Wednesday, November 2, 2016

What do I do now?

It's fall & I'm a new school nurse- What do I do? 

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Hopefully Helpful School Nurse Tip: I'm a maker of lists!  I do this because I think I'll remember all of the details, but I know I won't remember all of the details. So, this post lists a few items I completed during a random month in 2016- October!

  1. By now you've should have a handle on your new student required health paperwork & you should have all forms turned in or students on an approved schedule.  I keep track of my "in-series" kiddos on a Google drive sheet!  
  2. My typical weekly follow up cases include- doctor related PE excuse notes, concussion status, & vision and hearing re-screens.  For these situations I use the old-school "piles on my desk" tracking system!  I will say the piles are organized, clipped together, and labeled; for now this sort of system seems to work :)
  3. I'm getting ready to schedule the yearly dental clinic.  We usually see 80-100 students over a span of three days.
  4. I'm also re-vamping the system I use to track IEP students who have a primary or secondary label of OHI & would love to hear if any of you have a system already in place- please share :)  *update- in 2020 I came up with a Google sheet. You can download it for FREE here.
  5. I'm also enjoying the GREAT, WARM weather we've been having in Illinois & look forward to watching the CUBS WIN game 7 tonight!!

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