UGH...

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  • Specializes in Telemetry, Gastroenterology, School Nrs. Has 22 years experience.

That just about sums up my day. How many weeks until summer vacation again???

I have one teacher that is literally going to be the end of me. WHY WHY WHY??? She is our LD/BD teacher and I truly think she's at her wits end too. I get a phone call from her everyday, at least, concerning some random illness within her classroom. Out of her ~ 8 kids, I have seen 4 of them today. One, she has sent to me multiple times today, because he is driving them crazy. Another she sent me, after asking me what I could do for him and his sinus issues and me telling her that he was already being medicated, yada yada yada...

I think I might just close my clinic door and pretend that the nurse went home for the day.:eek:

raidermom

88 Posts

Specializes in med surg, geriatrics, peds. Has 19 years experience.

I totally feel your pain! I have one of those but she teaches 2nd grade. If they so much as sniffle I see them and if they continue to bother her for any reason she wants them to go home. I always send them back:lol2: She goes NUTS over everything...Can you say Hypochondriac? (sp?)

I think everyone has one of those!

Good idea about closing up your office!;)

blackscrubs

58 Posts

I have SEVERAL of those!!! lol I refuse to give one teacher anymore health referral slips...I told him he was wasting them! HA! I said the kids he sends to me do not need anything to go home to parents! I was hoping he would catch the drift of him sending them for no reason...yeah, well he hasn't caught it yet! Ahhhhh...

Purple_Scrubs, BSN, RN

2 Articles; 1,978 Posts

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 8 years experience.

I think there is at least one of those in every school! I feel your pain!

Specializes in School Nursing, Public Health, Home Care.

What about asking the principal for 5 minutes at a staff meeting to talk about what you can/cannot do in the Health Room? Like for example, you don't have a magic wand to change a child's behavior! Or, kids come to school with sniffles! Or whatever you feel constitutes a valid visit to the health room. Someone mentioned once a list of B's that were valid: breathing, bleeding, barfing.

SchoolNurseBSN

381 Posts

Specializes in school nursing. Has 4 years experience.

My theory is this:

If you do not want to be bothered with children, if kids get on your nerves, if you don't know how to teach all types of personalities AND if you do not want to be exposed to runny noses, lice, ringworm, and pink eye...................then why oh why did you become a teacher?

I find alot of times these teachers send the kids to nursing bc they need a break from their behaviors......I feel your pain

Purple_Scrubs, BSN, RN

2 Articles; 1,978 Posts

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 8 years experience.
My theory is this:

If you do not want to be bothered with children, if kids get on your nerves, if you don't know how to teach all types of personalities AND if you do not want to be exposed to runny noses, lice, ringworm, and pink eye...................then why oh why did you become a teacher?

Amen, sister!