Oh, and don't forget the cleaning! With limited seating and cots, and no paper covers (at least I don't get any), Sani-Cloths are my best friend. I actually like the smell of Vo-Ban these days, as it covers up the stench of the boys' bathroom as well as vomit. And the janitors will never clean the clinic door handles as much as I would like, so those get Sani-Clothed too. Then audio wipes for the audiometer, wiping up water that gets spilled when 6 year olds try to pour their own, and spraying everything that gets bled on with the anti-HIV spray . . . cleaning takes up a good portion of the day.
Our school this year has had a few door decorating contests, and I like to keep my clinic looking as little like a jail cell as possible, so I participate in those. I also have a bulletin board that gets seasonal decorations and health or safety tips. And since my clinic is Muppet themed, I've created some paper Muppet heads to add to the walls and bulletin boards. None of that is expected of me, but it helps to give the kids something else to look at beside plain white cinderblock walls, and can open a discussion venue as well. I've had kids who clam up when they get in here, but if I get them to help me with an art project for the wall, suddenly they're chatting away.
I also have a couple of fifth graders who I mentor, though with all the yuck going around they've been avoiding the clinic this week. Can't blame them! Who wants to have the flu for Christmas?