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BlueeyesRN

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  1. BlueeyesRN

    Autism Research

    Great advise. Congrats on your career path. I know you will be very busy once you receive your psych NP. My son has been seeing a psych NP in TX and I often prefer her over the psychiatrist. Good luck!
  2. BlueeyesRN

    Spec. Ed RN, first aide/care

    I copied the link to National Guideline Clearinghouse on school age children with abrasions and lacerations. And I do plan on joining the NASN. :typing:redbeathe
  3. BlueeyesRN

    Spec. Ed RN, first aide/care

    Thank you for your responses. As for what the head nurse said...she didn't know what to say. The nurse prior to me was a contract nurse, and so I know she was sort of not included and probably didn't care. I am newly hired and paid just like them as a employee, but the $$ are under Spec. Ed. When I called the head nurse, she called Spec. Ed dir. and dir. said something like the "she got really in a tizzy...about my call". Not mad or anything (head scl RN).... I feel she was confused about my call, and I believe it was a combination of: nerves before week of school, and feeling overwhelmed with responsibilty. Hope that gives more insight. I think the whole H1N1 is a great lead into attending. I do have concerns and as a school nurse I am really interested in doing a good job to educate the spec. ed teachers and students (some are higher functioning than others). And thought of a board near my room in hall, or classroom would be great. As for H. peroxide...I will not use. However, I have never used H. peroxide unless diluted with saline, H2O2. You are right it can literally be toxic eating good and damaged tissue. Appreciate the links too...you all rock! Sincerely, R
  4. BlueeyesRN

    Spec. Ed RN, first aide/care

    I found a thread on first aid (camp nursing) and Hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, antibiotic ointment were listed as must haves. So this had me wondering working in a school setting with kids with similar injuries...kind of threw me off the protocols of hosp setting and nurse practice act. Appreciate the reply. Since I was told to have a kit on the spec. ed bus for another student with hx of staph and supplies needed for abrasions. This student is self-injurious.
  5. BlueeyesRN

    Spec. Ed RN, first aide/care

    Hi Everyone, I am a new school nurse to mainly one student, but help as needed with other spec. ed students in my class. I am v busy and love it. My student has seizures, gets suctioned intermttently, has a GT and tube feeding, orthotics, standing frame, hoyer lift thru day, and is incontinent of B&B. I am sort of on my own, even though in our very large HS there are 2 other nurses to help with general population. I know there is no ill-intent, (but since spec. ed $$ is paying for position and I am a FT employee of district). I am sort of excluded from the monthly nsg meetings. The previous nurse was a contract nurse and did not attend. My future plan on staying with the district, but may apply for sn with gen. ed if spec. ed sn unavailable. I have stated to head school nurse that I am interested in attending the meetings. This is my lead in to why I feel a little ignorant in regard to my question. With regards to first aid in schools: Can I cleanse abrasions with half hydrogen peroxide and saline, and/ or apply neosporin? . In the hosp. and home health you should have a doctor's orders. By the way, I love my job! I worked in Summer school and had a blast. Please feel free to give me other info/advice. I am aware of the National Assoc of School Nurses, but have not looked there yet. Should I pay the $$$ Thanks, Ro:heartbeat:confused::heartbeat
  6. BlueeyesRN

    Autism Research

    i am an rn, bsn who became a nurse after my son was diagnosised with auditory and speech delay and then eventual autism. he is 13 today. the best email/call: contact autism speaks. this group merged with naar, national alliance on autism research. (the largest non-profit group that has expanded world-wide). http://www.autismspeaks.org/ checking with austism society of america--they do research: www.autism-society.org/ locally, in my area, the university of north texas, does autism research. i often get information on our large yahoo news group--yet another option. blog on a large autism site in yahoo for info from parent, teachers, etc., please consider autism research for teen and adults. one national editorial writer pointed out the lack of research for adults. his brother is forgotten since most of the dollars go for the youngest bunch. the $$ defintiely seem to be more for the youngest to lower grade levels. just a thought... i can say as a parent i am eternally grateful to all who work directly and indirectly with children/adults with asd, or other developmental issues. i wish you well. as a
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