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OyWithThePoodles has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Med-surg, school nursing..

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kidzcare has 5 years experience.

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I have noticed that the last two years we have had an influx of under 40 parents, we only had old parents because of the economy for the previous 6 or seven years. They really are different in their worldviews, some for the better, most for the worst. I never had to handhold older parents like I do with them, and fathers seem to be the ones who get things done, opposed to mom's for my generation.

Perhaps this is regional? In my years as a school nurse, I would estimate less than 5% of the time can a father answer the questions I have or come to pick up a sick child. In my current role, I take medical histories probably about 10 a week and often if I call the dad's number he will ask me to call the child's mom because he does not know any details that I need (pediatrician's name, whether or not the child is up to date on immunizations, names of medications). I can absolutely guarantee you that my ex husband has no clue when the last time our children went to the doctor, the names of the medications that our son takes, last dental visit, next dental visit, or even their teacher's names (we are under 40, for reference).

It reminds me of an article I read a while back by a pediatrician lamenting that most fathers who brought in their child for a well visit knew almost nothing about their child. Very sad.

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NutmeggeRN has 25 years experience as a BSN and specializes in kids.

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"I'm cold, can I get a heating pad?"

Noooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Supernrse01 has 18 years experience and specializes in Telemetry, Gastroenterology, School Nrs.

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Here's a summary of my day- Oh, and it's only 10:20 am!

1. My earrings are too tight.

2. My eyes hurt.

3. It's really hot in my room.

4. 4 kids, from the same room ,at the same time.

I need Thanksgiving break in a seriously bad way.

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i just had a student with a stomach ache come down to me to ask what she should select for a snack here were the choices (sent by the teacher mind you, who couldn't be bothered or couldn't figure this out. 5th grade too):

a can (yes can) of tootsie rolls

a candy plunger rthing of spicy mexican candy

a bag of cookies

a small bag of pretzels

I took the opportunity to educate the student. (i was sort of hoping she'd leave the tootsies)

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kidzcare has 5 years experience.

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i just had a student with a stomach ache come down to me to ask what she should select for a snack here were the choices (sent by the teacher mind you, who couldn't be bothered or couldn't figure this out. 5th grade too):

a can (yes can) of tootsie rolls

a candy plunger rthing of spicy mexican candy

a bag of cookies

a small bag of pretzels

I took the opportunity to educate the student. (i was sort of hoping she'd leave the tootsies)

Tootsie Rolls *are* the bomb.

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nursekoll has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Just had a SENIOR come in to ask me if I knew how to get a jolly-rancher unstuck from his teeth because it really hurts.

Dude, it'll dissolve. Stop trying to pry your jaw open.

"But it really hurts"

"Maybe a cup of really warm water would dissolve it faster?"

"No, that's okay." *leaves*

(and stop eating candy in school!)

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Amethya has 5 years experience and specializes in Cardiology, Medical Aide at a School, General.

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One of my teachers pisses me off. She acts like she knows more than me and gives me an attitude. Her own child came in and told me that she didn't want me to do oral temperature, even though it's the most accurate. I told her this and she said, "Check his temperature with the forehead one." I did and it's 101.1.

I tell her this and she said to send him to her as an order.

Update: I was concern for her child and I even asked her if he's okay. and she's like, "Not if he has a fever." Lady, I'm asking if he's okay, I don't need your attitude or a slapback.

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to the teachers who put their hand to a student's forehead, tell them they have a fever and should see the nurse... c'mon now!

to the students who come to school using crutches, telling me they sprained their ankle but have not yet seen a doctor and can I wrap it for them... c'mon now!

to the PE teacher who for some reason has crutches and lets kids use them when they injure themselves in PE... c'mon now!

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to the teachers who put their hand to a student's forehead, tell them they have a fever and should see the nurse... c'mon now!

to the students who come to school using crutches, telling me they sprained their ankle but have not yet seen a doctor and can I wrap it for them... c'mon now!

to the PE teacher who for some reason has crutches and lets kids use them when they injure themselves in PE... c'mon now!

At the beginning of the school year, athletics sent some crutches in for a kid. Not only did I not allow the kid to use them, I hid those puppies. So far, they have not asked for them back!

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Student: I have a nosebleed

Me: it looks like it stopped before you got here

Student: No, it is still bleeding

Me: If it makes you feel better, pinch for 5 minutes

Student (after 12 seconds of pressure): It stopped!!

C'MON NOW!!!!

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High schoolers are using power tools. And by "power tools" I mean table saws....:eek:

Also, one of our PE teachers is pulling out a tractor tire for their WOD today...:nono:

Can I send myself home sick? Is that a thing?? :lurking:

when the middle schoolers use glue guns in science lab I want to quit

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At the beginning of the school year, athletics sent some crutches in for a kid. Not only did I not allow the kid to use them, I hid those puppies. So far, they have not asked for them back!

haha! Luckily it's only happened a couple of times, but this particular PE teacher is in love with those crutches. I've explained... but this teacher used to be an EMT and has a very hard time accepting my commentary on anything medical (it's been a struggle)

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