WWYD? Issues with School nurse! very long update #3
At this point I ask ds, he said he never used it. So I ca1led the pedi and pharmacy, both say that it had to be flush and the button pushed to be empty. I call the school and the nurse pretty much blamed my ds and said that I am a liar! She said that the only thing touched this year was the inhaler. She then told me that Kids dont Share other kids meds (Whi Ch st Know is not true, h.s cousins Will sometimes share if they are out).
So would you be mad at the nurse and how far would you push getting it replaced? Just so upset right now
UPDATE: I am going to call the principle tomarrow! My ds came home and told me the nurse talked to him. She told him that he better bring his inhaler to school, because his baq was at home! She told him .that "he would be the first to know if the epipen was used", he had no idea that I had called. i asked if she was nice, and he said she was kind of rude!
I dont think it was appropriate to talk to ds that way, he is only 9 and she made a point to track him down after we talked!
update 2: So I talked to the principle, She is just as concerned as I am. She doesnt understand why the nurse would do this and why she would go to my ds. The principle assured me that nobody was given an epi pen this year. She is always the first to know, because she calls the parents, so the epipen is still a mystery. She is going to talk to the head nurse to figure out what is going on (head nurse is only at the elementary 2 times a week, and is at jr high/Hs the other days). head nurse is calins me tomarrow. I have known fw head nurse for 15 yrs. If nothing else policies are going to change, that is a definent. i Will keep everyone updated after i talk to the head nurse!
Update 3: I talked to the head nurse, they didnt have any policies of checking meds during the year. The HN did agree that the other nurse was way out of line! The HN also said that she was at feild day and asked if she should take some of them, the principle also asked. They got the same answer, that she had it under control. So b/c of everything that happened, they are re-writing the whole policy. From elementary to High SChool, plus she is going to talk to the other schools in the county (the head nurses get together a couple times a year), she is going to get po licies changed across the county! They also want to replace the epi pen for free! Yes it would be nice but said as long as policy changed it wasnt necessary.
So here is the basic changes (possibly more before school starts):
1. When the school gets any meds at the beginning of the year, the schoo1 will have a form for parents to sign saying what the child can carry (i e inhalers). An inhaler would be the only thing the child could carry daily (if parent oks). A seperate slip would need to be signed to send the meds home in the backpack (this would be the only day the Students would have all their meds in Student possesion)!
2. meds are physically checked at the beginning of the year (they already are), but they wi11 be checked before every feild trip and after christmas break! This means even the epipens being physically checked.
3.No child will have access to any meds without being log, including inhalers (inhalers were not logged).