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by CanIcallmymom CanIcallmymom (Member)

CanIcallmymom has 4 years experience .

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The counselor approached me and provided a student's Action Plan for POTS and asked me if I would send a copy to all the teachers...This is my first year school nursing but it seems a little unnecessary and possibly a breach of confidentiality (FERPA?/HIPPA?). What are your thoughts? Am I worried for no reason? 

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Welcome to the school nurse side! We have saltines!

This falls under "need to know." As in, there may be something the teacher needs to do for this student. When it's something unusual - I usually include a link to NIH or to the rare disease group associated with the disorder so the teachers and staff can be informed. Information is power.

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CanIcallmymom has 4 years experience.

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1 minute ago, ruby_jane said:

Welcome to the school nurse side! We have saltines!

This falls under "need to know." As in, there may be something the teacher needs to do for this student. When it's something unusual - I usually include a link to NIH or to the rare disease group associated with the disorder so the teachers and staff can be informed. Information is power.

Okay, awesome! Thank you so much. 

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SaltineQueen works as a School Nurse.

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I make sure the principal knows about medical kiddos, classroom teacher, specials teachers (PE, art, etc), anyone trained in CPI should be aware but not necessarily need their whole action plan.  But say it's a first grader, there's no need for second & third grade teachers to know. 

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NutmeggeRN has 25 years experience and works as a HS Nurse.

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Interesting that the counselor brought it to you. Were you unaware of the dx? I would confer with parent and student, determine what the child's risk factors are and the share accordingly with those who need to know.

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CanIcallmymom has 4 years experience.

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25 minutes ago, NutmeggeRN said:

Interesting that the counselor brought it to you. Were you unaware of the dx? I would confer with parent and student, determine what the child's risk factors are and the share accordingly with those who need to know.

No, I had been contacting mom for Action Plan since I received notification of dx, I guess it was easier for mom to provide to counselor since they were working on 504 already together.

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