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Gave an EPI pen for first time in years

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Kid chewed a pretzel that a friend gave him with peanut butter inside. After chewing, realized it and spit it out, but reaction was starting. Vitals were all normal and lungs clear. Gave Benadryl while calling parents. Started with hives around mouth. Gave Epi pen and called 911. Mom and ambulance rolled up at same time and kiddo transported. Kid learned not to eat anything from someone else.

 

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kidzcare has 5 years experience.

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Whoa! Scary! Glad you were there!!!

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

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in honor of Old dude, who is off enjoying retirement :), BAM!  another child saved from the icy jaws of the grim reaper by a highly skilled school nurse!!

Great save!  You do our profession proud!

(because i'm sure your admins and co-workers are not nearly as excited for your save as they should be )

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

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I am seeing a lot of allergy students getting those protein/meal replacement bars - Lara, Cliff, Luna and reacting.

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11 minutes ago, Flare said:

in honor of Old dude, who is off enjoying retirement :), BAM!  another child saved from the icy jaws of the grim reaper by a highly skilled school nurse!!

Great save!  You do our profession proud!

(because i'm sure your admins and co-workers are not nearly as excited for your save as they should be )

My admin hasn't even stepped into my office today to check on anything even when I radio'd that I am calling 911.

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

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i've had 2 saves this year alone.  I think the business admin had a sense that a LIFE was SAVED right in front of her... but there's generally no fanfare.  Made me lol when i saw a huge news article about a student saved by the SRO with a heimlich.  Yep, we've had that too.  No one cares to give any mind as long as they're in the clear and look good too.  

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Great job!!! You saw your student's condition worsening and you acted upon it. 

Situations like this always remind me of Natalie Giorgio. She didn't eat it either, but epi was administered too late and she ended up passing. So sad and so terrifying. 

You done good today and I'm sure your student and their parent are incredibly grateful, even if your admin aren't.

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JenTheSchoolRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in School nursing.

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Go you!!

I've given Epi several times (including just last week) and it is still a situation that I need downtime from to process after. I hope you take some time for yourself today.

You admin might not know what a gift you are, but that family sure does, I bet.

You will never regret giving Epi. You may regret NOT giving Epi.

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amoLucia specializes in LTC.

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Jen - your last sentence should be framed and hanging on a wall.

OP - good job. 👏

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

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Gave glucagon, no fanfare.  Insert Price is Right loser music . . .

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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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On 1/31/2020 at 2:24 PM, JenTheSchoolRN said:

 

You admin might not know what a gift you are, but that family sure does, I bet.

You will never regret giving Epi. You may regret NOT giving Epi.

Amen to all that!!!

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

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On 1/31/2020 at 3:24 PM, JenTheSchoolRN said:

 

You admin might not know what a gift you are, but that family sure does, I bet.

You will never regret giving Epi. You may regret NOT giving Epi.

And so do we!!!

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