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    lifelearningrn got a reaction from Glitternurse, LVN in Unvaccinated Boy in Oregon gets Tetanus   
    This angers me to no end. Those parents should be charged with medical neglect!
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    lifelearningrn got a reaction from Glitternurse, LVN in Unvaccinated Boy in Oregon gets Tetanus   
    This angers me to no end. Those parents should be charged with medical neglect!
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    lifelearningrn got a reaction from mommy2boysaz in Considering hospice   
    Many will disagree with my advice here but if you feel like you're being called back to hospice, then go for it. Look for hospice jobs that fit you, and apply. Not all nurses are going to need that magic coveted 'acute med-surge' experience. Follow your own path.
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    lifelearningrn got a reaction from BarrelOfMonkeys, BSN, RN in I Hope This is Not the Latest Trend   
    ^^^ THIS ^^^
    This case is very different from one where honest errors result in injury/death. JMO
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    lifelearningrn got a reaction from BarrelOfMonkeys, BSN, RN in I Hope This is Not the Latest Trend   
    ^^^ THIS ^^^
    This case is very different from one where honest errors result in injury/death. JMO
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    lifelearningrn got a reaction from BarrelOfMonkeys, BSN, RN in I Hope This is Not the Latest Trend   
    ^^^ THIS ^^^
    This case is very different from one where honest errors result in injury/death. JMO
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    lifelearningrn got a reaction from BarrelOfMonkeys, BSN, RN in I Hope This is Not the Latest Trend   
    ^^^ THIS ^^^
    This case is very different from one where honest errors result in injury/death. JMO
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    lifelearningrn reacted to Emergent in Trigger Warning!   
    That's funny, although,  the workplace is a bad place to talk about religion or politics. That's good manners. 
    BTW, the free speech clause of the constitution only refers to protection from the government. It doesn't give us a carte blanche in every situation. 
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    lifelearningrn reacted to Cattitude in Got thanked by EMS/Police and Mom!   
    Had to give Epi yesterday to a highly allergic child. Minutes after ingestion, stomach pain and extremity itching. I know the student well and gave Epi within 5 -6 minutes of sx's.  EMS and police actually thanked me for being so quick. EMS said they usually arrive to see a kid further into distress.  This child is an ANA kid for sure as is her brother.
    Thankfully she's okay and mom came to me this morning saying she is grateful her child has such a good nurse.  It's nice to get a compliment instead of complaint once in a while. 
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    lifelearningrn got a reaction from KeeperOfTheIceRN, ADN in Return after flu   
    Wow- they're in a panic over one case of the flu?  It's peaking right now.. you'll likely get a few more.
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    lifelearningrn got a reaction from ruby_jane, BSN, RN in Spina Bifida Ambulatory   
    He wears diapers.  It's weird, after I posted this him mom had brought him to his yearly evaluation and the MD is recommending surgery for both the bowel and bladder. Mitrofanoff and ACE. Mom isn't ready for that due to his age. Thank you all for your thoughts!
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    lifelearningrn got a reaction from CanIcallmymom in Make Up Your Mind Please!!!   
    The "my mom told me to come to you if I didn't feel good and you will call her to pick me up" thing annoys me to no end.  Of course the first thing the kid is going to do ask to go see the nurse. If there is nothing excludable, I send them back to class (if they're frequent fliers). If they're insistent, I'll call the parent and tell them that I believe the child is okay, sometimes the parent will have them stay, other times they come anyway. I have a FF that came to see me late in the afternoon one day, no fever, just some nasal congestion. The next day mom kept her home stating, "she said she went to the nurse yesterday and that she had a fever and nobody called me".. I explained to mom that no, she didn't have a fever, just some nasal congestion. Mom was like, "well, she felt warm last night to I kept her home". The next day she sent LD to school, before the morning bell even rang, she was in my office saying, "my mom said to call if I still don't feel good".. No fever, sent her to class, called mom who agreed to keep her in class. LD came back at lunch, smiling, still no fever, but said the same, 'mom said to call if I don't feel good'. Sent back to class, called mom who agreed to keep her in school.    Guess who didn't come to school the next day?    I guarantee you mom couldn't get her out the door, because she learned the 'nurse will send you home' wasn't going to happen.
     
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    lifelearningrn reacted to Thanksforthedonuts, BSN, RN in Obese Kinder Child   
    Oh gosh, the thread stuck a cord with me. I myself am in a very similar situation but not quite as extreme. My daughter only gets 1 breakfast and 1 lunch. But weight has always been an issue for both of us. 
    If you're concerned about her weight, what I've learned in my situation was to look at the child's growth chart... are they on the same projectile for weight? What all the multiple PCPs (I've seen multiple PCP for guidance on this issue) have told me is this: 
    -you can't put a young child on a diet. You can't even say the word diet around her. period. 
    -you should make a more sincere effort to choose healthier foods.
    -make an effort to get exercise daily.
    -monitor her to see if she follows her weight/height projectile. What we don't want are sudden deviances from their projectile (super high or super low).  
    Maybe speak to the mom, is there a possibility she doesn't know about the double breakfast and lunch? Is the girl possibly not telling the truth? My daughter would frequently lie about food. And she would display some of the many traits others wrote on this thread. And honestly, with total sincerity, I can't imagine where she developed these behaviors from. But what I can tell you is, I've noticed some of these behaviors in her as early as one year of age! It's almost crazy to believe that. 
    Her other siblings eat veggies all colors of the rainbow, avocados, hummus, and egg whites out of pleasure. 
    A few resources that I was directed to were: nutritionist, full blood work up done (to look for thyroid functioning etc.), and to see a psychologist.  
    This mother might find one of these resources helpful should you decided to speak with her about this issue. Personally they didn't lead much to anywhere in my situation. 
    You choose how far you want to get involved. One would assume their PCP has approached this topic? But calling CPS over this issue seems a bit ridiculous if you feel the child is well taken care of and loved. Might do more harm than good cause you scare the parent and the child with undo cause. 
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    lifelearningrn reacted to EnoughWithTheIce in Obese Kinder Child   
    I am not sure why teachers think we have some sort of special ability to make parents / students make healthy choices!
    Do they have special abilities to make a kid do their homework or pass a class???? Would they be offended if someone suggested that??
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    lifelearningrn reacted to tining, BSN, RN in Obese Kinder Child   
    Had an obese kinder last year wearing shorts/pants with zipper & button.  Poor LD couldn't get them back on (had to tell mom about her clothing difficulty).  Would also have breakfast at home and school.  Lunch consisted of J.U.N.K.  Already had the acanthosis marker.
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    lifelearningrn reacted to Amethya in Obese Kinder Child   
    Wow... that's messed up. We do AN checks and in turn we send parents letters that their kid is obese, but most of them ignore it. 
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    lifelearningrn reacted to UrbanHealthRN, BSN, RN in Obese Kinder Child   
    If you typically screen kids for height/weight/BMI, and have some sort of follow-up letter that you send home after these screenings, then I think that's all I would do, and make sure to include my phone number if mom wants to call and talk.
    If the little girl is demonstrating inappropriate behaviors around mealtime, like stealing food from kids or shoving food into her mouth, then that could be addressed with mom. It could also be used as a gateway conversation to discuss her health. 
    I know we all want kids to be their healthiest and happiest, but honestly, I don't feel that I'm the appropriate healthcare provider to address weight issues with a parent. Compared to the kid's pedi, I'm a stranger who does not have a long-standing professional relationship with the parent. 
    Side note: we check each kid's height, weight, and BMI at the start of the year, and send home letters with that information + available resources if a parent would like help. One parent was so offended at her child being categorized as obese, she actually got the pedi to write a letter saying he's aware the kid is obese but it's fine.
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    lifelearningrn reacted to Amethya in Obese Kinder Child   
    I agree. We have this issue as well and it will continue on, even after letting parents know.
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    lifelearningrn got a reaction from NRSKarenRN, BSN in Latex Balloons   
    Latex balloons are also a choking hazard for young children.  I would keep pushing for documentation of the allergy (which can be progressive) and also consider keeping the  'no latex balloon' and band aid/glove policy out of an abundance of caution. 
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    lifelearningrn got a reaction from KeeperOfTheIceRN, ADN in Return after flu   
    Wow- they're in a panic over one case of the flu?  It's peaking right now.. you'll likely get a few more.
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    lifelearningrn got a reaction from CanIcallmymom in Make Up Your Mind Please!!!   
    The "my mom told me to come to you if I didn't feel good and you will call her to pick me up" thing annoys me to no end.  Of course the first thing the kid is going to do ask to go see the nurse. If there is nothing excludable, I send them back to class (if they're frequent fliers). If they're insistent, I'll call the parent and tell them that I believe the child is okay, sometimes the parent will have them stay, other times they come anyway. I have a FF that came to see me late in the afternoon one day, no fever, just some nasal congestion. The next day mom kept her home stating, "she said she went to the nurse yesterday and that she had a fever and nobody called me".. I explained to mom that no, she didn't have a fever, just some nasal congestion. Mom was like, "well, she felt warm last night to I kept her home". The next day she sent LD to school, before the morning bell even rang, she was in my office saying, "my mom said to call if I still don't feel good".. No fever, sent her to class, called mom who agreed to keep her in class. LD came back at lunch, smiling, still no fever, but said the same, 'mom said to call if I don't feel good'. Sent back to class, called mom who agreed to keep her in school.    Guess who didn't come to school the next day?    I guarantee you mom couldn't get her out the door, because she learned the 'nurse will send you home' wasn't going to happen.
     
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    lifelearningrn got a reaction from KeeperOfTheIceRN, ADN in Return after flu   
    Wow- they're in a panic over one case of the flu?  It's peaking right now.. you'll likely get a few more.
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    lifelearningrn got a reaction from CanIcallmymom in Make Up Your Mind Please!!!   
    The "my mom told me to come to you if I didn't feel good and you will call her to pick me up" thing annoys me to no end.  Of course the first thing the kid is going to do ask to go see the nurse. If there is nothing excludable, I send them back to class (if they're frequent fliers). If they're insistent, I'll call the parent and tell them that I believe the child is okay, sometimes the parent will have them stay, other times they come anyway. I have a FF that came to see me late in the afternoon one day, no fever, just some nasal congestion. The next day mom kept her home stating, "she said she went to the nurse yesterday and that she had a fever and nobody called me".. I explained to mom that no, she didn't have a fever, just some nasal congestion. Mom was like, "well, she felt warm last night to I kept her home". The next day she sent LD to school, before the morning bell even rang, she was in my office saying, "my mom said to call if I still don't feel good".. No fever, sent her to class, called mom who agreed to keep her in class. LD came back at lunch, smiling, still no fever, but said the same, 'mom said to call if I don't feel good'. Sent back to class, called mom who agreed to keep her in school.    Guess who didn't come to school the next day?    I guarantee you mom couldn't get her out the door, because she learned the 'nurse will send you home' wasn't going to happen.
     
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    lifelearningrn got a reaction from NutmeggeRN in Child Abuse   
    That's why they have 24 hours to report. Teachers are mandated reporters. The counselor is a mandated reporter. If he/she suspected abuse, he/she is MANDATED to report it, not pass the buck.
    I've had many teachers try to pass this on to me and I've told every one of them, if you suspect, you need to report it. I will happily show them how and if I suspect I report too.
    I have a teacher (who I do love and get along with) say to me, "Why haven't you called CPS yet for my student?!?"..  (student wore the same dirty clothes everyday)..  I asked her why she hadn't called, her response, "I've never called CPS on a student in my 20 years of teaching, but I guess I'll have to if you won't"..     smh  
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    lifelearningrn reacted to Amethya in Obese Kinder Child   
    I have a student who came in yesterday for a stomach ache, kinder mind you. And I asked her why her stomach hurts, she says it's because she ate too much. She eats Mcdonalds for breakfast because if not she throws a fit and comes to school and eats the breakfast here.
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