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We start on Monday - full in person

Pray for me.

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

🙏 🙏🙏🙏🙏 coming your way as you navigate this new pandemic school frontier.

Please keep us posted! Staff start back on 18th of this month- our students return on the 31st.

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing.

Virtual hugs! As they said on a school nurse PD I've been doing this week: "ready or now, here they come!" So many states are launching into full in person and/or hybrid options in the next couple of weeks, including folks in areas with a 10+% positive rate.

We are in this together - even if it is virtually through this forum.

I am with you! Staff is back in the school and students arrive (75% have opted for in-person) 8/24.

nurseoflittlesharks

Specializes in School Nurse.

Georgia Nurse here!! We started on Aug. 4th. The parents had the option for in full face-to-face class or virtual. We currently have around 450 at school and 150 doing virtual. Mask are strongly encouraged but NOT require. So, far, so good.

ruby_jane, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

Do I remember you're in West Texas?? May the odds be ever in your favor.

nurseoflittlesharks

Specializes in School Nurse.

We are in Southeast Georgia. The school system in the article is over 5 hours away. Hopefully the same will not happen here. Time will tell.

ruby_jane, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

At this point my best advice is that parents will or won't send masks and kids will or won't wear them so do the best that you can. The American College of Medical Toxicology is telling us that a surgical mask plus face shield in ambulatory care setting is adequate. I use N95 when in front of someone for a long time, surgical masks for everything else.

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing.

Just now, ruby_jane said:

At this point my best advice is that parents will or won't send masks and kids will or won't wear them so do the best that you can. The American College of Medical Toxicology is telling us that a surgical mask plus face shield in ambulatory care setting is adequate. I use N95 when in front of someone for a long time, surgical masks for everything else.

That is my plan as well. N95 if I have to be in my isolation space with a symptomatic student for a long period of time. Otherwise, going with surgical mask and face shield for assessments. (I also have a limited supply of N95s.)

ruby_jane, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

6 minutes ago, JenTheSchoolRN said:

That is my plan as well. N95 if I have to be in my isolation space with a symptomatic student for a long period of time. Otherwise, going with surgical mask and face shield for assessments. (I also have a limited supply of N95s.)

If I had an N95 mask for all the N95 masks I disposed of after one use....I'd be a happy woman....

bluebonnetrn, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nurse.

On 8/12/2020 at 11:42 AM, ruby_jane said:

If I had an N95 mask for all the N95 masks I disposed of after one use....I'd be a happy woman....

the wisdom that comes with hindsight!!

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laflaca, BSN, RN

Specializes in Epidemiology and School Nursing.

On 8/12/2020 at 9:42 AM, ruby_jane said:

If I had an N95 mask for all the N95 masks I disposed of after one use....I'd be a happy woman....

Ahhh yes.... the Before Times

SaltineQueen

Specializes in School Nurse, past Med Surge.

We started last Wednesday full in person. It’s going very well. I’m with littles, in a smaller school. Kids are doing awesome so far. Hopefully parents will cooperate this year. Prayers for all of us!

laflaca, BSN, RN

Specializes in Epidemiology and School Nursing.

Good luck to you, to me, and all of us.

In 4-6 weeks, we'll see where this leads. I think we are headed down a dangerous path, but I very much hope to be wrong.

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