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OhioBPH has 7 years experience and specializes in School health, pediatrics.

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    New Grad L&D goals

    The unit I really would like to work on I had my clinicals on, and my clinical instructor works there. I am working on getting shadowing opportunities arranged on L&D units in my area as well. I'll take that class, and I did join AWHONN as a student member. For ACLS, can I take that as a student? I was going to take NRP but you have to have a license.
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    New Grad L&D goals

    Hey all! I just finished my OB course and clinical and I love L&D, I have worked peds for 10 years in and out patient as an MA, and thought I would continue in pediatrics, but woah did I love L&D. How can I prepare myself (and my resume) to be a competitive applicant on a L&D unit? (And yes, they do hire new grads on L&D here).
  3. The hospital here nurses will have a cord clamp on their lanyard to hold other items to their lanyard if needed (rings, etc).
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    A couple years ago there was a threat where some of you lovely nurses shared your copy-paste assessments for common visits. I was wondering if you could be so AMAZING as to share them again and save me from digging them up? Thank you thank you. PS Nursing school is going well
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    Where are the school nurses?

    It is a budgeting issue. Many of the systems like this utilize well trained Medical Assistants with nurses supervising the district. Akron Children's, Nationwide, and at least one hospital in Texas that I know of follow this model. This model allows for a trained professional to be in the building for relatively cheap (Lets be real, MAs make dirt), while ensuring the safety of the students. Even with pay rates starting in the $12 range, districts in my area are only contracting 5 hours a day!
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    Do you do a countdown to end of school?

    I have the number written on each day on my wall calendar. There is a poster in the teacher lounge that has the "big" things from the year, new teacher, retirees, news events, school news events etc. It is a long held tradition here (20 years).
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    AM meds at school

    Does it require a physician order? What time is the order for? Here in my district I am not in the building until school has been in session for an hour. this cuts down on AM meds because there is no one to administer anything at the appropriate time. If the student is receiving it after the school day starts, are they getting therapeutic effect early enough? Or do they struggle for the 1st hour? Maybe express the need for more parent education about tricks to remember to give it before school.
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    C'Mon Now!

    You know where the coach can get fabric bandaids? THE DOLLAR STORE
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    Independent Diabetics?

    My independent students (at the Middle School level) don't come to me unless there is a problem, usually with their pump or site, which requires a call home anyway. The local children's hospital sets independence as a goal. Once a doc signs that they are completely independent I am here for support if needed. they must have emergency supplies in the clinic as well as an up to date diabetic management plan, but that's it.
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    Lice dilemma

    I am sure they would be on board, but honestly it seems like class discrimination. This is one of the poorest families in the district, the kids are more or less raising themselves, and they are already on the truancy list because they are responsible for getting themselves to school.
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    Lice dilemma

    Administration is aware. We would leave her messages. We start break with a half day on Thursday.
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    Lice dilemma

    Okay, let me start by stating that I am opposed to lice exclusions from school. I understand the many problems with such policies and have stated them many times. Our district has a no live lice policy. Students found to have lice are to be sent home immediately and may return when they are free from live lice. They are to be checked upon return and then 1 - 2 weeks later. There is a family here that has 2 students in my school, 1 in the behavior intervention school, and one at the high school. The youngest was found to have lice end of November. Mom is not reachable during school. There are no emergency contacts. Technically the student is supposed to stay in the office all day in this situation, but we made an exception due to an attendance issue/to not punish making it to school on time. I left a detailed message and I sent home fliers with info about lice, a form so that I could treat the lice at school if mom was unable, details about home cleaning as well as checking the whole family. The vice principal even purchased and sent home lice treatment. This student was out for five days after this. On recheck he had one louse, which I removed. Since then I have had two staff report to me that the brother has lice. Apparently a student that sit behind him is telling staff that she sees bugs in his hair. Ya'll I don't know what to do. I have a fundamental problem with excluding for lice, and I don't think that I can continue to use HIPAA as an avoidance mechanism.
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    First day of the rest of my life

    I ended up with the grades is expected! Now I have 4 weeks off, 2 of which i'm on break from here, too!
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    First day of the rest of my life

    Tonight is my last final of the semester! It is looking like an A and a B+ right now and im proud.
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    What brought you to where you are now?

    I like to say I am in the middle of a very scenic route. I have been a CMA for almost 10 years, most of them in primary care pediatrics. I returned to school for a Bachelor degree in Public Health with the intention of moving on to medical school, then redirecting to PA school. I learned quickly that PA school is RIDICULOUSLY competitive, but also that to do the type of work I wanted to do I would need either a license in social work or nursing. Let's be honest, nurses earn more money! I had to look for a job that would accommodate evening nursing school and here I am. I really love my job. However it may end up being temporary. In my organization if you get your NCLEX there is a requirement to work in the children's hospital for a year before returning to school health. It seems likely now that I may continue on to NP school, there are a couple licensure entry programs in my area. That's a long way off now, I'll graduate with my ADN May of 2020.
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    What ta heck?

    I don't know how these kids celebrate Thanksgiving, but I have had a disproportionate # of pukers today. It's been a revolving door of stomach ache with a pounding headache and SA/HA and vomiting all day.

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