There are about 230 students in my K-2. I see about 20-30 students per day. I get so backed up with the documentation. For every student, I have to write a quick summary in a log book, then in their permanent health record (written not electronic), I have to write: time in, time out, full vitals (for everything except cuts and bruises....so yes, full vitals for headaches, stomachaches, earaches, vomiting, sore throat), child's complaint, my assessment, treatment, response, which parent I contacted, what their response was if any, where the child went afterwards. Our supervisor gives write-ups if she scans over files and something is missing. I hardly have enough time!
I get the frequent flyers, so much so that I know some parents' phone numbers by heart. I get frustrated with the smiling, laughing or skipping children who come in with complaints. I have to call home for EVERY visit....including PAPER CUTS!!! I suspect that the teachers are not screening the kids.
Child: Can I go to the nurse?