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  1. privacy issues re. those individual med packs
    Thank you both for responding! I asked the arts and crafts director to switch my red sharpie for a black one, as that seems like the easiest way to go this. Really appreciate the help!
    Jul 2
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  2. privacy issues re. those individual med packs
    I've been a camp nurse for 4 years but this is the first time I've had a camper whose meds are individually packaged (https://www.campmeds.com/). I know some camps require such a thing, but mine...
    Jul 1
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  3. Silly question about asthma
    Wow, Spidey's Mom: big pat on the back!
    Mar 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. Silly question about asthma
    In my state (MA) I just call the doctor's office and ask them to fax an Asthma Action Plan over. Then again, I am pretty sure it's a law here, and if it's not a law where you are..... Good luck.
    Mar 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. Expired medication
    EpiPenŽ (epinephrine) and EpiPen JrŽ (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors Free epipens for schools
    Mar 12
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Family Night Lesson
    What a great opportunity to speak with parents! I would talk about --when to keep a child home --handwashing (after my yearly handwashing talk with the kids, I always have teachers tell me they...
    Feb 26
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. Please Share! New school nurse looking for tips, hints, and other helpful info!
    I give notes for students to return to class. Says the time they left my office (b/c some of them can walk mighty S...L...O....W) and any f/u the teacher should do/watch out for. I have worked hard...
    Dec 15, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. School Nurses: Who Works a Second Job?
    I don't have a second job yet, but am looking. I have an interview scheduled for February re being an adjunct professor of pediatric nursing at a small local college for Fall 2014 We'll see ;).
    Dec 15, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Private School: how long to keep student health records?
    Yup, the title about sums it up :). My school has never had a nurse before and I am spending the afternoon transferring into my file cabinet many pounds of files for kids who haven't been here in...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Security During High Stakes Testing
    YES! Any parent who doesn't have a 504 for their child with diabetes should get one!!!!
    Oct 8, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. What to do instead of a health alert list?
    I wish I had input, but this is more of a "me too" post. My school is age 2 through grade 8, and the practice that was in place before I got here was that the preschool has a list up in all...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. asthma but no inhaler at school: wwyd?
    Preschool student with mild asthma, usually triggered by uri. Mom says she "always knows" when he will need and will send inhaler to school if necessary but she doesn't want to spend $ on getting...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. Any good/helpful books?
    I borrowed this from my library my first year: School Nursing: A Comprehensive Text: Dr Janice Selekman: 9780803614031: Amazon.com: Books It was very helpful! Also, the major children's hospital...
    May 18, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. What to Do? Feverish upper body, cold lower extremity
    Very good point, Esme!!!!!
    May 18, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Any programs to track illness in a school?
    Yeah, I had a feeling I wasn't inventing the wheel here! Thanks, Flare. Thank you, NH Nursie. While I don't have any fancy software, I certainly have Excel!
    May 6, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. Any programs to track illness in a school?
    We had no strep in my school for over a month, I'd say. Then one preschool kid about three weeks ago came in. It's been really fascinating to see how it spread down the school floor he was on...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. How to handle vision/hearing refusal
    How old is the student? I have had a few refusals in my whopping two years of being a school nurse, so I don't have tons of experience here, but I found that all the refusals were from the very...
    Apr 30, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. Bravo to you school nurses!
    I agree with all that has been said. And, yes, oftentimes I don't get a chance to eat. The other day I worked the whole day without even going to the bathroom.....
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. Student Body Odor
    I kind of doubt it, but they do live in a very rural area and have a number of animals and just do not seem to bathe as much as we would consider "appropriate"....
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Favorite thermometer?
    I have an infrared temporal artery one that I like. I do feel like it consistently reads low, but I LOVE that it's no contact and I can almost-instantly go from one kid to another: Amazon.com:...
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. Asthma Attack
    I would be very tough: "if you can't be here in five minutes, I'm calling 911". I think parents who have never seen how bad asthma can get and how quickly it can go south, sometimes don't think it's...
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  22. Question about normal temps being lower for some?
    That's funny b/c I use temporal at my school and I feel that it, quite consistently, runs low. Almost every afebrile student has a temp in the 97's. Once a kid had a 102 on that thermometer and I...
    Mar 18, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. vision screening: how do I respond to this parent?
    I called the state school nursing supervisor, and she suggested I call the doctor and ask his reasoning for not referring her. I really couldn't think of a way to do that without seeming to be...
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. Student Body Odor
    This is a hard one....I speak to the classes at the beginning of each year and then I speak with "prime offenders" individually during the year. The family I have most problems with is one...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. vision screening: how do I respond to this parent?
    Yes, I'm supposed to send a referral and then follow-up if I don't get it back filled out by an eye care professional :) I'll check my state info and see if there's something more I can do in this...
    Feb 28, '13
    Forum: School Nurses


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