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BettyGirard BSN

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BettyGirard is a BSN and specializes in School Nurse.

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  1. BettyGirard

    Help with inventory

    Yep, I get the Ziploc brand bags hat have the white spot to write things on. These can also be used as ice packs. I got the "gallon" size to send home soiled clothing as well (well back in my elementary school days). I also have some plastic "shoe box" stuff that I keep student stuff such as inhalers, etc... in. First aid tape solves lots of problems.
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    When is everyone *supposed* to go back?

    I'm masked up pretty much all day long. Gloved up any time I'm near a student (sick or otherwise). We run temps on anybody who walks through the clinic door. I'm still a little nervous anytime I see a fever or respiratory symptoms.
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    If I have to leave?

    Not true. You have to qualify. Y ou have to have worked at least both 1250 hours and twelve months. In addition, your district has to be large enough that FMLA applies (50 or more employees within 75 miles). Laflaca said she was in her first year.
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    Now that we are working from home . . .

    Well, today I went through my student meds and listed the kids involved and I'll be sending out emails asking if they want to retrieve the medication or we'll discard them (they just this week canceled the rest of our year). Trini is going over all the seniors and verifying that they're OK to get their diplomas (she has two that will require some additional intervention though). That will probably keep me busy for a short time.
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    Do you think schools will resume this year?

    Well, they officially called us out for the rest of the year. Big issue is dealing with the seniors. Trini and I are working on our part of that.
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    PPE concerns as we return

    Her "employer" is required by law to provide it. It would very much depend on what the contractual arrangements are.
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    Do you think schools will resume this year?

    They still think we're going to be able to go back in May and get a month and a half in. I don't think that's realistic. I'm preparing for both eventualities. I've compiled a list of a few people like the diabetics that if we DO go back, we're going to need supplies like insulin refreshed. It will be at least 45 days of open time of the vials. I may have to check to see what other meds for chronic conditions I have to worry about if we go back.
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    Nursing for Intimate care for men

    If that question was aimed at me, I'm not talking about nursing school, but the high school that was hiring.
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    If your school is closed re COVID19, what is your role

    The governor just ordered the schools shut yesterday. We're closing down after today until the end of the month. Since my contract is predicated on the students being in the building, I'll be home as well (because if they don't "forgive" the missed days, I'll be back on the makeup days).
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    Do you keep clinic door open?

    Mine is closed but not locked. There's a sign that says "Come In" on it. It just gets way too noisy given where I'm located (not to mention blasts of cold air as one of the main building entrances is right here as well).
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    dread this day

    Not too bad for me either (though high schoolers are typically not trick or treaters in the major sense). I'm also happy they hired an LPN to pull caths for this weekend so I don't have to stay and do it (nor worry about getting in early Monday to put them back).
  12. BettyGirard

    What tricks do you have for nausea?

    I'm serious, and stop calling me Shirley.
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    What tricks do you have for nausea?

    I guess I picked the wrong week to give up sniffing alcohol preps.
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    The scary part is all the uncontrolled gunk in the THC blends that is tearing up people's lungs.
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    PreK Potty Problems!

    We don't have any "regular ed" preK. We start with K in our district. The PreK's that are in the buildings are all special needs and the district provides a low level aide (we call the attendants) to deal with various toileting issues whether it's changing diapers or soiled pants or just helping a PD kid move onto the toilet.
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    Recess/Gym Restrictions - Where do your students go?

    Yep, no recess here (high school). I don't really handle temporary gym excuses, that's entirely with the PE teachers and they park the kids somewhere in their domain. If it's a long term thing, then we either put them in Adaptive PE or come up with an alternative plan to meet the PE graduation requirements. I'm certainly not going to play baby sitter just because someone broke their foot and can't run or whatever.