A Drive by, seriously!

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by Bevp Member Nurse

Specializes in School Health. Has 5 years experience.

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Has this ever happened to you? I'm sitting in my office last week when the secretary comes to tell me a parent wants to speak with me. I assumed the child goes to our school, and she proceeded to ask me, if I could check her daughters hair for lice. I noticed that her daughter was not in uniform and I did not recognize her name. The mother informed me she saw our school sign on the street and wanted to stop by because she thought her daughter picked up lice or bedbugs on the airplane. they were from another state passing through our state going on vacation.

I assisted them and gave directions to the closest urgent care. They entire family (5) piled back into the minivan and continued on their trip.

Really?

floridaRN38

186 Posts

WOW. That is crazy. I think u did the right thing by telling them where the nearest urgent care is. This day and age I'm surprised she didn't use her cell phone to find an urgent care. I mean maybe she didn't have a phone. But REALLY!! Let's just stop by an office and see if they can ck my kid for lice or bed bugs! Ughhh

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience. 12,646 Posts

Has this ever happened to you? I'm sitting in my office last week when the secretary comes to tell me a parent wants to speak with me. I assumed the child goes to our school, and she proceeded to ask me, if I could check her daughters hair for lice. I noticed that her daughter was not in uniform and I did not recognize her name. The mother informed me she saw our school sign on the street and wanted to stop by because she thought her daughter picked up lice or bedbugs on the airplane. they were from another state passing through our state going on vacation.

I assisted them and gave directions to the closest urgent care. They entire family (5) piled back into the minivan and continued on their trip.

Really?

Best. Story. Ever.

Were you like...Buh???!

Bevp

Specializes in School Health. Has 5 years experience. 72 Posts

My immediate reaction was if she does have lice let's get her out of my school.

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience. 12,646 Posts

My immediate reaction was if she does have lice let's get her out of my school.

Doesn't your school have security, or least an annoying hall monitor?

Bevp

Specializes in School Health. Has 5 years experience. 72 Posts

No security or hall monitor. I think I'm all the above on some days (joking) We r a k-5 532 students total.

AdobeRN

1,275 Posts

Weird....that wouldn't happen at my school, the people wouldn't get pass the front doors and if I was called to the front to address I would have directed them to nearest urgent care or to a new lice removal salon in our city.

LibraSunCNM, MSN

Specializes in OB. Has 10 years experience. 1,571 Posts

Haha saw this title and immediately flashed to what a "drive-by" is in OB parlance---a woman who arrives in L&D already pushing her baby out (or close to it).

That story is completely insane!!! Love this school nurses forum!

SaltineQueen

Specializes in School Nurse, past Med Surge. 913 Posts

The secretary didn't wonder why she'd never seen the kid before?

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 29 years experience. 3,296 Posts

Sounds like the family wanted free medical services 😝

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 224 Articles; 27,608 Posts

Sounds like the family wanted free medical services
This is the thought that initially came to mind. I think the parents may have been too stingy to spend a $10 to $50 co-pay at an urgent care clinic. Thus, they improvised by attempting to obtain free services from an unsuspecting school nurse...

xoemmylouox, ASN, RN

Has 13 years experience. 3,150 Posts

Wow... Just wow.. That's so special.

All of our schools have strict security in place which require you to show your license/state id, have an adult escort you to where you are heading, etc. They all also have some sort of security- either a police officer or a guard with a gun. This kind of crap wouldn't happen here.