Monica RN,BSN 5,940 Views
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Well, I survived my first day on the job, and it was most interesting. We had a lot of excitement for a monday. Loved the guy who got his butt cheeks bitten by the LEO dog as he was trying to run away.. (HeeHee)
and saw the crude attempt to jailhouse Tat's... an inmate told me they use a staple and melt hair jel with a melted checker piece (still don't know how they get 'ink" from a melted piece of plastic.....) but he has many of these tat's with his 2 newest on the way to a nice infection
so tell me experianced nurses: what do they use and how are they making these tatoo's??
thanks for answering this newbie! :spin:
I have been hired at or local county jail. I will be orienting a week on days, a week on evenings, and a week on nights... then I will remain on 11-7. What are your duties on 11-7, as compared to other shifts? Please share THANKS
couldnt have said it better.
also..........almost zero liability
I have heard that correctional nursing is actually one of the HIGHEST liability fields of nursing.. why would you think it carries ZERO LIABILITY?????????
I believe this is one I took free a few years back....now nursing spectrum charges for it but it would be worth it.....really, really good stuff. Like why correctional nursing is the only specialty specifically governed by an ammendment to the constitution of the US and why.
Here ya go......
I am the only nurse onsite...so when I am gone...there is no one on site. I have never felt uncomfortable alone with an inmate, but I never let my guard down either...
I just finished taking the correctional certification program. I enjoyed it very much. Dr. Dutcher is quick on replying to e-mails, and is also good about phoning if you need him to. There is a research paper due at the end, but that was fun to write. It was suppose to be 1800 words, but I had almost 3000. Probably could have written a book once I got started! The only draw back, and it's minor, is that it takes the college a long time to send the certificate so that I can get reembursed from my prison. I finished the course the middle of July, and I'm still waiting. The college states that they send a very professional certificate so that's the hold up. Would definitely recommend this course!
I have been taking many continuing education courses to learn everything I can about correctional nursing, as I start my new job at the local jail on Monday. I have read that part of the assessment is the care plan process. I am familiar with a care plan process, but need to know how this process is dealt with in a correctional setting?? Thanks
Maybe I am the only one that doesn't know what this means but, can you please explain this?
Thank You very much for the replies. I truly appreiciate it very much!
I am in florida and am trying to get hired at our local county jail. We also have 2 state prisons inour county also. Florida Correctional for women and Marion Correctional for men. wish me luck.. never have done corrections before but know I have an interest in doing so
update: on 8/27/07 I started atthe marion county jail.. been a month now and I love it
Thanks so much.. any other terms ya all use out there I should learn??
Tampa area!! Please be careful! I had a friend who use to live in Tampa and she said that the Tampa area is a very high crime area. Best of Luck to you.
Specifically those from Florida Correctional facilities.....So where are my Marion County, Florida Friends???
Actually in a lot of ways it's absurd to think of giving an inmate a backrub although I would certainly give an elderly dying inmate confined to the bed a backrub. The younger healthy ones could forget it. They can get their cell buddy to give them a backrub.
I actually like your sense of humor. It's like backrubs??? What's next happy hour at 5:00 with 50 cent draft beer???
I sometimes get disgusted at some of the liberties given to inmates knowing that they get free medical care when there are millions of elderly people in this country who can barely afford health care but I always keep in mind that it's not my job to worry about that.
And I can't totally blame the inmates. This country developed a prison system that puts people in prison over the slightest infraction and since we do that it is then up to the taxpayers to support the prison system which includes free food, shelter, and health care. But then again inmates actually pay my salary. It's funny though because I pay taxes to support prisons and prisons turn around and pay my salary.
Please take no offense at anything I write although I do have high standards about nursing care no matter who it is.
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