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by ruby_jane ruby_jane, BSN, RN (Member) Nurse

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Y'all.

I just legit wrote a note to the Tooth Fairy.

First grader swallowed the errant tooth (or maybe he lost it in the lunch room, who can say?) I called mom just to let her know.  Mom said that two teeth were loose (I only saw one socket). Kid was worried because all his friends said Tooth Fairy doesn't come without a tooth....

And I wrote a note to the Tooth Fairy so the kid wouldn't be sad. Nobody warned me pre-K- first are so darn cute.

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Unzipped his eyelid from his fleece shirt...

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OldDude works as a School Nurse.

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I had a KG student with a particularly funky eyeglasses prescription. One of these cases where it took an act of congress to finally obtain the glasses. Well, at lunch one day she threw her glasses away with her lunch tray. I pulled every trash bag from lunch out of the dumpster, went through them one after one, until I found her glasses.

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I was called to a classroom (after taking the 2nd bite of my lunch) because a student's finger was stuck in her desk.

I get there, look under the desk and student's finger hooked in a metal piece underneath. Here's the deal - the hole is way bigger than her finger. All I did was tell her to pull it out and she did. Guys, I could have probably fit my finger in there with hers and still not gotten stuck. The teacher asked me why I was not taking student back to clinic with me for further treatment??Uggghhhhh!! 

 

 

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SafetyNurse1968 has 20 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN, PhD and works as a Assistant Professor.

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I'm not a school nurse...I come here to read your posts and laugh...and sometimes to cry...I have four kids, ages 8, 9, 11 and 13. All I really want to say is, THANK YOU. I can't even...finger stuck in the desk...reminds me of my kids friends who come over and ask me to get them a glass of water. I just look at them and walk away...

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BiscuitRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a School Nurse.

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4 minutes ago, EnoughWithTheIce said:

I was called to a classroom (after taking the 2nd bite of my lunch) because a student's finger was stuck in her desk.

I get there, look under the desk and student's finger hooked in a metal piece underneath. Here's the deal - the hole is way bigger than her finger. All I did was tell her to pull it out and she did. Guys, I could have probably fit my finger in there with hers and still not gotten stuck. The teacher asked me why I was not taking student back to clinic with me for further treatment??Uggghhhhh!! 

 

 

In our classrooms we have plastic chairs with a hole/handle near the top, maybe 3 inch diameter.  I was called down to a class last year because a student was "stuck" in his chair.  His arm was through the hole.  I walked in and told him to stand up.  Whodathunk, when he changed position his arm came out.  Nurse Biscuit, miracle worker.

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MegWorth has 11 years experience and works as a School Medical Assistant.

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Last year I wrote a letter to the Tooth Fairy for my K student. During PE he was playing floor hockey and another student accidentally hit him in the mouth with the hockey stick. The stick knocked out one front tooth, luckily it was already loose. We looked all over but couldn't find his tooth. I didn't want him to worry about if the Tooth Fairy would come visit him, so I wrote him a letter to put under his pillow. I had so much fun writing the letter and drawing a picture for him. 

I also had to pull a toothpick out of a students knee.  The story is - The student tripped and ended up falling onto the toothpick that was supposedly sticking straight up on the floor, hence the reason why it went half way into his knee.

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1 hour ago, SafetyNurse1968 said:

reminds me of my kids friends who come over and ask me to get them a glass of water. I just look at them and walk away...

I give my husband the same response. 

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I sewed a hole in a pair of pants yesterday. Poor HS student split pants near crotch area on the seam and since my pants closet relies on donations, I don't have any pairs for girls above a size 8. As a woman who wears size larger than 8, I relate. Student had no way of getting new pants delivered from home and I wasn't going to have her ride the bus with that rip.

And while doing so, it made me realize my school should teach students basic sewing skills.

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16 hours ago, chasinRT said:

Unzipped his eyelid from his fleece shirt...

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47 minutes ago, JenTheSchoolRN said:

I sewed a hole in a pair of pants yesterday. Poor HS student split pants near crotch area on the seam and since my pants closet relies on donations, I don't have any pairs for girls above a size 8. As a woman who wears size larger than 8, I relate. Student had no way of getting new pants delivered from home and I wasn't going to have her ride the bus with that rip.

And while doing so, it made me realize my school should teach students basic sewing skills.

I did the same thing for one of my HS kids last week. Why is there no Home Ec class!?!? 

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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1 hour ago, JenTheSchoolRN said:

oing so, it made me realize my school should teach students basic sewing skills.

We are so concerned about honors classes and getting kids into college that we completely neglect this. My opinion. There should be an honors life skills that teaches sewing, basic first aid, how to balance a checkbook, and how to research political candidates on the LOWV or other acceptable source website.

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