First Aid for Nosebleeds for the School Nurse

This post contains affiliate links which means we earn a small commission if you purchase through these links One of our most favorite things: the bloodbath that ensues when a student gets a random nosebleed at school and runs through the halls to the nurse for help, all the while leaving a trail of bloodContinue reading “First Aid for Nosebleeds for the School Nurse”

Do You Use a Wood’s Lamp in Your Health Room?

I want to preface this post with the caveat that as registered nurses we are not able to diagnose any condition but we can perform our examination and give recommendations as to what we believe the issue might be. The students would always have to follow up with a doctor or nurse practitioner for diagnosisContinue reading “Do You Use a Wood’s Lamp in Your Health Room?”

Seizures at School: What the School Nurse Needs to Know

Check out links at the bottom for 504 plan info and more helpful forms for seizure disorders! When I was a kid I remember a guy at school who had seizures. It was a whole big thing – we were out at recess and he had a grand mal seizure while playing soccer. I wasContinue reading “Seizures at School: What the School Nurse Needs to Know”

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”

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.”

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.”

Managing Colds and Viruses

*Sniff sniff…cough cough….* Get the tissues and the Vitamin C because it’s cold and flu season. It seems like it never ends with these kids – the snots and the coughing and the moaning. So what can we do about it? Should we send them to school? Should we send them to the school nurse?Continue reading “Managing Colds and Viruses”

Is It an Emergency?

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? We school nurses have a ton to deal with allContinue reading “Is It an Emergency?”

Environmental Health and Your School: What You Need to Worry About (and What You Don’t). Part 1: Asbestos

We’ve all seen on the news lately about Philadelphia schools closing left and right over damaged asbestos and other possible toxins being found in the old buildings. There is a lot to be concerned about with this issue, but there are also some misconceptions. What are we to do if we are concerned about environmentalContinue reading “Environmental Health and Your School: What You Need to Worry About (and What You Don’t). Part 1: Asbestos”

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