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Keeperofbandages is a CNA, LPN and specializes in School Health.

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Does anyone have anything typed out for subs on where they can find certain items, who covers you for lunch, who the med trained back ups are?

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CanIcallmymom has 4 years experience.

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I do. I type out my typical schedule of regulars (meds, caths, etc). I type out where things are, who is epi-pen and diabetic trained, and who to call for emergencies. I also leave my cell phone number for any questions. I don't have coverage for my lunch (lucky you!), but I shut my door and put up the blinder and tell them what time works for me, but that as long as they communicate with the office staff they can usually take their lunch when they please.

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Amethya has 5 years experience and specializes in Cardiology, School Nursing, General.

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Yes. I have a drawn map, information where everything is, a med schedule. I also have my med binder with the sub binder, so I color coded my students that are scheduled meds, and have their class schedule in their tabs, highlighted and written what times, so she can call their rooms.

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I have a small folder - map of school (rm numbers/teacher names); layout and info about my office; emergency protocols; my support personnel - phone #/locations; weather recess guidelines; master phone list to all the classrooms; list/hx of my more serious medical kiddos (diabetics, seizure, behavioral etc); daily med list (in case computer goes down); PRN med list; copies of most used forms I send home - medication consents, head injury notification, etc. 

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BiscuitRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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I have all my cabinets labeled so it's easy to find items.  The last time I had a sub my notes included:

  • My daily schedule/routine (including daily meds, when I try to take lunch, start/end of school day)
  • Information on where meds are stored
  • Computer log-in 
  • Paper charting instructions 
  • Where info is kept (allergy/asthma binder, clinic manual, student med log, student med permission forms)
  • Illness policies (including fever parameters, vomit/diarrhea policy) & when to contact parents
  • Phone numbers of staff members who can help (we have a few trained staff members who know our policies and where things are in my office)
  • My personal phone number should anything arise

I also have two lists of students with photos--one for life-threatening allergies & one for medical conditions (like diabetes, severe asthma, epilepsy, etc) ready for the sub in a folder.

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i have a sub nurse info sheet that has everything listed out to run my office for the day, including my number, in case i need to be contacted.  i try to be pretty comprehensive

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beachynurse has 34 years experience as a ASN, BSN and specializes in School Nursing.

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I have a sub binder with different categories, a section for the layout of the clinic and where to find things, who's who,- administrators and numbers, guidance counselors and numbers, security and numbers, custodians and numbers, a list of nurses in schools close to my school and familiar with my school, maps of the school with quickest pathways to different areas of the building and grounds marked off, a list of kids aith medical conditions, a list of kids with food allergies, and those with epi-pens highlighted. Policies and procedures for medications, students leaving school that drive, sections on EMS, Child protective service calls, Head injury/concussion paperwork, impairment assessment paperwork, and directions for all of them. 

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Supernrse01 has 18 years experience and specializes in Telemetry, Gastroenterology, School Nrs.

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I am the only nurse in my district and I don't have a sub. Any pertinent info  that I would share with a sub is already well known by the office staff.

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jlrm50 has 18 years experience.

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I have a sub binder since our subs have no access to our computer data.  Has a daily list of meds to be given, my contact info., the nearest school nurse to help out in emergency, schedules, key people in the school, first responder list, our emergency drill protocols, BBP exposure instructions, and a map of the school.  

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MHDNURSE has 21 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN, NP and specializes in Pediatrics, Community, and School Health.

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On 2/13/2019 at 12:49 PM, Supernrse01 said:

I am the only nurse in my district and I don't have a sub. Any pertinent info  that I would share with a sub is already well known by the office staff.

Are you totally burnt out???  How do you take time off and get a break? I am leaving my FT position and subbing next year b/c I feel like I cannot ask for time off b/c it is so hard to find coverage.  I am totally burnt out from this year (I was PT before this year).

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I never thought about working as a nursing sub.  Is this something available through your state's employment website?

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My usual sub is someone who is already in the district so she's familiar with the school.    As with others, I have a "sub folder" with the scheduled visitors (diabetics, etc... ).   I try not to be out on the days we have real issues but it happens and Beth is usually prepared for the worst.

 

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