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OyWithThePoodles has 10 years experience as a RN and works as a Registered Nurse.

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Today is a special testing day, so all the kids basically have a free period for the last 30 minutes of school. It is now 2:50PM, 10 minutes before last bell. A teacher who is also a parent of a student comes up to me as I'm chasing a kid down the hall for his daily med and says "Oh, I just sent LD up to see you!" 

me: ...

teacher/parent: She's not feeling well. 

Me: How so?

teacher/parent: Oh, just generally not great. 

Me: Ok. well I have to go give this med. Will you be able to take her home right when school is over (in 8 minutes, at this point). 

her: Oh, yeah! 

Me: ...

facepalm. 

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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On 4/5/2019 at 4:06 PM, BiscuitRN said:

I am the owner of the coveted bottle of Lysol Neutra Air.  So my office smelled of flowery farts.

BiscuitRN....turning farts into flowers since 2015...

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MHDNURSE has 21 years experience.

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2nd Grader just sent down by her teacher.  Her complaint "Sometimes when I feel like I am about to sneeze, my eyes water".  Um, OK.  Three more days not including today until Spring Break.

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HS student with cramps. Okay, cool. She got OTC meds from me.

Same student <20 minutes later. "My teacher sent me down to lay down because I'm sick."

Mind you, this student doesn't have history of severe menstrual cramps. But okay, as a lady, I've been there. Rested for 15 minutes. Offered heat pack. Student declined. Sent student back to class.

Student reappears <10 minutes later. Sent to me by the front office. I call the teacher. Turns out she returned to class, teacher saw she was still sick and asked her if she wanted to go home, kid said yes. Sends kid to office to call.

Um, no. I told the teacher that sick dismissals need to go through me and not her. She was in the middle of her class when I called, I'm sure. I'm sure I'm going to get reamed out when she vents to other teachers later.

Don't care. At this point, I had to call home as well to avoid confusion.

Really? UGH. 

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1 minute ago, JenTheSchoolRN said:

HS student with cramps. Okay, cool. She got OTC meds from me.

Same student <20 minutes later. "My teacher sent me down to lay down because I'm sick."

Mind you, this student doesn't have history of severe menstrual cramps. But okay, as a lady, I've been there. Rested for 15 minutes. Offered heat pack. Student declined. Sent student back to class.

Student reappears <10 minutes later. Sent to me by the front office. I call the teacher. Turns out she returned to class, teacher saw she was still sick and asked her if she wanted to go home, kid said yes. Sends kid to office to call.

Um, no. I told the teacher that sick dismissals need to go through me and not her. She was in the middle of her class when I called, I'm sure. I'm sure I'm going to get reamed out when she vents to other teachers later.

Don't care. At this point, I had to call home as well to avoid confusion.

Really? UGH. 

I just had a very similar situation! A HS student came to me in 1st period with menstrual cramps. I gave ibu and asked her to report back in one hour if there is no improvement and I will reassess. She says she felt nauseated for past 2 days but just got her period this morning, and she hadn't realized the pain/nausea was r/t period; says mom was aware she felt sick this morning but they did not know she was about to get her period. An hour later, I get a call from the front desk asking me to send the student down, mom is here to pick up. 

 

Turns out, after leaving my office she text mom that she feels nauseated. No mention of menstruation. Mom comes to pick up. I swear..... these kids. 

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15 minutes ago, jnemartin said:

I just had a very similar situation! A HS student came to me in 1st period with menstrual cramps. I gave ibu and asked her to report back in one hour if there is no improvement and I will reassess. She says she felt nauseated for past 2 days but just got her period this morning, and she hadn't realized the pain/nausea was r/t period; says mom was aware she felt sick this morning but they did not know she was about to get her period. An hour later, I get a call from the front desk asking me to send the student down, mom is here to pick up. 

 

Turns out, after leaving my office she text mom that she feels nauseated. No mention of menstruation. Mom comes to pick up. I swear..... these kids. 

I'd actually be less mad if student texted because UGH UGH but all on the student. When teacher decided to send student to main office, I was just MAD. 

This actually doesn't happen too often to me, most of teachers are more than happy to leave things to me. 

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1 hour ago, JenTheSchoolRN said:

I'd actually be less mad if student texted because UGH UGH but all on the student. When teacher decided to send student to main office, I was just MAD. 

This actually doesn't happen too often to me, most of teachers are more than happy to leave things to me. 

I hate it when teachers repeatedly send a student for the same reason. Look, you sent them, I assessed and intervened appropriately, and now they are back in class - deal with it. LOL. 

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omg... I arrived to work a bit late today (principals were aware). I walk in at 805, first bell has just rung. Usually, I arrive at 730. Both principals (MS and HS) rush up to me with students in tow, and the front desk lady and her assistant jump up (LITERALLY JUMP UP) to greet me and tell me this parent called, this student is out sick, etc etc. I barely have both feet in the door. 

Like, would the building burn to the ground if I actually didn't come in? I really worry about these people. Luckily, I happened to walk in with the college counselor, so I am so glad to have an ally that witnessed the madness. 🤣

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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5 minutes ago, jnemartin said:

 

Like, would the building burn to the ground if I actually didn't come in?. 🤣

Why yes, yes it would!

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10 minutes ago, jnemartin said:

 

Like, would the building burn to the ground if I actually didn't come in?

 

4 minutes ago, ruby_jane said:

Why yes, yes it would!

Only a nurse can put out a fire, don't cha know?

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1 minute ago, kidzcare said:

 

Only a nurse can put out a fire, don't cha know?

I need summer to be here NOW lol

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BiscuitRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a School Nurse.

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34 minutes ago, jnemartin said:

omg... I arrived to work a bit late today (principals were aware). I walk in at 805, first bell has just rung. Usually, I arrive at 730. Both principals (MS and HS) rush up to me with students in tow, and the front desk lady and her assistant jump up (LITERALLY JUMP UP) to greet me and tell me this parent called, this student is out sick, etc etc. I barely have both feet in the door. 

Like, would the building burn to the ground if I actually didn't come in? I really worry about these people. Luckily, I happened to walk in with the college counselor, so I am so glad to have an ally that witnessed the madness. 🤣

Reminds me of last week--our guidance counselor was out 2 days for a conference.  She told me she got a ton of panicked emails "so-and-so is in my classroom crying.  He needs to talk to you ASAP.  I cannot find you," and once they discovered she was out emails asking "WHAT DO I DO?"  Uhhh I don't know, maybe try talking to the kid.  These were relatively minor issues too--a student anxious about a test, a middle schooler having conflicts with her friends, an elementary kid sad because their mom is out of town.  But, nope, can't console unless you've got a social work degree!

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