Standardized test time

  1. Does anyone know how to make nosebleeds stop faster when it's standardized test time and students are supposed to be participating so the whole class is waiting for them to return?
    Because, apparently, I'm supposed to?
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  3. by   ABRN2012
    Maybe try putting gauze or cotton slightly in nostril and let them take the test with that in. Thats the only thing I can think of.
  4. by   BeckyESRN
    2 ideas! 1.) Insert a tampon into the offending nostril and send the student back to class
    2.) Wave that magic wand and bippity-boppity-boo that nose bleed!
    (In all seriousness, Afrin is freaking magical when it comes to stopping nose bleeds that just. won't. quit. I learned this from my favorite grumpy pulmonologist)
  5. by   ruby_jane
    Quote from BeckyESRN
    2 ideas! 1.) Insert a tampon into the offending nostril and send the student back to class
    2.) Wave that magic wand and bippity-boppity-boo that nose bleed!
    (In all seriousness, Afrin is freaking magical when it comes to stopping nose bleeds that just. won't. quit. I learned this from my favorite grumpy pulmonologist)
    We actually use cotton rolls that are meant to be for mouth bleed. Mini-tampons, if you will.

    The Afrin trick is magical if you can get the parent to bring the Afrin....
  6. by   XingtheBBB
    I usually just have them hold their nose with pressure. Ice if we need to. Afrin would be great if it was a frequent offender although one of our frequent nosebleed kids does great with just saline gel. It wasn't a crazy bleed worthy of any packing but in the 10 minutes that the kid was here (including the time to wipe his face and wash his hands) I got three panicked reminders that there is a test today and I need to hurry.
  7. by   OldDude
    Quote from XingtheBBB
    ... I got three panicked reminders that there is a test today and I need to hurry.
    Don't alter your routine because of test day...that's someone else's anxiety to wring their hands over.
  8. by   Amethya
    Quote from OldDude
    Don't alter your routine because of test day...that's someone else's anxiety to wring their hands over.
    My AP is that person, who is super witchy during these times. The first day of testing, she yelled at me because there wasn't any tissues and teacher were asking, that it's a need in testing. I explained to her that I been asking for them, but I haven't gotten any them. She wanted me to ask my OM and CC her on the email because it's urgent. The good thing about me and OM is we are buddies, and we speak Spanish, so when she leaves, i call her and tell her in Spanish "Hey, this one is asking for tissues and making a big deal about it." and she's like, "She's crazy like that during these times, just ignore her. Just do what she asks and don't worry about it." We did the email and that's that.

    Thankfully she's leaving after this year and people are rejoicing. She is nice but she snaps back sometimes with comebacks and it's like, what went up your butt?
  9. by   WineRN
    Quote from OldDude
    Don't alter your routine because of test day...that's someone else's anxiety to wring their hands over.
    I'm going to be repeating this to myself next week.

    Last year I had some "prep" work my former principal had me due prior to testing. I had to send an extra letter home reminding families of our illness policies. Some families will send their tiny one with a fever of 102 because they "have to" take the test, others will try to keep their kids home the entire time. I also had to provide extra tissues and water from my stock to the rooms because no one can leave unless they are actively throwing up from testing.


    But there were a few kiddos last year that didn't have fevers but looked AWFUL and my admin fought me tooth and nail about sending them home at the start of the day. She actually stayed in my office each morning of our testing last year which drove me CRAZY.
  10. by   ICUtoSchoolNSG
    Holy Cow! This pressure can't be helping any kid that's taking any test.
  11. by   OldDude
    Quote from ICUtoSchoolNSG
    Holy Cow! This pressure can't be helping any kid that's taking any test.
    You bet!! If a kid didn't have test anxiety before, they would develop it with all the hype that gets pumped into them by staff.

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