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    Take Away Envelope/Containers

    I came across this today while browsing my supply catalog and getting things ordered for next year. Any of you familiar with this? I would love to be able to utilize this, as we do not have facilities in place for me to dispose of medications that are not picked up by parents at the end of the year. I'm in Ohio, and I'm trying to research now whether this is something I can use. I'm hoping you guys will have some experience with them too https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.productstewardship.us/resource/collection/3009FD86-6AE4-488D-BFC0-1A4CB91B53AE/NCPA_Dispose_My_Meds_Program__and__Take_Away_Environmental_Return_System_Program.pdf
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    Multiple schools

    Speaking from experience, don't do it. Seriously, just don't do it. I am currently the only nurse for 4 buildings and it is impossible to fully cover everything that needs to be done. Things get done, but it's definitely not ideal, and in my opinion it's very unsafe practice.
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    Welcome back!!!
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    I don;t pull teeth

    Nope, I don't either. The thing is, I didn't even pull my own kids' teeth. Honestly, I think it's gross but at the end of the day, I'm a nurse, not a dentist/tech and I'm not doing it.
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    I get the help from local vocational school students attending an LPN-RN program. They come for several weeks and work their way through each classroom, starting with Elementary and working all the way through the High School students. There are so many of them that they are able to knock the screenings out very, very quickly. It's a HUGE help to me and they earn clinical hours so it's a Win-Win situation!
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    Here's a new one

    I. Just. Can't.
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    Countdown to Spring Break.....

    I'm so jealous! We have 5 weeks before Spring Break. Factor that with we only have 46 school days left until the end of the year! Late Spring Breaks are the worst!
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    I say the exact same thing and will also not shy away from telling the parents.
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    Phone Calls

    Yes. If the injury is something like you listed, I call. I don't want one of my kiddos to go home with a big fat lip, bruised forehead, etc... and the parents not have any idea what happened. That's an open invitation for my head to roll the next day, when the parents are mad that they weren't notified. Plus, with something like a bump to the head, sx may not present themselves until the student is away from school and with their parent/guardian. If the injury was a result of an intentional injury by another student, I generally call, but let the parent know just what I can address medically, and explain to them that administration is investigating the details and that they will be contacting them soon with any further information.
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    This! I have had a couple of students with this dx and they have always had specific MD orders for what we need to do here at school.
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    Were you a frequent flyer in you’re own school days

    I don't remember even having a nurse. I can vaguely remember a couple of women coming in to do scoliosis screenings once and another time having our whole class checked for head lice, but other than that, I have no memory of a nurse being in our buildings.
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    Make Up Your Mind Please!!!

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    We're back!!!

    I have missed you guys so much and I'm super excited to see we are able to post again!! Hoping you all had a wonderful Holiday break and that your return to school hasn't been super stressful!!
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    That's So Fetch! (Pink Wednesdays)

    Present and accounted for! 100th Day of school here and we all have shirts representing the milestone. Thankfully, it has pink in it!!
  15. I'm not a doctor, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night!
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    Day 7: 2016 Nurses Week Caption Contest

    I told you it wasn't supposed to go there!
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    Day 3: 2016 Nurses Week Meme Contest

    For the love of... ::sigh:: I don't need to hear another word about your bowel movements.
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    Day 3: 2016 Nurses Week Meme Contest

    You guys are NOT going to believe this...
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    Happy school nurse's day!

    Yesterday, an entire 3rd grade class came into the clinic one-by-one to tell me "Thanks for being our school nurse!". So cute!
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    Happy school nurse's day!

    Hope you all have a Lice-free, ice pack-less, no-Band-Aid needed day!!! Thanks for being here to vent to or seek advice from! You are the BEST!
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    Woo Hoo

    8 days and counting!!!! :)
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    Happy School Nurse's Day!

    Just wanted to give a shoutout to all of you wonderful school nurses! Hope your day is completely free of lice, sprained ankles, cuts, bruises, broken glasses, and soiled clothing!
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    Happy School Nurse's Day!

    I have a parent bringing me lunch today! So super sweet! I did receive a card and gift from the staff at the 3rd-5th grade elementary!
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    It's Official!!

    Good job!!!
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    It's that time again!

    Down to 14... It's getting so close I can smell it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!