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Hello my school nurse friends

I sent a student home about 2 weeks ago for throwing up in the classroom after lunch. The day I sent her home, she did not have a fever or anything. So the student came back to school the next day and the teacher sent her up. I checked he fever again and no fever. I also spoke with mom and mom stated that she did not throw up once the whole time she was home and that sometimes she throws up after lunch because she doesn't like something. So per policy, it's suggested that a student go home for illness and suggested that students be kept out of school for at least 24 hours fever free and vomiting free with no medications. So I went to the principal and asked her does she want me to enforce the policy on sending students home for saying they threw up or if they throw up after lunch and if they threw up and returned the next day. The principal said no. So mind you this was 2 weeks ago. The teacher of the student comes in the office yelling and blaming me for kids being out sick because of that incident that happened 2 weeks ago. She was also in the break room blaming me. I will be talking to the principal about her behavior. Any other suggestions...I'm just not for this nonsense anymore.

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UPDATE: Just found out that the teacher that is playing the blame game has been sick for a week now and her fever just broke at 2:00am this morning. I wonder now who really got the students sick in her class? hmmm

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It's called nursing assessment for a reason. It's the reason why many of us will offer a glass or two or three of water and a period of rest after the alleged vomiting incident. I've learned over the years to call the parents either way so i don't get barked at by them, but also to call the teachers to let them know that Casey was totally fine after I pushed fluids and had them rest, but that mom was picking up anyway. I find that most of my day is just one CYA after another and me doing things so that future Flare will have less BS to deal with.

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I find that most of my day is just one CYA after another and me doing things so that future Flare will have less BS to deal with.

I feel like I am constantly whispering "future LikeTheDeadSea will thank me"

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It's called nursing assessment for a reason. It's the reason why many of us will offer a glass or two or three of water and a period of rest after the alleged vomiting incident. I've learned over the years to call the parents either way so i don't get barked at by them, but also to call the teachers to let them know that Casey was totally fine after I pushed fluids and had them rest, but that mom was picking up anyway. I find that most of my day is just one CYA after another and me doing things so that future Flare will have less BS to deal with.

Yeah the student went home the same day but came back the next spoke with mom and explained to teacher but it didn't matter because she still blamed me for her students being sick because of this incident that happened 2 weeks ago. I guess no win win for me smh

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UPDATE: Just found out that the teacher that is playing the blame game has been sick for a week now and her fever just broke at 2:00am this morning. I wonder now who really got the students sick in her class? hmmm

This just burns my _________. Teacher basically wants one standard for her students (and the nurse) but another for herself.

I called out a teacher last week. I have begged teachers to use paper passes and not those laminated lanyards as I see kids using to cough on, sneeze on, lord knows what else I don't see. So, one of he teachers who sends tons of kids but is too lazy to write a pass gets all grumpy with me because she doesn't feel well and has got a lot of kids out. My response, "despite this - you continue to utilize those germ infested lanyards, so you may want to look at ways you can protect yourself and your students by taking some proactive measures." She was sort of dumbfounded at that.

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This just burns my _________. Teacher basically wants one standard for her students (and the nurse) but another for herself.

Exactly!!!

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I always find it interesting when my teachers launch their epidemiological investigations. "Susie vomited in school last week and now Larry has a sore throat. It must be the flu traveling around my class." Those two things are unrelated. Or the "wow I'm surprised the school isn't closed down with how many kids are out with illnesses this week!" (then I check the absence report and it's been less than 1% of students out sick all week).

I agree with you--talk to the principal. She has no right to talk poorly of you in the break room and discredit your skills and your following of school policy/guidelines.

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This whole thread make me so proud to be a School Nurse with the rest of you! Many, Many pearls of wisdom from many years of being in the trenches day in and day out. Happy Monday friends. ChristmasBreakIsRightAroundTheCorner. Everyone- let's tie a knot in the end of our ropes and HANG ON TIGHT!!!

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This whole thread make me so proud to be a School Nurse with the rest of you! Many, Many pearls of wisdom from many years of being in the trenches day in and day out. Happy Monday friends. ChristmasBreakIsRightAroundTheCorner. Everyone- let's tie a knot in the end of our ropes and HANG ON TIGHT!!!

I'm hanging on tightly...lol but all you school nurses are the best!!!

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We don't have a fever/vomiting free for 24 hour policy. But I have sent out an email stating that kids sometimes vomit from mucus, overeating/drinking, running, or participating in stupid dares. If a student doesn't vomit twice, (and don't have a fever) I will have them stay in school as parents (who usually aren't blessed with as many sick days as us) will leave work and come home to a child that doesn't vomit once and asks for McDonalds on the way home.

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This just burns my _________. Teacher basically wants one standard for her students (and the nurse) but another for herself.

I called out a teacher last week. I have begged teachers to use paper passes and not those laminated lanyards as I see kids using to cough on, sneeze on, lord knows what else I don't see. So, one of he teachers who sends tons of kids but is too lazy to write a pass gets all grumpy with me because she doesn't feel well and has got a lot of kids out. My response, "despite this - you continue to utilize those germ infested lanyards, so you may want to look at ways you can protect yourself and your students by taking some proactive measures." She was sort of dumbfounded at that.

Those plastic lanyards gross me out whether it's the nursepass or it's the bathroom pass. TBH, the bathroom pass probably grosses me out more as I am inclined to spray the nurse passes from time to time if a kid is sitting here. I will not touch a pass without a glove on:yuck:

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