or in between?
    Don't be too hard on yourself. The child should not have exposed him/her self to a known allergen (if it was on purpose). Additionally, the parent should have had an allergy plan and medications on...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. right or wrong or in between?
    Hope you are feeling better soon. I sounds like you did the best you could under the circumstances. My district does not allow personal transportation or stock medications, so I would have had no...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. pencil tip in palm....cause for hysteria???
    Now that I see the child was ED, I can see a little reasoning behind the admin checking in, but we has several similar ED, SpEd, and other programs too. They should have let you be. You still did a...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. pencil tip in palm....cause for hysteria???
    Oh, poor thing, you had your first drama queen! Fortunately, the school staff where I work listen to my opinion. I have also made teachers leave the clinic because they were upset and causing the...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: School Nurses


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