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Teachers will believe anything

I am constantly amazed at what stories the teachers at my school will fall for. Today, a 6th grader told the PE coach he could not run laps because he was too dizzy from his brain tumor. Coach rushes him down in a panic ready to call 911. A few simple questions confirmed my suspicion "When were you diagnosed with a brain tumor?" Student: "This past Tuesday but my doctor said it will be gone by next Wednesday."

After checking all vitals for the "dizziness." I called mom who laughed and asked me to put him on the phone. After talking to mom, he apologized and hightailed it back to class.

KKEGS

Specializes in NICU; School Nursing.

I am amazed that teachers can't identify acne especially when they work in a middle school. I had a teacher ask for me to check a "rash" on a student's chin that looked infected and may be contagious. I called the kid down, looked and told the teacher "It's a zit" and told the kid "Stop popping and picking it."

:sarcastic:

Yesterday I had a kid with major behavior issues come to my office because he was "too tired to function" I let him sleep for 30 minutes. It took a good bit of rousing to get him awake and off to class and as he left my office stomping he yelled "I'm just going to sleep in class all day because I want to go home! I'm going to ignore everyone and not wake up!"-he's done this 4-5times a year for the past 3 years, fall asleep, refuse to wake, I make the principal come in, he gets up and begrudgingly goes back to class-

After lunch I see him sleeping in a chair in the office. Secretary comes to find me and says he won't wake up. I go in tell him he needs to get up or the principle will be in-he looks at me and dramatically rolls his eyes. I explain the situation to our assistant principle. He takes over, I leave. I go back 5 minutes later to find the assistant principle on the phone with dad saying that he's not sure if we should call an ambulance because the student is "unresponsive" OMG! He's ignoring you!!! I go over, lift kid's hand and drop it toward his face, he stops his hand, blinks, and says "hey, don't do that" yep, totally unresponsive. I then told the kid to stand up and talk to him dad, he walks the 15ft across the office and has no problem carrying on a conversation. Ugh!

Yesterday I had a kid with major behavior issues come to my office because he was "too tired to function" I let him sleep for 30 minutes. It took a good bit of rousing to get him awake and off to class and as he left my office stomping he yelled "I'm just going to sleep in class all day because I want to go home! I'm going to ignore everyone and not wake up!"-he's done this 4-5times a year for the past 3 years, fall asleep, refuse to wake, I make the principal come in, he gets up and begrudgingly goes back to class-

After lunch I see him sleeping in a chair in the office. Secretary comes to find me and says he won't wake up. I go in tell him he needs to get up or the principle will be in-he looks at me and dramatically rolls his eyes. I explain the situation to our assistant principle. He takes over, I leave. I go back 5 minutes later to find the assistant principle on the phone with dad saying that he's not sure if we should call an ambulance because the student is "unresponsive" OMG! He's ignoring you!!! I go over, lift kid's hand and drop it toward his face, he stops his hand, blinks, and says "hey, don't do that" yep, totally unresponsive. I then told the kid to stand up and talk to him dad, he walks the 15ft across the office and has no problem carrying on a conversation. Ugh!

Sounds like sternal rub or 2 is in order!!!

MrNurse(x2), ADN

Specializes in IMC, school nursing.

Sounds like sternal rub or 2 is in order!!!

My thoughts exactly. There was a satire piece saying nipple twisting is far more effective than sternal rubs.:sarcastic:

Sounds like sternal rub or 2 is in order!!!

I think it was OldDude (or maybe several people here) who recommended flicking water to the face. And unresponsive person will not flinch. I haven't had an opportunity to try it but I'm keeping it in my back pocket.

MrNurse(x2), ADN

Specializes in IMC, school nursing.

Doesn't that make for soggy drawers?

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