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  1. HIPAA and Correctional Officers
    Mouth checks are safety and securities concern. The LT should post at med pass and check each inmate. If I have an at risk inmate refusing their anti-pyschotic meds I will give the pod Officer a...
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  2. C-diff Protocols?
    Nothing to add (except now I am thinking about writing a c-diff protocol) but Wooh your quote made me laugh out loud this morning...thanks!
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  3. Thinking of going to corrections
    I am very lucky where I work: I had an officer tell me yesterday that when he was training a new officer he told them the nurses have it "dicked" here. I said what? He said "you all walk into work...
    May 27, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  4. First Death Threat
    Why did other nurses give it if facility policy is no sleepers? Just sayin... I had one inmate yell "It's your job to give me what I want" which struck me as so funny that a laugh escaped before I...
    May 27, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  5. New nurse still on orientation and first med error?
    I would have gotten the order. You had to call the MD any to report error right?
    May 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. Silly random nursing thoughts, one sentence, NO JUDGMENTAL FOLKS ALLOWED
    "Bet you won't run from a police dog again." ;)
    Mar 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  7. Orders for Offsite Procedure Prep
    I call my provider and get the order from them. All orders come from inside.
    Jan 23, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  8. Real vs fake chest pain
    This is always difficult in Corrections the old MI vs anxiety. UUGGHH one of the worse. Are you staffed with more experienced nurses? Follow the protocol. If you can, get help. Observe what more...
    Jan 3, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  9. What 2 do if u r called to a man down?
    I believe the above post is the answer they were looking for.
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  10. Department of Corrections Nurse
    Just so this is clear; I am not a first responder, corrections is. I am on the scene only after a successful lockdown and security ok. Many of our Officers are EMT's, ex-, or current military and...
    Oct 15, '11
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  11. Alarm Fatigue A  Factor In Second UMass Death
    I have to add...I was in ICU this summer overnight...and would have paid good money just to have an hour alone to sleep :D
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Officer Appreciation Day?
    Sounds like your getting leg pulled...but what do I know. One nurse puts on an appreciation day for how many officers?
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  13. Increase abuse of Bath Salts
    I am in a jail and all weekend its been bath salts. Does anyone have a detox protocal for this? Is one necessary? I think I am just going with medical confinement x 48 hours secondary to...
    Sep 11, '11
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  14. I/M cheeking and snorting meds
    Wellbutrin is known as poor mans cocaine. We have vveerry few XR/SR, it is not on our formulary secondary to cost.
    Aug 14, '11
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  15. What to do after being fired.
    Getting fired is devastating. However I'd venture that it is pretty common in nursing. Part of the shark tank mentality that we allow to prevail. I bet a show of hands would turn up greater than 50%....
    Jul 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Scrubs for Prison
    I just avoid orange...lol
    Jul 4, '11
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  17. Medication Administration
    We don't do KOP's or CNA's.
    May 17, '11
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  18. Emergency Response Equipment
    Our bag has individual bags (like shaving kits) velcroed in so you can rip out what you need. Like one is diabetic emergency, IV start, etc. We have all the regular stuff, but I made myself a "lac"...
    May 7, '11
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  19. Unbelievable inmate requests
    Yea thats one I like... if your yelling at me I am pretty sure you are breathing!
    May 3, '11
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  20. Unbelievable inmate requests
    OP is from a female.... This one threw me for a minute: "I have Fishers" say it... I had to;:yeah: lol I was trying to think of some obscure disease!
    Apr 23, '11
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  21. I refuse to be a punching bag - NO MORE ASSAULT
    I think leslie that I disagree. Never thought that would happen. My rationale is because we are pretty much compelled to offer help. You can't just walk away from a bleeding person because they are...
    Apr 17, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. I refuse to be a punching bag - NO MORE ASSAULT
    Another reason I love my job. An inmate tries to take a swing at me he will be kissing linoleum. And he will definately be picking up charges. I am so much safer here than even in the nursing home...
    Apr 17, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Unbelievable inmate requests
    I just got this has an inmate request to see the PA: " The breakthrough pain is becoming worse and causeing diminished dexterity and constant mental distraction" (yeast infection) I kid you...
    Apr 17, '11
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  24. An Interesting Conundrum......
    Think about corrections. Emergencies AND no Press-Gayneys. No families to have to cater to. Always interesting.
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. LPN's in county jail?
    It will depend on how the facility uses them. You will have med passes, treatments, assist with MD and PA call, intakes, emergencies, detox, and documentation. It is much like a blend of long term...
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: Correctional Nursing


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