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NurseInTheHall RN

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NurseInTheHall has 8 years experience as a RN and specializes in Pediatrics; School Nurse.

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    And just like that.....

    Oh please, oh please, let this work out as an effective treatment!! https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166354220302011
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    And just like that.....

    Haha! Yes!! I keep thinking about how this could really put a damper on the lice treatment and prevention industry! There is a real potential here to eradicate those little buggers!
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    COVID19 efforts around school?

    We have been cleaning like crazy these past 2 weeks. I actually had to send out an email on Tuesday evening to remind the teachers to take it easy with their rogue cleaners because the fumes were getting out of hand. I sent out some basic cleaning tips to inform faculty and staff, and the cleaning and maintenance crews of the cleaning products recommending by the CDC and what not to mix with what (bleach and ammonia) and then I was able to obtain and distribute appropriate cleaners to be used on campus. I'm very glad that frequently touched surfaces are now being cleaned routinely, but at this point, I'm still more concerned with person-to-person spread than surface-to-person spread. I welcome any SB evidence about how long it lives on surfaces - so far it all seems speculative and possible overreaching... 2 to 9 days with 9 being under the perfect temperature and humidity conditions? I need to know more about this. I visited each class to refresh the importance of handwashing and covering coughs and sneezes and showed them the results of the handwashing experiment (the one where the kids touch bread with dirty hands, then wash with soap&water or use hand sanitizer or hand wipes, then touch a different slice and wait to see what grows). I think the visual was especially helpful as I was blown away by the great cough covering and handwashing I saw this past week (the bathroom sinks are visible from the hallway) and received numerous messages of thanks from parents and teachers. I followed up a few days later by sending out some great Myth-Busters videos on sneezing and handwashing for the teachers to show in classrooms. I also spoke at the faculty meetings to tell them what I had just taught the kids - with the underlying thought that it would be a good reminder for them to wash and to stop hand coughing - yuck! and to clean their phones. I am certain it made an impact as they were allowing more opportunities and sufficient time for students to stop and wash. I'm sure I'll need to continue to refresh this message on a regular basis when we return, whenever that may be...
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    Infrared Thermometers

    I have some by Zoe+Ruth. If anything, they understate the temp. I do several scans to make sure I'm actually getting the hot spot around the temple. Better than trying to get the littles to use an oral thermometer effectively. Out of stock on Amazon, but I think I've seen them at CVS. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01N3NBT8W/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_kazzEbK6ACCJW Baby Thermometer - Non-Contact Forehead Infrared Digital Thermometer + Plastic Case by Zoe+Ruth. Accurate Professional Medical Fever Alert System with Instant Results. Best for Baby, Toddlers & Adults
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    Head lice

    @Jedrnurse.... here you go!
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    Head lice

    This!! Absolutely THE BEST response I've seen regarding lice-panic letters.
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    EMR--what do you use?

    We use Magnus. It's too expensive and not as user-friendly as the sales team would have you believe. If you have high acuity, unlimited funds, and your own designated in-house I.T. point person, go for it. Otherwise, consider something simpler.
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    Epipen for classroom teaching?

    I think it is a great idea!! I recently added this in when teaching some 7th and 8th graders CPR. My philosophy is to have as many people trained as possible.
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    Poor planning

    I started doing this recently. I *might* get a little too much joy from the baffled looks on their faces.
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    Some Friday Fun... School Nurse Starter Pack

    I got obsessed with making this, bought the legos and everything ... tried it with just heads, tried it with full lego figures, identical except for the faces, but the kids just didn't 'get it'. The picture is now posted on my wall for the kids to reference and the legos stay safely out of their reach for my own appreciation.
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    School Districts with great parent health resources/links

    Check these out... Hope they help. https://www.pval.org/Page/238 https://www.wyasd.k12.pa.us/healthroom-nurses?platform=hootsuite https://sites.google.com/site/pvusdnurses/orientation https://www.schoolnurse.com/public/department41.cfm
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    Parent wants to stay all day

    Haha! Nope Nope Nope - I'm pretty sure that offer would be accepted! On the spot. Without hesitation. Not opening that door.
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    Parent wants to stay all day

    That's certainly what I'll be hoping for!
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    Parent wants to stay all day

    Haha! True! The countdown is on... unfortunately this is all still in the planning phase for next year.
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    Parent wants to stay all day

    Ooof! Sending prayers for quick student healing. Hang in there!
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    Extras

    Flu clinic in the fall; classroom quick lessons on hand washing, cover your cough, etc; CPR Training; Wellness Program (aka drug testing); Currently working on a team collaborative with other local small schools to coordinate monthly or quarterly parent training (vaping, alcohol use, etc).
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