Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) – Guide for the School Nurse

When I was in grade school (150 years ago) there was this friend of mine…a foreign exchange student…who could fold both of his legs behind his head in a very “impressive” nature. I remember how “freaky” he looked all folded up like that. There he was standing at 4 ½ feet and could twist himself down to about 2 ¼

Infection Control In Schools

FREE PowerPoint Download and YouTube How-To-Present Video“If it's wet and not yours, don't touch it!” - Nurse KevinWe all love free stuff!Well, it depends on what free stuff we're talking about. I'm sure there's been a bit of free COVID passed out over the past few months. And, very soon, folks will be passing out free samples of influenza. Even

Nurse Kevin Rides For Children’s Cancer Research

“Never underestimate an old man on a gravel bike.” - Nurse KevinAs the world argues the facts and fictions of COVID-19, the American Cancer Society estimates that over 11,000 children in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer in 2020. I venture to say there will be LESS. Less? Why less? Read on...We’re Riding to Help Fight Childhood Cancerhttps://youtu.be/L2QXdOR9UbUAs

Back to School 2020-2021??

“This would be a great job...if there were no kids or their parents.” – Nurse KevinWell, that used to be a joke I would say. But, I have to be honest, now I am saying, “This would be a great job...if there WERE kids and parents.” Our first day of school is today...for us contracted staff. Children were supposed to

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 same time. 94% of those school nurses who responded were

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 else other than COVID-19. The Facebook posts and news and

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, the truth of the matter is that folks usually fail

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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 offer that I feel would be "creative." Safe? Yes Siree

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 they are playing house and Barbie kisses Ken [smooch!]. It’s

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. “GAS,” or group A streptococci, which causes bacterial pharyngitis —