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  1. Familial Mediterranean Fever
    Have the family speak with their provider and establish guidelines under which circumstances should they be excluded from school should their FMF is exacerbated. Also, since the fever is usually...
    Aug 25
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. It's August!!  Who is going back soon??
    I have about 3500 kids and no OT :( I was also told I see about 30-50 kids a day in my position. I'm going to work this out!
    Aug 25
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. It's August!!  Who is going back soon??
    You guys are making me jealous. Apparently my new school district isn't great at checking immunizations and the previous nurse that has been orientating me just finished going through last year's...
    Aug 25
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. It's August!!  Who is going back soon??
    Technically started 2 weeks ago and orientation for the kiddies is this week. Working in a school-based health center which is slighly different from school nursing and it's interesting to say the...
    Aug 24
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. Drug Resistant Head Lice May Soon be Creeping into a School Near You!
    I try stressing to my parents that the shampoo does nothing if you do not work to remove the nits! We all know the resistance is proabably due to parents constantly shampooing the kids hair instead...
    Aug 24
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. You are NOT allergic to...
    This reminds me of camp nursing and going through the medical forms from parents: allergic to.... -milk: actually lactose intolerance -gluten: not an actually allergy. most were on no-gluten...
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Who comes up with the expiration dates for supplies??
    From what I've seen it all depends on the manufacture since they are stating they guarantee sterility up to that date. Also, manufacturers vary with what they may or may not put expiration dates on....
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. It's August!!  Who is going back soon??
    I start Monday! :cat: So excited to be back with the high schoolers. Students don't start until the beginning of September so I should have some time to get situated.
    Aug 4
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. School Year 2015/2016: Who's in?
    I'll be in! I'm back! Technically a School Nurse again. I got a PHN position in a high school at a school-based health clinic and I got my foot back in the door. Best part of it all is I don't have...
    Jul 29
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Summer jobs?
    Camp Nurse! My last School Nurse job was year round and I worked last summer, but Camp Nursing was an interesting experience.
    Jan 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. policies and procedures
    I started ordering instant heat packs for my students with cramps. Or the "vague" stomach ache. They provide a lot of comfort and they last as long as the ice pack. No need to plug in and portable.
    Jan 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. Do you do "formal" teaching?
    I did. In my first School Nurse position I had to teach an 8th grade HIV class using curriculum formulated from my State and the American Red Cross who collaborated on materials so schools can teach...
    Jan 13
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. RN first or BSN first?
    Just go straight to a BSN. I started my 4 year BSN program at 17 and including the year I took off for personal reasons I graduated at 22 with my BSN. I actually finished before or after some of my...
    Dec 30, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. Med Refills
    Hello, I'm wondering what other clinics do in terms of standard protocols regarding nursing staff doing med refills. For example, at my clinic, nurses will only refill if the medication was written...
    Dec 9, '14
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  15. Medical Kidnapping
    I smell BS too. Especially around the whole he is in a group home and they have plans to adopt him. That's not how CPS works. And social workers can't keep a case open just because a Physician told...
    Nov 18, '14
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. What cracked me up today
    Not School Nursing related (le sigh), but while giving out flu shots today a lady walked by and decided to inform us that SHE didn't want one because it will make her sick. As I began my whole little...
    Nov 18, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Middle School/High School and Supplies
    I had a bigger budget (kind of). I just brought boxes and boxes of the instant ice and heat packs. I didn't have a fridge in any of my offices (well one was a staff fridge and there was no way I...
    Nov 18, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. Stock Epinephrine
    Ugh yes that law...I understand what California was thinking, but no one was thinking! No law there has to be School Nurses (or rations), but lets have ALL schools have Epi-pens. Let them find their...
    Nov 18, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. Object inside the ear
    I think it depends. I had a kinder put a bead up her nose. I was able to visualize it, but it was in a position where I could either safely pull it out or push it in further. I also did want her to...
    Nov 18, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Do you have a blood glucose meter in your office?
    I know in my State, California, we were told during a School Nurse Orientation that taking blood sugars is an invasive procedure and requires Dr. orders. Including staff. Staff can have their own...
    Nov 17, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. What is the toughest question you have ever been asked by a patient?
    This doesn't involve acute care, but I did have a question where my student in high school as a question that I didn't really have an answer for: "How do you fix a broken heart? Will it ever stop...
    Nov 7, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Nursing Bag?
    I was a school nurse with a couple of schools I went back and forth between. This is what I used:...
    Nov 7, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. assessing students for drug use
    There's a first time for everything so I'm going to try and post the form! Message me if I totally screwed up and you can't open or read it.
    Nov 5, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. assessing students for drug use
    Yes I have. I actually found an awesome form for documenting. Message me and I can email it to you.
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. RN Detained and Quarantined As Ebola Hysteria Reaches a New Low
    Perfect. This is so perfect. Are they going to quarantine the whole hospital? Where are they going to put all these people? Who is paying for it? Who is going to take care of these people's families?...
    Oct 25, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding


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