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This is not why I became a nurse

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You are reading page 4 of This is not why I became a nurse. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

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

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Sully rules.

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NutmeggeRN has 25 years experience as a BSN and specializes in kids.

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Flip flops are easily fixed with athletic or duct tape or even better, Coban! Just wrap it all the way around their foot and flip.

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You missed my pet peeve: Changing wet clothes does not require a degree in Nursing. You teach young children. Have them keep a change in their cubby, and have them use it themselves if necessary.

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I removed an earring yesterday. I even stuck it in a Baggie and put the student's name on it. I've never even worked at Claire's!

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JustaGypsy specializes in ER, SANE, Home Health, Forensic.

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May I print, copy, laminate and distribute to each teacher and post in all classrooms?

This is great!!

SullyRN: You should copyright this, and then you might be able to retire! Imagine if you charged even 25 cents per copy, with a disclaimer not to reproduce... RETIREMENT!

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bluebonnetrn has 18 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School nurse.

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I gave a speech similar to that this year which included things such as:

"Vomiting is not an emergency. Please let them finish before moving them. At least it keeps it contained to one spot."

"If they have a nose bleed please tell them to pinch their nose. I don't care if they have a tissue or not. Just pinch it."

It was really cute too. I made a power point with funny pictures off the internet and cracked jokes and made it VERY ENTERTAINING.

And you know what? We still like to trail blood and vomit through the school, down the stairs, down the hallway. The custodians LOVE it.

We still like to send all those kinds of "medical" visits as well: broken shoes, muddy clothes, dress code violations, microscopic paper cuts, 3 day old bruises, crooked glasses, stuffy noses (it's ALLERGY season!)... etc.etc.etc., and even snotty noses and "I didn't want to leave mommy so I am crying hysterically."

If you teach preschool you should expect to wipe some snotty noses or change some wet pants and comfort kids who didn't want to go to school today. Doncha think!?

Just literally as I am reading this I have had: broken glasses, forgot to take their morning meds at home, and a bloody nose check - it had already stopped bleeding. All I did was wipe a little blood off the bottom of his nose.

Common sense people! Common sense.

I wish my speech had worked. It didn't

:(

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The child handed me a note: "Please call Susie's mom and tell her that she smells and she needs to bring her some different clothes or something." Felt bad for the kid, her shoes did reek. Found her a pair from my vast stock, gave her soap and water to wash her feet, and sent a note back to the teacher letting her know that stinky feet are not a medical issue and next time she can call mom herself.

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Farawyn has 25 years experience and specializes in A little bit of everything..

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Poor kid. Hope she didn't read the note.

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cynmrn has 2 years experience and specializes in School Nursing, Telemetry.

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Haha! I've totally been the zipper hero, too! Kid had his jacket zipped all the way up to his neck and was getting claustrophobic because he couldn't get it down or slip the coat off. Got some pliers and used graphite and the zipper came down nicely. Hero status!

This weekend when I was working my shift at the hospital, the tele tech got his foot stuck in the bottom of his chair. He and the house supervisor were cracking up struggling to get his foot out and I look over and dead pan say, "Take your shoe off" and I was the hero there, too. Who says our skills don't transfer to acute care? ;)

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Overland1 has 22 years experience as a RN.

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My first save of the day. A stuck jacket. Student zipped up his jacket and the little flaps of material into the zipper.

Took about 7 minutes, but brute force and safety pins saved the day.

You know what... it's a half day, and the day before spring break. I'm not even mad. :)

Being a "zipper flipper" is probably better than being a "stretcher fetcher". ;)

Seriously, sometimes we need a break from the routine, and what you did was probably more appreciated by the "patient".

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thmpr has 19 years experience and specializes in ED.

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This is my 'Pete' Peeve - Teachers are supposed to be watching them at recess - But NOOOOO, they are huddled up talking to each other. Unless they are soaked; too bad so sad - off to class you go - take your dirt globs with you. NOT a nursing problem.

Tell them to zip it

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boogalina has 4 years experience and specializes in Acute Rehab, IMCU, ED, med-surg.

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Encouraging the patient/client to do as much as they can for themselves is at the heart of nursing, at every level and setting in which care is delivered.

Damn, I should write nursing textbooks! :singing:

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