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Keeperofbandages LPN

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Keeperofbandages has 6 years experience as a LPN and specializes in School Health.

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    How is everyone handling the isolation room from the CDC? My school has no extra space and building an isolation room in my current office is not feasible.
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    Supplies for Next Year

    Is anyone ordering anything different or additional for their offices due to covid-19?
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    Do you think schools will resume this year?

    I am in Florida too and feel the exact same way! I miss my kiddos
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    2 weeks closed

    I am closed for 2 weeks as of now, we have not been told if we are getting paid or not. I am also paid hourly, so I am at work trying to gather up things I can do from home to get some hours put in. I am hoping we are not out more than two weeks at this point.
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    Stolen supplies

    My PTA gave me 6 large bottles of hand sanitizer that I have written nurse's office only on, which are also kept locked up where I have the only key to where they are locked up.
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    Stolen supplies

    ALL of my supplies except bandages, lice sticks, etc. are always under lock and key... Not because of my coworkers, we have a cleaning company that comes in and cleans our school each night.
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    Your favorite extracurriculars?

    At work I am nurse/secretary/end of the day late car riders watcher. At home, I enjoy archery and fishing.
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    How do you get a sub?

    If I know I am going to be out, then I find my own sub ( I only have 2 subs), if it is an emergency then if I cant get a sub, my secretaries will cover for me and call me/the parent if needed.
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    Supply Question

    How does everyone get an idea of how much to order for next school year? I feel like my biggest things I go through are Gloves, Probe covers for my thermometer, 2x4 bandages, and cleaning wipes. I feel like I never order enough for the entire year and then i'm scrambling to get more of those items for the remainder of the year. Storage IS an issue for me ( I share an office and I'm pretty sure it was a conference room before I started so it is EXTREMELY small). Any tips or tricks you have would be greatly appreciated!!!
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    School Nurse Pay

    I am paid hourly and not paid for the summer. So I work my schools summer camp for a couple of weeks each year and make sure to save money out of each check for the summer.
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    Diabetes Question

    When doing a diabetic dosage calculation, do you use the correction formula + carb ratio (ex. 2.2 + 4.3 = 6.5 ( 7 units) or do you round the 2.2 (2) + 4.3 (4) = 6 units? I have heard that the first way I showed is the way they are calculating insulin now. How does everyone else calculate?
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    Do you keep clinic door open?

    My office is small with one door that leads out to the main office. I leave my door open unless I am speaking with a parent privately or doing a lice check.
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    Good PRN job for school nurses

    I have worked my districts ESE Extended School Year (which I loved!), done home health, waitress, worked my current school's summer camp over the years for some extra cash. I took this past summer off from any work (besides moving across my town), which made me realize how much I needed to be "busy" during the summer.
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    School Nurse Pay

    I am in Florida, I work 8 hours a day, 186 days a year. I get paid $16.48 an hour as an LPN.
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    I have some nursing students assisting me with my screenings. Does anyone have ideas on thanking them? My school has always done a tray of cookies, with juice and fruit. However, last year the instructor got upset with us providing treats AFTER the screenings were completed. This year, I have the same school sending me different students with the same instructor. I do not want their hard work to go without being noted.
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    Parents be like...

    My kinders cannot start until all the necessary paperwork is on file, my 7th graders who were in the school for 6th grade get 1 week to bring me in a copy of their updated shot records with proof of tdap immunization. All new enrollments (besides kinders) get a 30 day window to bring in physical and immunization record.

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