UTVOL3

UTVOL3

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UTVOL3 has 6 years experience and specializes in NICU, adult med-tele.

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  1. The fate of camp this Summer

    Our camp is kind of taking it week by week. We are still optimistic, but we also have a ton of staff and a handful of kids that are planning on coming from Europe. They are nervous because visa appointments and the like have just been stopped. I am s...
  2. Nurse/camper ratio and nurse schedule

    Hi there! Who is excited for camp this summer? What's your nurses' work/time off schedule like at your camp, and for how many campers? We have a wonderful set up at our camp when we are adequately staffed. After working really short last summer, I am...
  3. American expat in Brazil

    Hi. I am a little late to this thread but I wanted to say I can relate! 2nd year in East Africa, and it is more difficult to find a job OR a volunteer position than most would imagine. We are lucky to have the health unit at the embassy, but there a...
  4. Tips for first camp interview?

    Good luck on your interview! I would say just be honest and straight forward about your work experience, and ask a TON of questions. You want to know what you are getting into both in terms of the work and the living arrangements. Don't hesitate to a...
  5. fluid/electrolyte replacement

    Hi, what does everyone use for fluid/electrolyte replacement for someone who has had vomiting/diarrhea? Gatorade? Pedialyte? Something else? Do you mostly stick with water to keep them hydrated?
  6. Portable Equipment

    Hi CampyCamp. We work out of the kiosk- which we call the med shed. It is a great set up. We don't have to go to the dining hall or move meds around at all. When the meds arrive, they are set up in a cabinet and stay there until the kid leaves. The c...
  7. Portable Equipment

    We keep our meds locked in a cabinet that is mounted on the wall. It is located where we administer the meds- in our case it's a little kiosk near the dining hall. That way we don't have to transport the meds anywhere, the kids come to us. If you don...
  8. medication orders

    Hi all, does your camp require a physician's order to give a medication- in addition to a pharmacy prescription label?
  9. Hiring nurses

    We have lost our second nurse, so we are scrambling to find someone for the rest of the summer! If your camp has used a recruiter successfully, or has leftover applications/resumes on file that you wouldn't mind sharing, I'd love for you to contact m...
  10. Handing out pre packaged meds on trip days

    I agree, this topic can be really frustrating! The ACN has a practice guideline that might give you some reassurance. It is on their website, under resources.
  11. Handing out pre packaged meds on trip days

    An RN can delegate medication administration to a counselor in NH. We just go over the med with them before they leave and make sure they understand. Check your state's nurse practice act and the youth camp regulations. I was a school nurse in MA, a...
  12. Measles and camp staff

    So I talked to my director a little about this last night. In the past we have only required staff (all age 18 and up at our camp) show proof of updated tetanus immunization. He is considering saying he needs proof of measles immunization too, but w...
  13. Hiring nurses

    Thank you!
  14. Measles and camp staff

    I have no advice but I wanted to say I am right there with you. With the kids, we can just say- we go by the rules for school entry in our state. That doesn't help with adults, though. A lot of our staff come from overseas as well, which can further ...
  15. Hiring nurses

    Hi everyone, Are your camps still looking for nurses? Our camp has historically had 24/7 RN coverage. We are getting down to the wire and still looking for an additional nurse for the whole summer. We have it posted on linked in, simply hired and the...