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Specializes in pediatrics/school nursing. Has 16 years experience.

OK what COVID-19 related items are you ordering for your office and isolation room?

I'm stocked on all regular school year items, but I'm curious as to what I'm missing. Our school received PPE (masks, a few shields and gowns) and I've ordered extra of all my usual things for my makeshift isolation area.

Our school is getting a sanitization refill station where the teachers can fill spray bottles with a disinfectant or a sanitizer. I plan to use that but also want my own cleaners. What are your favorites? I've seen a lot of Clorox Healthcare spray with good reviews at schools, but I'm wondering if that's too portent for my asthma kids. I have a great office but it's a bit small; a little scent goes a LONG way. I love Cavicide but can't find too much of that.

Thanks for any input!!

amoLucia

Specializes in LTC.

Not the SN here, but I do follow y'all as I so respect & admire you for your dedication to your jobs. Something I read a few months back here prompts me to respond for your benefit. At the very beginning of C19, one SN here walked in her office and found all her masks and/or sanitizers were GONE!!

Please be SUPER aware of the possiblility of THEFT! Even if you believe that limiting office access and locked storage with limited key possession will work --- don't hold your breath! And sad to say, I doubt that even the previously most trusted personnel/staff can be above cautious suspicion.

Much of your supplies are high value. So whether for a thief's OWN personal needs/use or for someone else to figure out how to make a quick buck (at your expense), your supplies might very well DISAPPEAR.

Please consider this as you make your plans for your re-openings.

I speak from experience as the Inf Cont/Emp Health nurse. Ever so S-L-O-W-L-Y my Hepatitis B vax (and a few tetanus inj) were slowly being stolen before I caught on. It happens when least expected!

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SaltineQueen

Specializes in School Nurse, past Med Surge.

Xanax

laflaca, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 7 years experience.

Vodka, and not for its disinfectant properties :)

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing.

On 8/8/2020 at 11:25 PM, amoLucia said:

Not the SN here, but I do follow y'all as I so respect & admire you for your dedication to your jobs. Something I read a few months back here prompts me to respond for your benefit. At the very beginning of C19, one SN here walked in her office and found all her masks and/or sanitizers were GONE!!

Please be SUPER aware of the possiblility of THEFT! Even if you believe that limiting office access and locked storage with limited key possession will work --- don't hold your breath! And sad to say, I doubt that even the previously most trusted personnel/staff can be above cautious suspicion.

Much of your supplies are high value. So whether for a thief's OWN personal needs/use or for someone else to figure out how to make a quick buck (at your expense), your supplies might very well DISAPPEAR.

Please consider this as you make your plans for your re-openings.

I speak from experience as the Inf Cont/Emp Health nurse. Ever so S-L-O-W-L-Y my Hepatitis B vax (and a few tetanus inj) were slowly being stolen before I caught on. It happens when least expected!

TRUTH. I have created a PPE closet for school after working with facilities on finding a room that locks. They are making keys for me now.

bluebonnetrn, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nurse. Has 18 years experience.

On 8/8/2020 at 10:25 PM, amoLucia said:

Please be SUPER aware of the possiblility of THEFT!

YUP! At the end of February I had 2 N95 masks (one for me and one for my assistant)
The next week our director asked for a supply count in the clinic and my masks were GONE.

Someone did steal them and the most likely person (easiest access and knowledge of supplies in the clinic) was the custodian. But could I prove it? no

amoLucia

Specializes in LTC.

Like my Hep B vax. They were kept in a refrig in locked med room (behind the nsg desk) on one of the NH nsg units. Only nurses could access with the med room key - and the housekeeping staff, maint and the Admin with their master keys.

Couldn't prove anything.

Edited by amoLucia