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  1. Countdown Time
    2 more days for me...Friday can not get here fast enough. Busy weekend with end of school year block party Friday night, attending two graduations on Saturday, celebration dinner for one of the...
    Jun 3
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. Average "Wait Time" For A Parent?
    Just depends. I work in the area where many students usually have one parent that stays home and/or works from home - usually 20-30 minutes is the average. I do have a handful that take their time...
    Jun 2
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. I got subpoenaed
    I have been called once - at the time worked in Corrections, inmate was "sueing" Sheriffs dept for being mistreated during her booking; I was called because my name was on one of the reports - so...
    May 28
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. Screenings...
    I don't have any advise for this year except just do the best you can. I start my screenings as soon as school starts back up - I have elementary k-5 & in Texas we screen K, 1st, 3rd, 5th & any new...
    May 26
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. How large is your school?
    Same here.
    May 22
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. How many nurses to students ratio?
    I work with elementary kids K-5, 774 students & it is just me. At our high school level (9th-12th grade) in the district (enrollment ranges from 1200-2400 students) there is a nurse and a health...
    May 22
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. Thank you gift for school nurse
    Totally appropriate - I would love it :)
    May 22
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. Role during school settings
    One case I was on the child was in Kindergarten - the child was alert & oriented just a little slower than the other students. I was there for her safety, medications & feedings. I just sat in the...
    May 19
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. How large is your school?
    K-5th grade 774 students. I keep medication consents & actions plans for the year in a binder next to my med cabinet. All of our charting is done thru a computer program (Eschool) and we are slowly...
    May 19
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. End of year meds?
    Our district policy is that parents must pick up medications unless the student has consent to carry inhalers or epipens. I send a notice home 2 weeks before school is out reminding parents to...
    May 16
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. Renewing RN license for the first time in Texas
    Yes - same here.
    May 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. LPNs to RN: does your experience count
    I think it depends on where you work. I was an LVN prior to RN - when I finished my RN program and was hired at a hospital they gave me credit for my work experience as an LVN. So even though I was...
    May 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. lice checks
    Yes - if we have 2 or more cases in the classroom. Yes - huge waste of time.
    May 4
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. Every other weekend & holidays??
    I worked in a hospital setting right after graduation for a few years - we had self scheduling - yes we had the policy of working every other weekend and a certain amount of required holidays, but I...
    May 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. When do you call home?
    I too call on the obvious - vomiting, rash, red eyes, fever, diarrhea, head bumps. All the other stuff just depends on the kid and if I had trouble with the parent in the past or if I know from the...
    May 1
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. Medication Disposal
    Our maintenance department takes care of it - we bag it for them and they come around after school is out and pick them up along with our sharp containers - I have no idea what they do with it...
    May 1
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Wilderness first responder vs. wilderness EMT
    I took the Wilderness First Aid class just for my own benefit - we do alot of back country hiking so I thought the info would be useful. Lots of great information that hopefully I will never need to...
    Apr 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Hepatitis B titer low?
    I have had the vaccination series 3 times and my titers still show low as if I have never been vaccinated. I've been advised to just be cautious.
    Apr 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. scrubs or business casual
    I wear scrubs most of the time. If I have a 504 or other type of meeting I will wear my "nice" scrubs - no cartoon/crazy prints. Fridays and random days through out the year we have "Spirit" days -...
    Apr 23
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Epipens and field trips
    Yes to what everyone else stated - kid stays with the teacher at all times - with 4 teachers going surely one of them can be near him at all times if needed. Bring it up to the teacher again if she...
    Apr 23
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. Being Nurse Ratched
    For me it depends on who is calling me that - I attend camp with my 5th graders and a couple of teachers call me that as my camp name - they mean no harm & it is all in fun. I just laugh it off -...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. truancy
    We have a data clerk that handles the attendance issues - reports are run weekly, notices are sent out to those that go over the min amount allowed to miss; once the notices go out the AP handles the...
    Apr 15
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. Nurse Tracking Device
    When I worked in a hospital we used trackers also. They were never a big deal - only time useful was if someone was looking for you. We never relied on them for reports of how often we went in/out...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. My ER Rant
    Never worked in the ER but I worked on a Pedi floor. Always cracked me up when I would get a kid admitted for severe asthma episode - will be on continuous nebs, requiring oxygen, IV steroids...
    Apr 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. proof of immunity for staff
    No discussion of requiring proof - though every fall we have district wide flu shot clinics - the company that comes in will also do routine immunizations if needed so we encourage employees to check...
    Mar 31
    Forum: School Nurses


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