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  1. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
    mortifying your kids really is the best gift of all!
    10:55 am
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. sick (pardon the pun) of teachers
    just throwing it out there with my firefighter hat on... if as in incident commander, I knew that there was a student that needed a warmer place due to a medical condition (a true one like cold...
    10:54 am
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. sick (pardon the pun) of teachers
    she's not in my office. I made it crystal clear to the parent that if the point was that she couldn't go outside for fear of getting sick, then the idea of sitting in my office as a substitute was...
    9:04 am
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
    check with me next week - the kids are still in their mode of trying to shorten their week / complain about every sniffle. on a side note... day 3,152... still haven't discovered a cure for the...
    8:34 am
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. sick (pardon the pun) of teachers
    i actually have a child who has a 504 written to be in in the temp is below a certain degree. She actually had a medical doctor write her written documentation to support this. i brought up plenty...
    8:03 am
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. sick (pardon the pun) of teachers
    how about the teachers that decide that your office is the perfect holding area for kids that don't want to go out in the cold for fear of getting sick (due to parent request or otherwise...)? I'm...
    Dec 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. "Gift" Ideas
    ...bad coughs, bad coughs whatcha gonna do? whatcha gonna do when they're coughing on you??
    Dec 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. "Gift" Ideas
    i have taken the position that i'm not the Luden's police and i will really don't want to know if a kid is sneaking an occasional cough drop - i have far too much to do. I am not going to stop and...
    Dec 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Wheelchair use in high school
    so students are allowed to use A wheel chair with a MD order, but the parents need to rent one, borrow one (because i need mine for emergencies) or find one in grandma's attic. That being said,...
    Dec 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. "Gift" Ideas
    they're just vitamin e, beeswax and mineral oil and coconut oil and a little pomegranate flavor (unknown if it's natural). i can't imagine that anyone would take issue with them medically. I...
    Dec 15
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. "Gift" Ideas
    i have a vat o' vaseline for my use with applicators. for lips, i found very handy dandy packets of lip balm at school health at a reasonable price. I throw them into the baggies of bandaids for...
    Dec 12
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. Small gift for my frequent visitors
    their gift is the smile on my face when they get here!!
    Dec 11
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. sick (pardon the pun) of teachers
    i about hit my boiling point today when i called looking for a student and a teacher got all flustered and said "I am ON my PREP!!" I asked her to get the student from the assembly the student was...
    Dec 11
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. Rashes
    exactly. i have a child that breaks out in a fine rash if he sweats. the first time i saw it he went home. now he's not so lucky. he gets to wash up and go back to class. I have kids that play...
    Dec 10
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Eczema on hands?
    let them have some vaseline, the cause could be from a variety of things - irritated from soap and not rinsing well enough, dry from change in season, beat up from playing in snow with sopping gloves...
    Dec 9
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. What cracked me up today
    i'll take it over the aroma of BO and unwashed clothes
    Dec 9
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. What cracked me up today
    A second grader came into my office smelling (quite frankly) a little strongly of Axe body spray. I asked him if he was wearing cologne to impress the girls and he told me quite matter of factly it...
    Dec 8
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. School Nurses
    I'm in NJ - so the same thing rings true about me for the NJ pay scale - on teacher's scale. So I make a half way decent living. (shame on the states and districts not treating nurses with the same...
    Dec 8
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. Vitals?
    no... chest pain perhaps unless they tell me they just ran the mile but beyond that just a temp if their complaint warrants it. and even that i've bought a non contact type so i can stop wasting...
    Dec 3
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. 38C fever, no ride home?
    i would have probably done the same thing. keep in the clinic until the end of the day, tell the parents to keep home tomorrow. Ideally a pickup would be best, but hopefully the student could sit...
    Dec 3
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. Missed a fracture.
    i wouldn't necessarily count that as a miss on YOUR part. YOU called the parents right away. THEY chose to wait on it. As previously stated, you do not have x-ray vision. All we can do is just...
    Dec 1
    Forum: School Nurses
  22. What nursing reference books do you keep in your office?
    the best actual books that i found i'd reach for vs punching up the internet is Minor emergencies (available in School health catalogue) - it covers a lot of oddball things that can walk through your...
    Nov 24
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. Suicide
    I am glad he was found alive and overall today he is safe, but do you know why the 24hr was hold cut short? It seems to me that such a serious suicide threat and attempt should have some sort of...
    Nov 21
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. Elementary Burn Out
    Teachers may want to "protect themselves" but from what? germs?? parents being mad that their kid wasn't allowed to come to the clinic because they have been coughing for the past 3 days?? I like...
    Nov 21
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Suicide
    Any word on your student? Did they find him??
    Nov 21
    Forum: School Nurses


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