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Keeperofthebandaids BSN, RN

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Keeperofthebandaids has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nurse.

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  1. Keeperofthebandaids

    Wiping bottoms

    So, in my previous district, if a student had a bm in the pants they had to go home, get cleaned up and then they could be brought back to school. In my current district, nurses do the wiping and changing. I am all about the customer service, but I am finding myself currently potty training a 3rd grader who wears diapers to school. He is not being potty trained at home. In this day and age, I really don't feel comfortable spending this much time in the bathroom with a 10 year old boy. I would like to approach my boss about this, but I thought I should do my research. What is your district policy?
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    Disaster day

    We only have two half days left of the year. I thought it would be a little crazy but the kids would be happy partying in their classrooms. I was hoping to be able to get a few end of the year things done. NOT! We had an electrical fire and had to evacuate. Firemen, hose, smoke... we saw it all! Everything was fine. THEN just after early dismissal we had a tornado in the area! I sheltered in place with a feverish friend who never got picked up for about an hour. Again, everything is fine! I am grateful that everyone is safe and going home! There was a reason why I read Psalm 91 this morning! So happy to be going home is a few minutes and even happier that SUMMER is that much closer! Stay safe!
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    This is Where the Cowboy Rides Away

    Congratulations! You will be missed!!
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    Show me...

    I don't have any pictures to share, but Pinterest has a bunch a great ideas!
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    Medical room goodies?

    I give out toothbrushes for Halloween. That has been fun!
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    Natural Consequences

    So, last week I had a third grader with pepper spray in her backpack. It accidentally got bumped and went off in the classroom. Her grandmother "bought it at the Dollar Store" and put it in her bag so she could safely walk home from the bus. Ugh... One student vomited. I could feel it in my throat just walking into the room. Can you really by that at the Dollar Store? If so, there might be more incidents!
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    Phone Calls

    This is great info! I have a question about emailing parents.. how much information do you send them? I stick to phone calls because I don't want to send personal, written health info to the wrong person. But it is getting harder to reach people by phone.
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    PARENTS say the darndest things

    ADD medicine capsule found in Kinder's pocket. Called mom. "Oh, I was sending that home with him for Grandma to give it to him after school." The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!
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    Storybook Character Day Nurse ideas?

    The School Nurse from the Black Lagoon was a hit! Except for the kids that called me a doctor, it was a fun time! The book has been added to my little library too. Thanks for your suggestions!
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    Storybook Character Day Nurse ideas?

    So many great ideas! I think I am going with The School Nurse from the Black Lagoon, as long as Amazon delivers on time! Thank you!!!
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    Storybook Character Day Nurse ideas?

    So many great ideas! Now to choose!
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    Storybook Character Day Nurse ideas?

    We are having Story book dress up day at my school on Friday. Is there a nurse character in a book that I can dress up as? I can't think of a good one!
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    I need ideas

    I dream of doing bigger health things for the community... health fairs, National Night out, education to the students and to the families at PTA meetings, stress reduction and healthy habits for teachers... the sky is the limit! Meanwhile I am putting bandaids on sore feet for picture day!
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    Kid with diabetes - need the hive mind

    I had a student very similar to that for the last two years. She is being "home schooled" this year, but I am expecting her back anyday! We had the routine that she would get her tray and bring it to my office to count carbs before she ate anything. She would tell me what she was going to eat and what she wasn't. I always emphasized that she had to eat everythingl since I was giving her insulin before she ate. She would finish her lunch in my office if there was something she was still eating. She would come back in an hour to check BS. Her 504 allowed her to not get in trouble for absences, which her parents abused. They would want to check her out early so they could get in the front of the line for the ice cream truck at dismissal because they wouldn't want her to get too hot since she is diabetic. Oh my. As a new school nurse, I felt compelled to provide lots of education and "fix" this family. Looking back, I think that hurt my chance to make a long term difference. A little bit goes a long way. When her BS was way high, I told her that she would probably not feel well this afternoon when it comes down fast, and I was almost always right. Just communicate and document! I hope you can make a life long difference! I am sure you will!
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    Thank you!!

    It's the last day of school and this is my first post! I can't leave without saying thank you to all of you! As a new nurse, and an even newer school nurse, this board has been my lifeline! When I feel like no one in administration or my principal sees what I am doing, I know you are out there fighting my same battles! You are my secret weapon against difficult parents. I have your experiences in my back pocket ready to whip out against every frequent flyer and louse! Thank you for being here! Have a great summer!
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