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2 1:1 kiddos have been coming in for services only, they are currently building a classroom so that these kiddos can be more in a school environment-awesome!!

Both kiddos in their IEPs state nursing services will be present (which you already are), admin has hired a EMT/teacher "with every credential possible" to fulfill both the 1:1 nursing services and teaching role for the classroom. There will also be a para in the room and the only district nurse is to be available only for consult.

If you were the only nurse district wide, would you be OK with this situation, or no?

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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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ummm... Mad respect to the EMT but that's not "nursing services." 

Are the nursing services provided to these two kids delegable services? I think that colors my response to this question.

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Just now, ruby_jane said:

ummm... Mad respect to the EMT but that's not "nursing services." 

Are the nursing services provided to these two kids delegable services? I think that colors my response to this question.

OK. Thank you. That's exactly what I was thinking, but wondering if I was just being too persnickety. 

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PS, no they're not delegatable, it's heavy nursing assessment, airway issues, suctioning, etc. 

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kidzcare has 5 years experience.

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So this person is acting as a classroom teacher and a 1:1 health care provider? No. Not ok with it if the IEP says 1:1 nursing care. Not a way to multitask those two incredibly different jobs. 

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4 minutes ago, kidzcare said:

So this person is acting as a classroom teacher and a 1:1 health care provider? No. Not ok with it if the IEP says 1:1 nursing care. Not a way to multitask those two incredibly different jobs. 

Thank you! I will definitely mention this. Nothing has been "formally" announced yet, so I have to keep quiet until it is.

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No from me! EMT is not the same as nursing!

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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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33 minutes ago, ihavealltheice said:

PS, no they're not delegatable, it's heavy nursing assessment, airway issues, suctioning, etc. 

In your state can an EMT do these things? They can't do both teaching and one-to-one care at any rate...

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NutmeggeRN has 25 years experience as a BSN and specializes in kids.

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Scope. Of. Practice.

 

 

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No ma'am. I would not accept that assignment. CYA

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Happy update. I relayed my concerns and things will be changed. Private duty nurse will be in and the IEP verbiage will be changed on both. They had already been working on that, but didn't tell me.

Thanks all for the encouragement.

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bsyrn has 21 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Peds, School Nurse, clinical instructor.

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No, it says 1/1 nursing. An EMT while trained, cannot provide nursing care.

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