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

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

Phenylketonuria (PKU) – The School Nurse Guide

Years ago I was a phlebotomist. Yep. I was in nursing school back in 1994 and picked up a job at the local hospital for $4.50 per hour. I was green, as green as they come...my son would refer to me a “noob” if phlebotomist were video gamers. My job was to gather urines from the floors (having been collected

Posterior Urethral Valves (PUV) – The School Nurse Guide

posterior urethral valves

Tubes everywhere! Remember...way back…(WAY WAY back for old nurses like me). Remember way back to your pre-nursing days and your A&P class? You know what I’m talking about. Those poor frogs…I’ll mention those poor critters at the end of this article. From the inner workings of our cells to the inner workings of each and every body system, we learned all