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One of the first things I do each morning is check the email from the secretary listing which teachers are out and who is subbing in their class.  When there is a PD day, I die a little.  Cause I know many teachers will be out and I will see the FF kids in each class for s/s "silly stuff".  (Notice how I used the word stuff, instead of the word I use in my head).  Anyhoo,  sometimes I have to pick up the phone and tell the sub, just STOP.  Especially with the sending them in three's.  O.M.G.

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OyWithThePoodles has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Med-surg, school nursing..

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I feel you. I can always tell which class has the sub even before checking the email. 

Today I had one sub call and say "Susie hasn't had her medicine. She's all over the walls. I asked her if she took it and she said no."

That's because she doesn't take any... 

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On my 5th student from the same class within the first 10 minutes of the day, my first question was not "How are you feeling?" it was "Do you guys have a sub today?!" oye with the subs

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on a separate but related note... my MS and HS principals always know when there is a sub nurse for me, because the subs tend to just send everyone home sick LOL

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51 minutes ago, BeckyESRN said:

"Do you guys have a sub today?!" oye with the subs

Uh huh. Every. Time. As they grin at me.  Kids are too darn savvy.

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BrisketRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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In defense of subs, my sister subbed last year and told me that the kids were ruthless with trying to go to the nurse for every little thing.  She said one kindergartener flopped herself onto the floor dramatically screaming that she needed the nurse.  The (part-time) nurse wasn't even in that day.

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2 minutes ago, BrisketRN said:

In defense of subs, my sister subbed last year and told me that the kids were ruthless with trying to go to the nurse for every little thing.  She said one kindergartener flopped herself onto the floor dramatically screaming that she needed the nurse.  The (part-time) nurse wasn't even in that day.

They are relentless! It's unreal. 

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Flare is a ASN, BSN and specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma.

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my daughter goes to my school and told me that Mr. Smith (who subs daily) NEVER lets kids go to my office.  I think I need to give that man a high five and a chocolate!!

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shark_nurse14 has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nursing.

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I wish we had a list of staff who were out! We’ve asked, but some teachers think it’s nosy....they don’t know I can usually tell who is out before lunch because of my visits 

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MrNurse(x2) has 28 years experience as a ADN and specializes in IMC, school nursing.

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18 hours ago, Flare said:

my daughter goes to my school and told me that Mr. Smith (who subs daily) NEVER lets kids go to my office.  I think I need to give that man a high five and a chocolate!!

I see far less students from my two male taught classes than the others, they are fifth and eighth grades, not the age to want to stay in class. I also notice that even when offered frequently, my hospital patients use less pain meds when I am there then when they have a female. Would make for an interesting study.

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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23 hours ago, Nursesusu said:

   When there is a PD day, I die a little. 

Cause I know many teachers will be out and I will see the FF kids in each class for s/s "silly stuff".  (Notice how I used the word stuff, instead of the word I use in my head).  

YAAASSSSS! I die a little, too.

And also there should be a medal for not saying the word in your head out loud. Of course, my eyebrows usually telegraph the word in my head that I am not using.

21 hours ago, BrisketRN said:

In defense of subs, my sister subbed last year and told me that the kids were ruthless with trying to go to the nurse for every little thing.  She said one kindergartener flopped herself onto the floor dramatically screaming that she needed the nurse.  The (part-time) nurse wasn't even in that day.

I feel bad for your sister (we'll call her Ribs since you are Brisket?) It is useful knowledge.

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BrisketRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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6 minutes ago, ruby_jane said:

I feel bad for your sister (we'll call her Ribs since you are Brisket?) It is useful knowledge.

LOL, she's a full-time teacher now and the kids know her well enough to know they can't pull one over on her.  But yes, her stories from subbing were insane!

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