School System Awarded $500,000 Teleme...

School System Awarded $500,000 Telemedicine Grant

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321zoommazda

Atlanta, GA

#1 Feb 20, 2013
School System Awarded $500,000 Telemedicine Grant

> Using machines to replace any actual medical staff on school campus? What do we do in the event of an injured student. A real medical practitioner can move and help injured students. This equipment will not help an any way. I say we protest.
French model

Douglas, GA

#2 Feb 20, 2013
Wrap that tinfoil a little tighter. Bonjour.
Brainiac

Atlanta, GA

#3 Feb 20, 2013
More bullcrap and waste. Federal or state grant?
321zoommazda

Atlanta, GA

#4 Feb 20, 2013
Straight from douglasenterprise website.

"The equipment will allow students and school employees and staff to be seen by a certified medical physician without ever having to leave the classroom or school."

"elemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technologies in order to provide clinical health care at a distance"
Mercury

Maysville, GA

#5 Feb 20, 2013
Of course EMERGENCY care wouldn't be seen at a distance. Telemedicine in diagnosing is a very useful tool..do some research.
Rufus trufus

Douglas, GA

#6 Feb 20, 2013
321zoommazda wrote:
Straight from douglasenterprise website.
"The equipment will allow students and school employees and staff to be seen by a certified medical physician without ever having to leave the classroom or school."
"elemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technologies in order to provide clinical health care at a distance"
The starship enterprise ? Yeah, I read it. I don't say nothin about replacing nurses. It says its adding DOCTOR services to the schools. Call a school nurse if you don't believe it. Smh
well_

Kittanning, PA

#7 Feb 21, 2013
My child school sent a letter home asking permission for her to be seen by a telemedicin and yes I gave permission cause the nurse at that school is just stupid. Last year I sent my child to school and she was running a 99.7 temp so I gave her meds and I called the nurse and asked her to give my child something for a fever cause my child would be on the bus for a hour and I did not want something to happened with my child on the bus. Well the nurse checks my child's temp and it was normal so my child did not get anything for a fever. When my child got off the bus my child had a 104 fever. So I rush my child to the doctor and it was a kidney infection. But if the nurse done what I asked her to do then my child temp would had been low. But my child was already taken antibiotics for something else but it was not in my child's system good. Anyways I do believe the schools need this. Js
Nonna C

Douglas, GA

#8 Feb 21, 2013
It all has to do with billing Peachcare and medicaid for services rendered. Liability is with whom? School system ?
Believer

Douglas, GA

#9 Feb 21, 2013
well_ wrote:
My child school sent a letter home asking permission for her to be seen by a telemedicin and yes I gave permission cause the nurse at that school is just stupid. Last year I sent my child to school and she was running a 99.7 temp so I gave her meds and I called the nurse and asked her to give my child something for a fever cause my child would be on the bus for a hour and I did not want something to happened with my child on the bus. Well the nurse checks my child's temp and it was normal so my child did not get anything for a fever. When my child got off the bus my child had a 104 fever. So I rush my child to the doctor and it was a kidney infection. But if the nurse done what I asked her to do then my child temp would had been low. But my child was already taken antibiotics for something else but it was not in my child's system good. Anyways I do believe the schools need this. Js
I respectfully disagree. If your child had a fever, you should have kept said child at home. Your child could have been contagious to others. Secondly, a fever is a warning sign that the body is fighting off something. In this case, it was a kidney infection. If the nurse had given a med to reduce the fever, you would have found out about the infection at a much later date. This could have resulted in permanent kidney damage. I'd say the nurse did you a tremendous favor. Be thankful!
well_

Moultrie, GA

#10 Feb 21, 2013
I also stated my child was already on some meds for infection and was told to finish the meds and my child would be fine. And no you don't keep your child home with a temp of 99. Also she was fine the whole day of school. So maybe having someone that knows more will be better. Thanks
Keep Calm and Carry On

Ford City, PA

#11 Feb 21, 2013
well_ wrote:
I also stated my child was already on some meds for infection and was told to finish the meds and my child would be fine. And no you don't keep your child home with a temp of 99. Also she was fine the whole day of school. So maybe having someone that knows more will be better. Thanks
A fever indicates an infection that is still present low grade or not. I do not usually treat a low grade fever with more than rest and water, but would not send a child with a weakened system to school where loads of germs and viruses are present only to get sicker or spread what she has. She also probably didn't feel very well or learn anything at all because a fever of any kind makes you feel like crap. You do know what perfect attendance is no big deal? Really, keep your sick kid at home to rest if they really are sick. This will also teach them what justifies staying home from work/school and what doesn't, though I have worked with a low grade before, so I can't say much there myself, though children have weaker immune systems than adults. You live, you learn!
Keep Calm and Carry On

Ford City, PA

#12 Feb 21, 2013
Peachcare and Medicaid are already billed for everything from handing out meds to kids that are on those services to more specialized care for those with chronic medical needs from asthma to catheters. 500K won't go far for medical care, just a year probably depending upon how it is used. Does this mean people can send their sick kid to school to see the doc or are they going to use it when the nurse, all are LPNs with one RN to justify billing medicaid, doesn't know how to proceed??? This is a slippery slop they are working with here. Will it be at all schools or just some? I'm sure the BOE will find a way to bugger it up.
Agree with it

Alma, GA

#13 Feb 21, 2013
Look I know that the nurses at my child's school is hateful! She is Never in her office the children and teachers have to go looking for Her. And the last 2 times my child has been sick, she had to sit and wait for ever while she is on her cell phone and talks! then in a hateful way says "what's wrong with you" my child Hates going to her office!!!
Old Codger

United States

#14 Feb 21, 2013
There aught not be no ding dang nurses at the school house no ways! Them yougins auta have ta take their happy arses to the REAL doctor anyways. This aint nuttin more than the school tryin to be everyone's daddy. Well, that ain't what a dadgum school is fur. It's fur rithmatic, readin and rightin. You sick? Then get out and go to da medicine man. And done even start wit this I work bullhockey. We all knows that most of the youngins in our schools aint go no momma or daddy a workin. They just too dern lazy to raise their youngin, so now they want the school to do it.

Theres flys all round this log of crap. An it stanks to high heaven!
well_

Rimersburg, PA

#15 Feb 21, 2013
Old Codger wrote:
There aught not be no ding dang nurses at the school house no ways! Them yougins auta have ta take their happy arses to the REAL doctor anyways. This aint nuttin more than the school tryin to be everyone's daddy. Well, that ain't what a dadgum school is fur. It's fur rithmatic, readin and rightin. You sick? Then get out and go to da medicine man. And done even start wit this I work bullhockey. We all knows that most of the youngins in our schools aint go no momma or daddy a workin. They just too dern lazy to raise their youngin, so now they want the school to do it.
Theres flys all round this log of crap. An it stanks to high heaven!
You need to go back to school!
well_

Rimersburg, PA

#16 Feb 21, 2013
Keep Calm and Carry On wrote:
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A fever indicates an infection that is still present low grade or not. I do not usually treat a low grade fever with more than rest and water, but would not send a child with a weakened system to school where loads of germs and viruses are present only to get sicker or spread what she has. She also probably didn't feel very well or learn anything at all because a fever of any kind makes you feel like crap. You do know what perfect attendance is no big deal? Really, keep your sick kid at home to rest if they really are sick. This will also teach them what justifies staying home from work/school and what doesn't, though I have worked with a low grade before, so I can't say much there myself, though children have weaker immune systems than adults. You live, you learn!
My kid felt fine. Also you will have a fine and or jail time if your kids don't go to school. But they don't want them at school if they have a temp of 100 or higher and it was not high. I pray they get rid of that nurse.
Oh My

Douglas, GA

#17 Feb 22, 2013
well_ wrote:
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My kid felt fine. Also you will have a fine and or jail time if your kids don't go to school. But they don't want them at school if they have a temp of 100 or higher and it was not high. I pray they get rid of that nurse.
That is for truant kids not a kid that is out because they are sick...
well_

Moultrie, GA

#18 Feb 22, 2013
She wanted to go to school. And if she feels like being there and she is not running a high them then I am gonna send her. I gave her something for the low grade temp and sent her to school.
Oh My wrote:
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That is for truant kids not a kid that is out because they are sick...
InTheKnow

Leesburg, GA

#19 Feb 22, 2013
Many problems with this program!! First of all, can that many students be sick or injured. Currently school nurses especially in our elementary school have medicine carts full of prescription drugs for students prescribed by a physician (can that many students be sick). One teacher sent out the notice to be completed by the parents in regard to telemedicine and out of 16 students 12 were on medicade, two on Peachcare one on private insurance and one with no coverage. Secondly, the doctors who administer this program will get filthy rich by treating students who may really need no treatment at all. This is not a free program, the taxpayer as always will bear the burden. I have a good feeling the school system will share in the revenue. We need to stop making our children sick. Impossible for as many children as we treat at school to be sick, something is way out of line! WHEN WE WILL EVER LEARN!
just saying

Lithonia, GA

#20 Feb 22, 2013
I think that nurses in the school are good..our school nurse has actually saved lives and has been a blessing with my child..

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