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BrisketRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Hi everyone--I changed my username slightly.  Went from a baked roll to a hunk of smoked meat. 

Anyways, we have a very young student in a full leg cast and are trying to navigate helping him use the toilet.  He's in pull ups just in case he doesn't get to the toilet quick enough and is wearing gym shorts so it's easy for him to pull up and down.  The teacher was able to lift him to put him onto the toilet and propped the casted leg up on a box.  It was quite the production.  Anyone have any tips or tricks?

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LikeTheDeadSea has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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I interpreted "baked roll" after reading Brisket as the fine delicacy of the tri-state area I am from called Pork Roll, and racked my brain trying to remember what username featured my favorite breakfast meat before remembering that biscuits are actually baked rolls, ahahah.

 

Can you ask the parents what they're doing at home?

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BrisketRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Just now, LikeTheDeadSea said:

I interpreted "baked roll" after reading Brisket as the fine delicacy of the tri-state area I am from called Pork Roll, and racked my brain trying to remember what username featured my favorite breakfast meat before remembering that biscuits are actually baked rolls, ahahah.

 

Can you ask the parents what they're doing at home?

Parents have been lifting him onto the toilet and carrying him around at home.  We spent about 20 minutes this morning holding him on the toilet (he was understandably having a difficult time "going" with us in the room).  While he's young he's a little too heavy for me to lift onto the toilet/back to the wheelchair so the teacher had to do it while another teacher watched the class. We might just have to get a sub to help out as a teachers aid for the coming weeks.

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SaltineQueen specializes in School Nurse, past Med Surge.

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Is home-bound instruction an option until he's out of the cast?

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tining has 26 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nurse.

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For urination get a urinal.  

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BrisketRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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54 minutes ago, SaltineQueen said:

Is home-bound instruction an option until he's out of the cast?

I don't think parents or admin would go for this before we exhaust all other options.

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BrisketRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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32 minutes ago, tining said:

For urination get a urinal.  

Yes!  Just ordered one.  I don't know why I didn't think of this. 

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tining has 26 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nurse.

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33 minutes ago, BrisketRN said:

Yes!  Just ordered one.  I don't know why I didn't think of this. 

Sometimes we get caught up in the overwhelming thoughts of the problem to even recognize simple solutions. 

That is why our "Nurse's Station" is so valuable ❤️ 

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

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3 hours ago, LikeTheDeadSea said:

I interpreted "baked roll" after reading Brisket as the fine delicacy of the tri-state area I am from called Pork Roll, and racked my brain trying to remember what username featured my favorite breakfast meat before remembering that biscuits are actually baked rolls, ahahah.

 

Can you ask the parents what they're doing at home?

uh... I believe you mean Taylor ham...😉

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LikeTheDeadSea has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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23 hours ago, Flare said:

uh... I believe you mean Taylor ham...😉

Taylor ham is the superior brand for sure, I grew up a bit too far South so learned it as just Pork Roll and my brain won't rewire!

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BrisketRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Day 2 update: it's become easier with time and practice.  Luckily my bathroom is wheelchair accessible and the student is great with holding his leg during transfers.  It's still a two person job (one to hold, one to pull the pants down), but we've gotten it down to 5 minutes. 

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