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KeeperOfTheIceRN ADN

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KeeperOfTheIceRN has 4 years experience as a ADN.

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  1. KeeperOfTheIceRN

    What do you do?

    Great! Thank you so much!
  2. KeeperOfTheIceRN

    What do you do?

    How does one go about getting a Google number? This sounds like a great option as I'm over 3 different campuses so a lot of times the only interaction I have with parents on other campuses is via phone!
  3. KeeperOfTheIceRN

    What do you do?

    Until today, I had not heard any response from the parent as to why they hadn't brought one in. I just continued doing what we were doing and periodically sent another email or letter home. @ARN, thank you very much for your post!! I am truly sensitive to the financial burden that those who live with diabetes have to face. I don't have personal experience with it, but I know its an arm and a leg for all of the supplies I genuinely want to help this family as much as I can. They are a newly diagnosed T1D, only about 4 months in. I did finally hear back from mom today (the first time since we've started contacting her about the new bottle) and explained the WHY part of it (manufacturer's recommendation, bacteria, breakdown etc. etc.) BUT! I also explained that she could take the bottle we currently have and keep it at home for use there. I hadn't actually spoken to her about any of this as she never returned phone calls and never responded to emails or letters home. I had no idea on where they fell on all of this. But I did explain that I wasn't trying to inconvenience them or anything, I just needed to keep things "by the book" for legal reasons, especially since I'm not on this campus all of the time. Once we actually talked and I was able to explain things, she said she'd get a fresh bottle to the school and take the other one home. Again, thanks for your input on this! I'll definitely keep it in mind with any other diabetic families that come to my school!
  4. KeeperOfTheIceRN

    What do you do?

    I've requested a fresh bottle of insulin for my T1D multiple times. It has yet to be brought in. I've instructed my UDCA to continue using the bottle we still have as I feel that is better than no insulin at all but we're now well past the 28 day window. The current bottle we have is not expired by any means (but it has been left out of the fridge over night which is when I first requested a new bottle) and the insulin is not cloudy or anything like that. It appears to look just fine. I'm just frustrated that we've requested a fresh bottle and it has yet to be brought in. I've had issues getting inhalers and epi pens but this is the first time I've had an issue with a med like insulin. Anyone else gone through this?
  5. KeeperOfTheIceRN

    OB Unit for Male Student

    But....what have they done for the other male students that have already gone through their program? Surely you're not the first male student to come through that needs an OB rotation....this is so odd! Best of luck to you! I hope it all works out in the best possible way.
  6. KeeperOfTheIceRN

    Monitors Used in Snoezelen room

    I personally use the Yi cameras for our house. They have a great resolution (and night vision!), can be remotely (via an app on our phones) moved to see all nooks and crannies of the room, and have 2 way communication. https://www.amazon.com/YI-Wireless-Security-Surveillance-Tracking/dp/B01CW4BLG8/ref=sr_1_4?crid=14JLAMAEPF5ZP&keywords=yi+camera&qid=1578511757&sprefix=yi+cam%2Caps%2C167&sr=8-4
  7. 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...
  8. KeeperOfTheIceRN

    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!
  10. KeeperOfTheIceRN

    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!
  12. KeeperOfTheIceRN

    Why would a teacher say that?

    I'm telling ya
  13. KeeperOfTheIceRN

    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.
  14. KeeperOfTheIceRN

    What tricks do you have for nausea?

    This is super interesting and I've never heard it! Thanks for sharing!
  15. KeeperOfTheIceRN

    First case of flu

  16. KeeperOfTheIceRN

    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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