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  1. It's nice to know I can still be moved
    If I live to be 100 I will never forget the ED nurse who said something kind to me when my mom had her first major health crisis. "I'm sorry this is happening to your mom." That was over 15 yrs ago.
    Oct 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Ebola!
    Doesn't't matter what you call it, it's an emergency preparedness plan. Should be coordinated with your local health dept. We closed one school with H1N1 and it was a great cooperative effort.
    Oct 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. Nutrition concerns for student
    Daily occurrence or just a "we didn't get to the grocery store" day?
    Oct 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. Another Bites the Dust
    All the best to you! Keep us posted on your new adventures!
    Oct 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. Help, Is it in my scope of Practice?
    You need to have epinephrine on hand in case of an anaphylactic reaction.
    Oct 9
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  6. Asthma Uncertainty
    Pls let us know if you learn anything about their evaluation.
    Oct 9
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. Lice! "no nit policy" do you still have one?
    100kids, we are so on the same wavelength on this one!
    Sep 30
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. Lice! "no nit policy" do you still have one?
    You can cite National Association of School Nurses and American Academy of Pediatrics as recommending the change. My district is still "no nits" but that's a conversation for a cup of coffee. Or...
    Sep 30
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Parents send med in pre filled syringe
    There must be some manner of authorization signed by a physician. Does that read the same way? I would also have some discomfort with this system unless it was filled and labeled by the...
    Sep 28
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Dermatology
    I have a nice fat copy of Fitzpatrick's color altas and synopsis of clinical dermatology on my bookshelf. When I am wondering about a rash where do I look? You guessed it, Google!
    Sep 25
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  11. Meds locked up?
    Sometimes when a nurse manages more than one building it's easier to keep things consistent across the buildings. That's helpful for staff, too, as they sometimes transfer year to year or sometimes...
    Sep 25
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. Classroom parties
    No limit to classroom celebrations but they have to conform to the wellness policy (very clearly spelled out, sugar can't be first ingredient, calories per portion are limited, etc). Teachers have...
    Sep 23
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. Should I go back to school for MSN?
    What I did just for additional knowledge was take the national certification exam for school nurses. The reviewing I did before the exam was a great refresher and I actually did learn some new...
    Sep 8
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. Should I go back to school for MSN?
    Guess it depends on what you ultimately want to do. If your goal is to continue as a school nurse, what would be the advantage of the additional degree? If you have other goals and a MSN would be...
    Sep 8
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Free Sample Programs for Feminine Hygeine
    They also have a program for middle school girls I believe.
    Aug 27
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. Free Sample Programs for Feminine Hygeine
    Always educational programs from proctor and Gamble. Kits for boys and girls and a puberty video.
    Aug 27
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Too old for school nursing??
    Please let us know how your journey progresses.
    Aug 24
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. Teaching about Epilepsy
    I was thinking more of the other students. I agree that faculty should be informed. Our parents sign a form annually that says health information will be shared with pertinent staff.
    Aug 23
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. Teaching about Epilepsy
    Be sure the family has agreed to have their child identified if you're going to speak to his situation specifically.
    Aug 23
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. School Handwashing Program
    Every year I send out the link to the YouTube video from the Rocky Mountain Children's Hospital on the "Dracula " cough. Very cute!
    Aug 18
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. Epipen training
    The hands on portion takes place at a faculty meeting, the on line portion was developed by our State school nurse consultant and was originally found on our State dpi website. Our district IT...
    Aug 18
    Forum: School Nurses
  22. Too old for school nursing??
    Not qualified? Not qualified? Can you assess? Can you make sound clinical judgements? Can you multitask? Can you deal with many different personality types among your co-workers? Can you deal...
    Aug 11
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. The Week Before School Starts
    Lots of emails to the teachers regarding the health concerns of specific students, meeting with teachers if necessary, clarifying aide assignments regarding delegated procedures, by the last week I...
    Aug 8
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. Do You Like Being A School Nurse?
    Jk-- unless there's way more to the job story, my advice in one word: RUN
    Aug 6
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Do You Like Being A School Nurse?
    yes, that is crazy.
    Aug 6
    Forum: School Nurses


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