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

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,

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?

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

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

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

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,

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) – A School Nurse Guide

My head’s spinning!! ...And, with a new group of children comes a new group of conditions. Like my students with Cerebral Creatine Deficiency Syndromes (CCDS), Phenylketonuria (PKU), and Posterior Urethral Valves (PUV), a child with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) has landed under my care (poor child). Just the name itself gives

School Nurse Flu Season Survival Guide

Flu Season and School Nurses are Scrambling I get a call from one of my old schools with no school nurse the other day, “Nurse Kevin, how do we know when we should close school because of the flu?” WOW! That was a great question. And my response was simple. “It’s

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).