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  1. Best complaint you've heard?
    I had a second-grade girl with a history of migraines come in today and complain that she was, "...hearing colors and seeing sounds!"
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. does your school have a crisis management plan?
    We have one, but it is not posted online for security purposes. That makes sense, I guess, to avoid the "bad guys" from knowing what we are going to do.
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. Hand Washing
    I like this idea! Maybe I'll have my Girl Scouts make these for crafts.
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. Letter for parents
    I use the "Sick Child Memo" available at http://www.nmschoolhealthmanual.org/resources/forms.htm.
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. What did you find was the hardest to adjust being a school nurse?
    I still struggle with the idea that bathroom accidents require the services of a medical professional. Hello, parents, do you take your children to the ER when they wet their pants at home?
    Nov 16, '12
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  6. Hand Washing
    How do you encourage children to wash their hands? The kiddos at my school never seem to wash up!
    Nov 10, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. Halloween.....
    I have Halloween scrubs. They really aren't appropriate any other time of year, but I sure do enjoy wearing them today!
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. What works for you as a door sign?
    The only thing that I've ever found to work is a lock. Even then, I gets knocks and door rattling.
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. 7 days to go.... :)
    Half day on Tuesday, then done for the summer!
    May 26, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Let the COUNTDOWN begin!
    Twenty days! :yelclap:
    Apr 26, '12
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  11. Toileting Accidents at school
    I don't change a student's clothes under any circumstances. If they are only wet and I have clothes in a size that will fit (I keep up through size 8-10 around; the fifth grader who wet her pants...
    Oct 8, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. Who buys Supplies??!
    In the past the school has supplied everything, but this year with budget cuts I have had to supply my own thermometer and bp cuff. I had them at home anyway, so it was no big deal. There was also no...
    Sep 17, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. What's on your walls?
    I have an eye chart and a MyPlate poster. I am thinking of adding a few colorful health-related posters, but I haven't decided what yet.
    Aug 16, '11
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  14. What do you wear to work?
    I work in an elementary school, so I wear colorful scrubs. I feel like the fact that they are scrubs helps identify me as a nurse, and the fact that they are colorful lessens the fear factor.
    Aug 14, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Who’s in-charge in handling toilet accidents in your school?
    I work in a K-5 elementary school, so not yet potty trained is seldom an issue. However, accidents are still common - last year I gave out 112 changes of clothes in a school of 400 students (I'm...
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. This always makes me CrAzY...
    Any time a child comes to the health center I am required to send the following note home with the student: Dear Parent/Guardian: This note is being sent home for your information. Your...
    Mar 25, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. How busy are you?
    Replying to my own questions, 1) K-5 2) 400 students 3) About 12-15 students per day 4) No, but the office staff sometimes helps. 5) Upset tummies, headaches, cuts and scrapes, and clothing...
    Feb 1, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. How busy are you?
    I was discussing my work load with the office staff at lunch yesterday and one of the admins asked how my work load compared with other school nurses. I don't really know, so I have a few questions...
    Feb 1, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. snow days
    Today is our first weather day of the school year. Tomorrow is looking even worse, so I am guessing we will probably be out again.
    Feb 1, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Week before break - how's your office today?
    It has been crazy. I have already had over 50 students in the clinic this week with everything from coughing to nausea, vomiting, headaches, and wet pants (lots of that)!
    Dec 16, '10
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. Spare clothing
    Boy, can I relate. Clothes go out and don't come back... and it seems like more children are having accidents every year! My underwear stock at the start of the year was 3 dozen boys and 3 dozen...
    Dec 8, '10
    Forum: School Nurses


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