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JenTheSchoolRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in School nursing.

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There is something very wrong with us :) I love the product 'splinter out'

I also love splinter out!

Getting out a splinter is just so satisfying. Like popping a huge pimple.

And yes, I know I'm weird.

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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I also love splinter out!

Getting out a splinter is just so satisfying. Like popping a huge pimple.

And yes, I know I'm weird.

Yuck.

(from the Latin root "yuckimus ickyosus")

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lifelearningrn has 4 years experience as a RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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I'm not allowed to pull out splinters per district policy.

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OldDude specializes in Pediatrics.

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I'm not allowed to pull out splinters per district policy.

Our policy doesn't address the subject and I don't bring it up...don't ask don't tell.

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I love Splinter Out! (I love splinters. One of our maintenance workers had a splinter of copper in his finger. It was super satisfying to remove. I use my lice lamp if it's a tiny one, and I have all sorts of tweezers, too.

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i've heard that some school nurses do not remove splinters - apart from the microscopic ones that will require opening the skin further... what is the rationale for not removing it? (new school nurse and just wondering about scope)

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OldDude specializes in Pediatrics.

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i've heard that some school nurses do not remove splinters - apart from the microscopic ones that will require opening the skin further... what is the rationale for not removing it? (new school nurse and just wondering about scope)

It could be considered an invasive procedure requiring sterile technique, requiring MD order, but...don't ask don't tell...

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pedi_nurse has 5 years experience and specializes in CPN.

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Yeah, we can remove them if something is sticking out. If it's totally in the skin, it's a no go.

I did remove a wad of paper from an ear canal once. That was def DADT, but it was RIGHT there.

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pedi_nurse has 5 years experience and specializes in CPN.

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Also, we can't pop pimples. I've definitely had a few pop though when I was "cleaning" them.

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It could be considered an invasive procedure requiring sterile technique, requiring MD order, but...don't ask don't tell...

oh wow - that seems like a very very conservative interpretation of an "invasive" procedure! But I understand the rationale.

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