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Joined Dec 11, '11. She has '30+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'kids'. Posts: 3,150 (68% Liked) Likes: 6,952

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    Kitiger likes this.

    Quote from Wuzzie
    Yes, apparently they cure cancer but do NOT call them pits!! We were informed that it's not the same thing. The kernel is IN the pit. And Vitamin C cures everything. And chemo nurses are in it for the money.

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    OldDude likes this.

    Quote from OhioBPH
    Um, it is Wednesday, right? Was I all alone at the cool table? That makes it seem kind of lame...
    Noo. I was there!!!
    Pink shirt and pink compression stockings!

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    What did you do with the med after you "popped it out", leave it in the cart? Did it get misplaced?

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    OldDude likes this.

    Yes, she was here for 20 years (When the school opened)

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    Quote from OldDude
    Did you replace a school nurse? If so, do you know how long she was there before you replaced her? I say her because most school nurses are "her," especially 24 years ago. I might start a new thread about this.
    Yes I am the second in this position and she was here for 20 years.

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    poppycat, 3ringnursing, Davey Do, and 2 others like this.

    As a school nurse I dream about not being able to save/protect my kids in the event of a shooting...I actually think about it all the time now, so I'm not sure if it is a nightmare or just a perseveration...it sucks. I look at windows and doors in a very different way than I ever did.

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    Oldmahubbard likes this.

    We cannot have a mixed order anymore in my LTC facility. It has to be one tab for one pain level, and another order that says 2 tabs for a different or higher level. Paremeters determined by MD. Goes for narcs as well as OTC analgesics. The pain is one or the other and the PRN is given accordingly.

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    BeckyESRN and OldDude like this.

    Quote from SpankedInPittsburgh
    I played football before they invented concussions it explains a lot with respect to my advanced case of dumbness
    I'm sure that is a tongue in cheek response.

    Concussions have been around for a long time. We are just much more aware. Kind of like Autism/Aspergers. It used to be the "odd Uncle Joe" or "crazy Aunt Mary" who lived in isolation or a very less than optimal existance, often in "State Homes", shunned by society.
    I have been a school nurse for 24+ years and I shudder to think of some past students who were not given the classroom accomodations they needed, or the rest or the graduated return to play process.

    I'm glad we do a better job today.

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    First night after I heard I passed I was charge Worked full time 11-7. The year is a blur as I had a toddler, we had one car and were just keeping our heads above water. I was lucky to be mentored by a great nurse who saved my bacon more than once!

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    ruby_jane, Flare, and Amethya like this.

    Frustrates the bejeezums out of me. I will say to them, especially when they have done it before, that a little cellular device in their hand does not afford the privilege to call and self-dismiss. Often I get just get a blank stare.
    I have a principal who doesn't get it, he says "It's probably what I would have done"...Say what???
    The one I use on parents is that if I have no idea why children left the building, I have no control over the public health issue. So, if you call me to ask "what is going around?" I cannot give you an accurate answer. Some get it, some don't...or won't

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    Quote from nmr79
    Yuck!! I had to block a friend who I went to nursing school with for the same kind of nonsense.
    I have come very close to doing that. Now it seems like she just throws crap up on FB and now i just engage in the conversaton.

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    OhioBPH likes this.

    Quote from OhioBPH
    A 7th grader shot himself in the bathroom at a local middle school. In the district my brother in law works in. This hits pretty close to home, and I'm just so sick.
    I'm so sorry

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    OldDude likes this.

    Quote from OldDude
    Me too...the governor could, by executive order, simply "exempt" this type of employment from those restrictions...bam...done. Permanent change could be initiated in the next legislative session.
    Probably but he is of the same mind set...

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    Davey Do, RNNPICU, pixierose, and 1 other like this.

    Positive energy!

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    WineRN and OldDude like this.

    Quote from OldDude
    I agree with you...getting a "license to carry" doesn't morph one into using good judgement under such circumstances but what other options are there to get from "now to then" (if there ever is a "then"). My choice would be to employ multiple police officers on each campus and openly notify the public as such and I would pay the additional tax rate to fund this. I just don't think school boards will go there. I would love to be wrong about that...
    I love the idea of using retired police of military but our retirement system just reduced the # of hours a person can work and still draw on their retirement. School and public service providers all pay into the same system.


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