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  1. Unplanned extubation while on orientation
    I'm in my third week of orientation and just finished my third shift of caring for stable, intubated babies. While doing my assessment on one of my patients, after inline suctioning, his HR and sats...
    Jun 14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Do you keep clothes in your office?
    A sign out sheet is a great idea! I just consider the clothes I give out as gone the minute they walk out the door. I do send a note home stapled to the bag asking for them to be washed and...
    Oct 24, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. Ridiculous Reasons to See the Nurse
    My guess would be CYA. They've probably been complaining all day and the teacher didn't want to send them. Teacher figures if they send them even during the last 10 minutes, they can say that they...
    Oct 21, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. Most Frustrating Thing ?
    I was JUST complaining to my aide about this. We have a new principal and I'm quite sure she has no idea what my name is, as she always refers to me as "the nurse". I also love it when they stand...
    Oct 15, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. Yik Yak...its an app :(
    Yik Yak was a (horrible) thing here last year and once word got out, the district quickly banned it and made it unaccessable at school. It died down pretty quickly after that, thankfully, and hasn't...
    Oct 3, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Do you keep snacks in your office?
    My clinic assistant used to have cafeteria duty in the morning and would grab the cereals, bananas, milk, etc. that were left untouched. Someone from the cafeteria told her that she wasn't allowed...
    Aug 7, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. Why do parents get mad when you send their kids home???
    I had a dad call me yesterday morning to let me know that his daughter has an earache and she will be "coming in to see you all day because she's in a lot of pain". She can't stay home anymore or...
    May 9, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. Why do parents get mad when you send their kids home???
    I love it when I send home for possible fracture and not only do they NOT take the child for an x-ray, but the child reports to me first thing in the morning, telling me their parents said to go to...
    May 6, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. New Grad
    I had 2 years of NICU experience before I became a school nurse. I wish I would've had a more well-rounded background, especially since we're expected to know absolutely everything medical by staff...
    Apr 23, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. CPR Renewal
    Our district provides free CPR classes during the summer for all interested employees. Nurses are required to take the instructor course and we are the ones who teach the classes. We check each...
    Apr 23, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. School Nurse Salary?
    They just increased the starting pay in my school district to $50,000. I'm in Texas.
    Apr 10, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. That's a new request...
    That's hilarious. Probably spread more lice with the head coverings!
    Mar 21, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. Do You Like Being A School Nurse?
    This is my 4th year as a school nurse and I think it will be my last. I'm not sure if it's because of the environment I work in, the work itself, or a little of both. Our assistant principal is a...
    Mar 5, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. Wetting accidents
    So true! I'm also the dress code enforcer and apparently a hair stylist if they come to school with their hair in their eyes or spiked up in a mini-mohawk. Our AP tries to send them to me but I...
    Feb 19, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Lunch vent
    Nice to know I'm not alone, but gosh it burns me that we get treated like this!
    Feb 7, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. Staff that are frequent fliers
    I'm more than happy to take their temps, but they're adults and should be able to make their own decisions on what to do with a 99 degree temp. I bought a wrist BP cuff and showed my frequent fliers...
    Feb 7, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Lunch vent
    My assistant usually covers my 30 minute lunch, but on days when the front desk, or other front office employees are out (which is often), they use her to cover for them. I guess they assume I can...
    Jan 31, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. You can't fix stupid!
    And more importantly, what do they expect us to do about it????!!!!!!
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. Elementary vs. High School
    Okay, going to have to bump this thread to the top again. I just got called for an interview at a high school tomorrow. Can anyone offer any words of wisdom for the interview? For example, things I...
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. the Dale Gribble effect
    No, I wish! I have them repeat their symptoms to me as I document it in the computer. They don't care. The only time their symptoms magically improve is when they know they're going home.
    Apr 9, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. School Nurses: Non-Nursing Tasks????
    Ha! True. I'm actually amazed that I have yet to encounter gum in the hair. I guess I'll leave that one to the parents. I did get one sent to me because a child cut a chunk of another child's...
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  22. School Nurses: Non-Nursing Tasks????
    I'm getting annoyed just reading these. It's that time of year when I'm just done. Some of my requests have been: flossing a piece of food out from between teeth (I only did it because I'm also a...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. No, I'm Not a Beauty Shop!
    I had this happen a couple weeks ago again and thought of this thread. I had the time, so I tried to help her. I did ask if her teacher tried, and she said yes, so I wasn't annoyed at the teacher. ...
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. Wound Cleanser info needed
    We aren't allowed to use H202 for wound cleaning. I use soap and water and/or bactine.
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Sore throats
    Thanks for all the tips! I guess what makes me doubt myself is that I can honestly say I've never seen a "beefy" red throat or even pus, but SURELY I've had kids that exhibited those symptoms. I...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: School Nurses