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  1. Drug-seeking in prison?  Rx narcotics?
    I don't worry about it because they know what I say is true. They can put all the sick calls they want for more meds or even narcs, but our dr. doesn't do that. I don't get smart with them until...
    3:35 am
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  2. Input about gastroparesis
    My husband has idiopathic gastroparesis and has recently gotten so bad in the last 4-5 years that he has lost a career that he absolutely loved and has no life at all anymore. His stomach totally...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    Oh my goodness!!! I just thought that working in corrections in a mental health dorm was bad! I don't work the ER but I didn't see a comment regarding anyone shoving anything up in their penis...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Beating a dead horse...bu seriously, when will it stop?
    When I take my dog to the emergency after hours clinic they want $150 cash before they will see my dog... no money, then the dog has to wait to go to the vet. Maybe the ED should follow suit... Just...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. "Your ER sucks!" and other pleasantries...how you handle them?
    And that reason right there is exactly WHY I do NOT work in a hospital or an ER... OMG how do you put up with people like that? I would have lost my job for sure after that whole incident. Poor...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. pediatric nurse to correctional nurse?
    It definately different than pediatrics. But, it can be exciting at times. Gotta have some thick skin and not be afraid of guys bleeding out.. they do that from time to time when they decide to act...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  7. Prison Hospital Nurse
    I guess I am the opposite... I love my job. I work at a state prison in FL, all men... maybe that's the difference. I would NEVER work in a womens prison! I delt with women in the county jail and...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  8. Corizon and polygraph testing
    I work in FL for Corizon, and they do not polygraph. They don't even drug test. They just do the required background check for whatever level facility you will be working at.
    Aug 26
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  9. Drug-seeking in prison?  Rx narcotics?
    I don't let them upset me... I just tell them straight up... we don't give out pain medications unless your dying. If you want some Ibuprofen, I can do that, but other than that, it's a lost cause...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  10. Leaving the bedside for Correctional Facility
    Just remember that most inmates will mistake your kindness for weakness and try to manipulate you to get what they want. It's a different ballpark in corrections. You have to rely heavily on your...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  11. Armor Correctional LPN pay in Florida?
    I work for Corizon right now. They took over the contract for the prison that I am currently working at. I don't know what kind of benefits Armor has, and they have contracts all over Florida. I...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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


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