Am I a mean, horrible school nurse? - page 2

First thing this morning I had a kid come in saying their tooth fell out. I always look at the socket to make sure it is not bleeding, and this kid's socket was strangely perfect. I asked her when... Read More

  1. by   SchoolNurseBSN
    Not mean...........prudent! We can only provide so much on such a limited budget!!!!!!!

    We are the McGyver's of Nursing!! If it can't be taken care of with a band-aid and a safety pin..........well, it just doesn't NEED to be done!
  2. by   Purple_Scrubs
    Thanks for the support, everyone! I really thought there would be at least one voice who said "oh, come on, it is just a couple of plastic boxes...", then I would have to scream. Let's see, 540-something kids times how many teeth they will lose in a given year = way too much for my measley budget! Well, one more day down and 10 to go!
  3. by   pugmomrn
    Quote from SchoolNurseBSN

    We are the McGyver's of Nursing!! If it can't be taken care of with a band-aid and a safety pin..........well, it just doesn't NEED to be done!
    :chuckle

    SOOOO FUNNY!!!

    (And I was thinking of getting a chart for my HR next year to keep track of my Tooth Club Members!!)
  4. by   luvschoolnursing
    i don't see many lost baby teeth in high school but my pet peeve is eye drops-artificial tears-after swimming and contact lens cases. Yes, I know our med policy is strict but you can carry artificial tears and if you wear contacts, you should have a contact case and solution in you locker. Oh, and pads/tampons. You're a girl, you're 17, this happens every month. I know we all occasionally get caught without stuff we need, but I see the same ones over and over. So, no, you're not mean and horrible and as all of our budgets keep getting cut each year, the kids re going to get less and less of the ''nice'' extras.
  5. by   NurseLoveJoy88
    I felt mean yesterday also. At the very end of the day a student comes in for petroleum jelly for " Chapped lips" I was like for goodness sakes ! I told the student that school is almost out and thats something that can wait until she gets home. This girl made it through the whole day with " chapped lips" ( which didn't look chapped to me) and then 5 minutes before school lets out wants vasiline.

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