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by Schoolnurselpn Schoolnurselpn (New) New Nurse

Schoolnurselpn specializes in School. Irse.

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When you have I’ll students who goes to the locker to get their backpack?

The secretaries cannot do it on occasion and get upset.

I do not want to leave my students in my health office who have asthma or cane in for dizziness....I don’t want to leave them to go get a backpack for the student who is going home.

 

my principal does not want parents going into the school.

 

today I can back to my office with a note that the secretary gave a student their inhaler before gym....well they were running the pacer today I would have like to have assessed student.

i came back another time to a diabetic student waiting to get into office to check their blood sugar.

 

principal blew me off, he thinks it is my job to go get the students  backpack and leave my students in the health office....this pisses me off, my blood is boiling, I’m the one that needs to write the note if something happens and saying I left the office to get a backpack is not going to be acceptable

to the board of nursing.

Any advice? I am so angry and feel

so unsupported 

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MrNurse(x2) has 28 years experience as a ADN and specializes in IMC, school nursing.

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My building is small and sending the student is our norm. They also inform the teacher they are being dismissed. I would find it unacceptable to be away from the office for more than 2 minutes.

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Nurse Jen is a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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I am blessed to have amazing teachers in my building.  I usually call the classroom and they send another student to my office with the ill students items to go home.  We cannot leave a student alone in our office and I sure am not risking sending an ill student back down the hall to retrieve their things.  

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MHDNURSE has 21 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN, NP and specializes in Pediatrics, Community, and School Health.

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If the student is stable, they go themselves.   Otherwise we have a friend in the classroom bring everything down.  Nurse does NOT leave the office.

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I have the student get it while waiting.  This is how they tell the teacher they are leavign and I always remind them to ask about homework 🙂   if they are too ill they go with their parent or the teacher will bring their stuff (or have a student bring it).  I would never leave my office  kids in it.  They get into everything so quickly.

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Eleven011 has 20+ years experience and specializes in Home Health,Dialysis, MDS, School Nurse.

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Unless the student is actively throwing up, or too ill to walk safely alone, the routine is that they walk back to their classroom, gather their backpack and coat, tell their teacher they are leaving, and then return to my office to wait.  If they can't manage this, I'll call their classroom and ask for a student volunteer to bring me down their things (they LOVE to do this!)  On a rare occasion, I have walked down and gotten their things, but it really only takes a minute or two to do this.    Also if I'm super busy, the parent may arrive before I get the chance to do any of those things, I will have parent walk with the child to their classroom and get their things.   Parents are welcome in the school as long as they have entered through the main office.  

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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"I cannot leave the clinic due to health and safety reasons."

I usually call the teacher and the backpack magically shows up, if the student is truly unwell enough to go get it him/herself (which is rare).

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BiscuitRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Kids get their backpacks themselves.  For our little ones (preschool/kindergarten) I'll either go with them (if office is empty) or I'll phone the teacher.  If it's really an emergency and the kid can't go themselves and no one is available to help...sorry but the backpack will stay in the locker.

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Middle school here, and we have kids who are office assistants for their elective. They love to roam the halls with a purpose and a pass collecting backpacks.

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pennyeary has 2 years experience as a CNA.

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Usually another student, but If I have a minute I may walk student down to collect their things.  Sometimes I need a change of scenery and to see a few random co workers.

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Kids get their own stuff unless they are too sick/weak etc and return to my office to wait for pickup.  If they are unable to leave my office  I call the classroom and have the teacher send someone with the backpack.  

KInder kiddos and those that can't be trusted are escorted by myself or I call the front office for assistance. 

 

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CampyCamp has 18 years experience as a RN.

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Is the HS or MS with actually locked lockers? That does change things a bit. I've never sent a HS student home who couldn't get their own stuff. (To the hospital, yes, but not home) If I did, the secretary would get it. A child too sick to get their things is too sick to be alone.

Your secretaries are too busy to go to lockers but not too busy to give an inhaler that can wait a couple minutes?

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