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by MgoBlue37 MgoBlue37, BSN (New) New

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About to start a new position in a school that contains only students with disabilities ages 3 - 26 - all students have medical plans and either IEPs, 504s, etc. Two questions: 1) Was curious if any nurses within the school use an iPad or laptop to write notes when not at your desk or working with students in the classroom? 2) Are there any good apps or programs that you use to document vitals, meds, or other information outside of an EMR?

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

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my EMR is well suited for use on a tablet or ipad, it's one of their selling points.  But honestly, the times that i'd find it useful to take my charting with me in my particular setting would not justify having such a device.  I do have a chromebook in my office for the times that i need to set up shop elsewhere.  It mostly gets used by the aide that helps me with clerical tasks, as we can share documents on the google drive, but during other times such as registration it is helpful in letting me access my EMR, the student info software (which does have it's own sort of EMR, i seldom use it because i like the one i've been using), as well as google docs and the state vaccine database.  

However, having worked in a school that was solely for special ed / disabled, I will say that having the option to bring an ipad along for visits would have been nice.  You make a lot more classroom visits in that setting than in regular ed.  

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