I am assuming this is the same nurse for all three incidents. Did you contact her? Are you certain the person is a nurse, with a license, not just a untrained person who "mans" the health office?
I am assuming that your daughter is not a frequent visitor to the health office. Many times a temp can rise rapidly and may have been normal when your daughter was in the health office. Having said that, issue numbers 1 & 2 may show a lack of assessment when a student presents with a complaint. If a registered nurse fails to conduct a proper assessment, it is a serious shortcoming, potential negligence if it resulted in injury if the person is truly a licensed professional, but it would not be surprising if it is a lay person. I would ask who the supervisor is and ask to speak to them. It is better if you have first told nurse about the misdiagnoses also. If the person does have a license, this might be a problem with burnout, seeing too many kids who are malingering for avoidance reasons. The school pays the bucks for a professional specifically for this ability to do an assessment and not be blinded by some kids trying to get out of class.
Item 2 about color of blood and hygiene issues, It is not inapporpriate for a student to ask for the references, the evidence that this is the correct answer. I am curious about the exact wording of the question about blood - it appears she was referring to unoxygenated blood, which is a darker, purple red than arterial blood which is a very bright red. (Could she be joking about blue blood? Blue blood is a colloquialism for people born into money.) I checked a couple of dental sites and the gist is the following: Brushing is recommended twice a day for at least three to four minutes each time. It is better to brush 3 to 4 minutes twice a day instead of brushing quickly five or more times throughout the day.
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I have a question for the school nurses out there. Where would one voice a complaint about a school nurse? I have had three "strange incidences this year with my daughter.
1. Received a call from the school nurse stating my daughter(11) was pretending to be sick because of a test in the afternoon, she didn't want to take and I need to pick her up. I did, (the nurse had left for the day) and it was very evident that she was sick and upon arrival at home her temp was 103.8
2. During health class, I see a test which my daughter took. Questions like this: what color is blood- She marked Red- Nurse says Blue is right answer
How many times should you brush your teeth She marked three, nurse writes "two is plenty"
3. Daughter complaining of stomach ache goes to the nurse, nurse tells here nothing wrong go back to class. She later finds small amount of blood in her underwear, goes back to nurse who tells her "don't worry about it go back to class" Daughter leaves and goes to office, She calls me from office and I pick her up to find she has started her period.
I am hoping having been a nurse myself for 16 years this is not normal type behavior and where should I turn with this.