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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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laflaca has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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I was called out of a meeting (on the radio, twice).
The urgent situation:  15 year old student had wrapped an entire roll of Scotch tape around his forearm - loosely, creating a sort of plastic sleeve.  It's not even sticking directly to his arm.  He's visibly pleased to be getting this attention and time away from class.  He denies any problem or concern.


"Help me understand the reason for the urgent call," I said.
"Well, it's a health hazard," stated the staff.
Circulation, sensation, motion intact.  "Nope, looks fine to me.  You can go back to class.  Take it off when you get tired of it."   Student was very disappointed. 

My note: "Student put Scotch tape on arm.  He has no physical complaint.  No health issue identified."

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Feral.Cat.Herder has 26 years experience as a LPN and specializes in Peds, MS, DIDD, Corrections, HH, LTC, School Nurse.

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On 8/31/2019 at 12:20 PM, TriciaJ said:

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

Speaking of real tears.... I just had a first year teacher come in with splinter in her finger, easily removed with tweezers since it was sticking straight up out of her finger. After removing it she bursts into tears. I ask her if she I hurt her, she said "No, I'm just emotional and I was scared"  I do hope the tears weren't actually over the splinter removal. Perhaps she has outside issues going on. I asked if there was anything I could help her with she said no, she just needed to go to the bathroom and refresh her makeup.  🤷🏽‍♀️

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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 ‎8‎/‎31‎/‎2019 at 9:23 PM, laflaca said:

I was called out of a meeting (on the radio, twice).
The urgent situation:  15 year old student had wrapped an entire roll of Scotch tape around his forearm - loosely, creating a sort of plastic sleeve.  It's not even sticking directly to his arm.  He's visibly pleased to be getting this attention and time away from class.  He denies any problem or concern.


"Help me understand the reason for the urgent call," I said.
"Well, it's a health hazard," stated the staff.
Circulation, sensation, motion intact.  "Nope, looks fine to me.  You can go back to class.  Take it off when you get tired of it."   Student was very disappointed. 

My note: "Student put Scotch tape on arm.  He has no physical complaint.  No health issue identified."

I love your documentation of this (non-urgent) visit. I am going to put "No health issue identified" in my charting arsenal now!!

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CanIcallmymom has 4 years experience.

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HS student to clinic for "wrist pain when I write. I think I have carpal tunnel." 

 

Called teacher to ask why student was sent to me.........................................

"because he has wrist pain when he's writing."
Back. *clap* to. *clap* class! *clap*

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This week I was told by a teacher that they needed me to tell a student that she needed to wear a bra. There are some situations when I don't mind following up about personal hygiene, but I draw the line at telling students to wear bras. It's not a health-related situation, she's not violating any dress code that I can tell or that anyone else can either, and she's not the target of comments from anyone (including students) but the teachers at this point.

In the meantime, the staff continues to send students with low blood sugars to me unaccompanied, kids are carrying medication at school (not allowed, and no orders of course) and parents ignore my pleas for MD orders for important medical devices and activity restrictions, and students continue getting hurt because they break the rules on playground structures. But please, let's make sure that this student is wearing a bra and discuss it at length in a meeting. 

(thanks for this thread- just writing this helps! 😉

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bluebonnetrn has 18 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School nurse.

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On 9/3/2019 at 7:16 AM, Feral.Cat.Herder said:

Speaking of real tears.... I just had a first year teacher come in with splinter in her finger, easily removed with tweezers since it was sticking straight up out of her finger. After removing it she bursts into tears. I ask her if she I hurt her, she said "No, I'm just emotional and I was scared"  I do hope the tears weren't actually over the splinter removal. Perhaps she has outside issues going on. I asked if there was anything I could help her with she said no, she just needed to go to the bathroom and refresh her makeup.  🤷🏽‍♀️

Am I mean because I actually laughed out loud at this??

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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 ‎9‎/‎7‎/‎2019 at 12:28 PM, GertieGrantRN said:

This week I was told by a teacher that they needed me to tell a student that she needed to wear a bra. There are some situations when I don't mind following up about personal hygiene, but I draw the line at telling students to wear bras. It's not a health-related situation, she's not violating any dress code that I can tell or that anyone else can either, and she's not the target of comments from anyone (including students) but the teachers at this point.

In the meantime, the staff continues to send students with low blood sugars to me unaccompanied, kids are carrying medication at school (not allowed, and no orders of course) and parents ignore my pleas for MD orders for important medical devices and activity restrictions, and students continue getting hurt because they break the rules on playground structures. But please, let's make sure that this student is wearing a bra and discuss it at length in a meeting. 

(thanks for this thread- just writing this helps! 😉

OY!!!!! Oy all the way around.

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linda1959 has 38 years experience.

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JUST now while I am eating lunch and reading this thread. 

1:pm - 8 year old student with TA; I am really sick today and think I have a fever cause my head feels hot.

Me:  Well, I can hear you have a cold, and you have been here for  4 hours and you are going home in 1.5 hours.  Do you think you have a fever or did someone else?

TA: Me and Ms. R think he has  a fever.

Me: Why are you feeling his head"?

TA: Because he has been sick all day and we wanted to check if he has a fever.

Temp: 98.2  . . . go rest your head on the desk and wait for the bus.

AND just last week we had our in-service and I said  "if you think your student is ill in the morning, bring them then.  DO NOT wait till the end of the day and then say "they've been sick all day."

WASTE of my breath!

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k1p1ssk has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in pediatrics.

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Can I be petty around the would-be nursing students that keep posting about applications to nursing school programs in this forum?? Do they read any of the descriptions or the discussion topics??? I feel like its actually hard to find this forum... It makes me wonder if they lack the attention to detail/critical thinking skills necessary then are they going to make it in school?? GAH sorry, it's just frustrating to see those posts... I'm also grouchy today.

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Feral.Cat.Herder has 26 years experience as a LPN and specializes in Peds, MS, DIDD, Corrections, HH, LTC, School Nurse.

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Every day this week I have had a TA bring a special needs child who is nonverbal to the clinic for "temp check" each time I have asked why the TA thinks the child needs a temp check. Her answer because she's "not herself" (then who is she LOL!).  I ask is she vomiting, have diarrhea, grimacing, showing any signs of pain or distress. Her answer "No, she is clingy and more loving". Hmmm, perhaps she is getting comfortable with you and is showing you affection, IDK.  Temp check normal, kid's disposition in the clinic, normal for this child.  Yesterday the TA wanted to know if I wanted to call the parent, um...NO. So I ask "and what would you like me to tell the parent, your child show no s/s of sickness, but she is more loving, would you like to pick her up?" TA just stood there looking at me like I was speaking a foreign language.  Finally I said, medically I don't have a concern, if you have a concern feel free to call her parents.  SMH 🤦🏽‍♀️  TGIF!!!

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Am I mean because I actually laughed out loud at this??

@bluebonnetrn no you aren't mean, I'm the meanie, I actually chuckled under my breath while she was in my clinic. 😁

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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 9/12/2019 at 11:02 AM, k1p1ssk said:

Can I be petty around the would-be nursing students that keep posting about applications to nursing school programs in this forum?? Do they read any of the descriptions or the discussion topics??? I feel like its actually hard to find this forum... It makes me wonder if they lack the attention to detail/critical thinking skills necessary then are they going to make it in school?? GAH sorry, it's just frustrating to see those posts... I'm also grouchy today.

Are you grouchy or hangry? Because someone up in here has GOT to have saltines....

Seriously, I know that I cannot multi-task. Ever. Worse now in my 50s. And they're probably reading things on a tiny screen whilst flying from one thing to another.

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