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  1. NurseVal93

    Students under the influence at school

    Hi Fellow School Nurses, How do you deal with a student that is brought in by Admin to "check to see if they are under the influence"? I've had this happen 3 times in the past 2 weeks. I do my head to toe nursing assessment and interview the student and report my findings to admin. What I don't understand is that they look at me for a definitive answer whether YES or NO they are under the influence, and get irate if I'm unable to provide that definite answer. Only 1 time was I able to confirm via my findings and the Student openly admitting to drinking and being drunk. I do not have any special tools (eg brethalyzer), and am not trained to give a field sobriety test... Sometimes I tell them, "This is not the TV show COPS, I can only use my nursing assessment and nursing skills". How do y'all handle this? Help..
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    CA school nursing newbie

    Hello Ruby Jane! Thank you very much for your response. I don't know why, I had not even thought of that! (Oops.. Haha) I will definitely search right now. Thanks again!
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    CA school nursing newbie

    Hello fellow Nurses! I had a couple questions, but first, a little background: I got my LVN license in early '15, and was working in a SNF as a charge nurse. After leaving that job, I got hired at a Healthcare Staffing Solution company that sends nurses for fill-in shifts at hospitals, home care, and of course, schools (which is what I'm hired for), also, this company will eventually find me a permanent case where I would 1:1 with a special education student in a school setting. My questions are: 1) Do schools in California hire LVN's to be THE school nurse (as in, the one in the office responsible for rendering care for all students), because every fill-in shift I've done, I've been covering the schools "Health Technician"... I don't think they are LVN/RN. 2) I've seen some posts on here saying that they (people on this section of the forum) are RN's going for their BSN so they can be a school nurse, not sure if I'm understanding correctly... Are they talking about being the head School District Nurse (because I know the school district nurse at the district I've been filling-in at is an RN)?? Very confused. I apologize if this was lengthy or if my questions seem obvious or dumb.