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Cattz ADN

School Nurse. Having conversations with littles.

Love kids.

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Cattz has 35 years experience as a ADN and specializes in School Nurse. Having conversations with littles..

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    10-Day Quarantine

    Good morning- In my counties- We have switched to the 10-Day Quarantine. After giving it a lot of thought. I am so glad we are getting kids and staff back to school sooner. But, I think I need to cover the school's back side a bit. I have developed a form to assess the returning staff/student. To make sure we are on top of assessing for symptoms that could still develop (as many do) on days 11-14. I have attached it. If would be helpful to anyone feel free to use it/change it/whatever works. I hope it doesn't have strange margins. I sent it to my school secretaries. And some of them said it showed up with some strange lines added and margins messed up. a. 10 Day Quarantine Return to School Documentation for Students.docx
  2. Hey! It is so good to hear from you! Glad you are surviving this craziness well. It is crazy here too. My days are never the same from one to the next. It was pretty quiet from calls from the Health Department over Thanksgiving Break. So, I was kind of surprised about that. Hang in there- So glad you are taking nursing classes. How are those going? Happy Monday- a.
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    Missouri School Nurses - BinaxNOW Rapid Testing

    OK. Hang in there and good luck.
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    Missouri School Nurses - BinaxNOW Rapid Testing

    I am trying to ease some of your fears by providing the link to the information and the standing order is very clear. I haven't tested any kids yet and at this point, the parents don't even know that I have the tests available. I have, however, tested some staff members. This was very effective. The Fact Sheet for Patients that is provided to be given to each person tested explains in detail what to do if a person tests negative. The parameters are very clear on all sides of this equation. Here is the link to the Fact Sheet for Patients- https://www.fda.gov/media/141569/download Here is the link to the Healthcare Provider Fact Sheet https://www.fda.gov/media/141568/download Happy FridYAAAAY Friends No I haven't seen that. That is covered on the Fact Sheet for Patients that I just provided the link to.
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    Missouri School Nurses - BinaxNOW Rapid Testing

    This is the document was updated yesterday and outlines the guidelines, with links to many resources. On the last pages- it also includes the standing order and the consent form. Your states guidance may be different. But, this has a lot of great information. https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/pdf/binaxnow-guidance-education.pdf
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    Missouri School Nurses - BinaxNOW Rapid Testing

    To add a little tidbit- I have been advised by my LPHA that from their experience of interviewing hundreds of COVID positive people- that the loss of taste and smell is generally a later symptom. So, they wanted me to have my staff that had this symptom- to get a PCR test to make sure- if the antigen test is negative. I have done a few tests. So far, it is actually kind of fun to get to do. Certainly a change in the norm. And, more importantly provides a great tool to help the school. I haven't tested any students, and I hope to primarily test staff members. The difficult part, is actually the reporting on the state data base. But, I have been able to navigate that successfully on my first attempt.
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    Missouri School Nurses - BinaxNOW Rapid Testing

    I am so sorry to hear this. This is strictly against the guidance and the standing order in Missouri. If I were you, I wouldn't do one more test on an asymptomatic person. Call your LPHA and ask them to speak to your admin, or whoever is advising you to test asymptomatic people.
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    Just wait for it and enjoy the peace and quiet to catch up on some other things...chances are...you will be crazy busy at some point in the near future.
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    Missouri School Nurses - BinaxNOW Rapid Testing

    The Training consists of 4 modules on the actual testing and a webinar training about how to put the results into the state system. The Training and actual procedure to perform the test is not difficult. Here is the link to the modules- https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/support/product-installation-training/navica-brand/navica-binaxnow-ag-training.html
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    staff rights

    Is this what he is talking about? https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf
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    So Discouraged...

    I feel like it's closing in on us. Keep talking to each other here, friends. We will see the light of day on the other side of all this.
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    Missouri School Nurses - BinaxNOW Rapid Testing

    Will do. Sounds like a new adventure. But, with that being said, I am just glad to have another tool in my toolbox.
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    Athletics = Madness

    This. Blows. My. Mind. Deep breaths--now that the student is no longer with you.
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    Missouri School Nurses - BinaxNOW Rapid Testing

    Yes- I am so thankful for the leadership we are receiving. Our State School Nurse Consultant and her team- is AMAZING! We will see how it goes, I have 1 more training this afternoon and will be ready to roll. 🤞
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    Athletics = Madness

    Legally- A school in the area- ran all this by their school lawyer. They were told that if there is a specific county recommendation- and the school doesn't follow it- that opens up a big potential for legal ramifications if an outbreak happens/a parent wants to push it. This seemed to open up some otherwise closed ears.
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    Missouri School Nurses - BinaxNOW Rapid Testing

    Yes- We have a standing order through the Department of Health. There has been a great deal of work done by a team on the State level to make this happen. The Patient insert if very explanatory. The statistics are-(when done according to the documentation and training)- Sensitivity and Specificity- False Positive Rate= 1.5% False Negative Rate= 2.9% Staff/Students may still need to go home until they feel better, (as would be for any illness/suspected illness), but test results help identify a course of action faster- Exclusion- etc. There is a statewide CLIA waiver that gives all schools ability to administer this test onsite.