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Flare is a ASN, BSN and specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma.

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Same as many of you, I am in the process of planning the reopening of school.  the business admin seems to think that there is an app that can communicate to parents when their child makes a visit (assuming it'd log all visits from sick to paper cuts).  I don't know if this exists, how it'd mesh with my charting program.  This may exist, maybe it's easy... don't know much about it.  Anyone here use an app to communicate visits to parents and if so, does it log automatically or would this be yet another added duty for me?

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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My ap is called the spreadsheet I make for mahselfs. 

Seriously. You could probably use your EHR (we have Skyward) to calclate the number of visits daily BUT I was never successful in pulling out the codes I needed (sent home with fever or other excludable condition). I also tracked how many times kids came in for pads. In HS 1/4 of my business was feminine hygiene-related. At the end of the year I had a bunch of data (I love data!) and shared it.

You could make the excel spreadsheet in a Google Doc and give people permissions. But unless they want to Spring for fancy new software, I'd stick to the "this is what I can do with what I have" line.

Good luck!

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cmh1118 has 15 years experience as a BSN and specializes in pediatrics/school nursing.

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What program do you use now? We use RenWeb through our school. Everything from admin to teachers to medical to after school. It’s all on the same program. The medical portion is very in depth and is their own little chart. When I log my visits there’s an option to send a parent email. I “only” have 400 or so kids, sometimes a quick email works for me. 

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