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BiscuitRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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laflaca has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Me too!  I thought my thermometer had gotten dodgy, and I had to try two other ones before I concluded that 97.9 is simply where it's at 🙂

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CanIcallmymom has 4 years experience.

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I agree. I get a read of 97.9 more than anything else. It is a radio station where I live too, so I always have "97.9 The Beat" stuck in my head.

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I see 97.9 more often than any other temp it seems...

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I'm stuck at 97.6 or 98.3. Seems like every afebrile (less than 100) temp I get is one of those.

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JenTheSchoolRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in School nursing.

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97.9-98.3 is the range I see most often.

 

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ARN specializes in medsurg/school nurse.

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seems like majority of my students are in the 98's. however I am typically in the 97's when I am feeling well. So when I hit the 99's I usually feel like garbage. which is why I take pity on students who are running low grade. 

when I work in the hospital it varies a lot, I am sure because people are actually sick vs the kids coming in well and trying to go home lol. 

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MrNurse(x2) has 28 years experience as a ADN and specializes in IMC, school nursing.

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We must be cooling off to help with global warming.😉

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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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Then we still have to fight with those people who say "97.9 is his normal temp so 99 is a fever for him" 🙄  I have a friend who is a NURSE and even she throws this argument at me.

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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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On 1/14/2020 at 8:12 AM, MHDNURSE said:

Then we still have to fight with those people who say "97.9 is his normal temp so 99 is a fever for him" 🙄  I have a friend who is a NURSE and even she throws this argument at me.

I was just about to add that. No, even when my normal is 97.9, a fever is still 100.0 in my district. I do however notice it when I am at 99.8, though. Bless. Her. Heart.

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BiscuitRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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On 1/14/2020 at 8:12 AM, MHDNURSE said:

Then we still have to fight with those people who say "97.9 is his normal temp so 99 is a fever for him" 🙄  I have a friend who is a NURSE and even she throws this argument at me.

Give me a doctor's order or else you're following school policy 100.4F is a fever.  What's the point of this though?  To get an excused absence?  If you want to keep your kid home then keep your kid home.

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