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    We actually still haven't had a single case of fever this summer. A couple colds and many heat related headaches but otherwise it's been a pretty quiet summer. We did have very high fevers unaccompagnied by any important symptoms a couple summers ago, nothing serious ever showed up.

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    Thank you hotflashion. I sent you an email with my email adress if you want to send it my way!

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    Good morning!

    I am the sole health care provider at a camp in Maine, but I am not a nurse. For the last three years I have asked for Standing Orders but there has never been any. We got a surprise vsit from the CDC yesterday and we now have 10 days to put some into place. Would anyone be willing to let us have a look at theirs. We have a physician on site who can sign our own but he isn't willing to start from scratch, which I can totally understand.

    Thank you so very much!

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    Who is in charge of bringing your sick/injured campers to the ED/doctor's office? Would you mind sharing your "protocol" concerning these transports? Have you ever had to have a child taken by ambulance? Who accompanied that child?

    Before last summer, the sole health care provider at my camp was in charge of transports; one of the lifeguards was left in charge of the health center. We tried changing this last summer but so far it has not worked so well so I would love to get some ideas.

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    Thank you TheSquire. I was thinking of using meal times to inform counsellors, I might try that.

    Anybody else???

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    At your camps, does a staff member accompany every camper to the health center? At our camp, counsellors rarely accompany their campers. I am OK with that when it comes to regular med distribution. However, our camp director wants counsellors to know the outcome of every visit to the health center and I understand the reason for it. We want the counsellors to know when there is a follow-up necessary and when campers are coming 10 times a day for no good reason. But how can I give that info to counsellors if they aren't coming with the campers? For urgent matters I normally call one of the leadership staff but otherwise I count on the campers sharing the appropriate info to their counsellors but we all know that doesn't work! Any ideas???

    Thank you!!!!

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    As anyone ever had to deal with an outbreak of pinworms at camp? We did last summer and trust me, no one was prepared for it! If you've ever had cases, would you mind sharing how you handled it? I am going back to the same camp this summer and would love to come prepared should it happen again. We also need to work on our lice protocol but we have some ideas concerning that.

    Thanks!!!

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    I hope you have a great summer. I am going back to "my" camp for a 3rd year. First year was great, second was very stressful but I love the camp and adore my campers so I simply couldn't say no to a 3rd year.

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    I will going back to camp for a 3rd year this summer. I am so excited!!! I miss the kids, the health center, the trees, the air, ..... I am not a nurse but love this board. I am the sole health care provider at camp so it is nice to be able to come to a place like this to share ideas. Now I can't wait for summer!!!

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    How do you approach birth control at camp. We request that all meds be brought the the health center at beggining of camp but have only ever received birth control pills for younger campers (ages 10-13), the older girls and their counsellors don't belive in bringing them to me (ages 14-17) and our administration doesn't seem to care. I think that they are meds and I should, at the very least, be informed of who is on it. What are your thoughts?

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    I hadn't even tough about that but that would be a great compromise and I think it would better than doing any of the two alone.

    Thanks!!!

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    I work at a French camp located in Maine. We are accreditated with the Quebec Association of Camps. Last summer, we received the accreditation inspector. He suggested that campers initial their own MAR when receiving their medication. He told us, my camp director and I, that a lot of other camps do this so that children can't lie and say that they haven't or have received their meds when it isn't the fact. I get the idea but don't quite know what to think of it. I am currently uptading all of our documentation so I would love to hear what others think.

    Thanks!

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    I am currently trying the finalise a report I have been pushing back for the camp where I worked for the last two summers. At this camp, I am the only health care worker. I get 6ish days off during the summer like all other staff members but these days off are very stressful for me because I never know who will be in charge of the health center.

    We do not have nurses at our camp. Our accreditation asks for a minimum of 16 hours of first aid, I am a medical first responder with St. John Ambulance and have extensive first aid training. I also have years of experience working with kids. When I leave camp, they let pretty much any one replace me and multiple people will replace me in one day. They do very basic first aid, are only present in the health care center before meals and turn away most of the kids. I have been trying, for the last two years, to have one lifeguard stay in the health care center for the entire day (they could go out but wouldn't be put in charge of any activities). The direction and leading animation team just don't see my job as being that hard which of course it wouldn't be if I turned away half the kids, never kept the kids who need to stay in isolation, in isolation and didn't try to keep the health center clean and organised. I always come back to an extra day of work on my hands.

    For those of you who also work alone, how are days off handled? How can I get everyone to realise just how impossible they are making my job? I feel bad for the kids when I leave on my days off I still do because I need the time off but...

    I plan on going back next year and I want to get our new director to really understand the importance of having a good replacement system.

    Thank you!

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    Thank you everyone! Anyone else have any ideas? I have a week left to put everything together while taking care of everything else that needs to be done. Wish me luck!

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    Good morning everyone,

    For the first time this summer, our camp director (new from this summer) as asked for an end of summer report for the health center. It's my second summer and I am the only health care provider. No one is really sure what they would like included in this report. Would anyone mind sharing what they do at their camp as far as end of summer reports are concerned? Being the only one here and already being quite busy with my regular daily activities, I just don't know where to start.

    Thank you so much!!!


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