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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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3rd week of school and some of these teachers are driving me nuts.  Right now there is a big push to get SST's done on those kids that failed/did poorly on STAAR test last year - my part in the process is doing a quick hearing/vision screening. 

I will call/email teacher stating I need to get the kid screened and they never send me the kid or they will send the kid the day of SST and kid fails which means SST can't move forward until kid has a doctor visit for hearing/vision.  I had a teacher try to turn it around on me stating it was my fault the screening wasn't done in a timely manner - well the teacher never sent me the kid after a couple of calls/emails stating I need to do it.    

So now when I get the request from AP for SST health screen - I email the teacher, cc AP so there is not any question on my end of the process.  Kindof a "see I am asking but they are not sending" message for the AP to see. 

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Mavnurse17 has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Happy Friday, y'all.  I am clawing my way to this 3 day weekend!  Yesterday a counselor chased me down in the lounge (I wasn't even eating lunch...what is a lunch break? 😂) to tell me "Nurse...I have a kid who says his back hurts."  My patience is so thin I couldn't even pretend not to be annoyed.  Petty and not proud of it, but it is what it is!

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CanIcallmymom has 4 years experience.

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I was petty this morning. A teacher sent me 4 HSers that were out of dress code (free dress day as long as you wear a college shirt--we normally wear uniforms). Two of the girls had a college shirt in their backpack that they could have easily put on in the restroom and gone back to class...no need for me. So I emailed said teacher and asked her to not send me more children to chart on when they have no reason to come (I said it way nicer though). Turns out, teacher has had issues with some of the students and emailed me back that she wanted to reinforce that they had to follow the rules and be "checked" to make sure so she could set an example for her class. 

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14 minutes ago, CanIcallmymom said:

I was petty this morning. A teacher sent me 4 HSers that were out of dress code (free dress day as long as you wear a college shirt--we normally wear uniforms). Two of the girls had a college shirt in their backpack that they could have easily put on in the restroom and gone back to class...no need for me. So I emailed said teacher and asked her to not send me more children to chart on when they have no reason to come (I said it way nicer though). Turns out, teacher has had issues with some of the students and emailed me back that she wanted to reinforce that they had to follow the rules and be "checked" to make sure so she could set an example for her class. 

I made an announcement to all staff (in person and email) before school started this year that I do not have clothing available for dress code violations, only in the case of a medical-related issue like blood or body fluids on the clothing. First day of school, every student that had not received their uniforms or were wearing something out of code... sent directly to my office. I swear....

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23 hours ago, Mavnurse17 said:

I realize you posted this yesterday so I'm a little late to the game....but yesterday I had a student come to me, referred by the teacher, for "possible allergic reaction to ant bites," which the student got *wait for it* 4 days ago!!!!

Multiple ant bites on her leg with typical localized reaction symptoms to...idk...a stimulus foreign to the body?! No generalized swelling, pus, oozing, rash, inflammation, erythema, itching, etc.  Just typical ant bites.

I wanted to write a note back to the teacher that said "show me your credentials please?  What makes you qualified to tell a student she's having an allergic reaction??"  But I simply wrote, "no reaction symptoms" with a great big smiley face 🙂 

So right after reading this, I found myself in almost the exact same situation! Yesterday I told my principals I would be about 30 minutes late because I had been in a car accident on Monday (everything is fine) and needed to drop my car off at the repair place before school. As I was pulling in to the parking lot (probably at the 28 min late mark... they just can't contain themselves lol), I get a call from the principal saying she is with a 7th grader who is having an allergic reaction to an ant bite, she has called him mom twice with no response. I park, enter, and they are sitting there waiting for me in the lobby. His arm has a welt. He tells me the bite occurred 2 days ago. In front of the principal, I assess him by asking questions about what has happened in the past with ant bites (you guessed it... exactly this), and what prompted him to come for help this morning (he would like some cream for it). omg. So I basically tell him to go back to class. But it gets better, I call mom and she tells me he actually got the bite a week ago, it's been getting consistently better.

Sometimes I just can't cope with the lack of common sense. 

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CanIcallmymom has 4 years experience.

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23 minutes ago, jnemartin said:

I made an announcement to all staff (in person and email) before school started this year that I do not have clothing available for dress code violations, only in the case of a medical-related issue like blood or body fluids on the clothing. First day of school, every student that had not received their uniforms or were wearing something out of code... sent directly to my office. I swear....

It's the worst. And why do I have to store the student jackets that aren't dress code that are taken up by admin? Ummmm...no!

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9 minutes ago, CanIcallmymom said:

It's the worst. And why do I have to store the student jackets that aren't dress code that are taken up by admin? Ummmm...no!

I put it all in the student store. So now, even if I need a uniform skirt for a menstruation accident or a shirt for a bloody nose mishap, I will go down and get one in the size I need. I basically had to do this last year even with a large supply of clothing stored in my closet, because I rarely had the sizes of things I need. So now I am not lying when I tell the kids/parents/teachers, "Sorry I don't store any clothing here, you need to purchase something from the school store" (of course I don't make them purchase if it's a legit medical thing)

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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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4 minutes ago, jnemartin said:

I put it all in the student store. So now, even if I need a uniform skirt for a menstruation accident or a shirt for a bloody nose mishap, I will go down and get one in the size I need.

OOOHHH - a student store!

My practice has been revolutionized by the presence of a student who needs daily catherization. YAY! Raising/lowering cot in my clinic! YAY! No room for his wheelchair and the two ugly boxes of dress code clothing. Which probably violated fire code as they were on the floor but anyway - they're now stored in a closet a little way aways from the office. Anyone with a master key can get in (dean, AP, both secretaries, counselor). Would you believe I had ZERO requests for clothes since I implemented the new procedure?

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2 minutes ago, ruby_jane said:

OOOHHH - a student store!

My practice has been revolutionized by the presence of a student who needs daily catherization. YAY! Raising/lowering cot in my clinic! YAY! No room for his wheelchair and the two ugly boxes of dress code clothing. Which probably violated fire code as they were on the floor but anyway - they're now stored in a closet a little way aways from the office. Anyone with a master key can get in (dean, AP, both secretaries, counselor). Would you believe I had ZERO requests for clothes since I implemented the new procedure?

good job! take the monkey off your back 🙂 

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Snatchedwig has 11 years experience as a ADN, CNA, LPN, RN and specializes in Medsurg.

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I'm petty and not ashamed. 

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As soon as I entered my building this morning (15 minutes before my contracted time) - receptionist rolls her eyes and tells me 2 staff members were looking for me because the photographer taking student photos onsite today is diabetic and felt a little shaky. God bless my smart and sweet receptionist - she told them it was well before my arrival time but there was a coke machine in the break room as well as candy in a dish. The staff members then were going to go look for the Athletic Trainer. So, she said she repeated herself again and they got the hint.

Of course one of the staff members finds me as I am putting my purse down to tell me of the "dire emergency" that I missed.  Ugghhhhh!!!

 

 

 

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On 8/29/2019 at 8:25 AM, BeckyESRN said:

I love this so much, however a few of my teachers would cry real tears if I was that "mean" to them🙄

Haha!  When I read that I was thinking how fun it would be to make it more specific:  "Review appropriate use of apostrophes" or "Use multiplication table flashcards".

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