Friday, September 30, 2016

September 2016

....September 2016....

I can't believe it is the end of September already!
This school year is off and running!  

Here are a few things I'm working on...

  1. Vision & Hearing Screenings- I try to finish all of my vision and hearing screenings (all 188) within the first few months of school.  My goal is to have them all done by the end of November.  I have the equipment set up in my office so I can quickly screen as time allows. 
  2. Domain & Consent Paperwork- These are items that are ongoing throughout the entire school year.  I have an old-school hand written list that I use to track the names of upcoming meetings and the date I need to have the online paperwork completed by.  This system seems to work well for me.
  3. Concussions- We've come up with a good set of concussion protocols and are learning to work together with teachers and coaching staff to implement them.
  4. Standing Orders / Physician Directed Nursing Protocols- I appreciate having these on file every school year.  I'm in the processing of updating them :)
  5. Reading- In my off time I've enjoyed some reading!  I've finished 8 books this month- 2385 pages total to add to our staff reading log!
I would love to hear about what you have going on in your office- what is on your to-do list?  
Do you need any help or suggestions on how to improve your practice?  Please let me know :)

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

August 2016

What- it's the end of August already!

I managed to enjoy my summer, but feel the older I get the faster the months go by :(
I would like to try 4 day work weeks for a while this school year!
I would love to hear about your summer :)

Students were only in attendance for 13 days during the month of August ...

In just 13 short days my office successfully a lot.
So much that I can't believe it is only the beginning of the school year!

Here are a few things we managed to squeeze in 
and a few I am planning to accomplish over the next month or so...

Please feel free to comment about any big  school nursing plans you have for next month!


  1. 606 student related health center visits
  2. 1 ambulance call
  3. 10 Vision & Hearing screenings
  4. 400+ immunization reviews
  5. Renewed NASN membership
  1. More cool office related pictures
  2. Schedule meeting to review concussion policy
  3. Get going on 10 domain meeting forms
  4. Complete the 'documentation of evaluation' forms for several upcoming IEP meetings

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