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17 minutes ago, GdBSN said:

Apparently broken acrylic nails are now a medical emergency. :banghead:

No, this is not your personal nail salon, here's a piece of tape, go back to class!

I had a kindergartner sitting in the waiting area yesterday. When I asked her if she was sick she said "no, Mrs. **** got paint on my shirt and sent me to you"???????? Really!!!! She went back to class needless to say. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ After 14 years my faculty still amazes me...

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Flare is a ASN, BSN and specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma.

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i decided that i'm no longer doing "non-nursing" things that teachers can't be bothered with.  The student with the earring that came out - in an envelope and sent home.  Spilled juice in a backpack - head to the nearest bathroom (not mine), here's a handfull of baby wipes to wipe the bag.  

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20 hours ago, EnoughWithTheIce said:

My tongue is very loose today!!! First, i saw the teacher in the hallway that sent a kid because he had a 98.4 "fever" and asked her if she has a thermometer in her class.

Then, I was trying to scan a concussion plan at the copier - and it got eaten!!! trying to get it unstuck when a teacher comes to me "you have patients waiting." My reply: yes, and if they were at an ER - they would have to wait even longer. I have to do paperwork throughout the day - not like I have a lunch or a planning period to do these things.

Like I lollygag around ignore students..................

If I were to leave it stuck like that - then front office would be mad I left it for them to fix.

 

Oh yes! We are our own ward clerks doing paperwork and answering 50,000 phone calls.

I at least got a wireless headset so I can multitask by answering phones while treating and assessing.

The office people with murder you if you jam the printer...🤣

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I tell my teachers, if it's an injury from the waist down, then call for a possible wheelchair.  If it's waist up, walk them to me....

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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4 hours ago, ARN said:

student left class to come and ask me to help her put her nose piercing back in because it came out the day prior and she can't get it back in. nope. i am not touching your piercing and trying to force it back in. back to class. 

But I am happy to call your mama and let her know this occurred and it was an emergency in math class,  sweet darlin'!

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Just yesterday.....called too another campus, "We need you to come over now!". 

"I'm dealing with a possible concussion right now. Is it an emergency?".

Their reply, "Yes, I have a little one with a tick in her head, and she's freaking out".  

If I had sped to the other campus, and found out this was the reason, I would have been slightly upset, to say the least. I've been known to rush w/o asking more details, but glad I did this time. 

 

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Funny thing about the wheelchair: I have one, but cant actually USE it because my building was built in 1896 (really) and there are no elevators! It is 4 flights of stairs and I am not hauling that thing around. I actually didn't even know I had a wheelchair until it was found stuffed in a closet (It is brand new by the way, no idea why its even here).  Clearly no use for it except on the floor that my office is on! So thankfully no one EVER asks for it!

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k1p1ssk has 9 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in pediatrics.

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1 hour ago, scuba nurse said:

Funny thing about the wheelchair: I have one, but cant actually USE it because my building was built in 1896 (really) and there are no elevators! It is 4 flights of stairs and I am not hauling that thing around. I actually didn't even know I had a wheelchair until it was found stuffed in a closet (It is brand new by the way, no idea why its even here).  Clearly no use for it except on the floor that my office is on! So thankfully no one EVER asks for it!

I'll take it, haha! our building was built in the 20s, but there was a major renovation done in the 80s and we gained an elevator. My guess is that the wheelchair was added to the health office around the same time. I can barely get it open and the whole thing is covered in rust. It is also unusually heavy. I'm hoping for a nice, new one next school year from grant money!

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Karyn Bergen RN specializes in Jr/Sr High School.

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On 11/22/2019 at 9:46 AM, ARN said:

student left class to come and ask me to help her put her nose piercing back in because it came out the day prior and she can't get it back in. nope. i am not touching your piercing and trying to force it back in. back to class. 

Hahaha I had one of those this year too. I gave her a pill envelope to put the earring in and sent her back to class. 

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

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On 11/21/2019 at 2:01 PM, ruby_jane said:

Yes, and I ask them "Do I need the wheelchair?" That makes them stop and think about it...

I always get a "yes" response, no matter what the issue is. 

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

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On 11/24/2019 at 6:02 PM, Nurse2Kids said:

Just yesterday.....called too another campus, "We need you to come over now!". 

"I'm dealing with a possible concussion right now. Is it an emergency?".

Their reply, "Yes, I have a little one with a tick in her head, and she's freaking out".  

If I had sped to the other campus, and found out this was the reason, I would have been slightly upset, to say the least. I've been known to rush w/o asking more details, but glad I did this time. 

 

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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JenTheSchoolRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in School nursing.

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This one I didn't deal with directly, but:

Admin who I love: Just got a text that there is a "ton" of period blood in the 2nd floor girls bathroom.

Me: What? How is it specifically "period blood?" 

Admin (just as baffled): I have no idea. I'll check it out. Can I have some gloves.

I give Admin gloves, thank her for checking it out vs me (again, love her).

5 minutes later, Admin texts me.

Admin: It wasn't even what I'd call a puddle. Like quarter sized drop of blood. I cleaned it. We're good.

I was also rush called to see a student last week that "took a terrible fall." Student was sitting up, happily chatting when I arrived, small scrape on back. That's it.

 

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