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KeeperOfTheIceRN ADN

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KeeperOfTheIceRN has 4 years experience as a ADN.

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  1. KeeperOfTheIceRN

    C'Mon Now!

    High schooler with narcolepsy accidentally took his nighttime med at 0500 (apparently thought the wake up alarm was the med alarm) instead of 2330 like he's supposed to. Mom sent him to school with a quick text to some of his teachers and myself saying he can't miss any more school but that he'll be "in and out of it all day and is having difficulty coordinating his body to walk please don't make him use his fine motor skills" . By the time I got to campus, he was nothing but a snoring blob in the middle of his classroom floor. 3 classmates had to physically pick him up and move him so he wouldn't be stepped on. Dad was super mad he had to come pick him up (I think more so at mom for obvious reasons). But I mean... C'mon now...
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    Exciting possibility...

    So my superintendent just approached me and said "I'd like us to start looking into hiring some help for you on 2 of our campuses. Since we're all located so far a part, it makes no sense you driving to each campus so much. I was thinking we could look to hire a nursing student to be an aide for you on the other two campuses. We'll need to see how much to budget for them and everything. Let me know what you find out." 1) yay for help! 2) any suggestions on where to start on this?! 3) anyone know if that's a thing? hiring nursing students to be aides? how does that work with their nursing student status and working in the capacity of an aide? is it the same as if they were a PCA at the hospital? 4) where do I even begin to look for a pay scale for this? 5) any and all help is greatly appreciated!
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    Good morning all! Do any of you have experience writing policies? I'm beginning to feel more and more overwhelmed with the fact that I have to help develop some new policies for our district and I have no idea on where to start! I have no experience with writing policies and I haven't been able to find any guidance online or elsewhere. With the implementation of HB 496 (the Stop the Bleed training) and then Sam's Law, we have some new policies we need to develop to encompass these new laws and I feel like I don't know what to do with my hands! Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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    What is your late pick up policy?

    If they're unable to attend our after-school program (due to unpaid dues), it becomes an abandonment issue and the police are called after a certain time frame. We release at 2:15, so I think by 4/4:30.
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    About a month ago, 1st grader was in my office WRITHING in pain. He was in the panic phase where he looked like he was just going to bolt out the door because he didn't know how to process the pain he was in. Rebound tenderness. Rigidity. Guarding. No temp or vomiting though. Kiddo had been in just an hour earlier complaining of severe shoulder blade pain. When he returned, I thought "yep. It has to be his appendix and his shoulder pain he felt earlier must have been some referred pain." Told mom I was about 2 mins out from calling EMS when he ended up calming down and mom showed up and took him to the er. Ended up being impacted with stool. I knew he had a history of gut issues but the way he was presenting didn't say this was severe constipation. I was POSITIVE he was on the verge of a ruptured appendix. So, I say all that to say, I think you did a great job with the info and the s/s you witnessed. I wouldn't have done anything different than you!
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    Why would a teacher say that?

    I'm telling ya
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    Why would a teacher say that?

    Teachers seem to be getting "ballsy" lately. I had one all but refuse a student back to her room last week after I said I WASN'T calling home as the kiddo wasn't showing any s/s of illness. Kiddo said they vomited in the bathroom. Teacher never saw it as they conveniently made it to the bathroom but she had too many plans over the weekend to have vomiting involved. Kid sat in my office for 45 minutes and showed no s/s of illness. Was about to send them back to class (with admin approval) when dad walked in. Teacher had texted him that student was sick and needed to go home. I've never been so mad at a teacher in my life. Thanksgiving break needs to come. STAT.
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    What tricks do you have for nausea?

    This is super interesting and I've never heard it! Thanks for sharing!
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    First case of flu

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    First case of flu

    I like both of y'all's responses. I'll be drafting a policy within the next few days for sure because last year we had a big issue with parents sending kids back too soon. Thanks guys!!
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    First case of flu

    What is your policy on return to school after flu? We've got our first case for this year and MD is anticipating return by possibly Friday. Teacher is worried that is too soon. I usually just play it by ear and follow up with parents when kiddos return post flu to make sure they've been fever free for 24 hours, are feeling better, MD has released etc. etc.
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    Well I'll be! What a fun surprise to see today! Thanks for the words of encouragement OD! We sure miss you around here!
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    C'Mon Now!

    Was informed that 2 different people (1 teacher, 1 office personnel) were looking in a student's ear with my otoscope last week while I was on another campus. Which explains why said student was 100% positive they had holes "all over their ear drum". Spoiler alert....their ear was perfectly normal (shocker, I know). C'mon now.
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    C'Mon Now!

    We have a new admin assistant on one of my campuses. She's nice, but she's a "laugher". She laughs with EVERYTHING she says. Even if it's not a funny thing (like simply asking a question about the printer, for example). It's really kind of annoying. BUT. If I have to hear "oh yay! You're here! We've had a lot of visitors looking for you lately! I don't know how you get anything done!" every time I walk onto this campus, I'm might start throwing peppermints at her. Welcome to my world, Carole.
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    That's So Fetch! (Pink Wednesdays)

    Got super excited about my pink shirt today....then I remembered its Thursday
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    First T1D returning to school

    AWESOME!!! Thanks so much @JenTheSchoolRN and @SaltineQueen!!