Starting at a Corrections Facility - page 2

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Based on followup calls I believe I've gotten a job a male-only facility. What should I do to prep myself for this type of nursing? Currently I work at a physic facility and a methadone treatment clinic. I've never worked... Read More


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    "Chest pains" are probably the hallmark complaint in prisons. Some inmates consider any discomfort between the neck and the waist as chest pains. Some have gotten it down to an art, knowing what symptoms to report in order to get attention. 240zRN gives you sound advice when telling you to assume MI until you rule it out. I had much rather be accused of doing too much in a given situation than too little. We have a physician on staff during regular business hours, plus a physician on call for other times. The physician is a vital resource when deciding what to do with a given situation.

    In response to miteacher - we have so many protocols it is impossible to know them all.
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    "Chest pains" are probably the hallmark complaint in prisons. Some inmates consider any discomfort between the neck and the waist as chest pains. Some have gotten it down to an art, knowing what symptoms to report in order to get attention. 240zRN gives you sound advice when telling you to assume MI until you rule it out. I had much rather be accused of doing too much in a given situation than too little. We have a physician on staff during regular business hours, plus a physician on call for other times. The physician is a vital resource when deciding what to do with a given situation.

    In response to miteacher - we have so many protocols it is impossible to know them all.
    What about fake seizures? That seems to be another issue as well that I keep encountering.
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    I've never worked corrections, but the best way to "treat" fake seizures any place else I've found is a STAT administration of an ammonia capsule to the nose.
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    I worked corrections for 14 years. An ammonia capsule is the best, but if you place it in an O2 mask they can't turn their head away or hold their breath very long.
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