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pineappleupsidedowncake BSN, RN

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pineappleupsidedowncake has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing/Med-Surg.

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    What do you do when parents scream at you?

    I typically don't mind "difficult" parents. Most of the time I can sympathize because I understand anger mostly comes from parental concern. But flat out - rudeness - (screaming, cursing, etc.) is what I HATE about this job. Why do some people ...
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    Can we share covid policies?

    I'm sorry if someone already posted about this! I haven't seen a post dedicated to covid-19 policies for the new school year. Has anyone's policy changed from last year? Or is it generally the same? Despite asking multiple times, my school (a p...
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    Anyone else seeing sneezing with Delta?

    Me too! A lot of just sneezing/runny noses are coming back positive. But I have also been seeing a lot more fevers than last year as well.
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    Do I have what it takes to be an ER nurse?

    Hello! I’m a relatively new nurse (going on year 3). Currently I work in a school setting, and before that I was on a med-surge/ortho unit. I really like working in a school (especially during covid!), but I don’t feel like there is much room for gro...
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    Fainting at school - a very anxious school RN!

    Regarding a student fainting (lasting less than a minute, with no other symptoms) would you always call 911? I had this situation last year and I called EMS - although she ended up not going to the hospital. However, I read somewhere (I don’t remembe...
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    Should Have Called 911

    This happened to me today 🙁 It was a faculty member experiencing nausea/vomiting. They asked me to take their BP, which was high (PMH of HTN). It wasn’t high enough to be considered a “hypertensive crisis” but my mind automatically went to cardi...
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    pink eye season!

    Does anyone have a specific pink eye policy they would be willing to share? This has become the bane of my existence. As the pollen increases, the number of students coming to me with "pink eye" has sky rocketed. The teachers always think that ...
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    What are off-limit medications for school setting?

    This is very helpful, thank you! I'm not sure why I have never heard of that rule of thumb, but it makes sense.
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    What are off-limit medications for school setting?

    I had a parent try to have me administer prednisolone to her child. The prescription was once a day for 5 days and the reason was for an asthma exacerbation. However, for several reasons, we decided that she should administer this medication at home....
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    doubting myself...

    I have an elementary age student with history of asthma complaining of "throat" pain (he points to the center of his neck) when he breathes in. I gave him his albuterol, vital signs look good, lungs sound good, and there are no other symptoms. He sta...
  11. I know this has been discussed many times before... but the "every kid with any symptoms needs to go home" thing has been really bugging me. Am I a bad nurse? At my school, the policy for sending sick kids home has always been what the CDC has recomm...
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    Hacks for Eczema, Bug Bites, Etc.

    I was wondering if anyone has any nursing "hacks" to deal with things like eczema, bug bites, etc. I think its ridiculous that I am not allowed to have petroleum jelly or lotion in the clinic (not even with a verbal consent, it needs a WRITTEN PRESCR...
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    Asthma attacks and no albuterol.

    Let me first preface this by saying I am new to school nursing, let alone new to pediatric nursing. I had this happen way too many times this year, with a few of the same asthmatic kids. They come from PE having an asthma attack and no albutero...
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    Rashes on Darker Skin

    Hello! I just started a new job as a school nurse (I was adult med-surge before this). I am definitely learning a lot - and I am constantly, but discretely, googling every little thing! The majority of the children at my school are African American. ...
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    Called 911 - anything I could have done better?

    I was called to a PreK class today. During naptime, a student apparently started "convulsing" per teachers. (I only add the "" because I did not see this - both of the teachers were adamant that it looked as though he was seizing). When I arrived, h...
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    Is it okay to drink water after liquid medication?

    The situation would be a little cup of water after liquid Benadryl for a mild reaction to bug bites. Do you know if diluting the medicine even with just a little chaser would really alter the effectiveness? Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I'm...