I am well aware of the games inmates play in regards to "fake" chest pain and "fake " seizures. These being the most common. I am relatively new to corrections, and am setteling in very well, very quickly... now, when a signal is called in a pod..what signs do you assess and look for to determine if their condition is real or fake??.. I would hate to miss a legitamate diagnosis, if in fact it is real. Most of my co-workers have the attitude that 'they are all fakers, trying to get a trip to the ER." I agree there are many who would love a trip to the ER (ie: better food, TV (which our jail does not have) I have good assessment skils, but these inmates are very very good at making a medical emergency appear to be really real. Please educate me on how to know the real deal. I would hate to have an inmate suffer gravely becauseI missed something essentially important.
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