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What would your school nurse do?
Old 08-30-2017, 06:31 PM
 
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Student comes up to me today and said he was throwing up that morning and his mom told him to come to school anyways. I give him some time, but an hour into school he says he doesn't feel good. I send him to the nurse. She calls and says "Well, what do you want me to do about it? His mom obviously knows and wants him here anyways."

1. He shouldn't have to be here if he feels sick.
2. I don't want him to get me or other kids sick.

What would your school nurse do in this situation? I'm curious.


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In the absence of fever, she would have probably sent him back to class since mother had sent him to school.

She would probably have diagnosed him as having I don't want to go back to school-itis. Sometimes mothers and nurses are wrong. Sometimes they're not.
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Yes, I think I'm especially paranoid about stomach flu germs. There's been many instances like this. One of my girls looked awful all day, could barely pick her head up. Went to the nurse 3 times and kept getting sent back. Mom took her to the dr right after school - strep. Things like this seem to happen frequently. You're right though, it can be hard to tell.
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Old 08-30-2017, 06:49 PM
 
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Our health aide would have just sent him back, too. Lots of kids got sent to my classroom. One time, the health aide's kid threw up on her desk in my classroom. I sent her to her mom's office. She got sent back 20 minutes later. "She's fine now."
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Nope. The policy is fever and vomit free for 24 hours. She would have at least called the parent.


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Old 08-30-2017, 08:06 PM
 
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She would have taken his temp and, in the absence of one, probably called the parent to check on the vomit story. I've had quite a few kids that get themselves upset to the point of vomiting, so just because they say they were throwing up doesn't mean they were sick.
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But the nurse (or office staff who get to be the "nurse" the rest of the week,) would have called home. They almost always call home, rather than get yelled at by a crazy parent would have been mad that they hAdn't called about Jr's sniffles.
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District handbook explicitly states that no child who has vomited in the previous 24 hours can attend school without a doctor's note. The nurse would keep the student in the nurse's office (aide actually) and call home for the parent to pick up the child. No ifs, ands, or buts.
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Old 09-01-2017, 04:43 AM
 
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Usually if a child tells me that that they were sick or don't feel well as soon as they come in I send them to the nurse right away. I am sorry if the parents has to work and has no one to watch their sick child but I don't want whatever may be brewing to make the rounds in my class. The nurse will usually call and speak to the parent, some wind up going home right away others may take a few trips to the nurse before they go home.
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Old 09-01-2017, 05:52 PM
 
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Our nurse would call and talk to the parent, take the child's temperature and then probably have child take a rest for a while in the clinic. It's hard to send them home without a fever.


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Ours would have checked it out and decided if it was appropriate to call or not.

We also only have her one day a week, and the secretary doubles the rest of the time. She always calls home, and if needed, calkscto consult or ask the nurse to come (for more serious issues).

I also really hate the Parent note that says: "Call if _____ feels sick." Look, that's pretty obvious that the child should have stayed home!
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She would exam and interview the student and at least contact parents- Based on the that plus the student handbook, she would make a judgment about whether he stays or goes... Teachers, admin and most parents trust her judgment and go from there.

There are reasons a student might throw up and not actually be ill or at least contagious. Also, the parent may have felt for whatever reason that the child was lying in order to stay home...

Does your student handbook have clear cut rules about the health policies?
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Old 09-02-2017, 12:25 PM
 
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I would push for this kid to be sent home. What if he would throw up in the classroom? If she won't contact the parents, then I would say, "Well, you need to let him rest in your office because he can't function in class." There is nothing worse than being sick at school. The mom probably figured if he was really sick, the nurse would call. I don't agree with that, but it does happen at my school also.
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Old 09-02-2017, 01:40 PM
 
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If he was throwing up that morning, school nurse would send him home.

Our nurse is awesome and doesn't put up with that.
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