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Amethya

Cardiology, School Nursing, General

CMA for the past 5 years, working at a school for the past 4 years.

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    Microbiology course online?

    I saw some posts from 2009, but I wanted to ask if anyone has had any luck lately with any online courses for microbiology? If so, any links? I'm looking for the class to do my pre-reqs.
  2. Mine told the others I was basically good for advice, so I became the advice person for my students. I didn't think I was doing anything until I left and I had kids cry to me because I left. But others said the same thing, "The nurse didn't do anything!" I still hear this in my new job. Even then yeah, we do something, we gave you water!
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    C'Mon Now!

    I just a kid in one of my schools tell me that he can see super far and hear super good because of his Batman hat. He did good, so I believe him. But he was zooming around the office and my Nurse was like, oy vey.
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    Clinical Assistant

    Hey pals and gals, I'm back! Just wanted to say hi and introduce my new job. I am now a Clinical Assistant to a school district where my children go to. I graduated from the district too, so it helps out that I know the schools and such. So far, it's hard work, doing the typical stuff I did in my old job, but this time I'm not by myself. I am currently working with RNs and I love them all. I am in a float position, so each day I go to different schools, which in total I got to 6 schools, all elementary. I got to choose what age group and that's what I choose. I get to visit my boy's school too, so that's fun sometimes. As of right now, I'm also part of a screening team, where all the CAs are separated into teams and put to a bunch of schools for two days out of the week until the end of October, and we just screen. It's gone really well, and fast! I honestly wish I had this in my last job. Here's hoping for the best!
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    Clinical Assistant

    Oh yeah, I am very enjoying that. I am responsible to help the nurse, but she's one in charge. Like I'm invisible and I love it. Something is wrong? Talk to the nurse! Oh, I'm missing a day? It's okay, I'm not the nurse! I know! I was so happy when I got the job@
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    That's So Fetch! (Pink Wednesdays)

    I had pink screening cards today, so yeah!
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    Clinical Assistant

    Oh yeah. it's way lower. I do deal with what I usually had last year, but it's easier when I have a partner. They are really kind and fun to be with. We just chat and have fun basically. Today I'm at my boy's school and the nurse is HILARIOUS. She and I have the same sense of humor, so it helps and we just chat.
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    Screenings

    Maybe a breakfast feast? So they won't be taking it home and can eat it there.
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    How do you handle screenings?

    Ha... nostalgia for me. If you have a way, ask for resources from your Head Nurse, depending on the area, there's usually programs that do free vision or hearing screenings. I would ask around universities, the department of health or even nurses in your district. When I did my screenings in my old job, I would set it up during PE time, and have 2 volunteer parents, a vision screener and me, using the locker rooms. We would pull 5 at time, and screen one kid and send it to the next room. and just keep doing it until the whole class is done. Talk to your admin team and come up with a plan. Wish you luck!
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    How do you handle screenings?

    Ha... nostalgia for me. If you have a way, ask for resources from your Head Nurse, depending on the area, there's usually programs that do free vision or hearing screenings. I would ask around universities, the department of health or even nurses in your district. When I did my screenings in my old job, I would set it up during PE time, and have 2 volunteer parents, a vision screener and me doing hearing, using the locker rooms. We would pull 5 at time, and screen one kid and send it to the next room. and just keep doing it until the whole class is done. Talk to your admin team and come up with a plan. Wish you luck!
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    Clinical Assistant

    Mine is still getting used to me, but he feels embarrassed to see me. I kinda like to mess with him, a bit... Yup! I agree, and it shows a lot. I keep getting compliments on how well I can self manage a clinic without supervision with my experience, so after the first day, they basically just let me loose. The nurses always are super nice and happy to see me because I lift the burden for them a lot. They do either paperwork or manage the clinic, and I do the leftover option. THank you!
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    CMA oversight

    What should be limited is assessing. Basic first aid, typical treatments. (i.e, Headaches= laydown, check temp.) To call the parents for any injury and if they come visit. I'm not sure what's the protocol there, but for my last job, I had to call all the parents for every visit, so that may be a thing. Diabetes training, CPR training and Basic First Aid, ,AED, Epipen... etc.
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    Documenting in Skyward

    Never heard of this in my last job, but what I was told is to be careful what we write because the parents can see what we put. But I can see why this may be a problem, your district should be able to limit what can be seen.
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    Introduction

    Welcome! You will have a lot of support here. I am a CMA, 4 years experience and 3 years of experience in school nursing. Used to have my own clinic but now I'm working in a district helping the RNs. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!
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    Ice Packs

    I agree. I just started helping out the nurses here in my new district and we have tricks. We have two types of ice packs, the homemade ones, and the plastic ones. We give out the homemade ones to the kids that we deem not bad injury, and they go on their merry way, and the other ones are just for injuries that are pretty bad and need observation. We all have the same mentality, basically not every injury needs intervention.
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    Interview questions

    Hey guys! I hope you are all having an amazing summer vacation. I'm doing quite well, no job yet but... Funny story, I been waiting word from my alma mater school district to see about a school nurse assistant job. And while waiting, i got sick and had to get my Gallbladder removed. I'm doing great, still recovering. While having my surgery, got an email about an interview for that school district. Made the appointment and I was confident but now I'm nervous. Any tips on what questions I'll be asked and what should I say? Especially about why I left my last job Cheers!
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    Interview questions

    Hey guys! So quick update: I got the job and I start next week! I'm excited! I'll be helping out nurses around the school district. Wish me luck!
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    Interview questions

    Thank you! I'll do my best!
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    I'll miss you all, but...

    I turned in my resignation yesterday. I'm leaving my job I had for the past 3 years. I'm not sure yet what I want to do, if I want to go back into the Medical Assisting work, Medical Admin or School Nursing again. Or hell, maybe go back to school for LVN. I had an issue with my principal since Spring Break and this month another issue popped up and I was told my contract was on hold for 2 weeks until the end of the year when he decides if he wants me or not. I love my job, you guys have seen me grow here on these posts, and I love my students. But it's 3 years and I'm tired. Tired of the angry parents and my principal always behind my back, never supporting me. So I turned it in, and I'm leaving at the end of the year. Thank you all SOOO much for the support these past 3 years. I'm currently looking for work in the Houston area, so hopefully something pops up, but until then, you may not see me here as much as you used to. Love you all!
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    I'll miss you all, but...

    I told my students and lots of them are super sad I'm leaving. I know I'll be tearing up on my last day. I love them so much.
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    I'll miss you all, but...

    Thank you guys. I hope I find something too!
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    I'll miss you all, but...

    It's been kinda hectic. During Spring Break my principal was wanting me to do screenings in his way, and me having anxiety, freaked out. I emailed my Head Nurse and she went to help me out by emailing his superiors, who chewed him out. He got SO mad and he told me that if I can't finish the screenings, then I can go. I sucked it up and got done before the due date. I also tried fixing my mistakes of being late and such (due to my kids because they go on the bus by themselves without anyone watching them). I had such a good month last month, no issues and was doing my job right. Then this month, parents are just coming in droves, angry about stuff! And this one parent said her child has a mild concussion. I didn't know! The student came in for a headache, and her TA never knew either! I asked the student and assessed, and all I got out of it that she was fine, just a headache. I let the kid rest, she woke up and said she felt much better. I sent her back asking the TA to send her back if she is not feeling well. The student never came back and later at the end of the week, the mom comes in with this. And I apologized and such and I thought it was done until the father emailed the principal and he got involved. He told me I needed to call parents for everything, but protocol says no, it's only in emergencies and this was not an emergency because no one knew this happened. So instead, the teacher gets off with a warning, the TA does too but me? My contract is on hold for 2 weeks, and he decides if I leave or go. My principal has never had my back and I honestly did my best with this student, I feel bad that this happened, but how was I suppose to know she got hurt? NO one saw this. So I resigned.
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    C'Mon Now!

    3 months Basically normal camp stuff. Only like twice in the 3 months These kids were rich as fluff! Like one kid was telling about his private jet and how he went to Hawaii one summer, like what?
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    What do you do when admin doesn't have your back?

    I have been sucking this up for 3 years. If you have a chance to leave, leave
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    Camp Waldemar

    Does anyone know anything about this camp?
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