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

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laflaca has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Student comes in and says, "I need some pain pills!"  He is visibly annoyed at my questions about, for instance, what is hurting.  Helpful instructional assistant says to me as though I'm a little bit dense, "He just needs some pain pills and then he can go back to class." 

My actual answer:  "Well, I'm not a vending machine, I'm a nurse.  I don't just dispense things on demand. I have to understand the problem.  So I can only help if you're willing to talk to me." 

My mental answer:  C'MON NOW!!

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laflaca has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Wait, wait, another one.  Three different teachers come to me on Monday, telling me that a student has a Very Serious Issue That Must Be Addressed By Nurse, Immediately.  I bring in the student, who tells me with MAXIMUM drama that she is pregnant.  She has taken no test and had a period three weeks ago, but insists that she feels a baby kicking (causing suprapubic pain).  Incidentally she also has dysuria and frequency.  Also of note, though completely irrelevant in her point of view, is the fact that she hasn't had any proximity to a penis or semen in 2+ years.   I sigh and send her to a clinic.

The next day she comes in with a script for Macrobid, and acknowledges that the provider told her there will be no baby.  Yet each day, more teachers ask in hushed tones whether I've arranged an ultrasound yet.  Yes, this kid has some ongoing issues but she is already legally an adult and.....c'mon now!

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CampyCamp has 18 years experience as a RN.

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10 hours ago, laflaca said:

Wait, wait, another one.  Three different teachers come to me on Monday, telling me that a student has a Very Serious Issue That Must Be Addressed By Nurse, Immediately.  I bring in the student, who tells me with MAXIMUM drama that she is pregnant.  She has taken no test and had a period three weeks ago, but insists that she feels a baby kicking (causing suprapubic pain).  Incidentally she also has dysuria and frequency.  Also of note, though completely irrelevant in her point of view, is the fact that she hasn't had any proximity to a penis or semen in 2+ years.   I sigh and send her to a clinic.

The next day she comes in with a script for Macrobid, and acknowledges that the provider told her there will be no baby.  Yet each day, more teachers ask in hushed tones whether I've arranged an ultrasound yet.  Yes, this kid has some ongoing issues but she is already legally an adult and.....c'mon now!

Good Lort. Hopefully there will be no baby for a Very Long Time. 

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

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11 hours ago, laflaca said:

Wait, wait, another one.  Three different teachers come to me on Monday, telling me that a student has a Very Serious Issue That Must Be Addressed By Nurse, Immediately.  I bring in the student, who tells me with MAXIMUM drama that she is pregnant.  She has taken no test and had a period three weeks ago, but insists that she feels a baby kicking (causing suprapubic pain).  Incidentally she also has dysuria and frequency.  Also of note, though completely irrelevant in her point of view, is the fact that she hasn't had any proximity to a penis or semen in 2+ years.   I sigh and send her to a clinic.

The next day she comes in with a script for Macrobid, and acknowledges that the provider told her there will be no baby.  Yet each day, more teachers ask in hushed tones whether I've arranged an ultrasound yet.  Yes, this kid has some ongoing issues but she is already legally an adult and.....c'mon now!

Cool, you can do ultrasounds in  your office??? LOL!!! 🤣

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SaltineQueen specializes in School Nurse, past Med Surge.

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Ooh!  I have one!

Kid comes in from recess yesterday looking perfectly normal - not droopy, no grimacing, nothing.  Note says "mulch in eye" so I give him a "Really?" look and he squeezes his right eye shut.  No redness, no squinting, no watering, NOTHING.  So I sit him down and ask "Which one was it again?" and he points to his LEFT eye!!!

C'mon now!

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2nd grade teacher calls, kid wore his costume to school with no pants under, so she was sending him down to get pants and take off his costume.

2nd grader arrives...in just a button down shirt and shoes. 

Me: I think you're missing something, friend. 

2nd: Yeah, I guess so. 

I hand him pants, he starts putting them on right in the doorway of the clinic. I suggest he get dressed in the bathroom. He bends over to grab his shoes and I see his totally bare butt! 

Me: -tosses him underwear- guess you forgot these too!

2nd: Dad says we don't wear underwear

Happy Friday🤦‍♀️

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that kid was Porky Piggin' it!!

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laflaca has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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8 hours ago, BeckyESRN said:

2nd grade teacher calls, kid wore his costume to school with no pants under, so she was sending him down to get pants and take off his costume.

2nd grader arrives...in just a button down shirt and shoes. 

Me: I think you're missing something, friend. 

2nd: Yeah, I guess so. 

I hand him pants, he starts putting them on right in the doorway of the clinic. I suggest he get dressed in the bathroom. He bends over to grab his shoes and I see his totally bare butt! 

Me: -tosses him underwear- guess you forgot these too!

2nd: Dad says we don't wear underwear

Happy Friday🤦‍♀️

Oh,  this made me so happy. Thanks for sharing!!

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BiscuitRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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A staff member just told me that a kid had an allergic reaction at an after school event last night.  One of our head administrators was running around asking "Does anyone have nurse biscuits cell phone number?"  Staff member said uhh I think we should call 9-1-1 not the nurse. 

BTW I train all staff on allergies and epi so I guess that admins training went out the window.

Kid is ok.

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

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On 11/8/2019 at 3:42 PM, BiscuitRN said:

A staff member just told me that a kid had an allergic reaction at an after school event last night.  One of our head administrators was running around asking "Does anyone have nurse biscuits cell phone number?"  Staff member said uhh I think we should call 9-1-1 not the nurse. 

BTW I train all staff on allergies and epi so I guess that admins training went out the window.

Kid is ok.

This made me chuckle, but it's not funny. Hey, at least they see your importance, right?

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laflaca has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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On 11/8/2019 at 2:42 PM, BiscuitRN said:

A staff member just told me that a kid had an allergic reaction at an after school event last night.  One of our head administrators was running around asking "Does anyone have nurse biscuits cell phone number?"  Staff member said uhh I think we should call 9-1-1 not the nurse. 

BTW I train all staff on allergies and epi so I guess that admins training went out the window.

Kid is ok.

I was at a required all-day training once, and a kid with no known medical history passed out cold from standing up, clonking his head hard on the concrete floor for good measure, and was unconscious for a couple minutes.

Admin wasted damn near 15 minutes trying to call me at the training, then trying to call the nurse at another school.  When I saw the texts I responded CALL 911 RIGHT NOW and seriously, it hadn't occurred to anyone (except a social worker, who was not heeded) despite the previous emergency training and the "emergency procedures handbook" in the office.  

Luckily the kid was OK. 

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

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On 11/8/2019 at 3:42 PM, BiscuitRN said:

A staff member just told me that a kid had an allergic reaction at an after school event last night.  One of our head administrators was running around asking "Does anyone have nurse biscuits cell phone number?"  Staff member said uhh I think we should call 9-1-1 not the nurse. 

BTW I train all staff on allergies and epi so I guess that admins training went out the window.

Kid is ok.

True story  had a principal showing signs of stroke...they were googling the symptoms...🤬

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