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  1. Paper or computer cumulative health records?
    all computer - the only thing that gets done on paper is the log when a sub takes over for the day - but my absences are rare
    Apr 11
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. Safe medication administration
    i don't have any issues with meds (except the parents sending meds in their kids back packs and violating THAT policy and/or sending meds without orders... but that's a whole 'nother topic). I use...
    Apr 11
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. Wanting your child to have anxiety???
    Wow! I could swear one of my former students from a prior district moved up your way. I had a parent that i had as a student in K who would just look for issues -had him again in middle school when...
    Apr 10
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. Maturation Program
    actually, i've often contemplated ordering stuff out of Bob Barker - it's supplies for correctional facilities, but they have deodorants as low as 31 cents a piece. and sanitary napkins coming out...
    Apr 4
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. HIPAA, FERPA and how do you inform teachers about the health concerns in their class?
    i'm a lucky duck, my school uses a program which allows me to put health concerns into a secure area which can be accessed by teachers as needed. Meaning that Mrs Jones can see Mrs Jones class, Mr...
    Apr 3
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Lunch
    That's the way to go - you're likely not going to get a break unless you have someone physically covering your office. I make myself available while i eat for true emergencies and to administer...
    Mar 31
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. Personal Donation
    another idea is to talk to the girl scouts or boy scouts (key club, DECA, whatever club) and see if they can throw together a project where they collect hygiene supplies and put together "comfort...
    Mar 28
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. self directed/self carry epi pens
    in my state, students are allowed to self carry and self admin inhalers, epi and insulin as long as it's signed by a doc and a parent. The age that I typically agree to this is middle school, though...
    Mar 26
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Specialty School
    that's terrific!
    Mar 26
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. I want to be a school nurse
    i would, what do you have to lose?
    Mar 25
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. When to Renew License?
    Here ya go - a page with a few links: (one being free :)) http://www.nbngroup.com/employees/njlicensednurses/
    Mar 25
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  12. How busy is your office?
    that does seem high - i see about the same number for a school of 800 and that does include my meds... granted it's taken a bit of time but i have trained some of the teachers to do things like take...
    Mar 21
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. When to Renew License?
    i'm getting antsy, because i feel like i should have gotten my letter with my pin and log in by now to renew. I just like to get it over with.
    Mar 21
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  14. Silly question about asthma
    no, i have no regrets about sending a child out when i feel it's warranted and i have no second thoughts, especially when i know that they are insured. I'd rather them be looking at a hospital bill...
    Mar 20
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Awareness list
    mostly critical medical info - i may put a note about a student being autistic, add, etc elsewhere (like if a student needs to take a medication and is autistic and there is a routine to how the med...
    Mar 20
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. Do you ever get sick?
    i can only remember getting woozy twice in nursing school - and both were because breakfast was not a priority for me that morning. Coffee is not breakfast. Food is breakfast. You will get used...
    Mar 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Microwaves
    i had one in my last office. The biggest eye roll I got was from the fire inspector until I pointed out to him that the unit was kept unplugged when not in use -it had to be because of how it was...
    Mar 13
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. Anybody knows how to be an AHA instructor?
    I am not sure about that -I got my AHA instructor training from a train the trainer type center here in the states that I continue to work with to process my classes through. As far as outside the...
    Mar 13
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. PRN Medications
    I also use electronic charting, but since a sub wouldn't use my electronic charting should i call out sick (ha ha , like THAT ever happens!) i set up a med book making 2 sided copies with the med...
    Mar 12
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. That's a new request...
    You know -for some reason it will hit my school like fireworks - a case in this classroom, check the class, no one else has it, a case in a different classroom at around the same time, different...
    Mar 11
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. First week as a school nurse- advice needed
    Amen to that! You did make the call. I mean what were you supposed to do, send out the SWAT team to look for her? How about she answer her danged phone when the school calls? You called twice...
    Mar 10
    Forum: School Nurses
  22. Worst part of being a school nurse
    yeah - i think we've all been there - especially watching a student walk out the door to go home to a personal hell and knowing that we've only done what we could do for the day because our hands are...
    Mar 6
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. Pre-adolescents/Adolescent Medication
    i don't at the moment, only because i am familiar with my students. When I'm in a situation where I'm unfamiliar with the student, I not only make them state their name, but I also name them give me...
    Mar 5
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. Do you play music in your office?
    I have Pandora quietly streaming all day too. My constant companion!
    Mar 4
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Hearing and Vision Screening Tools
    i have a beltone model 119. works just fine. vision I also just use a snellen chart. I do have a Titmus, but honestly, it's just faster to screen the masses using the chart. If i have concerns I...
    Feb 28
    Forum: School Nurses


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