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 $$ is paying for position and I am a FT employee of district). I am sort of excluded from the monthly nsg meetings. The previous nurse was a contract nurse and did not attend. My future plan on staying with the district, but may apply for sn with gen. ed if spec. ed sn unavailable. I have stated to head school nurse that I am interested in attending the meetings.
This is my lead in to why I feel a little ignorant in regard to my question.
With regards to first aid in schools: Can I cleanse abrasions with half hydrogen peroxide and saline, and/ or apply neosporin? . In the hosp. and home health you should have a doctor's orders.
By the way, I love my job! I worked in Summer school and had a blast. Please feel free to give me other info/advice. I am aware of the National Assoc of School Nurses, but have not looked there yet. Should I pay the $$$