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  1. AdobeRN

    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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    Do you do a countdown to end of school?

    Nothing fancy - I made a paper chain with 30 links pinned on the bulletin board next to my calendar - my scheduled med kiddos get a kick out of being the chosen one to remove a daily link.
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    Speaking of summer...

    Yep - Same here. I only expected to be a school nurse until my kids graduated high school, but I am still here and will be here till I retire. I just can't give up all my time off - thanksgiving, XMas, Spring and summer including the random 3 or 4 day weekends.
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    I'm elementary so I keep them in my office otherwise blood would be everywhere.
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    Countdown to SUMMER!

    29 days!
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    Professional development days

    We have 70+ nurses in the district so we have our own PD days with nursing topics. Our nursing coordinator plans it. Out of the 6 or 7 PD days thru the year we usually meet for at least 5 of them - if we don't meet it is considered a "work day" and we have to work in our clinics using that time to get caught up with paperwork or with whatever we need to do on our campus. We are no longer are required to attend the teacher PD classes.
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    AM meds at school

    I don't worry about this. I do have some that only take meds on school days including a few where the parents will call and tell me to hold the dose if it is a fun day like field trips or Field day, when the parent feels that the med is not necessary because the kid is not sitting in class and needing to be focused to learn.
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    Essential Oil Diffusers

    I agree with this ^^^^. Seems like a waste of PTO money. As a parent I would be irritated that my time and money that I donated was spent on diffusers in the classroom instead of educational programs/items etc for the STUDENTS.
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    I have a kinder that carries her Dexcom receiver at all times - keeps it in a little fanny pack and I have a 3rd grader that has an Omnipod pump & Dexcom CGM - she keeps her Omnipod and the Dexcom receiver with her at all times. As far as lock downs - each of my diabetic kiddos homeroom classrooms along with music, art & PE have glucose tabs and/or juice available.
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    buying supplies with your own money

    Yes to this^^^^. I just had my yearly evaluation and was shocked - for the first time ever I was asked if there was anything I wished/wanted/needed for the clinic and that the principal/AP would find a way to help me get it- I didn't have an answer.
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    I don;t pull teeth

    I don't pull teeth either - yes, I have made a few teachers irritated about it - but oh well.
  12. wow...interesting. Good for you and for giving back. I don't think I could do it - heck, I dread going to my GYn for yearly checkups.
  13. It is nice to know alittle about what you are getting into but I don't think it is necessary.
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    That annoying time of year

    It all seem to start this week for me also. Then the parents get upset with me because if they call me or actually walk in to see if I will excuse their child I put it right back on them - stating they are the parent and they can decide to do whatever they want - if they want the leave early/absence excused they need a doctor's note - and many of the parents don't want to do that. Once the kid gets put on "THE LIST" for having too many marks for tardy/absent I only excuse if they can't be here due to policy - basically just fever, diarrhea, pink eye & vomiting.
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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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    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.