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Farawyn has 25 years experience and works as a RN.

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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 works as a 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 and works as a Mom, wife, nurse.

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

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OldDude works as a School Nurse.

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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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nmr79 works as a School Nurse.

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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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hppygr8ful has 15 years experience and works as a RN - Adolescent Psych.

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Uncle buck's Sliver tweezersattachment.php?attachmentid=27866&stc=1

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OldDude works as a School Nurse.

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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 works as a School Nurse.

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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 works as a School Nurse.

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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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When I was little I would purposely get splinters just so I could get them out. (such a weirdo :wavey:)

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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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