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beachynurse ASN, BSN

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beachynurse has 35 years experience as a ASN, BSN and specializes in School Nursing.

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  1. beachynurse

    Fake charting

    I find this practice to be very dangerous. You must document truthfully, or what happens if something happens to the child and the documentation doesn't add up? I would not put my license on the line for anyone.
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    Toileting pre-k a nursing function?

    Neither was mine, and she was not pulled from the clinic to assist with toileting. She was considered clinic staff, and part of nursing, so therefore not a TA. It got bounced right back to the TA.
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    Toileting pre-k a nursing function?

    In all the school divisions I know, it is not a nursing responsibility, as it is not a medical task. Toileting is the responsibility of the TA. The nurse can train the TA, but it is not a nursing function.
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    Wearing hoods inside your building.

    The rule used to be strictly enforced, however, now no one seems to care. Maybe I’m old school, but I believe in hats off in the building. I make them take them off in the clinic.
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    EMR--what do you use?

    Each time we get an update, the system crashes. Ugh!
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    Mailing Medication

    I'm not on the fence at all about this. Once the parents moved they abandoned the medication. I would call them and remind them to pick it up, but I am not driving halfwy to them to bring them the inhaler. Since when did their lack of planning become my emergency? Word gets out, the expectation is going to be that you now deliver meds at the end of the year. I would not start that precedent.
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    Why is BSN required for CRNA?

    Maybe the Army sends you to the wrong schools? My program was very rigorous, with classes that were not full of BS. Opinion essays? Now I know why I was terrified of military medicine when my ex husband was in. Seeing a physician order Ibuprofen for HTN in his jacket made me go through the roof. Maybe YOU chose the wrong program, or were looking for an easy ride. I know I worked my *** off for both my ASN and my BSN, and I’m proud of both the work and the accomplishment.
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    Why is BSN required for CRNA?

    Me too, I think the poster is clueless.... Maybe nursing is not his/her profession?
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    Why is BSN required for CRNA?

    I believe that it is relevant. If you don’t have the license, you haven’t started to accrue the experience needed in order to know the proper and appropriate way to plan your path to a goal you may not be able to achieve. So, this is not a “pissing contest”, it is real nurses that have already walked the walk, talked the talk, and have gotten the appropriate education, not taking a circuitous route, or an easy path letting you know how it is!
  10. Very well said! If my teacher says I'm sick, then I really must be!! They are usually quite put out when I can't find anything wrong with them.... I also love when out TA's bring special needs kids down, "I think he isn't feeling well and needs to go home". No fever, no overt sign of illness, call to parent to review reported behavior, normal when he has to use the toilet. Tell the TA, put the student on the toilet, he will be fine after that, per mom.... They get so put out themselves... Ugh.... never ending battle!!!
  11. I'm afraid that I must disagree with some of your posting. In high school, at least mine, if you miss more than 15 minutes of class you are counted as absent. I try really hard not to keep kids in the clinic for long because of that rule. If the student came to me and said that they were ok to return to class, I take them at their word, and send them back to wait for parent arrival there. When the parent arrives, I always talk to them about getting an MD order for the student to have their med at school, and provide the parent with one to take to the MD. More often than not, the order does not get filled out, because the parent prefers to bring the meds. Now if the child is doubled over, I will let them lie down for a few minutes. We do not have heating pads, due to the risk of potential burning. I had awful cramps too as a teenager, but I had to suck it up. My parents were unable to come for me unless it was emergent. My mom did not consider cramps to be emergent, but something that we had to learn to deal with, and deal with it I did.
  12. beachynurse

    Help! Do I appeal?

    I don't understand why you think it's unfair based on the fact that your instructor was a student once too. We were all students at one time or another. Nursing school is not for the faint of heart. I teach C.N.A. classes at a community college, and I make sure that my students know that nursing instructors will eat them up and spit them out. It happened to me, and I sure didn't feel picked on, or hated. It was part of the learning proces. You might need to develop thicker skin.
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    Do you ever miss bedside?

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    School Nurse: Managing a scene/coworkers

    I ignore them. I worry about the student first. The last things I am going to worry about is cleaning up the blood, and a change of clothing. Once I establish that the student is ok, and has been brought to the clinic, I will call for the custodian to clean up the blood, and take care of the clothes. I will also address the situation about my coworkers challenging me about how I do my job with my administrator, and let him handle talking to them. It was inappropriate for them to tell you whaat to do. Do you go into their classrooms and tell them how to teach> I doubt it..
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    I love when I'm dealing with a real emergency in a classroom, get called and tolkd I have students waiting at the clinic and they say it's an emergency only to find out it's a couple of girls that need tampons. That really gets me. They can wait.
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    I always get a "yes" response, no matter what the issue is.

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