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  1. student nurse precepting in ED...advice?
    +1 I've lost 30 lbs since I starting working in our ED last year.
    Mar 29
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Walk me through your ER
    I work in a Level III Trauma Center in a Navajo Reservation. The closest Level I is 80 miles away so for obvious Level I's, they are flown directly from the event site. Otherwise, we get everything....
    Mar 29
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Corrections Nurse Interview-Tips?
    I was a nurse in a State Max Security prison. Prior to the interview, I read the thread here that has the most numerous responses and most of the questions posted were asked. You should find and read...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  4. Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking.
    A 14 yo girl brought in by ambulance from the next city's small clinic*. Complaint: "lost her tampon". Turns out she forgot she had a tampon in her for 3 weeks. The ER doc removed it and he had a...
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. New ER nurse...is there any hope for me?!?!
    A monkey can start IVs. Don't sweat the small stuff.
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Decreasing Medication Passes to BID from TID
    We have 5300 inmates in our prison and TID for Watch Swallow meds are impossible for nurses and no go for Security so the meds are always divided into 2 doses.
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  7. Have you worked for Wexford?
    Sorry guys, but due to the transition, people have been quitting and getting fired so we are extremely short staffed and so I've been working 4 days every week = 100+hours every 2 weeks. As a...
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  8. Common Correctional Nursing Interview Questions
    I work in the largest State prison in our state (by population) - approx 5300 inmates at any given time. On weekends, it is just me and one other nurse until the pill pass nurses get to work around...
    Jun 25, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  9. Trying to get out of Correctional Nursing....
    I suppose corrections is as far from OB or NICU as possible. The part of corrections you hate is what I happen to love about corrections. What you see as a hindrance (aside from the boss and pay), I...
    May 28, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  10. Trying to get out of Correctional Nursing....
    What don't you like about CN?
    May 27, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  11. Thinking of going to corrections
    This is very true, but I also find that where most COs are willing and able to jump in and help and protect you, a lot are also lawsuit phobic and will let an inmate get away with quite a lot. ...
    May 27, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  12. How far do you travel to get to work?
    40 miles, 45 minutes. I also walk around 1/2 mile from my car to my "office" even when I have golf carts available to and from. I find it's a great way to wake up from the commute and decompress...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. First Death Threat
    I've had a couple of threats, but nothing I would take as credible enough to warrant anything more than issuing a "ticket" to the inmate. We did have an inmate say in front of a CO that he was...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  14. Medical Privertization
    We finally got the "offer /new employee packet" from Wexford. I am not impressed and neither is a lot of others. Currently, we have State FT, State Pool and Agency nurses (both RNs and LPNs)....
    May 23, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  15. CA nurse that made 260K which prison did she work at.
    Remember YOUR safety is always #1. If you do not feel safe, don't be there, don't go there, and don't do it. PERIOD. My #1 rant regarding correctional nursing is that the COs seem so lax...
    May 20, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  16. Pidgeon-holeing myself with Corrections?
    From what I can see and perceive, non-correctional people do think less of us. But, after being in a hospital setting (as a student only), I don't think I would ever work in a hospital if I can help...
    Apr 27, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  17. Importance of patient/inmate education
    This is not a safety issue, but an education issue. I work in a Level 4 state prison - ALL inmates are dangerous regardless of their IQs. In addition, intelligence does not dictate the level or...
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  18. Medical Privertization
    I disagree. MD, DO, PA and NPs are no more important than the RNs and the LPNs. As a matter of fact we nurses are the ones that make or break the care provided to the inmates. As a nurse who hates...
    Apr 24, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  19. Importance of patient/inmate education
    Friday morning I had to send an inmate out to the hospital 911. The Dx was acute exacerbation of gallstones. As an ER nurse, I was not familiar with this inmate, but the yard nurse for his yard...
    Apr 22, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  20. Medical Privertization
    We here in Arizona are in the midst of the transition from State to Wexford control of the medical needs of inmates. July 1, 2012 will be the first day that Wexford takes over from the Arizona DOC. ...
    Apr 22, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  21. Have you worked for Wexford?
    Ok, did some cleaning up.
    Apr 17, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  22. HIPAA as applies to prisoners...PLEASE HELP!!
    Is it Inside the Criminal Mind? Amazon.com: Inside the Criminal Mind (9780812910827): Stanton Samenow: Books
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  23. Have you worked for Wexford?
    I'm not impressed not only with their presentation, but their organization so far. They should have sent out their FAQ e-mail the day the contract was announced instead of waiting until people were...
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  24. Have you worked for Wexford?
    Yup. Come July 1 it looks like I'll be working for Wexford instead of the State of AZ.
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  25. Have you worked for Wexford?
    It looks like I'll be working for Wexford very soon. Can anyone share any personal experiences? TIA
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing


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