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This is my first year as a school nurse, and I'm taking classes to get certified. I recently found out the Health Log in which students sign in is against FERPA laws. I was curious to see what other school nurses are doing in place of a Health Log? How else do you keep track of the students who come in if you can't chart immediately?



Has 25 years experience.

My kids sign in/out on a Sign In sheet that is separate from the Health Log. I then jot down: Matt: ice R ankle, or whatever, on my own log and chart later.

Just be careful and keep track of the sign in log. I've had kids signing in trying to get out of class!

Wave Watcher

Specializes in Community Health/School Nursing. Has 7 years experience.

We use electronic logs so we do not have that problem. Only our sub uses paper charting.

At a previous school we had clinic passes on which teachers could write the student's name and complaint. I would jot down the time in/out, assessment/treatment notes, and indicate if the student is staying or going home. Those passes had a carbon copy that I could tear off and give to the student to give to the teacher. I place my copy in the "chart later" pile if I can't get it into the computer right away.

There was no pass system when I started at my current school so I created one. Instead of the carbon copy, I just added a section to let the teacher know if the student was going home or not and I tear off that part to give to the student. I keep a stack of passes on my desk for students who come in without one. After the info is documented, I keep the passes in a safe place until I can shred them. I know some nurses who keep them, not sure why that'd be necessary. I wish I still had the fancy carbon copies but this works pretty well for me!


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