Would you? Do you? - page 3
Attention school nurses! If a student comes to you and requests you assist them and put vaseline on their freshly done tattoo, would you do it? (Work at the high school level). Why or why... Read More
Dec 3Joined: Nov '18; Posts: 45; Likes: 99Quote from ana010This is what I do. If it is something small, I guide them in self-care.At the high school level kids can (and do in my office) perform a lot of self care. Encouraging and instructing them on how to care for themselves sets them up to be independent adults, which is right around the corner.
Dec 4Joined: Apr '17; Posts: 1,592; Likes: 5,034RJ Junior got her a tattoo over the weekend. Best practice is occlusive dressing with skin checks x 3 days, antibacterial soap and Aquaphor. In case that helps. As a high school nurse I did not have Aquaphor.
Dec 7Joined: Jan '15; Posts: 6; Likes: 4I would not assist, but I would offer supplies. If they're old enough to get a tattoo, they're old enough to do the aftercare.
Dec 12Joined: Apr '16; Posts: 34; Likes: 45We do not. This is also a liability issue. If we provide care, an apply vaseline, lotion whatever, and it is the wrong substance and there is a complication we potentially can be held liable. This is something that should be cared for at home, along with nose, belly button, and or cartilage piercings. We will observe and look for signs of infection, and use the time to teach, call a parent, but not apply anything.