Cerebral Creatine Deficiency Syndromes (CCDS) – The School Nurse Guide

Cerebral Creatine Deficiency Syndromes (CCDS)

Nurse Kevin! What’s up with all the rare ailments you’ve been writing about?? Rare? What do you mean, rare? This school year seems to be the lottery school year for me; I’ve got a whole array of children with ailments that I ain’t ever, never seen (or even heard of). And, if you’re anything like me, you haven’t heard about

Vision Screening – The School Nurse Guide

The school year is progressing along lickety split! We've been back to school for 94 days and have 197 left until summer break... including weekends and holidays...not that I'm counting or anything like that. Allergies...CHECK! Immunizations…CHECK! Vision screening... CHECK! What's next? Follow-ups for sure (with puberty class lingering). You can tell I am a school nurse for elementary school students.

Life Is A Lawnmower

School Nurse VersionEvery generation learns from the mistakes of the earlier generation and life for our children gets better and better each generation forward as they learn not to do things that cause pain and emotional discomfort. Yeah! Right! In a perfect world. Life is a Lawnmower. Why do our children do the same, stupid things we did when we were

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 over to the door to “dismiss” us after the completion

11 Qualities of an Awesome School Nurse

Qualities Awesome School Nurse

11 Qualities of an Awesome School Nurse - Nurses are great folks. And I ain't just saying that because I'm a nurse; I have worked with hundreds of nurses in four different states and in five different “genres” of nursing. We nurses are pretty awesome folks. Sure we are! We can have our fingers tangled up to the third knuckle

How to Recognize the Fakers

“Nurse Kevin, I am so sick...I think I am having ‘ana-pol-axis.’ I am very allergic to killer bees...and marinara sauce. Can I have a mint?” Little Jenny has some very concerning “ailments.” She has managed to articulate her reason for coming to see the nurse, clearly...and without pausing...and while suffering from a very subjective case of anaphylaxis, hypoglycemia, and, more importantly,

School Teachers vs. School Nurses – 3 Reasons to Listen

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Two teachers came to visit me today. They were polite as they approached me with a few questions. At first I didn’t know what to think; I didn’t feel like they were teaming up on me, the school nurse. But I did feel they were attempting to “tread on thin ice.” Funny thing is: My ice is pretty thick.“We wanted

Hepatitis A Outbreak – To Immunize or Not to Immunize

Deadly Hepatitis A Outbreak Immunize Not Immunize

State Of Emergency Over Deadly Hepatitis A Outbreak "California declared a state of emergency Friday (October 13th, 2017) after a deadly Hepatitis A outbreak has spread faster than the state’s ability to supply the vaccine that can ward off the disease." says Jack Davis over at westernjournalism.com. A “state of emergency” says it all; in the entire year of 2015 there