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  1. Wheelchair use in high school
    Even if you have 2 wheelchairs. Do not set a precedence!!!!! As someone else mentioned, you will never see either one as someone will need both ALL of the time for minor silly stuff.
    Dec 19
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. Random Thoughts: School Nurses
    Inquiring minds want to know!!! How can a kid: 1. Rest and pick the poster on your wall for 30 minutes with out gagging. 2. Go back to class for 30 seconds. 3. make it to the bathroom and vomit...
    Dec 19
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. What school nurses REALLY do
    1876 visits this year, does not include diabetic care and daily meds.Probably another 1000 or so if you figured those in.
    Dec 18
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
    I have actually had a crazy week. Sent home 20+ kids with flu symptoms in 3 days. Then, stir in the usual silliness and such - I am just ready for this week to be over and done!!
    Dec 18
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. sick (pardon the pun) of teachers
    Student came down with note that teacher had "called mom about student's symptoms and the plan is............................' Ok, what do you need me for then??? It is taking every fiber of self...
    Dec 18
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Say what...?
    Cell phones are the bane of my existence. I am in middle school and they text parents for EVERY. LITTLE. THING. Parents show up and front office is calling me looking for them. Or, parents are...
    Dec 11
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. Say what...?
    That to me is the hardest part of school nursing! The staff drives me crazy. I have this teacher that writes in huge letters all over pass NEEDS TEMP CHECKED. No **** sherlock, I never would have...
    Dec 10
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. Substance abuse...Who calls the parent?
    If they student is unstable / in need of further evaluation, I will gladly make that call. the priority is medical at that point. If the student is fine and does not need further medical evaluation,...
    Dec 2
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Middle School/High School and Supplies
    I had to put a stop on allowing ice packs back to class. Students were letting them melt in the hallways, they were drinking the melted water in class. Lot of teacher complaints (one teacher slipped...
    Nov 21
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Difficult teachers
    I have been a school nurse for 9 years, elemantary and middle school. I have written a few notes and e-mails similar to this: "____________ does not meet any district or state health department...
    Nov 21
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. Dealing with parents with attitudes when it comes to policy
    With any policy that a parent argues with me, I make sure I can show them someting in writing and say firml "I understand your frustration. However, I can lose my job and nursing license if I do not...
    Oct 30
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. Ridiculous Reasons to See the Nurse
    I sent an email 2-3 weeks ago that stated. "I have no ointments, creams, medicine, lotions, potions or magic spells". The requests for those things did not slow down for even a moment.
    Oct 30
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. May I please vent?
    I have 3 kids of my own. It would break my heart if they were injured or ill and I could no tbe reached. it is neglect is what it is!!!
    Oct 24
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. Dear Parents...
    HAHHHAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAAAAAA!!! Boys bathroom clean? I had to go in there one day and I almost threw up and passed out from the urine stench. Cleaner??????? Too funny!
    Oct 24
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. TGIF
    This has been the longest week ever!!! I need Thanksgiving Break. Just heard the announcement "Please release Mr.__________________ 5th period class to the cafeteria. You guessed it, field trip I...
    Oct 24
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. Pencil Jabbers
    It is often not even a piece of graphite itself, it is a tatoo from graphite that stays behind. I clean it,put a band-aid on it and send them back to class. Most of the hoopla stems from the...
    Oct 24
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. May I please vent?
    Vent away!!!! Had at least 1 student every day this week who told their parents they were ill, got Tylenoled up (yes tylenoed is a word) and was in my office by 8:00 (school starts at 8:30) with a...
    Oct 23
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. Ridiculous Reasons to See the Nurse
    What gets me is the old "I threw up in the bathroom" bit. They look fine, they smell fine and they sit in my clinic 20 minutes without so mush as a gag while playing with my BP cuff and chatting with...
    Oct 23
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. How Many School Nurses out there ???
    9 years - Texas
    Oct 22
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Medication administration
    I put it back in the parents hand before the parent has time to be mad at me. I will call and tell them. I will call for them if they forget. However, there are times that they are not in the class...
    Oct 22
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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


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