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by Mango Juice Mango Juice (Member)

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I am putting water in ziplocks and freezing them for ice packs. 

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laflaca has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a Public High School Nurse.

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I used duct tape to remove lint from a kid's leggings AND to hold my BP machine together today  🙂

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NutmeggeRN has 25 years experience as a BSN and works as a HS Nurse.

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Those are wins!!!!

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imaneedmycoffeefirst89 has 3 years experience.

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Improvising is great! It's still an ice pack technically anyway..

Mine are just ziplocks with ice in 'em.

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MHDNURSE has 21 years experience.

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On 3/22/2019 at 8:01 PM, Mango Juice said:

I am putting water in ziplocks and freezing them for ice packs. 

At least you aren't just sending the kids outside to stick their body part in the snow banks!

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I do that all the time!!! Its fine! 

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Flare is a ASN, BSN and works as a School nurse firefighter.

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we're school nurses - we improvise!

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Im a corrections nurse but I lurk in the school nurse forum, because there are SO_MANY_SIMILARITIES. This made me laugh. Because ice-pack-duty-making duty is real.

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One part rubbing alcohol and 2 parts water makes a really nice ice pack. 

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JBudd has 38 years experience as a MSN and works as a ED nurse, community college adjunct faculty.

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When I was a camp nurse, I did that all the time.  If you drape it over a soup can, it freezes in just the right shape to drape over an ankle or wrist.

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BunnyBunnyBSNRN has 13 years experience as a ASN, BSN and works as a School Nurse.

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2 hours ago, FolksBtrippin said:

One part rubbing alcohol and 2 parts water makes a really nice ice pack. 

Also, corn syrup doesn't freeze so it makes a great gel ice pack. :)

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BluebellRN has 15 years experience as a BSN and works as a School Nurse.

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That's a high!! 😀

I get a gallon sized bag of ice from the cafeteria every week or so, and dole out tiny bags with a couple cubes. Funny part is kids actually return the bags of water to me. 

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