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    I am at elementary level - I start screening with my 5th graders and work my way down the grades - saving Kinder for last. I will screen 1 class per day as time permits- usually first thing in the morning, starting the 2nd week of school. I can usually finish the screenings by beginning of November - with a goal being finished by Thanksgiving break. I have the teacher send 2-3 kids down at at time - I can get thru them quickly as long as I am not constantly interrupted by others. I do send out an email to all staff stating I am screening kids and please do not send anyone for an hour or so unless it is a true emergency.
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    Countdown to Spring Break.....

    6 more hours then outta here for the week! Need a good reset to finish out the year. Happy FriYay!
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    Medical documentation system not HIPPA compliant

    I don't see a problem with the Principal or VP having access - they are in charge of the school, they should know the details that go on with each kid including those details from the clinic. Registrar - maybe shouldn't have access to your notes but in my opinion should be able to pull up your logs to see who you sent home ill so the attendance records can match - this comes into play if there are truancy issues with students. I doubt the principal or VP even look at the records - I know mine don't, if they have questions they usually come straight to me. My Registrar doesn't look either - easier to pick up the phone and call me regarding clarification of a student going home ill - and with that I don't give details - just the general reason - vomit, fever, injury etc so she can make a note of it on her end incase truancy issues come up. Even if your admin doesn't consider the clinic documentation HIPAA compliant it still needs to be FERPA complaint - the health records are part of the education records - there are privacy laws regarding education records. I wouldn't worry to much about it nor would I document another way - if your district set up online documentation I would stick with that.
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    C'Mon Now!

    These are the same teachers that also want you to call and verify info with parents when a kid comes to school stating "I threw up last night" or "I had a fever last night" blah blah blah. Nope! I would be on the phone all day!
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    I think all of us parents have been there and done this.....I know I have.
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    MD orders to discontinue...?

    I will take a verbal d/c from parent - I do request it in writing just to be on the safe side.
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    $750 CA RN License??? No way!

    Really??? Give me a break! Try registering your out of state/country vehicle in California for the first time.......Same inflated fees but about 2-3x's higher, depending on the vehicle.
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    Measles!! No MMR #2 advice

    Yes - kids in Texas can go to school without immunizations - just need the proper paperwork on file - either the medical exemption from doctor's office or the Affidavit from the State. I personally am not a fan of it but it is what it is. As long as I have the proper documentation on file I don't question parents reasons nor care to get into debates with them about it.
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    Did anyone ever refuse a trip w/patient?

    Find another case - in my experience you will never do anything right, there will always be something to complain about, nothing will ever be good enough - besides who wants to work like that - the job can be stressful at times if the client has alot going on - who needs this additional problem/stressor on top of keeping the client alive?
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    Measles!! No MMR #2 advice

    Just have parents get the Conscientious Exemption form and be done with it.
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    C'Mon Now!

    Oyyy.....the VD party tomorrow - sent home 6 kids with fevers today, I have already had 3 calls and 1 email from parents that picked students up verifying that the student could not be here tomorrow - all want their feverish kid to come in for just the party. ummm....Nope!
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    Sub Notes

    I have a small folder - map of school (rm numbers/teacher names); layout and info about my office; emergency protocols; my support personnel - phone #/locations; weather recess guidelines; master phone list to all the classrooms; list/hx of my more serious medical kiddos (diabetics, seizure, behavioral etc); daily med list (in case computer goes down); PRN med list; copies of most used forms I send home - medication consents, head injury notification, etc.
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    Diabetic question!

    Yes to what OD said.....Have you pulled the principal/AP into this or even higher up peeps?
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    No graduation ceremony!?

    Maybe your class can put together a pinning/nurse lamp ceremony? My nurse pinning ceremony was more meaningful to me than the graduation ceremony.
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    Were you a frequent flyer in you’re own school days

    I don't even remember a school nurse in elementary or middle school. In high school it was the front office secretary, I think I may have visited once.