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    Insulin injection in inner thigh?

    I called and spoke w/ her Dr and he stated it is fine as long as there is subcutaneous tissue there. I feel better. :) Although, throughout my day i've continued seeking out info and have read to not give in the inner thigh due to high amt of blood vessels and nerves (Tips for Injecting Insulin | Joslin Diabetes Center). YiKeS!
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    Insulin injection in inner thigh?

    Have any of you heard of giving insulin in the upper area of the inner thigh?? I have a student who recently switched sites from the abdomen to this area. I have never heard of it but I did find a study published in 2016 where it seemed feasible. Thoughts please? Can the upper inner side of the thigh become a new option for insulin injection? - PubMed - NCBI
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    Diabetes worksheets / logs

    Hi everyone! I was wondering if you would share your favorite diabetic logs with me? I am trying to get a student more involved with counting carbs, etc. Thanks!
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    Returning to school after devastating Camp Fire

    Thank you so much!! How very kind of you. Yes, shelter is the most important thing for people right now. It's been 3 weeks... 88 human remains found, 196 still missing over 15,000 homes gone. Still over 50,000 people displaced. :-( We do have a state school nurses association. I've reached out to them. I've also reached out to Santa Rosa schools and made contact with one of their district nurses today. They had a bad fire last year so I figured it would be helpful to contact those nurses to get guidance. THANK YOU EVERYONE! Students come back to school December 3rd.
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    Returning to school after devastating Camp Fire

    How nice of you. I really have no idea though. Today I am going to be a 'train the trainers' training put on by our County's Crisis Response team. It is going to help us help support students and staff when we return. I am really glad my district is doing this. I also found a self-paced online training called Psychological First Aid. I plan on doing that this week. Next week students come back to school. I have no idea what it is going to look like. Now nearly 14,000 homes are destroyed and over 50,000 are still displaced. :-( I can't imagine how kids are supposed to go back to school when they still don't have basic needs met (shelter!!!).
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    Returning to school after devastating Camp Fire

    Thank you to each of you for taking time to help me and encourage me. I've reached out to the California School Nurse Organization for advice as many of you encouraged me to do and i'm also brushing up on my therapeutic communication. My district is also bringing staff back to work next week (1 week before the students) and providing trainings on the impact of trauma on students and staff and how to appropriately respond w/ emotional support. This makes me very happy. So many of our own staff members lost homes (and pets) in this fire. It's just awful.
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    Returning to school after devastating Camp Fire

    There are literally thousands of stories like this. My nephew who is 7 and has autism was stuck in a parking lot with his bus driver, special needs teacher and dozens of others while the fire burned all around them. He was stuck up there all day... my brother and his wife didn't get him back until 6pm... the fire happened in the morning.
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    Returning to school after devastating Camp Fire

    Thank you for your advice!! It is devastating for sure! I actually have my brother, his wife and their two special needs children staying in our home because they lost everything in the fire. It's been very difficult. We are doing ok... THANK YOU for asking! So many people are homeless and camping in parking lots in the surrounding towns. I have no words. When I was in nursing school I precepted with an amazing school nurse who is the reason I decided to become a school nurse. I call her for advice every day. She lost her home in the fire as well. I'm not sure if she'll be going back to work. I'll be lost without her!!
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    Returning to school after devastating Camp Fire

    Hi there. I don't have a nursing supervisor... it's literally just me and 1400+ (soon to be more) students. Love your advice about reaching out to local peds offices! Thank you so much!
  10. Hi all, I live in Butte County, California which as you probably have heard in the news we have been absolutely devastated by the Camp Fire. It literally has wiped our town of Paradise off the map. Over 70 dead, still over 1000 missing... 10,000+ homes destroyed, 400+ businesses... when I say the town is wiped out I mean it is literally gone. Of course this also means the school district has lost its schools. The fire still threatens structures and we are literally being suffocated by the smoke (we've had hazardous smoke conditions for so many days now). School has been cancelled in our entire county until December 3rd. I am thinking about when I return to school. I am a brand new school nurse (and nurse) and I know we will be having some new enrolling students to my schools from the town of Paradise. I want to be as helpful as possible and mindful of what they are going through. I need advice as I try to anticipate what this may be like. For those with meds to be given at school -I'll still need a med order but how are they supposed to get that since their doctors are displaced and the medical facilities burned down?? What other issues may arise from this that I can't anticipate right now? I want to be as prepared as possible. Thank you for any help you can give!!
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    Parent rights to school medical records?

    Thank you everyone!!! I appreciate your feedback. :)
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    Parent rights to school medical records?

    That sounds amazing!! I'll check it out!
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    Parent rights to school medical records?

    I can't find any district policies specific to this but from what I could google I gathered that it was part of the educational record and therefore not a problem for me to give. This morning I had a principal state not to give it to the parent but I already had. I said there was no reason not to but wanted to be sure by asking the experts on here.
  14. In Calif., do parents have the right to have copies of school medical records. Specifically, i'm referring to logs kept in health office for a diabetic student. I can't see any reason why the parent couldn't have copies but am unable to find code that addresses this specifically.
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    Too Many Visits - advice for teachers?

    I'd love to see a copy of the passes you created... would you mind sharing? Thank you!
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