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  1. busybee22

    Tdap Frequency

    OK, this makes sense! Thanks!! And thank you for the resource! I’m going to check it out!
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    Tdap Frequency

    Hi all! I have recently started at the health department and I have been trying my best to get all these vaccines in my head. I thought that the Tdap could be given as a tetanus booster every 10 years in place of the Td booster. That’s what everything I’ve read on the CDC website and in all of the material says. But today my nursing supervisor told me that that is not the case. We had a patient come in today for a tetanus booster who had had a Tdap back in 2009 and his doctor told him all he needed was the Td. But wouldn’t it have been OK and even beneficial to give him the Tdap instead? Everything I’ve read about the Pertussis vaccine is that its effectiveness wanes overtime. Thanks!
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    Do you think schools will resume this year?

    We have been out since Monday and were supposed to be out For 2 weeks but yesterday they extended the cancelation until April 20th. I’m hopeful we will get to go back for May classes but I doubt it. They have already pushed big events here until June and even September. Colleges here are out for the semester. It’s not looking good for any in person classes this year.
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    Diastat

    Hey, everyone! I am a PRN school nurse and I have been asked to help train school staff on administration of Diastat. I have never personally given Diastat and although I have researched it for this presentation I still had some questions that I was hoping some of y’all could help answer. When is it appropriate to administer diastat? Am I right in saying that most students have some sort of parameter in the order, such as recurrent seizures in a certain amount of time or a seizure that lasts longer than x amount of minutes? How quickly can Diastat stop a seizure? It seems as though all of my research says 15 minutes but that seems like an awful long time for a seizure. What are the time frames that y’all have seen it take effect? Should you immediately call 911 if a student is having a seizure? I’m hoping this isn’t a stupid question. Obviously the safe answer is yes. But I know some people have seizures frequently and resolve quickly on their own so would it be safe to say that in a student with an ongoing history of frequent seizures, You may not necessarily have to call 911 if the seizure it resolves quickly and student returns to baseline (without diastat administration). I would love to hear any stories that y’all have on your experience with administering Diastat. I think that stories really help people to remember things and gives real life examples of Diastat administration (obviously not asking for HIPAA violations 😊). Any other information about Diastat that you think would be helpful please let me know! Thanks so much!
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    New School Nurse

    I will definitely check it out! Thanks!
  6. busybee22

    New School Nurse

    Laflaca, I will be subbing for all levels, elementary through high school. Thanks for the advice! 😃 I’m excited to get started, and I really hope I love it!
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    New School Nurse

    That’s great advice! A lot of info, but definitely gives me some direction and a starting point. Thank you! Hopefully I can get the hang of it!
  8. busybee22

    New School Nurse

    I recently accepted a position as a fill in school nurse with the potential to go full-time at the beginning of next school year. I come from a surgical telemetry unit and obviously these two specialties are quite different. Could anyone out there give me some advice on which material to brush up on to better prepare myself for this specialty?
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    State Survey Guidelines

    I relatively new to LTC and have only been a nurse for 9 months. I am very anxious over the thought of the survey!!! Is there somewhere I can go to read all these in-depth rules such as "wash your hands with soap/water after q3 med passes" and "don't serve milk in a carton" etc.? I asked my DON for the guidelines but they were very vague and not very helpful. I need specifics! I practice in Kentucky.
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    State Surveyors

    I relatively new to LTC and have only been a nurse for 9 months. I am very anxious over the thought of the survey!!! Is there somewhere I can go to read all these in-depth rules such as "wash your hands with soap/water after q3 med passes" and "don't serve milk in a carton" etc.? I asked my DON for the guidelines but they were very generic and not very helpful. I practice in Kentucky.