JenTheSchoolRN BSN, RN

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About JenTheSchoolRN

JenTheSchoolRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in School nursing.

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  1. JenTheSchoolRN

    Middle school goes to remote learning after 1 measles case

    Folks who only got 1 MMR vaccine are more likely to have waning immunity. Revealing my age, I know (I'm an early 1908s baby), but when I was a baby, the MMR series was 1 injection at age 1. Now it is 2; 1 at 12 to 15 months, and the 2nd at age ...
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    Sexual/Reproductive Health Curriculum

    For 6th graders, I use:
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    Should Have Called 911

    Was the student also unconscious for a period? And found under the swings? With no nurse there to even assess? I would 100% stand by calling 911 and applaud the staff for doing so.
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    Puberty talk

    So, I teach health for grades 5-12 in my school and have for years. Grades 6-8 focus on puberty and comprehensive sex education. Grade 5 is hygiene and puberty. I teach for 8-9 classes. We send out a detailed electronic official letter to famil...
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    Things I should not have to say...

    To staff x1000: "Vomiting is not an emergency. I will not race upstairs to a bathroom if a student is vomiting. Let them finish vomiting in peace and then send them my way." (And so many of these folks have their own kids - do they freak out whe...
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    Should Have Called 911

    I haven't been around much in the forum lately, but logged on today and just realized the nugget I shared with the last three school nurses I've trained (I'm now the school nurse leader for my small district) is this: You will never regret calli...
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    Head Lice

    If live lice are found, call home, work with parent on plan for treatment. If parent would like to pick up student, they can, but if they can't, student can remain in school. As the CDC states, lice are a nuisance, but they haven't been show to spre...
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    Faking sick

    A pouch you place your cell phone into and it locks. It can only be unlocked using a strong magnet. Comedy shows use them sometimes to prevent audience from recording, but schools are now using them to help students break cell phone addictions/focus ...
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    Teen Pregnancies: Crisis in Schools

    Which state are you in that does abstinence only education? I'm a school and health teacher - proud comprehensive sex educator for 9 years! I love teaching it and giving students information to have power in their own bodies. I would also ...
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    BP Cuffs - standard or electronic

    I'm super old school school and nothing beats a manual for me.
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    Faking sick

    This. But also, water, sit for 5-10 minutes. If it is real, often that water will come right back up or they will look like it will. Same for diarrhea - if it is that real and gross frequent diarrhea they won't typically last 10 minutes without...
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    School Nurses Getting Sick

    I got COVID - twice! The first time was January 2022. I was shocked it too this long, honestly, given how prevalent it was when I am (MA; we were still fully masked at the time). It happened at the literal worst time ever that it could happen. I...
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    Counseling Staff Members On Sick Leave

    I'm curious as to why you have to have the heart to heart talk? Is this as a friend? Or as a co-worker? Due to COVID, the line blurred a bit for staff and me re: health care advice. Because of it, I was becoming the person they asked questions t...
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    Medication Expiration Dates

    End of the month. But would I use an very recently expired Epi-pen if needed vs no Epi-pen at all if I truly needed it? 100% of the time. Epi-pen expiration dates have also been extended in some circumstances due to supply issue. I do not ...
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    Postural Screening And Trans Gender Children

    This. I screen all students in T-shirts. We wear uniforms at my school and I do this screening on a student's gym day during the warmer months when they all wear lightweight T-shirts (usually white). I've also caught plenty this way. It is faste...