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Do you do a full set of vitals on every student that comes in not feeling well?

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Depends on what they are complaining about. Respiratory issues - HR, RR, Temp, pulse ox; Headache - temperature; c/o dizzy - full set of vitals; vomit - temperature; chest pain complaints - full set of vitals; vague complaint of "not feeling well" - usually just temperature.

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

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No.

See above for my guidelines as well, sans pulse ox, 'cause I don't have one.

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OldDude specializes in Pediatrics.

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kidzcare has 5 years experience.

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Me neither... I almost never take BP or or pulse ox. I take temperature on almost everyone. I'll count respirations and take pulse ox for difficulty breathing. The pulse ox also gives me HR.

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

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I'll take BP for dizzy or my druggies, lol. I haven't had chest pain yet.

I do take BPs on the teachers.

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bell1962 has 30 plus years experience and specializes in family practice and school nursing.

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Nope. Mostly temps. Do check BP and P for dizziness, chest pain,etc ... Just whatever seems appropriate for the complaint.

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Flare is a ASN, BSN and specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma.

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no... chest pain perhaps unless they tell me they just ran the mile but beyond that just a temp if their complaint warrants it. and even that i've bought a non contact type so i can stop wasting probe covers on malingerers

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Wave Watcher has 7 years experience and specializes in Community Health/School Nursing.

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Normally I do not take a full set of vitals for basic complaints. I will do full set for chest pain, on going headaches, dizziness and anything out of the ordinary that might warrant full vitals.

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BP for dizziness; Temp-sometimes for headache (more so when they look flushed); pulse ox for difficulty breathing, BP and pulse ox-chest pain and fainting or almost fainting.

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JenTheSchoolRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in School nursing.

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no... chest pain perhaps unless they tell me they just ran the mile but beyond that just a temp if their complaint warrants it. and even that i've bought a non contact type so i can stop wasting probe covers on malingerers

I bought a temporal one I can wipe down with alcohol wipes in between students. Timesaver. I double check with oral temp if I suspect a true fever.

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Windchaser22 has 5 years experience and specializes in School nurse.

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Depends on need. Echo other posters here and I add in pain (5th vital) when indicated.

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