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CanIcallmymom has 4 years experience.

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  1. CanIcallmymom

    Fast Acting Glucose in Classrooms

    I asked my district nurse if we have a policy for classrooms to have any fast acting glucose in the classrooms in case of a lockdown. I was basically told the students need to keep it on them by this point (HS). I'm not particularly happy with that answer for two reasons: 1. I feel like this is a HUGE safety issue. What if a student is sent by a teacher to another class/office/etc and didn't take their bag for what was expected to be a quick trip. 2. They're still kids. They forget stuff. All. The. Time. I'm planning on discussing the issue with my principal instead to see if this is something they can purchase for the classrooms for over the Summer, but it needs to be pretty cost effective. We have approximately 75-ish teachers. What do you do in your school?
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    Cutting Clothes: ED SI/HI pt

    I am not sure how I feel about cutting patient's clothing in the ED for this reason. However, yes it is common and expected practice for ED nurses to place a patient in a gown and remove all belongings and items that could place the patient at risk for suicide, including monitor wires, clothing, blankets. Strangulation is a common manner of suicide for SI inpatients. There was probably a better way to get the clothing removed from the patient, as others have mentioned-antipsychotics. But the truth is, the patient's safety matters most.
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    Mobility Impaired Evacuation

    We do not have a 2nd floor on my campus, however our elementary campus has multiple floors. They use an evac chair.
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    Face masks

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    Face masks

    I was asked if we have "plenty" of masks. What is your version of plenty? Do I have enough for 1000 students plus 100 staff or so? I don't know how many they want me to have. I have appx 150 stocked up. I've considered reaching out to a local hospital. But I haven't done so yet.
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    Student pregnancy

    I have always handled it with privacy and do not disclose any info without permission from the student, as this is how we handled it in the ER as well. I *encourage* the student to tell her parents, and I let her know that if she wants me/counselor to discuss with the parent then I will. I would never force them to tell their parents. However, under FERPA laws I believe, parents are entitled to school records upon request... I think the counselors can disclose to parents without issue, as long as the pregnancy is not a result of suspected abuse. In Texas, if they are under 17 and elect to have an abortion, the doctor is required to notify a parent. So after I feel them out for what direction they're taking with their pregnancy, I may let them know this. Title IX laws are federal laws regarding pregnant students. Here is some info I found for my state: https://texaslawhelp.org/article/pregnant-and-parenting-minors-and-health-care
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    Coronavirus and Schools

    I'm not panicked, but it definitely has my ears perked up. I too am mostly concerned with shortages. There are already shortages on simple masks, and I can not get any more. I was getting a head start on ordering supplies for next school year since I will be out for a few months when I noticed this. My school will have to make do with what I have unless we can get some more from a local hospital, I suppose.
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    Coronavirus and Schools

    Yes, I read that they were not counting deaths of those who passed before they had confirmation that it was coronavirus related. So there's no telling how many it actually is. I watched leaked videos from rogue reporters (who face enormous penalties in a communist country for doing so) that show inside the hospital in Wuhan and it broke my heart for those healthcare workers and patients alike.
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    How do you get a sub?

    Yeah, no. I can not imagine that.
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    Subpoena Summons

    And honestly, I don't see why admin keeps advising you NOT to contact the district attorneys. That is fishy.
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    Coronavirus and Schools

    Don't forget to add the 42 cases who have been repatriated to the US. WOW!!, that is a crazy amount!
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    Subpoena Summons

    I mean, the only documentation you will really have will be any med orders for the student, their visit log, and any vaccines. That's all I would think you will need. I wouldn't worry too much. This isn't about you as a nurse, so I don't see how your liability coverage would help--but I suppose they might.
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    How do you get a sub?

    Agreed. We do not have a sub though for our clinic. It is covered usually by the librarian, and I'm sure in his absence as well it would be covered by our office ladies. I wish I had a nurse sub that at least had some medical training. I train the office ladies, some sped people, and the librarian in epi-pen, seizure, diabetes, and med admin.
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    Coronavirus and Schools

    No plan here yet. I am waiting to hear back from our lead nurse because I have had concerned employees ask me "if I have enough masks for everyone." Ummm, no I do not have 1100 masks to supply daily to students and staff. 🤔😅
  15. They would be out of line, I wouldn't worry about that at all. It was not your fault in any way, and make sure you stand your ground. You should not have to advertise that you are pumping.
  16. I would be absolutely infuriated. And I am so stinking mad FOR you. So sorry this happened. I would call a meeting with admin asap.

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