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School Withholds Medication, Cites Rules
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 May 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 05/27/2012 5:01:29 PM PDT by John Semmens

Deltona (Florida) High School student Michael Rudi suffered a potentially life-threatening asthma attack while attending classes. Though an inhaler prescribed by Rudi’s doctor was available, the school nurse withheld it from him because the school could not locate a signed permission form from his parents.

The school’s Director of Student Health Services, Cheryl Selesky, defended the nurse’s action saying that “it’s a matter of liability. If we allow him to medicate himself without having the proper papers filled out and he dies, the parents could sue us. If we follow our rules the blame for any ill consequences falls on the parents for their failure to complete the required paperwork in a timely manner. It’s basically a ‘no-brainer’ decision for us.”

Selesky admitted that the school’s back up policy of calling 911 was not implemented. Instead, the nurse locked Rudi in her office “to prevent other students from possibly being traumatized by seeing one of their classmates suffocate to death. I know the student’s mother and others may be second-guessing what we did, but we have a responsibility to the collective well-being of all our students. No individual’s situation, no matter how dire, can be allowed to override this responsibility.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2012/05/26/president-says-world-is-entering-new-golden-age/


TOPICS: Education; Health/Medicine; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: bureaucracy; litigation; nannystate; satire

1 posted on 05/27/2012 5:01:41 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

You’ll get a dozen, easy.


2 posted on 05/27/2012 5:04:32 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker
It’s basically a ‘no-brainer’ decision for us.”

Glad to see they weren't exceding their minimal capabilities.

3 posted on 05/27/2012 5:08:21 PM PDT by Not now, Not ever! (Girlfriend suggested I use pelosi in place of swear words, A good idea, I think)
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To: John Semmens

If you think THIS is cold, unfeeling CYA behavior, just wait until the gubmint runs EVERYTHING!


4 posted on 05/27/2012 5:13:52 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: John Semmens

I know this is semi-satire, but it just runs a bit to close to reality.

They would hand a child a condom sooner than they would an inhaler!


5 posted on 05/27/2012 5:15:22 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: John Semmens
:) Beautiful work, you had me.
7 posted on 05/27/2012 5:31:33 PM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: John Semmens

Sue the effing school.


8 posted on 05/27/2012 5:36:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: John Semmens

Durn near got me on that one, John I use a ‘rescue’ for my breathing problem and I can easily visualize some crazies in the school system locking the kid away to die out of sight. It ain’t a pretty, but it’s the way of ‘bama, don’tcha know? He and his whole supporting cast are into not just ZPG, but negative growth.


9 posted on 05/27/2012 5:42:14 PM PDT by Eastbound (3-7-77)
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To: John Semmens

Durn near got me on that one, John I use a ‘rescue’ for my breathing problem and I can easily visualize some crazies in the school system locking the kid away to die out of sight. It ain’t a pretty, but it’s the way of ‘bama, don’tcha know? He and his whole supporting cast are into not just ZPG, but negative growth.


10 posted on 05/27/2012 5:42:14 PM PDT by Eastbound (3-7-77)
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To: John Semmens
There WILL be violence against people like this.

And yes, I know this is satire.

11 posted on 05/27/2012 5:46:17 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: John Semmens

If I was the parent of that kid and he died ....


12 posted on 05/27/2012 5:54:24 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: SkyDancer; John Semmens

I assume we can take it that this ‘fictional’ healthcare worker would not then drive a preggers teen to an abortionist on the sly, right?


13 posted on 05/27/2012 5:57:06 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: John Semmens

If that were my child, I’d be all sideways on the nurse, principal and everyone else at that school. Then, I’d pull my child out, sue the crap out of them for reckless endangerment, and then push to have criminal charges filed for neglect. I’d also demand that the nurse lose her license.

Home schooling... where common sense overrides a no brainer.


14 posted on 05/27/2012 6:16:33 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: MHGinTN

I know the story about the inhaler being denied is a true one. It was in the news down here as well.


15 posted on 05/27/2012 6:22:29 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: John Semmens

I know this is satire, but my daughter was bitten by a brown recluse earlier this year. It was on the back of the leg, and the wound abcessed. She got really sick and had to take antibiotics. The first day she went back to school, we sent in the meds and a note from her doctor. It was a Friday, and I had to work. The school calls and tells me that the doctor’s note was not on the correct form, and not only would she not be able to take her medicine, they would not allow her to bring it home. They said tey would only release it to me. My husband can’t just up and leave work, and neither could I, and it was already late in the school day. I wouldn’t have made it in time anyway. I had to beg and then threaten to get them to send her meds home.


16 posted on 05/27/2012 6:24:38 PM PDT by USMCWife6869
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To: John Semmens
The school’s Director of Student Health Services, Cheryl Selesky, defended the nurse’s action saying that “it’s a matter of liability. If we allow him to medicate himself without having the proper papers filled out and he dies, the parents could sue us. If we follow our rules the blame for any ill consequences falls on the parents for their failure to complete the required paperwork in a timely manner. It’s basically a ‘no-brainer’ decision for us.”

People like this need to be removed from society.

17 posted on 05/27/2012 6:27:58 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1913)
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To: Drill Thrawl

Damn it! Busted by the semi satire site again. But the feeling still holds


18 posted on 05/27/2012 6:30:34 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1913)
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To: John Semmens

You can’t make up stuff like this. A school nurse denies medication to a child having a asthma attack ... I think we have the personal and institutional winners of the month’s “Stupid Contest”.


19 posted on 05/27/2012 7:27:07 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

I guess you can ... got me.


20 posted on 05/27/2012 7:28:25 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: John Semmens

bm


21 posted on 05/27/2012 7:30:51 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: John Semmens

Good one John. I read the original story on this last week sometime, and was really angry at the stupidity of the morons at that school as I assume you were too.

Your satire well enhanced the actual story, and the resulting emotion.

Aside: The results of ambulance chasing lawyers like John Edwards.


22 posted on 05/27/2012 7:40:41 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens
still here; enjoying the satire, it's based on reality. :-)

23 posted on 05/27/2012 7:42:19 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: SkyDancer

Since this is a true story -

There need to be a lawsuit, except it should not be against the school district. The school district will just cover it by jacking up the taxes. The defendants need to be the school nurse, the principal, the assistant principals, and the members of the school board, making them personally liable. The parents should then get R Lee Ermey in their faces - extra salty. Fire them, then shun them. Make them leave town, and afraid to show their faces anywhere near that town.


24 posted on 05/27/2012 7:44:40 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: John Semmens

Simple Fix, Buy a big box of condoms and put all your kids meds in it (hidden under the condom packs) have them take it to school and keep it in their locker. Have the kids put Abortion literature in the locker also. The school will leave your kid alone.


25 posted on 05/27/2012 7:50:05 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: John Semmens

I am so glad this is satire. Death by asthma is no joke.


26 posted on 05/28/2012 12:33:02 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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