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  1. Standing Orders
    We have none.
    Nov 13
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. Do you have a blood glucose meter in your office?
    In my opinion, a finger stick is an invasive procedure and not within the scope of our practice without order/consent.
    Nov 12
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. What degree of fever to send kids home from school?
    Your school or district should have formal or informal policies on sending kids home. If you don't have any such thing, maybe through the course of this year you can create it. If you have a...
    Nov 11
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. UIC School Nurse Program
    Another thought to consider--there is national certification which is obtained by passing an exam. (cost--$400) This provides you an additional credential and a chance to expand your knowledge. It...
    Nov 11
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. OSHA
    Never heard of any such thing. let us all know if you learn more!
    Nov 7
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. School Nurse Interview Today
    Let us know how the interview went and the outcome!
    Nov 6
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. Growth and Development freebies
    I purchase deodorant samples for the girls so it's not unbalanced. I get them for 69 cents each through Wieners, LTD in Madison, WI. You might find a friendly Walmart or Target who might assist, or...
    Nov 4
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. Growth and Development freebies
    I was surprised yesterday to get my boxes of freebies from Always for Growth and Development in the spring! So if you haven't ordered yet, do so! Google Always Educational Programs for site.
    Nov 4
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Eye machine
    LEA symbols
    Oct 27
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Question for Florida School Nurses
    In WI I don't need a release to access the immunization database. All schools have access, I believe, with a letter from the superintendent.
    Oct 25
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. student with terminally-ill parent
    this won't help you with the immediate, but I have let teachers know that a student's parent died for several years after the death. Your school may be such that everyone will know but with staff...
    Oct 23
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Nutrition concerns for student
    Daily occurrence or just a "we didn't get to the grocery store" day?
    Oct 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Another Bites the Dust
    All the best to you! Keep us posted on your new adventures!
    Oct 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. 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
  17. Asthma Uncertainty
    Pls let us know if you learn anything about their evaluation.
    Oct 9
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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


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