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  1. Ebola!
    Our district is writing our policy now. I can forward the info to you when it is completed.
    Oct 20
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. Newbies Who Want to Pay ZERO Dues Schedule-Wise
    It would be nice for the holidays to be rotated around - everyone take turns, but that rarely happens. One place I worked at had a what I thought was a good plan when it came to Xmas Holidays. ...
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Student Allergy Shots
    No way would I do that - risk is way too high for a reaction, especially if they are moving up to the stronger serums. I am a parent of a kid that has been on allergy shots for 7 years - we have had...
    Oct 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. Medication Refills
    Everything electronic for me also. If a parent is in front of me to turn in a refill I will count out the meds with them and make a note of it in Eschool. Sometimes a parent will drop it off at the...
    Oct 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. Medications
    Scheduled daily meds are locked in a cabinet - bottles are just lined up in the order I give them thru the day. OTC meds are labeled with student name on container and placed in a basket inside a...
    Oct 9
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Do you keep snacks in your office?
    Cafe manager started to save the unopened items for me - I now have a fridge FULL of orange/apple juice, milk & choc milk, cracker, chips etc. This idea is working great for me.
    Oct 8
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. Lice! "no nit policy" do you still have one?
    We don't have a "no Nit Policy" anymore but we still have the policy to send kids home if live lice are found. All the districts around us have changed to just notifying the parent if lice are found...
    Oct 8
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. Field Trips
    I have a few diabetics and a couple of kids that require cathing (elementary school) - if their parents do not attend the field trips I go. Teacher handles all the other kids that require Epipens,...
    Oct 8
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Parents send med in pre filled syringe
    Do you have a rule about properly labeled medication in your district policy handbook? If so, I would use that as leverage. If not - I would just refuse to give it until a labeled bottle can be...
    Sep 29
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Annual School Open House
    I also attend Open House -most of the time I just stand at the entrance and greet parents.
    Sep 28
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. What's your part time job?
    I work PRN at a Pedi Home Health agency. I have been there 2.5 years now - great to work with - they never give me trouble about my schedule, I only work 2-3 days/month from Sept-May and tend to...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. School Nurse?
    The area I am in school nursing is competitive - usually once someone is in the position they tend to stay for awhile. The district I work in required 2 years of Pedi experience before hiring, but...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Your Specialty & Why
    I learned quickly in nursing school that I did not like working with adults - love, love, love working with kids! I worked on a acute med/surg pedi floor right out of nursing school for a few years...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Meds locked up?
    I don't think there is a wrong/right set up - I would do what you feel comfortable with and what is the safest for students/staff.
    Sep 25
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Classroom parties
    District policy only 3 parties/year - Winter Party, Valentines & End of year. All treats must be store bought & clearly labeled with ingredients. Teacher notifies parents of kids with allergies of...
    Sep 23
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. Meds locked up?
    Daily meds are kept locked up. EpiPens, inhalers, OTC are in a cabinet unlocked during the day but locked up when I leave for the day. I do not want to be fumbling with the lock during an emergency...
    Sep 23
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Do you ever miss the hospital?
    I am one of the crazy nurses that enjoyed working a Pedi Med/surg floor. I miss the excitement of seeing something/treating something new, I miss having different patients for the most part on a...
    Sep 22
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. HEAT Index
    I am up in North Texas - Elementary school. Our rules are indoor recess/PE if temp reaches 94 OR the heat index is 100; Red Ozone warning - indoor recess/PE; orange Ozone warning - time outside is...
    Sep 4
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. Did I do the right thing?
    You did fine. If the mother was around and saw what happened why does she need your advise about taking the kid to be evaluated? Why didn't she herself look at the wound more closely?? I don't...
    Sep 2
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. First aid kits
    I have a recess box for each grade level filled with bactine, bandaids, gauze & gloves - the team leader for the grade takes it out with them during recess. For field trips I do what previous poster...
    Sep 2
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. What Do You Wear To Work?
    I wear scrubs & my Danskos most of the time. We usually have jeans (nice jeans, no holes etc) day on Fridays - can wear jeans as long we wear a district or a school shirt - most of the time I end up...
    Aug 10
    Forum: School Nurses
  22. Bloodborne Pathogens
    Our district also uses the program thru SafeSchools - our AP handles who has watched it. Teachers do not clean any body fluids - our custodial staff is trained in that - the most a teacher will do...
    Aug 10
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. Expectations of Principal
    I am at an Elementary school with 800+ kids - there would be no way for me to do that. Once lunches & recess start (9:45a - 1:30p) I have a steady stream of kids coming in/out. In my school I am...
    Aug 10
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. The Week Before School Starts
    Immunizations are a big issue for us - most of my time that week before school starts is making sure everyone is up to date (mainly pertains to Kinder & new kids). This year admin is actually...
    Aug 10
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Do you keep snacks in your office?
    Parents supply all snacks that are needed for medications or those needed for the diabetic kids. I do keep saltines, apple & orange juice in my office - used for upset tummy, no breakfasts, "forgot...
    Aug 10
    Forum: School Nurses


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