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jnemartin BSN, RN

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  1. Morning! I am so thankful that I was not laid off and get to "school nurse" from home! I made this resource for my community, and wanted to share it here for those of you that might feel inspired to make one for your school!
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    If your school is closed re COVID19, what is your role

    our gov closed schools until march 27 and our school just announced we'll be "distance learning" until at least April 3. this week is supposed to be my Spring break, but I feel like I've been working all week with how much I've been stressing. they want me to come in on Monday so parents can pick up meds, and then we'll discuss my role from there. any ideas on what to do as a work from home SN, let me know!! the admin is going rogue with messaging etc and not asking for my help in terms of what type of information goes out to families, so I think it's best if I work on my own projects.
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    A Question About Standing Orders

    thank you for the replies! I am also at a private school with no govt funds or other attached schools, so sometimes I feel a bit out in the wind. We have OTC parent consents only right now, and based on a great discussion I read on this board, I am getting MD standing orders put in place. I am new to SNing, and the parental consent was simply "how it was always done," so I thank you all for sharing your protocols and input!
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    Stolen supplies

    So.... I've been taking my (very few) adult sized masks home with me each night because I do not trust people not to steal them. As of now, the school is well-stocked with bleach wipes and hand sanitizer, but I'll start toting that home as well, if things get wild and teachers try to hoard my supplies!
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    Positivity Posts

    On Monday, a teacher thanked me for being here to help the kids through this horrible cold/flu/COVID19 season and help admin be more understanding of staff out sick.
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    A "real nurse" or school nurse

    It doesn't hurt my feelings that the student asked this - they're middle schoolers, they are kinda out of it. Now... if a parent asked me if I were a "real nurse" I would be very irritated. I just thought it was funny because I hear a lot of SNs on here say that this happens to them, and it was my first time! I was teaching a sex ed class, and now I introduce myself as "a real nurse, registered in the state of Arizona and about 20 other states, with a bachelors of science in nursing." LOL.
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    A "real nurse" or school nurse

    After nearly 2 years of school nursing, today I finally got asked the age old question (from a 6th grader): "So… are you, like, a real nurse, or just a school nurse" LOL. To balance things out, yesterday a teacher told me how grateful she is to have "an actual nurse" at the school to deal with medical issues, especially because she was always made to dispense meds which made her uncomfortable (of course!), and with such a terrible flu season/now COVID19.
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    A Question About Standing Orders

    For those that have OTC meds available to students, do you have standing orders and parent consent forms?
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    If your school is closed re COVID19, what is your role

    I heard him discuss that at the press conference, but it was unclear that the documents were already available. thanks for sharing!
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    If your school is closed re COVID19, what is your role

    this is a wonderful resource! thank you!
  11. I’ve been thinking about what our role will be if DHS does call for school closure. I was thinking we could create a screening tool that would identify higher-risk families and then call those families with instructions and education. Questions could include recent travel, symptoms, contact with others, etc. Families could fill this out online, so we could go old school and just call every family and administer the survey via phone. I am setting up a Google Voice account, so that I can call families from my cell phone without them having access to my person numbers (as we would be working from home in the case of a school closure). We will coordinate communications from top down (CDC -> local DHS -> our school) What else!?
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    Gabriel Fernandez Docu-Series on Netflix

    @adventure_rn I had forgotten about that scene with the trauma nurse that interviewed him. I know this is not the point of your comment at all, but as I watched it, I was wondering how she was able to speak about the incident (ie violate HIPAA). Kind of a technical question, but I was curious, if anyone happens to know the specifics (like maybe she testified and is allowed to repeat her testimony, since it is an open record?)
  13. Another Update: I spoke with HR and she said I'm allowed to pump in my room and that the lady who keeps coming in will need to call for me to phone triage. This seems all to reasonable, so we'll see.....
  14. BWHAHAHAHHAHAHAH LOL
  15. The funny thing is I really did contemplate how to communicate exactly that - "Feeding my Baby" "Nursing Mom" ...IDK. I mean, I work with MS/HS, they "Get it" and I dont really want them imagining my nipples LOL
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    Gabriel Fernandez Docu-Series on Netflix

    I found it interesting that they discussed/explained the "scapegoat syndrome." I was wondering why they focused their abuse on Gabriel and I want to learn more about that phenomenon. I feel AWFUL for the siblings and father who must have HORRIBLE survivors' guilt and trauma.
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