Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Can you hear me now?

So today I was multi-tasking- like all school nurses do!
And I made a big multi-tasking NO NO...

It started out so innocent...

Trying to examine boy #1's ear while also listening
to boy #2 tell a story.

Sounds easy, right?
Yes, until I say "Oh No" while still peaking into

I said "Oh No" to boy #2; however
boy #1 thought I saw something horrible going on inside his ear!

Boy #1 starts to panic a little- wondering what in the world
is happening with his ear...
Oh boy!
Took just a second for him to let him know his ear was looking A.O.K.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Driver's License Picture Possibilities

There is probably a really good reason that I am The School Nurse
and not The Driver Ed Teacher!
Actually there are probably a lot of really good reasons :)
One of those reasons might be that I thought this comedian act about
getting his picture taken at his local DMV was hilarious!

If I were a driver ed teacher...
I probably would, might, somehow,
accidentally, on a side note mention this video clip to my classes
& then several students would actually try it!
And for that reason alone it is a good thing that I am The School Nurse!
Go ahead... I know you want to watch it for yourself!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Remembering Kirbie

I remember Kirbie & I miss her! 
(read about her life & death here.)

She was a beautiful girl whose smile & kindness would melt your heart!
I was lucky enough to be her school nurse for 2 years...
We shared many laughs and a few tears.
There are many wonderful memories,
but the one I really want to share
is her "I AM" poem.
Written by a youngster with wisdom some adults never find!


Vera Bradley Designs, Inc.

Friday, August 19, 2011

PSA on Concussions

"Heads Up" on Concussions

Did you know?

  • 135,000 sports/recreation-related TBIs, including concussions, among children ages 5 to 18 are treated in US Emergency Rooms earch year. (MMWR July 2007)

  • Athletes who have ever had one concussion are at increased risk for more concussions.

  • Children and teens are more likely to get a concussion and take longer to recover than adults.

great FREE resources from the here

CDC has created free tools for youth and high school
sports coaches, parents, athletes,
and health care professionals that provide important
information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Funny Skit

The first day for staff included a lot of greetings, meetings, and eatings! 
It is always fun to catch up with the news people share-
who got  married, who got engaged, who is expecting a new baby! etc.

One of the sessions included the following video clip!
I thought it was quite funny.
Made me realize that everyone attending school-
staff & students- have obstacles to overcome!
(Some might be a little more obvious than others)

Also... Not to give anything away, but
I realize (as all of the other nurses who watch the skit will too)
that we would never really suggested drinking
a full glass of H2O while chewing up some Tums!

Friday, August 12, 2011

First Day Exclusion?

I survived the 4 days back without students!
I suppose next week when kids are in the building will be another test :)

It really wasn't too bad-  Don't know why I get so worried!
I was able to meet almost all of the incoming freshman class,
see a lot of returning students,
 visit with a few who graduated last May but came back to say Hi :)
And see a lot of the staff members too!

I wonder.... Does your district have first day exclusion?
If so, how do you handle those who claim
"I didn't know we needed a physical or dental exam for school. 
No one told us!"

Sunday, August 7, 2011

First Day Back

Breathe..... Breathe..... Breathe.....

Yes, each year this is what I have to remind myself the day & night
before my first day back at work/school!
I know it's sort of weird because I've worked at a school for -
well for a long time!- but I can't help it!
Like I said before returning to a new school year is bittersweet!

I hope I'm not alone on this one! 
Anyone out there feeling the same? 
We just need to remember...
If we panic it will only make things worse! 
Somehow we'll make it through all of the piles, lists, calls,
emails, faxes, trainings, office visits,
more lists, more piles, updating computer contact numbers,
reviewing physical dates & shot records
and this list goes on and on and on.

Breathe..... Breathe..... Breathe.....

Thursday, August 4, 2011

I'm starting to panic!

Yes, I'm starting to PANIC
I return to work/school on MONDAY!

How can it be?
Seems like summer got away from me!

What will the new year bring?
UGH- I just can't think of anything!

Well.... I hope I'm able to be patient & kind
And give everyone who visits their own office time!
We'll see! :)

Wishing you a great school year!

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