COVID-19 Will Change School Nursing – Article 2 of 2

The other day I did a poll on the Go See The Nurse Facebook Page. I asked the question, “What are you doing while the kids are "home schooling?" Two choices were presented as pictures: a school house and a private home. I was both shocked and...well...not shocked at the

COVID-19 Will Change School Nursing – Article 1 of 2

What Is Going On ‘Round Here! Remember back in the fall and early winter when everyone was gearing up for the flu season? I sure do (for more reasons than one). And now...nothing. As a matter of fact, I have not heard one IOTA about the flu, pertussis, measles or anything

A School Nurse’s Guide to Surviving the “Fear” of the Coronavirus

Folks Have Lost Their Minds No, this is not a guide to keeping the Corona virus out of your school. We already have that guide: Step 1) Wash Your Hands Step 2) Don’t Touch Your FaceStep 3) Stay home if you feel sick Yes, yes, there is more to it than just that. However,

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How Do You Store Your Medications? During the last part of the Summer, I had a few email messages and Facebook messages asking me to offer some ideas as to creative and safe medication storage. I have my way...that I have always done...and, well, I don't know any other way to

School Nurse Kevin’s 5th Grade Puberty Presentation

School Nurse Kevin's FREE Puberty PowerPoint PresentationYesterday I taught my 5th puberty presentation this year. As a school nurse, there’s one thing I am sure of: They already know 90% of what I am presenting. But they still giggle. They giggle like a room full of 2nd grade girls when

School Nurse’s Guide to Strep Throat

The School Nurse’s Guide to GASI wanted to call this article “The School Nurse’s Guide to GAS.” But, I thought that if someone was really looking (and being serious) about strep throat that “GAS” wouldn’t be a term that would draw a school nurse to an article on Strep Throat.

School Nurse’s Guide to Celiac Disease

I do love me some bread. We usually don’t buy bread...we make it. Yes, sometimes in our breadmaker (why not?). But, a lot of the time we make it from scratch. Each Sunday, after church, our congregation shares a snack and some “community time.” I’ve noticed that on the days

School Nurse’s Guide to the Dehydrated Child

When I was a kid in school, the blissful hour was the last hour of school. It was that hour when we knew “freedom” was being counted in minutes rather than hours. Then there was Ms. Foster. Yes...Ms. Foster....who, during the last 60 seconds of the last period would mozey

School Nurse Guide to Measles – Rubeola

(MEE-zills)“Nurse Kevin, we don’t believe in immunizations; we feel that we should allow our child’s own immune system to get strong.” There are many, many different objections parents give me about immunizations, but this one was...well...I had never heard one like this before. Truth be known, why don’t we just

School Nurse Guide to Fifth Disease – Slapped-Cheek Syndrome – Parvovirus B19

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I am TOTALLY getting spring fever! I know it’s only the middle of January, but I don’t care...I’m already doing some gardening preparations. However, if you’ve noticed a few children with “spring fever” this early in the year, it’s likely viral...and they are sick...literally. We’ve already talked about the flu