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Purple_Scrubs has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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A teacher just sent me a kid to check his neck for ringworm. Sure enough, he had a red, nearly perfectly round "lesion" on his neck. It was not raised and just a little too perfect, so I grabbed an alcohol wipe and, you guessed it, it came right off. The kid says "oh yeah, yesterday my little sister tried to color on me" :yeah: I sent him back to class with a note to the teacher to that effect. I can only imagine how she is feeling right now! :D

This was one of my better teachers, too, at least when it comes to only sending kids that need to be seen. I am sure we will have a good laugh about it when I see her. Is it wrong that I really wish it had been the one who sends me every little hangnail or invisible cut or itch?

Any other bloopers?

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Aneroo is a LPN and specializes in Cath Lab, OR, CPHN/SN, ER.

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Cute!

Have you read School Nurse From the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler? It's cute and has a similar storyline. It'd be cute to read to some classes to explain what school nurses do and do not do.

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Christie RN2006 specializes in SICU, EMS, Home Health, School Nursing.

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I had a high schooler come to me yesterday with a "lump" on the side of her neck. She was all upset and I'm guessing that she had made up in her mind that she had cancer or something crazy like that.

I checked her out and sure enough, she had a lump on the side of her neck near her jaw line, but it was red and looked perfectly like a zit....lol

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Dimple58 has 31 years experience and specializes in Ortho, Neuro, Trauma, Clinic, School.

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I had a teacher come this morning escorted by principal secretary bc he had a ingrown toenail. He removed his socka and it was all red and swollen about an inch past his cuticle. He then asked if I had peroxide and scapel and when I told him I couldn't do surgery, he asked if I could just give him directions on what to do. Uh no. He was referred to a PCP asap.

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skoolnurse specializes in Renal, Orthopedic, and School.

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And then there was the time the teacher quickly escorted a senior to me because the palms of her hands were royal blue!!! She was hysterical and the teacher was quite nervous. I jumped up, ran around my desk, and yelled "Oh My Gosh! That is the worst case of NEW BLUE JEANITIS that I've ever seen!"

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And then there was the time the teacher quickly escorted a senior to me because the palms of her hands were royal blue!!! She was hysterical and the teacher was quite nervous. I jumped up, ran around my desk, and yelled "Oh My Gosh! That is the worst case of NEW BLUE JEANITIS that I've ever seen!"

lol...i saw my first and only case of that when i was a clerk in an ED.....took one look at her, asked "new jeans?" she said yes, i suggested she go wash her hands......saved her insurance a little money....

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NurseLoveJoy88 has 6 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC.

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Teacher once sent a kid in who passed gas. I calmly told her that passing gas is a normal process, now if he wasn't passing gas then I'd be worried.

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