School Nurse Christmas Break Survival Guide

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Remember the old days? I remember...oh how I remember. My boss, God loves her, would set out a “holiday dream list” in late September. She would list Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day as “dreamed”-for holiday days to take off. “Number the most important

School Nurse News – Volume 3 – Monday, December 17, 2018

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More than 50 kids sick with the flu at one elementary school [LINK] “The school's nurse, Christy Mason, told Pozen that the spread of the virus hasn't slowed since the end of October....Fifty-four sounds like a lot, but you have to also look at the student population...When you look at it

School Nurse Guide to the Flu (Influenza)

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We all love free stuff. However, there should be an asterisk by the word “stuff.” It should look something like this: “We all love free stuff*.” The “*” clarification should be, “Unless it’s chewed bubble gum, unpopped popcorn kernels, or the flu.” Needless to say, there are many, many, MANY

Pediculicide / Lice Shampoo – RID vs NIX

This article has many parts that include the official Nurse Kevin Lice Battle Plan and All About Head Lice. You can read this article and the complete series of articles on Nurse Kevin's website: http://www.licebattleplan.com/ "As far as lice shampoo, usually suggest NIX as the go-to product. But, you’ll likely have

School Nurse News – Volume 2 – Friday, December 7, 2018

What a high school nurse wants you to know about vaping (LINK) "Vaping is more popular than ever, and now some say students are using vape pens to smoke pot."We school nurses are aware of vaping...and also juuling (and e-cigarette use in general). I don't understand why anyone would want to

School Nurse Guide to Chickenpox

Y’all ever get a call from a mamma, “I’m keeping Little Kyle home because he has the chickenpox?” I love those calls. No, actually that was a lie; I don’t like those calls. The first thing I do is wonder, who in that classroom is not vaccinated...then...who in my school