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Specializes in School Nurse. Has 27 years experience.

image.png.0e4623692d3170f8d17522cd4057a6ec.pngI can't complete one thing for having 10 more things dumped on me

ruby_jane, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing. Has 12 years experience.

Under my desk with the silent jiggly laughter.

BrisketRN, BSN, RN

Has 4 years experience.

100% yes.  Even on the weekends I'm stretched thin.  Spent a couple hours contact tracing Sunday morning while also trying to complete a project for a class I'm taking and trying to clean my house.  My husband, seeing how stressed I've been, bought a roomba so we'd have one less chore.  I was outrunning the very noisy roomba every time I got a phone call from a parent or our principal. Had to laugh.

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing.

On 11/9/2020 at 10:35 AM, BrisketRN said:

100% yes.  Even on the weekends I'm stretched thin.  Spent a couple hours contact tracing Sunday morning while also trying to complete a project for a class I'm taking and trying to clean my house.  My husband, seeing how stressed I've been, bought a roomba so we'd have one less chore.  I was outrunning the very noisy roomba every time I got a phone call from a parent or our principal. Had to laugh.

See, my cat would try and ride the roomba and my dog already barks at the vacuum cleaner so he'd likely be barking and chasing it, so I'd be distracted.

I usually pride myself at my multitasking abilities - I thank my theater and stage manager background for it - but lately it has become a bit overwhelming and I've been taking my list and chunking it out because I just have to better focus.  

NutmeggeRN, BSN

Specializes in kids. Has 25 years experience.

OYE  YES! Today, in the middle of all the usual beginning of the day chaos, a parent calls to advise their kiddo took an extra dose of m-phenidate. WIll I go check? Sure, by the time I do, they are off to another building. I call there and leave a message for the nurse. Dad then calls to say student fainted=/collapsed at that building and EMS en route. Follow up call to building to talk to admin/nurse. Home w parent...did not need ambulance. Gah

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse. Has 29 years experience.

10 minutes ago, NutmeggeRN said:

OYE  YES! Today, in the middle of all the usual beginning of the day chaos, a parent calls to advise their kiddo took an extra dose of m-phenidate.

I guess if one pill is good, two is better...

NutmeggeRN, BSN

Specializes in kids. Has 25 years experience.

I do not think there was any ill intent (I hope). S/he does take several meds and could well have been distracted, hence the ADHD dx needing the

m-phenidate

SchoolNurseK, BSN, RN

Specializes in Geriatric Home Health, High School Nurse. Has 19 years experience.

3 hours ago, NutmeggeRN said:

I do not think there was any ill intent (I hope). S/he does take several meds and could well have been distracted, hence the ADHD dx needing the

m-phenidate

I actually went to an old man pill box with my ADHD son. :-)  It has helped tremendously with the whole "did I take my pill yet?" quandary.