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  1. School Handwashing Program
    Every year I send out the link to the YouTube video from the Rocky Mountain Children's Hospital on the "Dracula " cough. Very cute!
    Aug 18
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. Epipen training
    The hands on portion takes place at a faculty meeting, the on line portion was developed by our State school nurse consultant and was originally found on our State dpi website. Our district IT...
    Aug 18
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. Too old for school nursing??
    Not qualified? Not qualified? Can you assess? Can you make sound clinical judgements? Can you multitask? Can you deal with many different personality types among your co-workers? Can you deal...
    Aug 11
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. The Week Before School Starts
    Lots of emails to the teachers regarding the health concerns of specific students, meeting with teachers if necessary, clarifying aide assignments regarding delegated procedures, by the last week I...
    Aug 8
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. Do You Like Being A School Nurse?
    Jk-- unless there's way more to the job story, my advice in one word: RUN
    Aug 6
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Do You Like Being A School Nurse?
    yes, that is crazy.
    Aug 6
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. Do you keep snacks in your office?
    Parents supply juice boxes and snacks for kids with diabetes. You may be surprised at how fast you can go through juice with them. In a pinch, I can get a juice from the kitchen. Saltines from the...
    Aug 6
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. Bloodborne Pathogens
    As for the faculty, I would try to find a polite way to beg them not to send kids down for every little mosquito bite and use some judgement. Good luck with that!
    Jul 29
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Bloodborne Pathogens
    In my district, all staff does an on-line based BBP training annually. The company it comes from is called SafeSchools and this is also how we do annual sexual harassment and some other topics as...
    Jul 29
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Interview Questions
    hello BumbleBee! I can offer a few tweaks to your answers. Remember to keep in mind a few things for your interview: you may not know all the answers, but there are resources out there to help...
    Jul 23
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. Interview Questions
    BumbleBee, maybe you can give an idea of how YOU might answer those questions and ask for feedback on that.
    Jul 22
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. University of Memphis Nursing Program
    I have asked that this post be moved.
    Jul 13
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  13. How to prepare for School/Cluster nurse interview
    I am not familiar with that term--maybe some others here don't know it either--can you describe further?
    Jun 18
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. What Do You Wear To Work?
    Here's my age talking--In my opinion, scrubs are sloppy. You might as well be in sweats and a T shirt. I also dress like the teachers, nothing fancy, a pair of black pants and a pair of brown pants...
    Jun 18
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. School Nurse Certification
    There are several different routes to certification, might make a difference in different States as to what is required. I would check that out for sure, also if it makes a difference in salary....
    Jun 18
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. Epi Pens
    Do you have a medical advisor? That would typically be your go-to MD.
    Jun 10
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Weight loss in Nursing
    As a nurse in multiple school buildings, it seems everywhere I go it's "treat day" or "salad Tuesday" ( which means pasta and potato salad!) or somebody's shower or something. I swear, the teacher's...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Help...Interview tomorrow
    I would stress how you have worked independently in your HH job and how you would transfer that to the school environment. You might also stress how you need to prioritize and work with a variety of...
    Jun 2
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. Unstable Diabetic
    Our paraprofessionals don't volunteer, it's written into their job description. I know I may be flamed for saying so, but I feel our system is safe. Yes, it is not the perfect scenario, but...
    May 23
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Unstable Diabetic
    The legal reference is that a school acts "in loco parentis" or "in the place of the parent." The student should be given the same level of supervision on a field trip as in the school building. ...
    May 22
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. Administering meds to other staff?
    How difficult is it for any/all staff to have their own meds in their own possession? I have Advil in my desk drawer for my own use in case I need it at work. end of story.
    May 19
    Forum: School Nurses
  22. Requirements for school nurse
    Healthy Schools
    May 16
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. Scarlet fever
    I would seek some guidance/assistance from my local Health Department. I assume you have already sent an alert to all parents with s/s to watch for.
    May 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. End of Year Medical Disposal
    Our MAR states clearly at the bottom, all meds left after the last day of school will be disposed of. As we near the end of the year, the secretaries try very hard to catch parents as they come in...
    May 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Advice for a new unit manager in LTC
    Keep a notebook or binder and record everything you learn. At your convenience, you can categorize or file the info. Some things you will discuss and not experience for months--that way you have your...
    May 6
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)


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