Motivating The Unmotivated Type 1 Diabetic

How to Eat an Elephant? One bite at a time, right? How do you suffer from type 1 diabetes? One cell at a time. Unmanaged type 1 diabetes is like taking a penny nail and small tack hammer to a brick wall; it may take some time, but eventually, the

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

School Nurse Guide to Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

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School Nurse Guide to Stevens-Johnson SyndromeA couple of articles ago, I wrote about “grey gorilla nurses” and how every nursing “arena” needs these been-there-and-done-that kinda of nurses. We have a couple or three of those awesome school nurses at our district. Having spent 10+ years in hospice, I was one

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 Henoch-Schonlein Purpura

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School Nurse Guide to Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Syndrome (HSP)“Nurse Kevin, I have a little rash.” A little girl enters my office after missing a few days of school earlier in the week and is wanting me to look at a rash on her legs. And, as far as rashes go, this

School Nurse Grey Gorilla

Find Your School Nurse Grey GorillaI am entering into my 22nd year as a nurse...and some years back (seemingly in a different life)...back in nursing school...we learned our nursing-trade basics from the best of the best of the best. These ladies were published in RN and Nursing magazines and would

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