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MHDNURSE has 21 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN, NP and specializes in Pediatrics, Community, and School Health.

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A teacher at a school in my district was just at a conference in SF and went home "feeling ill". Never mind that the school nurse just checked him- he is afebrile, no respiratory symptoms, no sore throat- just "feels ill". He proceeded to tell anyone and everyone as he exited the building that he was at a conference in SF and going home sick with possible coronavirus. 🙄 Seriously the man should be fired for stupidity. Mass pandemonium and panic now...

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Ugh!

We are now tracking every last symptom of any sick staff or students, since I'm in Chicagoland, and we have had a handful of cases. None are in my town, and I'm in a middle school, where students will claim to have everything to get out of going to class. It's really hard to get accurate numbers for our district nurse when 80% of what I see is nonsense.

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Oh good gravy 🤦‍♀️

I am sorry for you.

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Not a school nurse but on phone triage today. OMG the calls we are getting. I'm having trouble maintaining my professionalism.

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My teacher are losing their minds. Apparently, school nurses have the ability to stop the virus dead in its tracks because I "should be doing something about this" :banghead: There are no cases in my states, but we did get students from Italy...in October

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4 minutes ago, BeckyESRN said:

My teacher are losing their minds. Apparently, school nurses have the ability to stop the virus dead in its tracks because I "should be doing something about this" :banghead: There are no cases in my states, but we did get students from Italy...in October

Oh I am so over the staff hypochondriacs!

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Glitternurse has 3 years experience as a LVN and specializes in pediatrics.

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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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We had a kid back in the Ebola days tell a bunch of friends "My mom has Ebola." (To be fair, mom was still in Africa, although nowhere near Ebolaville). JUST STOP IT ALREADY.

But I did have a legit question: We have a group of social workers and ancillary staff who do home visits. Most of our population is mobile, although not mobile enough to get to Korea or Japan or Wuhan. But Mexico mobile. One of them asked me about what they should do. We don't have good data yet so I can't say "talk to them outside" or something. But I did say that calling to check if anyone was feeling ill or perhaps traveled over Spring break might assist them in decision-making.

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Cas1in72 has 26 years experience and specializes in school nursing/ maternal/child hospital based.

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42 minutes ago, nmr79 said:

Oh I am so over the staff hypochondriacs!

You and me both! The kids are crazy, but its the staff that is beyond words!

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SaltineQueen specializes in School Nurse, past Med Surge.

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1 hour ago, nmr79 said:

Ugh!

We are now tracking every last symptom of any sick staff or students, since I'm in Chicagoland, and we have had a handful of cases. None are in my town, and I'm in a middle school, where students will claim to have everything to get out of going to class. It's really hard to get accurate numbers for our district nurse when 80% of what I see is nonsense.

You've got confirmed cases around Chicago? I guess I should pay more attention to where it is in the states.

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The worst part of this is our patients are cancelling their treatments because they are too afraid to leave their houses. They are so scared they are willing to allow their cancer to progress rather than risk the very small chance they may be exposed to the virus that isn't even in our state!

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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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1 hour ago, MHDNURSE said:

He proceeded to tell anyone and everyone as he exited the building that he was at a conference in SF and going home sick with possible coronavirus. 🙄 Seriously the man should be fired for stupidity. Mass pandemonium and panic now...

It's all fun and games until it's real. When I worked TB we actually had a teacher with active TB and despite everyone's best confidentiality efforts, a news reporter tracked him down "to hear his side of the story." Your teacher better hope it's the flu....

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