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  1. School Uniform Advice
    Total misuse of your time and skills. This job needs to be delegated to another department. Period.
    Aug 27
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. Crazy Parents
    I do this more often than not because if I wait on a parent then it could be half the year before I get all my paperwork completed. Plus, I can hand the paperwork to the parents and they will royally...
    Aug 27
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. Scenario
    BAM! This is exactly what I do. I look at the patient first and the numbers last. I have a small population of kids so I know my drama queens and kings......in those cases I will look at my numbers...
    Aug 25
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. 8/22 What I learned this week....
    I am a school nurse. 5 things I learned on a Monday. 1. Small bouncy rubber balls can ricochet down the 2nd and 3rd-grade hallway like wild cats being herded into a box. And make 2 kids cry. ...
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Interesting question for school nurses
    Here is the link to the National Association of School Nurses. You can find sound advice, research, articles, and up to date recommended policy/procedures. I am a member. I love the resource. ...
    Aug 24
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Interesting question for school nurses
    I do not disrobe my students......for any reason. I don't want to look 10 pounds heavier on camera.....when the local news station shows up at my house or work with inappropriate accusations from a...
    Aug 24
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. Celiac Disease Health Plan
    She needs a 504 which should also cover food accommodations. Also, I would clarify with the doc what "reasonable" accommodations are for Celiac. New school parents do not understand that their...
    Aug 22
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. Peppermints
    I don't give them at all. Choking hazard and I don't want to be the reason a child needs the Heimlich. If they are that nauseated and can't sit in class I will send them home. Although, teachers will...
    Aug 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. MCADD (Amnio Fatty Acid D/O)
    Hey, Farawayn! I am in elementary school. I spoke to the nurse specialist who has been taking care of this child for 5 years. She really calmed my concerns and fears. Each person with this d/o is...
    Aug 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Elephant in the China Shop
    It's all good under the hood around here. I don't have an issue with personal care. If my patient seems uncomfortable we can work it out without a problem.
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. MCADD (Amnio Fatty Acid D/O)
    I will have a new Kindergartner this year with MCADD. Does anyone have any experience with this d/o? I have been reading up on it but wanted to know if anyone else has had experience taking care of a...
    Aug 4
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. It's August!!  Who is going back soon??
    Staff started back July 30th with in-service days. Students come back half day tomorrow 8/5. Then don't come back until Monday as a full day. Wha? lol I don't understand. Anywho, I'm just the nurse....
    Aug 4
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. Emergency communication from staff
    Most of my staff are really good about deciding what is an emergency or not....especially during my 30 minute lunch. I will shoot fire out my eyes if they open my door for a kid with a headache or...
    May 19
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. Countdown Time
    When do you guys go back to school for the year? We get out this Friday 22nd and staff are back a week before school starts which would be last week in July. We get basically 9 weeks off for summer....
    May 19
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Countdown Time
    2.5 days. I am excited.
    May 19
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. How large is your school?
    425 students. A busy day I could see 25-30 not including scheduled meds and diabetic student. Most days though I see less than 10 kids come through my clinic who really need nursing care. I have more...
    May 19
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Medication Disposal
    I use to live on St. George Island, FL (panhandle of Florida), I thought it was odd that every time I went into the Gulf I came out feeling high. LOL ;-)
    May 1
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. School Year 2015/2016: Who's in?
    Awesome! Have a wonderful, fun-filled retirement! I am 43 yrs old and already have 3 grandkids that live in Guam and I would give anything to have the freedom to go visit them and spend time. Hope to...
    Apr 28
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. School Year 2015/2016: Who's in?
    So far, I have chosen to stay where I am at in school nursing. Today has been an exhausting day already. So, in the words of Madea, "I'll take prison for 200 Alex! Lock me up."
    Apr 28
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Clinic Procedures
    This is where common sense from the teacher should also prevail. I tell my teachers don't send kids down for minor injuries, issues, complaints. We really don't know what goes on inside the classroom...
    Apr 27
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. Who feeds the child with seizure disorder
    Since I am the only nurse in our building I would not have the time to feed 1:1. I am being pulled in 10 different directions all day long due to other chronic issues. In most buildings they have a...
    Apr 20
    Forum: School Nurses
  22. Is the student pregnant?
    Agree! I would stay totally out of her business.
    Apr 20
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. truancy
    Administration handles all attendance issues. I can't believe they have given you this responsibility!
    Apr 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. Comfortable shoes?
    I think the memory foam feels great but after a very short time the sole starts to smell. I have never had that problem with any of my shoes until I wore a shoe with memory foam. Not sure why I had...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  25. Comfortable shoes?
    I wear running tennis shoes. I find that I walk out of clogs and end up tripping going down the hallway. :-) I'm uncoordinated like that.
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear


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