School Nurse News – Volume 3 – Monday, December 17, 2018

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More than 50 kids sick with the flu at one elementary school [LINK] “The school's nurse, Christy Mason, told Pozen that the spread of the virus hasn't slowed since the end of October....Fifty-four sounds like a lot, but you have to also look at the student population...When you look at it

Pediculicide / Lice Shampoo – RID vs NIX

This article has many parts that include the official Nurse Kevin Lice Battle Plan and All About Head Lice. You can read this article and the complete series of articles on Nurse Kevin's website: http://www.licebattleplan.com/ "As far as lice shampoo, usually suggest NIX as the go-to product. But, you’ll likely have

School Nurse News – Volume 2 – Friday, December 7, 2018

What a high school nurse wants you to know about vaping (LINK) "Vaping is more popular than ever, and now some say students are using vape pens to smoke pot."We school nurses are aware of vaping...and also juuling (and e-cigarette use in general). I don't understand why anyone would want to

School Nurse News – Volume 1 – Friday, November 30, 2018

Being a school nurse is pretty newsworthy. Heck! Being a nurse is pretty newsworthy. I remember when I was a hospice nurse I would try to remember to remove my name badge when I went into stores like grocery stores. The checker would notice.“Oh, you are a hospice nurse. God’s

Scoliosis: In-School Screening or Not

Scoliosis Screening School

My school district has some of school nursing’s best-of-the-best-of-the-best school nurses. Ain’t none of them ever punched me in my nose, and ain’t none of them called me “male nurse”...too often. The other day, during our meeting, we talked about a lot of things (which is what folks usually do

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

School Nurse’s Guide to Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

School Nurse’s Guide to Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) - One of my first job interviews was in Phoenix, Arizona for a school nurse position...well...kinda like a school nurse position. During my interview, the director shared this story: Two girls are up and dressed and ready for school. This is not a normal school;

70 Days Into the School Year

70 days in

Here we are...the school nurse...70 days in the school year. And, do you want to know something crazy? That’s how many summer days we had this past summer. So, why did these past 70 days seem to have passed by so much quicker than the 70 days of summer? Now,

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