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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. What medicines are kept in the clinic and other questions
    I am allowed to administer Tylenol, motrin, benadryl, cough drops & tums if the parent supplies them and signs a consent form. Any thing else must have a doctors note or prescription. The only meds...
    Jan 28
    Forum: School Nurses
  22. "The Bra Talk"??
    I hate it but will do it & have done it - it has only happened a couple of times. I find myself giving the deordant/need to shower talk more often. I just pull the kid in my office and have a quick...
    Jan 24
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. Hospitalizations and Pdn
    I have always been paid when going with the patient to doctors office. If my patient needs to go to the ER - I notify my agency, the agency has had me go with them and a few times they just went...
    Jan 22
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. Head Lice Angst
    I think it would be a great business. There is a place near us called the Lice Squad. I have had feedback from a couple of parents that have taken thier kids there and have been very happy with the...
    Jan 22
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Home care nurse experiencing verbal abuse by family member of patient.
    NOt worth it - leave. If agency unable to find another place for you - give your 2 weeks notice and find another. Home Health jobs are easy to find.
    Jan 16
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing


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