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  1. Dear Parents...
    You said it Wave Warcher!!! I have 1300 students, not enought hours in the day for me to do stuff like that. I canbarely even find time to call the parent of the kid with the 102 temp waiting in the...
    Oct 20
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. Student Allergy Shots
    Don't do it, too much liability! To me, the school nurse is available for things that arise during the school day and for students who have chronic illnesses in which they have needs during the...
    Oct 20
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. all i really want is...
    "I have started eating my breakfast at 7:50 (10 minutes before my office is to open, mind you), gotten two bites and not been able to finish it until 3:10 (10 minutes after dismissal). " Don't...
    Oct 15
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. all i really want is...
    We are people too. We need to eat, drink and occassionally use the restroom. I eat in 1 minute increments. 2 bites, stop nosebleed, wash hands, rinse, repeat. Over 30 minutes - usually 6 is spent...
    Oct 15
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. Staff tb shots
    No way! Need MD orders, emergency supplies with standing orders, legal consent drawn up.Plus, people coming in your school clinic off the street is a safety issue. Not to mention privacy for...
    Oct 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. all i really want is...
    1. Stop sending your kid to school and telling them if they do not feel better to go to the nurse and you will come get them. You will be getting a phone call before you even get out of the parking...
    Oct 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. Ridiculous Reasons to See the Nurse
    I don't know about you ladies but I missed the day in nursing school when they covered 1. How to remove____________________from_________________. 2. eyeglass repair 3. shoe/belt repair 4. Where...
    Oct 7
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. Ridiculous Reasons to See the Nurse
    Middle Schoolers 1. My ponytail is too tight 2. I need you to call my mom, I forgot my mascara 3. I need a new band-aid (nice new intact band-aid noted.) What is it about school that they feel...
    Oct 7
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Most Frustrating Thing ?
    I love these! I can relate to them all. We need our own set of nursing diagnoses specific to school nursing.Love the paralysis after vomiting. How about these: 1.Teacher Induced...
    Sep 30
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Cell Phones
    Over the last few years, I have had kids with fractures, asthma attacks, etc. Invariably, the kid will have a cell phone in their regular or athletic locker. That is ALL the parent worries about when...
    Sep 22
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. Annual School Open House
    I never go to open house. I only ever have 1-2 parents come visit. I count it as time off for all of the lunches I do not get to take!! And have a laugh that all of the teachers have to stay.
    Sep 22
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. Do you ever miss the hospital?
    No. Do not miss it at all! I would change careers before going back to that.
    Sep 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. Do you keep snacks in your office?
    Saltine crackers only. Be very careful with food allergies as someone else mentioned.
    Sep 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. Goodby for now
    Run as far and as fast as you can!! History is imperative to the assessment process. Not in the need to know. They need to have some sense slapped into them!
    Sep 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Most Frustrating Thing ?
    My biggest complaint is that every little thing is considered an emergency, especially during my lunch. The need for braces wax and a 1 drop nosebleed are not emergencies!!!!! And being called to the...
    Sep 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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


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