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Has 25 years experience.

'Tis the season!

It must truly be Spring. We just had our first fire drill since September!

NutmeggeRN, BSN

Specializes in kids. Has 25 years experience.

ugh 10 year, 5 in the fall, 5 in the spring....We do a lockdown drill 2x a year and they count, so we only have 4 more....

we do a fire drill and lockdown drill once a month. by law

lvnforschool

Specializes in School Nursing.

The new VP is responsible for fire drills, and here we are school almost over and have Not had 1- single fire or lockdown drill. OOPS!

mc3, ASN, RN

Has 12 years experience.

Question: do you take all your meds out with you when you go?(drill or real event!). I have about 50-60 kids I have meds for. If I were to stop and gather all those, I think I'd be dead :bag: before I got to the front door. However, we are supposed to bring them.....Wouldn't the emergency personnel have oxygen, or epipens with them if it was needed? I'm thinking they'd carry it as part of their stock in the ambulance. Maybe I'm wrong....

mc3:cat:

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience.

No. I leave them in the locked cabinet then lock the door and take the key.

ohiobobcat

Specializes in ED, School Nurse.

I leave meds behind, too. I carry my jump bag, which has a stock epi-pen and glucose tabs/glucose gel in it. And aspirin- in case an adult presents with chest pain.

NutmeggeRN, BSN

Specializes in kids. Has 25 years experience.

I grab my epi pens/mdis/glucagon and midazolam, my emergency information binder and a jump bag. I use a rolling tote so everything is contained. I keep a large heavy duty bag from IKEA to toss the meds bags and binder in and roll the tote out....My jump bag has emergency supplies. If we think it will be an extended evac, (bomb threat) I can push out my med cart if necessary.

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience.

After reading what you guys wrote I should really bring my Diastat and a stock Epi.

NanaPoo

Specializes in School Nursing, Hospice,Med-Surg. Has 18 years experience.

We have one required fire drill per month and, so far, our school has complied. We've had one tornado drill this year, too. I think we're supposed to have a lockdown drill but that hasn't happened. That's one incident that scares me the most and I wish we'd drill on it so we'd be prepared.

My jump bag is ready in the drawer beside me at all times and has 3 thick sterile abd pads, both sizes stock epi pens, glucagon, inhalers, a handful of bandaids, and a couple of individual use neosporins. I have a large first-aid tool-box style kit I could take but I typically save that for serious injuries on the playground and take it with me to Field Day and other off-campus activities.

Adding aspirin to my jump bag is a great idea, ohiobobcat. I'm doing that now.

amoLucia

Specializes in LTC.

Wouldn't y'all need to have some type of bottled water with you too, if you're bringing ASA (or anything oral)?

CalNevaMimi, LPN, LVN

Specializes in DD, PD/Agency Peds, School Sites.

After reading what you guys wrote I should really bring my Diastat and a stock Epi.

Agree. All I ever thought to bring was my coffee. Is that bad?

NanaPoo

Specializes in School Nursing, Hospice,Med-Surg. Has 18 years experience.

Maybe they could drink from the fire hose when the fire dept comes??

Or NorCalMimi's coffe cup?