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Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease: Information for School Nurses

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease or CMT is a progressive neurological disorder causes damage to nerves connecting the brain and spinal cord. Fast facts: CMT is both an inherited genetic disorder that can run in families and also a spontaneously occurring condition. Approximately 3 million or more people across the world suffer from CMT. There are approximately 100Continue reading “Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease: Information for School Nurses”

Tales of School Nursing

Do you have a funny story to tell about being a school nurse? What are some of your best/funniest complaints that you’ve heard as a school nurse? I would like to include your stories in a piece about the fun of being a school nurse. Obviously no identifying details or names should be included toContinue reading “Tales of School Nursing”

School Nurse Hacks

Hey school nurses, after a Facebook post about giving sugar to relieve (non urgent) allergic reactions, I want to write a post discussing unconventional tips and tricks that people have used that you wouldn’t think of or that others don’t readily know. Do you know a magical cure for lice that we don’t know aboutContinue reading “School Nurse Hacks”

And We’re back…

Just over 365 days ago, we got the word that school would be closing for two weeks in order to mitigate this “Coronavirus” thing that was happening. I was so sick that week but we didn’t have any cases in this side of the country so at the time I didn’t think anything of it.Continue reading “And We’re back…”

Your Kid Has an Allergy: What the School Nurse Needs You to Know.

Update: I was searching online today to find out if Trix cereal is tree nut free (it is!) and found this website and ap that helps you find out if food has certain allergy ingredients! It’s so amazing! It’s called Spoonful. All you have to do is type in the name of the product andContinue reading “Your Kid Has an Allergy: What the School Nurse Needs You to Know.”

Do You Need to Make an Individualized Healthcare Plan or an Action Plan?

One of the many jobs we have to complete as a school nurse is to make Individualized Healthcare Plans (IHP) for students. Remember nursing school when you had to make care plans for your patients and thought you’d never have to do those again once you graduated? You were wrong! The IHP is essentially aContinue reading “Do You Need to Make an Individualized Healthcare Plan or an Action Plan?”

Is It an Emergency: Covid -19 Edition.

Calling all the stressed out school nurses trying to navigate through the real emergencies, paperwork, screenings 504’s and IEP’s and minor injuries/illnesses! Are you inundated with kids who sneezed once or bumped themselves on a desk or door? Kids with loose teeth or dirty clothes? Now with the fabulous addition of Covid-19 to our workloadContinue reading “Is It an Emergency: Covid -19 Edition.”

What Are You Doing as a Virtual School Nurse?

Is your district going all virtual for the start of the school year? Hybrid? Either way, we as school nurses have to make ourselves useful and indispensable during this unprecedented time. I’ve seen a ton of nurses ask the question “What are we supposed to do from home??” so I figured I would give aContinue reading “What Are You Doing as a Virtual School Nurse?”

I am a School Nurse and I am afraid.

I am a school nurse and I am afraid. I am afraid of returning to my school after being closed for almost half of the school year and navigating a completely new way of doing my job. It’s like starting a new job all over again with no training. I am afraid of returning toContinue reading “I am a School Nurse and I am afraid.”

A School Nurse’s Thoughts on Masks at School and Bullying

Recently I’ve started to learn how to sew with a sewing machine and am practicing making my own masks (I’ll leave a link at the bottom with the sites that I’ve used to learn). So far I’ve made a few different kinds and honestly, they look awful but they are functional 🤷🏼‍♀️. They probably don’tContinue reading “A School Nurse’s Thoughts on Masks at School and Bullying”