NurseBeans

NurseBeans BSN, RN, EMT-B

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NurseBeans has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in school/military/OR/home health.

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  1. Packet for incoming Kindergarten students

    When I worked elementary I drafted a letter I liked to give out when they do their kindergarten assessments (May and June). It included all the basic information the parents wouldn't necessarily know, like when to keep your kid home, why the nurse ma...
  2. Wearing hoods inside your building.

    Until this year they were supposed to keep hoods down at all times here...this year they do not care. Having said that, the older nurse I work with has a conniption every time a kid walks in with a hood up. She feels that it is disrespectful, which I...
  3. Clearing bathroom odors

    That orange spray we used to use in the hospital...think it's called Citrus II
  4. Why so long

    This frustrates me...because as much as I understand having to work and not wanting/being able to leave work or take time off work, isn't it one of those things you have to consider before having children? Like, you may have to pick them up at some p...
  5. School Nurse Job Offer Help!!!

    I am on the East coast so I can't speak to LA, but I can say I had to pay for my own credentialing/certificate. It was through one of our local universities. I also had to pay to take the Praxis because we are on a teacher's contract. Than about a y...
  6. 504 plan for interstitial cystitis--I'm stumped!

    You know, I had thought this too, and the other nurse I work with said the whole situation is giving her weird vibes. The student has a clotting disorder according to mom, and she told me early on this year that her father had died from a blood clot....
  7. How many?

    2 nurses, 900-1000 students we really are lucky!
  8. 504 plan for interstitial cystitis--I'm stumped!

    Thank you all--I have not been able to speak with parent or doctors yet. Admin had come to me to see what her story was regarding truancy, and all I could say was she has no 504 but she has had this condition and chronic absenteeism since first grade...
  9. Ok, I have a middle schooler with interstitial cystitis, which I know is rare for the age group but from the looks of it, she has had issues since early childhood and is a chronic truancy problem. I'm sure not all of her absences are due to her medic...
  10. Advice? Support? I don't know what I need anymore... :(

    Agree with this. Maybe just make sure your head is not one of the rollers. As far as the zen, I have learned to do as Old Dude suggests. Control what you can, let go of what you can't, enjoy the little things the job has to offer (like lunch with you...
  11. Nursing nightmares.

    This one goes back to my days in the OR: I am scrubbed to assist a surgery that is either a new type of procedure or it is a mean surgeon I have never worked with, but either way I am confused and disoriented, and I keep contaminating my field and th...
  12. Middle or high school???

    I've just recently come from a K-4 to a middle school, 7-8. I have to say, I love these older kids. They are funny, you can have a conversation with them, some of them are very reasonable and you can work with them to keep them in the school for the ...
  13. Napping in health room and other things...

    Well, you have a legitimate infection control concern with it being flu season and LD being healthy, and only being there for a nap, which does not need nursing supervision. I would try to see if there is a reason he can't nap somewhere else. If the ...
  14. And we were having such a nice day, too...

    From the OR world...don't finish your cases too quick or you WILL get someone else's work! If you go get one suture, just grab two. If you grab one you WILL drop or contaminate. All redheads wake up from anesthesia like wild animals. Actually that on...
  15. Can't get a job

    You are correct about school nursing being desperate and paying poorly. But I would really not recommend it for a new grad nurse. It takes a few years of clinical experience before being able to function alone, responsibly and confidently. In my stat...