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  1. Glitternurse

    That's So Fetch! (Pink Wednesdays)

    Save me a seat at cool kids table. I'm so fetch in my head to toe pink.
  2. Glitternurse

    Typical schedule.

    My hours are 8-3:30. There are 5 sites with varying hours the earliest is 7:45-2:33, the latest is 8:27-3:05. I usually get to work around 7:45/7:50, and I have been known to stay until 4:00. I am hourly. I don't claim OT, but I also don't feel guilty leaving at 3:00 fo an appointment. I also never take my breaks and if I do eat lunch it's at my desk in the health office.
  3. Glitternurse

    Measles!! No MMR #2 advice

    I think it would be pretty easy to get medical exemption from the doctor if the 2nd dose is contraindicated or if the student has titers drawn indicating immunity. If the doc says she's ok to get second dose then you have to go by state and school policy. You might be able to contact the health department to see what they recommend, with a measles outbreak in Texas right now it's a bit scary to have a student with questionable immunity.
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    School Title

    Both the district RN and I go by nurse- first name or miss- first name. I do have some teachers refer to me as Mrs last name. I have some students that just refer to me as nurse, but I'm ok with that since I'm only at their school 2 half days a week for the most part. I am also referred to as daughter's name mom. The littles occasional call me teacher. I do not respond to hey, I am grumpy if they just sit and stare at me, except maybe tk or k because they are usually nervous. I also do not respond well to "you need to ..... "(call my mom, give me a bandaid. etc). I'm pretty easy, if they are trying to be polite and respectful I'm good.
  5. Glitternurse

    Got thanked by EMS/Police and Mom!

    woohoo, nice job for quick action. Congrats on being recognized for what you do.
  6. Glitternurse

    Gender Bias in Pediatric Pain

    That is really interesting. In my unscientific observations, I think boys play up pain more. The boys are more likely to come in with an exaggerated limp or dragging their foot. Boys are also more likely to hurt themselves and keep playing and then come to the health office when class starts, girls seem to come in right away. I will have to pay more attention to my perceptions. Thanks for the great article
  7. Glitternurse

    Midwest nurses... Caught in the polar vortex?

    Yikes!!!! I'll send warm thoughts from California. Stay warm and stay safe.
  8. Glitternurse

    What does your username mean?

    I worked home health/private duty with a pediatric patient that had severe physical and developmental delays. Part of her IEP was to work on motor control so we did a lot of hand over hand art. One day we were using glitter when her arm jerked away due to a spasm and I ended up with glitter all over myself. I thought I had cleaned up pretty well, but when I got home my 3 year old wanted to know why I had glitter in my hair. I gave her a simple explanation and she responded, "oh you're a glitter nurse!" The name stuck and it makes a great username.
  9. Glitternurse

    C'Mon Now!

    I love it when the non medical staff give advice to each other. I overheard a conversation, one of the teachers was advising the secretary about a medication (I can't remember what it was now) she should take and how well it works, etc, etc. Well I knew the secretary was breastfeeding and I knew this medication was not recommended for breastfeeding women. I nicely told the secretary to check with her doctor because that medication shouldn't be taken when breastfeeding. The teacher gave me a dirty look and walked away. I don't usually butt into conversations, but she was getting really bad advice. This teacher is also an anti-vaxxer. she has kept her child in pre-school an extra year because as soon as her child comes to elementary she has to start making up all of the required immunizations.
  10. Glitternurse

    Are we done yet???

    Happy Holidays everyone. Enjoy your break, rest and make memories. Happy new year! [ATTACH=CONFIG]28179[/ATTACH]See you back here 2019
  11. Glitternurse

    Are we done yet???

    Enjoy your break
  12. Glitternurse

    Break Plans?

    We return 1/7 Kids and staff. No big plans really. My mother in law in in Connecticut with my brother in law, she needed a big change since this is the first christmas after my father in law passed away. My parents are headed to S. California to spend time with my sister and her family so it's just me, my husband and my kids this year. We are going to have a quiet Christmas and will probably go out for Christmas dinner. We have talked about going to the Bay Area to see a Sharks game (San Jose Sharks hockey). Other than that we'll cull toys and books my kids have outgrown and hang out around home for 2 weeks of family time.
  13. Glitternurse


    Merry Christmas, Enjoy your well deserved break. We have early out today and minimum day tomorrow. I'm like the little train that could "I think I can..I think I can" See Ya in 2019.
  14. Glitternurse

    That's So Fetch! (Pink Wednesdays)

    I'm embracing my unfetchness today. I've got cool Christmas leggings and a long sweater and I'm feeling very festive. I'll hang at the uncool table today.
  15. Glitternurse

    Need to vent and process this

    A virtual pat on the back from me. You did the right thing regardless of what the paramedics think.