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OldDude, RN 21,447 Views

Joined: Apr 22, '13; Posts: 3,493 (77% Liked) ; Likes: 14,020
School Nurse from US
19 year(s) of experience in Pediatrics

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    GmaPearl BSN RN likes this.

    I can understand your frustration...all around. You had laid the ground work, done the training, and even another nurse and EMS didn't come through at the time of need. I think your reaction was quite professional by turning the event into a learning experience and using it to springboard others into the next level. Great job nurse.

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    Kitiger likes this.

    I did this exact thing for the two years I worked nights. The twin mattress fit in it perfectly. My walkin closet had an AC vent to it and an electrical outlet. I plugged a fan into it for the background drone noise. Total darkness inside even during the day.

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    I am an elementary school nurse and I see ODD on a fairly regular basis. I'm skeptical of some of the diagnosis and pretty sure it was applied simply to rationalize and explain the kid's behavior. On the flip side I completely agree with the diagnosis. Early intervention is always best so the age group of kids you are receiving, real intervention associated with treating ODD will likely be impossible in the time you have them. I can't recall a child with a single diagnosis of's always an additional dx along with something else; frequently ADHD. In many cases (on the elementary level) a therapeutic dose of the stimulant medicine like Ritalin, focalin, vyvanse, will ameliorate the ODD behavior. Otherwise I've seen an adjunct med like risperdal that has a positive contribution. A strict routine is also helpful along with the medication. Of course I'm not offering advise for medical treatment...just relaying my observations over the years. Good luck and thank you for having the grit to work adolescent psych. Hats off to you!

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    If it's prolonged involving multiple attempts, maybe, but unlikely otherwise. LPs on infants are always hardest on the one holding. You got a good sample, try not to worry about it. Sounds like you did a great job.

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    Quote from scuba nurse
    I have been here 5 years, and I plan on staying. Mainly because I like the job, but also I don't want to start over doing something else anymore. I do have retirement money from my hospital jobs, so I will use all that I can get when I retire, but I cant see me retiring until I am at least 70. My kids are young as well and I am old. LOL
    I can relate!

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    MrNurse(x2) likes this.

    Quote from nehneh14
    I would say that when a child is shot with a gun, the gun owner ceases to be a responsible gun owner, and all gun owners consider themselves responsible. Till they aren't. Gun owners are only responsible to the extent that they keep the gun in a child free home, the gun is kept in a safe for which only the owner of the gun has the code/combination, and the only time the gun is taken out is when the owner is alone in the home. The instant someone else is able to lay eyes on that gun, the owner ceases to be a responsible gun owner. There are, in actuality, very few responsible gun owners. There are, however, many lucky gun owners. Having the good fortune of luck is not the same thing as being a responsible gun owner. Unless all the conditions I listed are met, there's no way to be considered a responsible gun owner, only a lucky gun owner. If you cannot meet those conditions, you have no business having a gun. Period.
    Luke 23:34, Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing. Amen

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    BeckyESRN and MrNurse(x2) like this.

    Here's my last post on this thread...likely to please safety and security is top priority until such time as-fill in your favorite viewpoint about guns future-but until then each and every campus should have the ability to defend it's children with swift and lethal force against any and all deadly threats. End of story.

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    Quote from LibraSunCNM
    ??? I literally said the exact opposite, I acknowledge that things will not change overnight. What is your solution?
    I've posted my solution over and over and over...

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    Quote from LibraSunCNM
    You participate in peaceful protests like this to let politicians know that they have a tidal wave of anger coming for them at the voting booth. And that it's easy to see which politicians are choosing the blood money of the NRA over children's lives and it's not acceptable. There IS power in numbers, in organizing, in civil disobedience. Will things change tomorrow? No. But these kids are making it clear they do have a voice and I think it's a powerful message.
    Oh ok, got it. Well that settles it. Everyone is safe now.

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    TriciaJ likes this.

    Quote from Farawyn
    Then they turn 18 and vote out any politician in bed with the NRA.
    So...what do you do from now to then?????

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    Beth1978, Wuzzie, TriciaJ, and 2 others like this.

    So then what...?

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    Beth1978, VivaLasViejas, Kitiger, and 3 others like this.

    Quote from Oldmahubbard
    But certain types of guns should not be legally sold.
    Totally agree...automatic weapons have been illegal for the public for years.

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    Beth1978, Rubor, VivaLasViejas, and 9 others like this.

    I told my teenagers if you want to call attention to the solution for school shootings getting together and shouting "No more guns!" isn't the answer. Instead of putting your effort into such a fantasy, instead look to real solutions like school security, mechanisms to identify and intervene in mental and social health issues that run rampant in school. More innocent children are killed in automobile crashes each year than school shootings so why isn't there massive protests from the kids..."No more cars!" These kids are caught up in the emotion of this terrible recent tragedy and letting them vent is quite therapeutic but please try to steer them into the general area of reality.

    I've said it on here before and I'll say it again...regardless of your opinion - the guns are here to stay. Guns will never be removed from the US public hands.

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    BeckyESRN and MrNurse(x2) like this.

    Quote from OyWithThePoodles
    Did we talk about the TEACHER who fired a gun in his classroom? Luckily it was empty. Again, I don't know what the solution is, but I can tell you this: there are certain teachers that if you arm them I will feel LESS safe. Meaning, they are a ticking time bomb, stressed, underpaid, overworked, dealing with rude teenagers...

    From here: Ready, Fire, Aim: The Science Behind Police Shooting Bystanders |
    "According to a 2008 RAND Corporation study evaluating the New York Police Department's firearm training, between 1998 and 2006, the average hit rate during gunfights was just 18 percent. When suspects did not return fire, police officers hit their targets 30 percent of the time."

    "The data show what any police officer who has ever been involved in a shooting can tell you–firing accurately in a stressful situation is extremely hard. In an article for TIME last year, Amanda Ripley looked what happens in the brain and body when shots are fired. The brain stem sends out signals that cause blood vessels to constrict and hormones to surge. Studies have shown that eyesight becomes narrower (literally tunnel vision) under such conditions. People who have been in gunfights describe hearing very little and perceive time slowing down. Amid this chaos, as police officers have to make difficult, split-second decisions, humans can lose motor skills as the body reverts to basic fight or flight instincts."

    I don't know. I really don't. Maybe arming some teachers would be a good idea. I just don't know how more guns IN SCHOOLS would be a good idea. We aren't a war-torn country for crying out loud. I feel instead of just arming them they would need a rigorous training, psych eval., even more training. Ugh.
    I don't disagree with the article. One thing I do know...continuing on with the "This is a gun free zone sign" isn't the solution. Maybe put up an additional sign, "Really! No guns please."

    Another can't walk onto a plane with a gun...not so in our schools.

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    Beth1978, Rubor, VivaLasViejas, and 7 others like this.

    They can peacefully organize and voice whatever opinion they have...on their own time. I do not condone such an action during school hours.