HELP! Brand new school

  1. I have been offered a position as the school nurse at a brand new school. I've been a school nurse before, but haven't "started" a new school's health room. I want to make sure I don't forget anything important because EVERYTHING will need to be ordered, set up (equipment, training, etc) Thanks!
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    About SoutheRNgirl82, ADN

    Joined: Oct '08; Posts: 23; Likes: 7

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  3. by   BiscuitRN
    I have a "master" supply sheet from a school nurse who helped build our office from the ground up. I could PM to you if you'd like.
  4. by   SoutheRNgirl82
    Quote from BiscuitRN
    I have a "master" supply sheet from a school nurse who helped build our office from the ground up. I could PM to you if you'd like.
    That would be AMAZING and greatly appreciated!
  5. by   NutmeggeRN
    I would ask for a utility sink vs. a regular sink.
    A mounted locked cabinet for your meds.
    A window (if there is a wall between your office and the cots (so you can observe).
    Locks of electrical jacks for different equipment.
    A fridge with a lock.

    These are just a few things early on a Monday morning!
  6. by   scuba nurse
    Oh, sounds fun!!! ENJOY!!!!

    I wish I got to do that!
  7. by   halohg
    Besides the common supplies:
    Nebulizer
    Ice machine
    Ziplock bags
    Hearing and vision screening machines
    Color vision screening
    Scale
    Cots with storage underneath
    File cabinets
    Locked med cart
    Sewing kit
    Eyeglass repair kit
    Tooth chests/necklaces
    Backpacks/duffel bags for field trips
    Go bag
    Mirror
    Magnifying glass/ floor model if possible great for lice checks
    Hair dryer
    Heating pad
    Microwave
    Deodorizer
    Sanitary pads and tampons
    Sharps container
    Portable sharps container for field trip bag
    Bench or seating for students waiting
    Refrigerator with lock
    Wheelchair

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