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  1. Sick Call costs
    I've started carrying a small sign that says "Sick Call $3" with a cute picture on it. It has cut down on the arguing significantly and the guys who see me are sick enough that they are willing to...
    Nov 21
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  2. I lied...a story of how I outright LIED to patient's family.
    You did the right thing
    Nov 21
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Preventable deaths while incarcerated.
    I really hope to hear the other side of this. I can't believe nobody checked on that guy with the rotting foot. Poor charting, I hope but here's reinforcement that if it isn't documented, it isn't...
    Oct 29
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  4. Sometimes Correctional nursing is like.....
    Working at a drive through restaurant. The inmate cruises up, tells me what he wants: “I’ll have two Neurontin, ahh…the combo that comes with Buspar and Benadryl at night and a side of fungal cream....
    Oct 28
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  5. Professional Liability Insurance
    I got mine as an addendum to my household policy through State Farm
    Oct 24
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  6. Signs you are a Correctional Nurse:
    I wear professional make up but no nail polish. But that is just a personal choice. Whatever you do, they will notice any change. I went from all black lace up gym shoes to all black velcro-close...
    Oct 22
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  7. Any changes re: Ebola?
    We don't even HAVE hazmat suits.
    Oct 18
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  8. New Nurse - No Job!
    Volunteer. I did once a week at Planned Parenthood. I just worked in the office, but I got an understanding of the paperwork and the laws. When it came time to find a job, they offered me one but...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  9. Any changes re: Ebola?
    We have started screening at booking for possible symptoms, namely fever and recent travel. I don't think too many of our guests travel much, but I think it is a good idea to start monitoring early...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  10. When entering orders, please remember....
    Interior aspect of the buttocks is what I use for that
    Oct 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Integrity Interview?
    Just don't lie in the interview. This isn't the place for spin, they will verify what you say.
    Oct 14
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  12. Sick Call costs
    Looks like my inmates don't know how good they have it, cost-wise. We will also run a credit on the account and pay for medical as soon as funds hit. But the soup is soooo important to them.
    Oct 14
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  13. Sick Call costs
    How do they determine "within reason"?
    Oct 13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  14. Sick Call costs
    How much does your facility charge the inmates for sick call/meds? It is $3 a nurse visit, $5 an MD/DDS visit, $2 for and OTC med and $3 for an Rx med where I work. Chronic care (HTN, DM,...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  15. The Paper Trail
    My next plan is to involve the CO. I've been trying to handle it myself up until now, since he isn't threatening me personally, he is loud and profane. When I give him the stern "mom" lecture he...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  16. The Paper Trail
    I have an inmate who was "beaten by the cops" on arrest. He did have a black eye and complains of back and extremity pain. He shows no indication of disability and despite imaging studies, multiple...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  17. Drug-seeking in prison?  Rx narcotics?
    Alternative methods.....I had a guy this week tell me that massage and sauna help his back pain. Yeah, if the jail offered massage and sauna, we'd have to call it the Metro Spa, not the Metro Jail. ...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  18. HIPAA in Corrections
    My understanding is that inmates don't have the full protection of HIPAA when incarcerated. For example, when an inmate tells me they have heroin in their rectum, I'm able to advise Security because...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  19. Nursing Behind the Wall
    I keep going back everyday to see what happens next...if for no other reason!
    Sep 26
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  20. Dermatology
    We've had some funky fungal infections recently. And Staph Scalded Skin syndrome last week.
    Sep 25
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  21. Dermatology
    Since I've worked in the jail, it's come to my attention how little I know about dermatology. Every single day someone wants to show me a rash. I know a textbook ringworm, mostly because I've had...
    Sep 23
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  22. Signs you are a Correctional Nurse:
    You think “alert and an *******” is a reasonable and appropriate assessment You know that the phrase “Hey nurse, I’m in excruciating pain” means “I’m lying to you so I can get something. Best...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  23. Signs you are a Correctional Nurse:
    I expected it to be very noisy and for there to be catcalls but have seen none of that at all. If the CO is running the pod by the book, that kind of thing is not tolerated
    Sep 15
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  24. Signs you are a Correctional Nurse:
    Our facility is very clean. The only smell I get is very early in the morning when I go for roundss in the units and the guys aren't up and showered yet. 40% of the inmates--when I use an...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  25. Signs you are a Correctional Nurse:
    You get out of the car at the grocery store and shake yourself down for personal contraband before going in so as not to violate facility regulations. You stand at your own front door, ring the...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing


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