Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Can you hear me?

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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.

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 each 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.

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information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.

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.....