ticks, concussions, and fractures, Oh My!

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3 days left and these kids are trying to make them count! Field day is Monday and if things keep up at this pace, I'm going to need a triage station and EMS on site! In 3 days I have: removed 3 ticks, had 2 with hives of unknown cause, 4 new concussions(all occurred at school), 6 new fractures (only 1 occurred at school, but the others were weekend injuries that I had make parents have evaluated) and argued with 2 teachers about the difference between allergies and pink eye. Are we done yet!?

MrNurse(x2), ADN

Specializes in IMC, school nursing. Has 28 years experience. 1 Article; 2,558 Posts

3 days left and these kids are trying to make them count! Field day is Monday and if things keep up at this pace, I'm going to need a triage station and EMS on site! In 3 days I have: removed 3 ticks, had 2 with hives of unknown cause, 4 new concussions(all occurred at school), 6 new fractures (only 1 occurred at school, but the others were weekend injuries that I had make parents have evaluated) and argued with 2 teachers about the difference between allergies and pink eye. Are we done yet!?

Are you spying on me? Almost the same exact week. Add no counselor with end of year nerves and it has been a quick week.

bsyrn, ASN, RN

Specializes in Peds, School Nurse, clinical instructor. Has 23 years experience. 810 Posts

I thought my week was bad but you guys win!:up:

bell1962

bell1962

Specializes in family practice and school nursing. Has 30 plus years experience. 345 Posts

wow! Only behavior issues here, Oh and a pretty bad seizure

BeckyESRN

BeckyESRN

1,262 Posts

Are you spying on me? Almost the same exact week. Add no counselor with end of year nerves and it has been a quick week.

I'm glad I'm not alone! My counter part at the other elementary has seen less than 10 kids a day all week and only for minor boo-boo stuff. Next Tuesday cannot get here soon enough!

SchoolNurseTXstyle

SchoolNurseTXstyle

566 Posts

Bus accident yesterday morning and yes, they asked me to "check out" all the kids that were on there. I hate that term "check out" - like I have a scanner or something. Weird injuries like toenail completely separated from bed and sticking straight up, dislocated jaw from yawning. Then throw in all the usual sore throats, tummy aches, old injuries. Jeez, we have 1.5 hours left today and half day tomorrow!!!

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Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse. Has 30 years experience. 2,776 Posts

Bus accident yesterday morning and yes, they asked me to "check out" all the kids that were on there. I hate that term "check out" - like I have a scanner or something. Weird injuries like toenail completely separated from be and stick straight up, dislocated jaw from yawning. Then throw in all the usual sore throats, tummy aches, old injuries. Jeez, we have 1.5 hours left today and half day tomorrow!!!

Y'all don't HAVE the special school nurse scanners in Texas? For shame.

NutmeggeRN, BSN

Specializes in kids. Has 39 years experience. 8 Articles; 4,532 Posts

Bus accident yesterday morning and yes, they asked me to "check out" all the kids that were on there. I hate that term "check out" - like I have a scanner or something. Weird injuries like toenail completely separated from bed and sticking straight up, dislocated jaw from yawning. Then throw in all the usual sore throats, tummy aches, old injuries. Jeez, we have 1.5 hours left today and half day tomorrow!!!

Sounds like that should have been an EMS issue?

The end of the year is always the worst! I think the little snowflakes can sense they won't have us onsite and available to them all summer long so they find ways to need us!

cynmrn

cynmrn

Specializes in School Nursing, Telemetry. Has 2 years experience. 124 Posts

Ugh! Just yesterday, one of my secretaries fell and fractured both wrists! Last week, huge gash from eyebrows to hairline in the middle of a kiddo's forehead, teeth through a lip, etc. Kiddo with a bee allergy got stung in the neck (supposedly), didn't have an epi-pen on site, but we do have stock. Luckily, he didn't react, so it didn't get that far. I'm not sure if this is an inferred bee allergy or it wasn't a bee that stung him.

Kittery

1 Article; 171 Posts

I just pulled a (live but embedded) tick out of a student's ear. I still have the heebie jeebies from it! (But of course kept my cool in front of the student so as not to freak them out.) I'm ready for summer!!!