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Nurse Trini

Nurse Trini

LPN School Nurse
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Nurse Trini has 4 years experience and specializes in LPN School Nurse.

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    40 days left!!

    Thursday is our last day before Spring break. When we get back we have the last 35 day straight stretch to the end of the year. Yes, as with many, I'm going to be happy to see this year finished. Gee, I'm even happy to see us get to Spring break even though these longer holidays always make for a long day on both ends doing my cath duty.
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    DoD School Nurse

    I understand that, but I was asking who the employer is. I've lived places where while the building is on a military base, the local school district actually runs it and is the employer.
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    DoD School Nurse

    I'm curious. Is this a DoD-operated school or does the local school system operate it and it just happens to be on base and serving dependent children?
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    BSN Assignment Help- Cost Control Policies

    Unless you're greatly inflating the prices for things, the trays aren't a whole lot more expensive than just the foley but I see the general point. I only know this because I'm responsible for actually ordering the supplies for my department. I end up buying the "add a cath" trays anyhow because that allows me more sizing flexibility.
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    If you have gotten your COVID Vaccine...

    I got my second one and the reaction wasn't so bad. Shingrix hit me worse (I had chicken pox and though I'm not 50, it was recommended I get it since I didn't get the Varicella vaccine as a child.
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    LPNs and IEPs

    I think it's really up to the district (or state) in most cases. Federally, there's no requirement for the nurse at all. It requires the parent, one regular ED teacher, one special ED teacher, and a rep of the district. The school or parent can ask for other qualified people (which is what brings in the nurse). In our school, our RN addresses students who need medical intervention as part of the IEP/504. My role as the discipline office nurse is to interpret how school discipline should consider this child different than the norm.
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    Student Attempted IV 7 Times

    I got most of my IV experience when they assigned me to the phlebotomy nurse on her rounds. She wasn't my technically instructor (I had done one with the real instructor) but she let me draw blood/start IVs on the patients she would have done. Yes, they were told I was a student, but I think over the few days I did this, there was only like two who turned me down. I thought I got pretty good at it, but now I never use that skill (don't know if I'm losing it or not). I never expected to do foleys (only did two in training), but now I do several a month.
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    Intubation Should Be A Nursing Skill, Especially Now

    I spent two days running round doing IV starts and drawing blood. Foleys, not so much. I got to do one on a real patient just because I happened to be there when someone needed one placed. I didn't expect to end up needing that skill, but got surprised when I started at the job at the school.
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    LPN School Nurse Interview

    Welcome to the profession. Nice to see I'm not the only LPN here.
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    Nurse developing early osteoarthritis

    Everybody has unique feet, but I have been getting Brooks Addiction Walkers for a few years now. Fits me well and yeah, I can tell when I get a new pair that the old ones were worn out. I'm on my feet less in the current job, but in my old one I was on my feet non-stop (and why are those floors so darn hard).
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    Friday

    The kids are out all next week and so am I. Friday was a full day (longer for me as I had to stay and dc a few catheters).
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    School Nurse as a new LVN?

    I'm an LPN in the school, but not "the" school nurse. They just wanted someone who could review some of the paperwork and handle a few quasimedical stuff. Anybody truly sick or injured goes to the RN in the building. Of course this year I've been backing her up doing temperature screenings and such.
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    When is everyone *supposed* to go back?

    August 24 for us, too. I got my contract last week. I go back on the 24th as well.
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    Want to become a School Nurse, but is it worth it?

    I am an LPN and I've been very happy for the past year that I've worked with the schools. I'm dreaming of getting my RN so I can be a regular school nurse, but even my existing job is nice (modulo the fears about COVID and what we're going to experience if/when the buildings open up again).
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    What will you wear?

    Lysol now makes a laundry sanitizer that doesn't contain bleach. Don't know much about it, but I'm likely to give it a try. https://www.lysol.com/lysol-laundry-sanitizer/
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    SO nervous about upcoming year :(

    It's scary that I've head that a few states (notably Florida, I'm not there thank heavens) are planning full attendance operations as early as the beginning of August. We're still in a holding pattern.