Dashboard info

by NutmeggeRN NutmeggeRN, BSN Platinum Nurse

Specializes in kids. Has 39 years experience.

My school district opted to  run our own dashboard, to provide real time info to parents. I have had a number of cases reported in the past 2 days to me that spiked up the number, but here is the thing, they started over vacation.

So the ? is, do they go on the dashboard as + cases in my building as there does not appear to be any school connection?

I can see it both ways. Noting that the school is impacted by their absence but also that there is no connection. I am all for transparency and would not like to appear that we are "hiding" cases. 


k1p1ssk, BSN, RN

Specializes in pediatrics, school nursing. Has 11 years experience. 660 Posts

Maybe you can add an asterisk to the number and indicate that this number includes outside cases of students/staff that had no in-school connection?

NutmeggeRN, BSN

Specializes in kids. Has 39 years experience. 8 Articles; 4,498 Posts

I offered up that idea...we shall see.



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Our district only adds the cases that were actually on campus during their "infectious period".  

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing. 3,021 Posts

I track all numbers, but I do separate cases to those that were tested on campus and off. For the week of break, I tracked those separately, but in the dashboard. We report our numbers weekly to staff and families. 

But we test A LOT on campus. So I can use these numbers to get us a weekly % rate that is I feel this is pretty decent. 

NutmeggeRN, BSN

Specializes in kids. Has 39 years experience. 8 Articles; 4,498 Posts

We ended up leaving them but with a qualifier....and then a parent was pissed that the numbers were there but no indication/email that we were moving to masking....cannot please anyone....