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  1. Anybody having a hard time finding a job?
    I have been a nurse for 24 years now and remember how much I hated my first year as an actual nurse. Very intense and a lot of on the job training. Over the years, I have worked in various positions,...
    Nov 18, '09
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  2. H1N1 patient dilemma
    Sounds like you work in one of the better, more enlightened hospitals. So many places just aren't like that
    Nov 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Borderline Personality Disorder on the Behavioral Unit
    What a great informative article, thankyou!
    Nov 9, '09
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. Michigan Correctional Nurses?
    Did you end up taking the Michigan job? What do you think?
    May 22, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  5. Any RN's in Michigan working corrections?
    They made my life a living hell for about 4 years. Was in the upper peninsula, might make a difference.....................maybe They were federally ordered to have a review due to inmates dying of...
    May 22, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  6. Federal Prisons
    A lot of it depends on what kind of state prison you work in and the level. Everyone in the federal system has to go to a three week training course, including a physical abilities test, within so...
    May 22, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  7. Abuse?
    I agree with you nurse 1989, this nurse did the right thing, although her methods may have been a little "off". I am wondering who stated her treatment was rough? The CMA who was angry about having...
    Feb 15, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  8. Michigan Correctional Nurses?
    I had posted early last year about what is going on in Michigan's prisons and it isn't good. Michigan's Department of Corrections Health Care Services is under federal investigation for neglect and...
    Feb 15, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  9. Out of a job
    I think I read somewhere that on average, the best nurses get fired between 2 and 4 times during their career. Having said that, I am in your shoes also. Including the small town bit. Just...
    Oct 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Correctional Nurse thinking of moving to Michigan from Vegas.
    I work for the MDOC. They are AWFUL and are under federal investigation for their poor health care to prisoners, despite spending more than almost every other state per prisoner. Lots of smug...
    Jul 13, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  11. Investigation of Michigan DOC and Sixty Minutes episode
    policy is every two hours removal. There is no real ability to check q 15 minutes, so would be foolish to write policy that way. He should have been treated, period, which he wasn't. IV fluids yes,...
    Feb 15, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  12. Investigation of Michigan DOC and Sixty Minutes episode
    :uhoh21: Did anyone see the "Sixty Minutes" episode about the Michigan DOC and treatment of mentally ill prisoners? Any comments? Patients die, they fire the individual nurse and refuse to deal with...
    Feb 14, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  13. How do you deal with Mothers of inmates
    Nicely and firmly tell her she will need to take this up with the onsite doctor, then excuse yourself. as in, "excuse me, but I need to get on with my daily work, thank you for your concern". When...
    Oct 5, '06
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  14. Any Michigan Department of Corrections Nurses here
    I am looking for MDOC nurses for their opinions on some union issues. Apparently, the union is not receiving some of our feedback regarding staffing and contract issues. Am looking for anyone who...
    Oct 5, '06
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  15. Would like your help
    another thought would be beefing up on the assertiveness training and the advocacy position of nurses. I see soooooo many nurses who act like co's and don't seem to understand that their licenses can...
    Oct 5, '06
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  16. Would like your help
    psych, psych, psych I see so many psych patients that are either undiagnosed or underdiagnosed in the system.....plus, psych training helps deal with the manipulativeness of the inmates.
    Oct 5, '06
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  17. PLEASE don't do it!
    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr why don't we get better training on this????? There is a great book out called: The games criminals play...........you can get it at amazon..........it gives a great...
    Oct 5, '06
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  18. Huge Mistake?!?
    I wouldn't contact them about it, part of being a nurse is being able to "roll with the punches" and not let the 'little things' bother you...............this is a little thing. A funny little thing,...
    Oct 5, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. whiners, criers, and fakers
    My favorite tx for bowel incontinence is clear liquids for 24-48 hours. Obviously, if your stomach is THAT upset, it needs a rest. I don't think I've ever had a repeat performance with this tx...
    Aug 7, '06
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  20. Food Loaf
    We pretty much only use food loaf when inmates are throwing or smearing food.............or feces.............
    Apr 24, '06
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  21. Ethical Decision, need help with resources/info on the matter!!!!
    You might be better off looking for this information in the Mental Health forum; I can tell you what I know about Michigan, but it may vary state to state; In Michigan, the route to go would be to...
    Apr 2, '06
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. Scary story!
    I frequently remind prisoners for little offenses, i.e. "your hair looks nice down" or calling me dear or hon, that that is not the way to speak to a DOC female employee. It's a little way of...
    Dec 9, '05
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  23. Traveling Corrections
    I would also be very interested in a company who offered this option, please tell! Thanks!
    Sep 30, '05
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  24. 1,000 days for nurse strike
    I really believe that the striking nurses need to enforce a work stoppage. Not letting anyone besides management into the building. Only reason for letting management nurses in is to take care of the...
    Aug 18, '05
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. PREA (prison rape elimination act) training?
    Is or has anyone received any training regarding the PREA laws enacted in 2003? It was described during our general training day this year, but no healthcare indications or guidelines..........is...
    Jun 7, '05
    Forum: Correctional Nursing


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