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  1. Parents that are nurses
    I do not let this stuff make me feel bad. That nurse should know better! Would she give one of her patients a tylenol because a family told her to do it???? No, she would tell them she needed a Dr....
    Mar 31
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. Do you get recognized at Christmas with a special card or gift...?
    I am at a great school now that includes me on things and even does something special on school nurse day. However, I have been in schools where I never got anything and it just made me really mad....
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. You can't fix stupid!
    Unfortunately, I know how to fix flip-flops with a rubber band. We ARE the Mcgyver's of the nursing profession. A few weeks ago, they called me (at lunch of course) because a student had her...
    Nov 8, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. Otoscope
    Does anyone have a recommendation on a nice (inexpensive) otoscope? My old, old one died and I just don't have enough in my budget to replace with another Welch Allyn.
    Nov 8, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. Dealing with teachers
    What really irks me is when they diagnose. Hello! If I can't diagnose, you sure CANNOT. Every itchy head is lice, every itchy eye is conjunctivitis, every pain is a fracture, every sneeze is the flu,...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Second-guessing myself
    I tend to call a lot on MS injuries. In middle school, every injury is the worst, i have yet had a kid (for anything) give me pain level of less than 8. I let the parents make a decision if they...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. The miserable mother strikes again!
    I had a student come in one day last year with mild cold symptoms, she insisted I call mom. Mom's really yelling and rude response " I know, I gave her meds this morning, she is fine" and hung up....
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. You can't fix stupid!
    However, as nurses I think we want to! It was one of those days I wanted to pull my hair out. 1. Student came in wheezing. Health history states, "no known health issues." Took 2 hours to...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. New School Nurse: Forgot a medication yesterday
    I have colored note cards cut in thirds. Each grade has their own color card. I have the student's name, the time they get their medication and the room number of their classroom where they are...
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Letter I Will Never Ever Send (But Felt Great to Write)
    Dear Parent, If your daughter was exposed to lice at a sleepover 3 weeks before school even started AND you have already contacted the parent of the "alleged source" why are you even bothering me?...
    Sep 14, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. Oh please, just let me vent!!!
    I am just amazed at the lack of common sense. A teacher will refuse to let a kid come to the nurse for asthma problems and in the next breath send a kid with a 2 day old microscopic bug bite. A...
    May 30, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. My dying student taught me how to say goodby....
    Wow! Where are my Kleenex? Thank you for reminding me just how important our role is. At the end of the day, the kids are what brought us to this great profession and they can teach us as much as we...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. When do you call home?
    Ditto! I have 1300 middle school - the drama is rampant in this age group. I see 50-70 kids daily. I call if they need to go home (fever, vomiting), if they continue to keep returning to my office,...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. No, I'm Not a Beauty Shop!
    The OP never stated the piercing was new! Not new, not infected, no need for a nurse! I have had teachers send me pre- k and kindergarten kids to undo their belt buckle so they can use the restroom....
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. No, I'm Not a Beauty Shop!
    "OK, well, I have to speak up for teachers here. They are EDUCATORS. They are busy EDUCATING. Personal hygiene...SCHOOL NURSE. They are just as busy as we are... " I agree, they are busy!...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. No, I'm Not a Beauty Shop!
    I have to agree with the OP. I know for me, I just don't have time to do stuff that does not take a nursing degree. I have 1300 kids, have close to 1,000 screenings to complete a year, 4 diabetics (...
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Musculoskeletal Injuries
    Half of my clinic traffic is from old or minor injuries. I am at a middle school and they want ice for every tiny ache. I rarely see a kid with swellling or discoloration. The ROM is hard to assess...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. Another soiled clothing vent
    This is why after 3 very long years in elementary school - I returned to middle school! My thoughts - everybody in the building should be responsible for the children in their care, not just the...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. sunscreen in school
    Where is PARENTAL responsibility in all of this?
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Scared straight- new to school nursing
    Get your hands on as much school nurse info as possible. School Nursing: A comprehensive text is my bible, also Individualized health plans for the school nurse. It WILL be overwhelming your first...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. What you wish you could say to the staff at your school
    I know Purple_Scrubs! Why is this always a nurse thing? I mean, would you send a kid to,the counselor for a sore throat?
    May 3, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  22. School nurse...and more!
    Gotta love the teachers tht call you to their room for "emergency vomiting."
    May 3, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. Vent- Sending students to Health room minutes before dismissed to home
    I think a lot of those visits are about the teacher covering their *** . The kid has been asking to go to the nurse almost all day and teacher doesnt want the kid to tell mom she wouldn't let him go....
    Apr 27, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. What you wish you could say to the staff at your school
    I had a nice little giggle at this ! Well said mc3! I would like to add these-1. No, i do not need to know that johnny got a papercut last week but it WOULD be nice to know that Susie was wheeled in...
    Apr 27, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Reducing visits to the nurse
    WE ARE freaking awesome! Can you imagine those banana heads being able to critically think through anything? Funny thing is, nobody ever asked to see my nursing license when buying safety pins!
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: School Nurses


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