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  1. Corizon
    We refer to them as "inmates". Right now I work in a prison so they have been convicted. Honstly, nobody cares if they move past their transgressions... we didn't make them do what they did to get...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  2. Armor Correctional LPN pay in Florida?
    If your end goal is CCU, then you might want to stick to the 2 years of Med/surg and after that then move into one of the step down units for about a year. Corrections is not a critical care unit...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  3. Upcoming interview in correctional facility
    It's been so long since I interviewed... I do remember that security and safety are always at the center of everything, so be sure to keep that in mind when answering your questions. Assessments...
    Aug 18
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  4. Armor Correctional LPN pay in Florida?
    Right now it's 8s but there are some people that work 12s. Our DON is flexible with the schedule so that's nice.
    Aug 15
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  5. No more 12 hour shifts?
    If they stop nurses from working 12's then they need to stop dr's from working 48-72 hr shifts... just sayin'. I know that if my company offered 12's I would be so very excited! Right now I work...
    Aug 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. New grad RN in LTC/rehab, feeling conflicted
    LadyFree28 is right... Teamwork is key in LTC... and as a tip, listen to your CNAs too. They spend way more time with the residents so they will know of some of the little things that maybe the...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Navy Nurse with GED
    Oh my goodness yes! I never approved of the trade off of jail time and military service. I thought it was a dishonor to the ones who were volunteering their lives for our country. Anyhoo... that's...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Quality Improvement
  8. New Grad in the ER
    New grad in an ER? Wow... brave. Even with my experience, I would not want to be alone in an ER as a new grad with a CNA. You must live in a really small town! I agree with Stargazer about being...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Navy Nurse with GED
    Thank you for clarifying that. Very good to know. I didn't think that they took anyone with any criminal history, as they shouldn't given what the military (all branches) stand for. :-) Thank you...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Quality Improvement
  10. New grad RN in LTC/rehab, feeling conflicted
    You will find that there are many LPNs out there that are just as knowlegeable (if not more) than an RN. Rely on those who have been there, that know what's going on. Don't be scared to get out...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Omnicare pharmacy says "We never got the faxed orders"
    I always ordered when I had 8-9 pills in the pack left. They take forever and it's nice to know that it wasn't just our facility that had issues. Seems to me that with this much dis-satisfaction...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Navy Nurse with GED
    Is is true that the military doesn't take GEDs anymore? I worked with juveniles in a residential detention facility on a military base for a short time and a few of the "big brothers" were telling...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Quality Improvement
  13. Pre pouring of medication???
    I think that it's different from state to state. You would have to actually check the state regs for your state. In Florida, the only thing that we are "allowed" to pre-pour are for our IMs in...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  14. Too much to start traveling and trying corrections at the same time?
    I can't speak for the travel nursing, as I have not done that. I have worked for agencies and the one that I worked for was pretty good about keeping me busy. If I were you I would really look into...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  15. Seizures real vs fake
    I always carry 2 ammonia sticks with me... I pop them both, one up each nostril combined with a good hard sternal rub, that usually separates the fakes from the real ones. I have worked in...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  16. Armor Correctional LPN pay in Florida?
    It easier because we (as nurses) don't have as much contact with the inmates as in jail. When I worked at the county jail they would come down at all hours of the night for whatever reason, in...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  17. bottom bunks
    Luckily when they get to prison they are past the detox stage. :-) We still deal with seizures though. They deal more with the BBPs in Open Pop, not so much where I am. I work in a confinement...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  18. Armor Correctional LPN pay in Florida?
    Armor starting for RN was $24hr. plus shift diff. That's 0-5 years exp. though... You get more with more experience. But, I do work in the lowest paying county in Florida... FYI: State prison pays...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  19. How do you deal with the confinement?
    I have worked in corrections for the last 5 years. County jails and state prisons... doesn't bother me. I look at it like this, they can't get to me, I don't have to worry about getting robbed...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  20. bottom bunks
    We (as nurses) are not allowed to just give out BBPs for whatever reason. They all have to have a medical reason and there has to be medical documentation that they have seizures, etc... or on...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  21. floating medications in water to administer
    I work at a state prison in the mental health dorm and we crush and float ALL meds... with the exception of things like Depakote, ER meds, Navane, etc... we even C&F the medical meds... These guys...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  22. Bad Boys, Bad Boys... How do you handle them?
    As Correctional Nurses, we know that the behavior and language is not always pleasant in this type of environment. So... just a couple of questions about a few issues that are constant problems that...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  23. Corizen Take-Over
    So, Corizen is planning to take over medical in the prison that I am currently working in. They haven't come in yet to talk to us about benefits and such at this point. I have several questions...
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  24. Supplies a new grad ER Nurse should carry
    Wow, where did you land a job as a new grad in the ED? They sure don't hire new grads in the ED where I live. Lucky you! I would make sure that I had lab values and medications on my smartphone...
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. crushing meds
    If they are cheeking then they don't need it. That's the way I see it. Crush what you can and float the rest. That's what we do. All the psych meds are crushed. They don't get anything "good"...
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing


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