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

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Feral.Cat.Herder has 22 years experience and specializes in Peds, MS, DIDD, Corrections, HH, LTC.

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53 minutes ago, kidzcare said:

The trick I learned right here on this board is dental floss!

Wow, you have dental floss too.... we have no safety pins or dental floss. I'm sure we could buy it out of our own pocket, but for the most part the nurse don't/won't and we can't help people fix their eyeglasses. Dang, just when I thought I could add school optician to my resume! 😂😂

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it's got to be a real easy fix for me to attempt glasses.  Otherwise the pieces get put in a ziploc and everything gets sent home.  I have had to gently explain to my staff that there is no part of school nursing school where a box of broken glasses gets set before us for us to master this skill

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BiscuitRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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It's our first day back from break.  I said the Q word.  Now I'm suffering the consequences.  Non-stop action.

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34 minutes ago, Flare said:

it's got to be a real easy fix for me to attempt glasses.  Otherwise the pieces get put in a ziploc and everything gets sent home.  I have had to gently explain to my staff that there is no part of school nursing school where a box of broken glasses gets set before us for us to master this skill

Besides that all it took for me is the one parent that complained I ruined the glasses when I repaired them -  my life before becoming a nurse was working at an optometrist office, selling, repairing, fitting glasses etc for over 10 years.  So now I do not touch glasses - I call parents and place all pieces in a baggie to go home with the student. 

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OldDude specializes in Pediatrics.

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1 hour ago, AdobeRN said:

Besides that all it took for me is the one parent that complained I ruined the glasses when I repaired them -  my life before becoming a nurse was working at an optometrist office, selling, repairing, fitting glasses etc for over 10 years.  So now I do not touch glasses - I call parents and place all pieces in a baggie to go home with the student. 

This happened to me!! I superglued a frame back together and the parent was told I voided the breakage warranty...huh? The breakage warranty was voided because they were less broken than fully broken? :woot:

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JenTheSchoolRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in School nursing.

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17 hours ago, AdobeRN said:

Besides that all it took for me is the one parent that complained I ruined the glasses when I repaired them -  my life before becoming a nurse was working at an optometrist office, selling, repairing, fitting glasses etc for over 10 years.  So now I do not touch glasses - I call parents and place all pieces in a baggie to go home with the student. 

I want to do this, but then I end up with a student that cannot see for the rest of the school day because they don't have a spare pair and/or someone cannot bring them to school. (And it always happens on a testing day. UGH.)

So I just use my best tool for the truly broken pairs- medical tape. Usually I can piece it together enough for the school day, tape can be taken off, phone call home as a FYI.

I do replace lost screws - I've gotten pretty good at it if that is all that is needed. 

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CanIcallmymom has 4 years experience.

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18 minutes ago, JenTheSchoolRN said:

I want to do this, but then I end up with a student that cannot see for the rest of the school day because they don't have a spare pair and/or someone cannot bring them to school. (And it always happens on a testing day. UGH.)

So I just use my best tool for the truly broken pairs- medical tape. Usually I can piece it together enough for the school day, tape can be taken off, phone call home as a FYI.

I do replace lost screws - I've gotten pretty good at it if that is all that is needed. 

I use medical tape as well. And since I have high schoolers, I make them do it themselves. I already know the pain and struggle of glasses with my 5th grader...and they CAN be quite annoying about the warranty, so I don't touch them unless I have to because I don't want to be yelled at. 

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18 hours ago, AdobeRN said:

Besides that all it took for me is the one parent that complained I ruined the glasses when I repaired them -  my life before becoming a nurse was working at an optometrist office, selling, repairing, fitting glasses etc for over 10 years.  So now I do not touch glasses - I call parents and place all pieces in a baggie to go home with the student. 

YES!  Some of the parents are so quick to place the blame!  On the otherhand, I had a kid who recently broke her frames and I pieced it back together and secured it with a knuckle bandage.  That kid walked around with her glasses like that for at least 2 months.  Guess it was a strong bandage.    

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CampyCamp has 18 years experience as a RN.

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23 hours ago, Flare said:

YES!  Some of the parents are so quick to place the blame!  On the otherhand, I had a kid who recently broke her frames and I pieced it back together and secured it with a knuckle bandage.  That kid walked around with her glasses like that for at least 2 months.  Guess it was a strong bandage.    

Yeah, but I bet there's another kid who will have you replace that bandage on their hand 5 times in one day because a light breeze blew it off. 🙄

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k1p1ssk has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in pediatrics.

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1 hour ago, CampyCamp said:

Yeah, but I bet there's another kid who will have you replace that bandage on their hand 5 times in one day because a light breeze blew it off. 🙄

I gave each classroom a large supply of bandaids at the beginning of the year, maybe around 150 each (classroom sizes vary from 11 to 24 kids). Every few weeks a classroom would send a kid down for a refill, starting around November I'd say. One class in particular then started coming more frequently and my supply started to run low... I Have now tracked that this one classroom (and it is a bigger room, i'll give them that) are going through 20 bandaids every 3 days!!! WTH!? 

I emailed the teacher last Friday when a student came yet again looking for a refill and let her know this was the last refill for a week or so until I could get more from central office and the email went ignored; when a student presented looking for more yesterday, first thing in the morning (so that was less than 3 days of school) I confronted the teacher and she acted all weird and passive aggressive about it. "So what, you want me to send every little thing to see you now?" 

I told her sure! But guess what; I haven't seen a single kid from her class..... 

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Feral.Cat.Herder has 22 years experience and specializes in Peds, MS, DIDD, Corrections, HH, LTC.

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18 minutes ago, k1p1ssk said:

I gave each classroom a large supply of bandaids at the beginning of the year, maybe around 150 each (classroom sizes vary from 11 to 24 kids). Every few weeks a classroom would send a kid down for a refill, starting around November I'd say. One class in particular then started coming more frequently and my supply started to run low... I Have now tracked that this one classroom (and it is a bigger room, i'll give them that) are going through 20 bandaids every 3 days!!! WTH!? 

I emailed the teacher last Friday when a student came yet again looking for a refill and let her know this was the last refill for a week or so until I could get more from central office and the email went ignored; when a student presented looking for more yesterday, first thing in the morning (so that was less than 3 days of school) I confronted the teacher and she acted all weird and passive aggressive about it. "So what, you want me to send every little thing to see you now?" 

I told her sure! But guess what; I haven't seen a single kid from her class..... 

Each time a student comes to the clinic requesting a band-aid for a non-existent or old injury I give the child a band-aid and a baggie of band-aids saying "here you go sweetie, Mr./Mrs. So-n-So must be out of classroom band-aids, could you given these to him/her?" The kids always leave the clinic so happy to be given the mission of "band-aid replenisher" 🤣🤣

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SaltineQueen specializes in School Nurse, past Med Surge.

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On 4/29/2019 at 1:08 PM, kidzcare said:

The trick I learned right here on this board is dental floss!

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