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  1. Corrections /Jail  good experience for public health??
    I can't believe you got 0 responses on this. Corrections is an area of Public Health. You are treating a population of people you seldom come across in a healthcare setting. this population for...
    Jun 12, '08
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  2. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    Exactly:up:
    May 8, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    Dear kiwilime81, I am certain I speak for all of us who vented here, I am sorry. Let me clarify, We are talking about patients / family members who are purposfully difficult, lazy and deliberately...
    May 8, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Methadone as pain tx
    i can't imagine why doctors are prescribing methadone for anyone unless they are dying. i worked hospice for 5 years and we used morphine and methadone. methadone is addictive but if you're dying it...
    Apr 29, '08
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. PPD Testing
    I Am An Rn And Work In A County Jail. Correctional Facilities Have Been Notorious In The Past As Being Considered High Risk For Tb. I Have Recently Been In Contact With The Cdc And My State Health...
    Apr 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Malingering
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONCERN AND HELPFUL INFORMATION. NO ONE IS PRESSURING ME TO SCREEN, I WAS JUST CURIOUS, IT IS NOT MY AREA. I JUST WENT TO AN INTERESTING SEMINAR ON THE SUBJECT AND DID NOT THINK...
    Apr 28, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Malingering
    WOW, THANKS FOR ALL THE INPUT. I FOUND THE MMPI ON THE INTERNET. I'M AWARE THAT TAKES A PSYCHIATRIST. THAT'S NOT QUITE WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR. I JUST THOUGHT IT WOULD BE MORE SIMPLE THAN IT IS. I WAS...
    Apr 28, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    To the alcholic who insisted he can't walk, feed him self, toilet himself, who lived independently prior to getting c-3 and c-4 fused, laying there naked, stinking,with a cervical colar on, refusing...
    Apr 23, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Malingering
    Does anyone know of a screening tool nurses can use to assess malingering vs valid presentation of mental illness? I work in a correctional facility and it is beneficial for convicted felons to fake...
    Apr 22, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. Management of the med window
    Tell them it's their responsibility to come get their pills. they are adults right? tell them "no show...no pills..no excuses." I bet they'll show up after the first time they miss their drugs.:yeah:
    Apr 22, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. Malingering
    DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A SCREENING TOOL NURSES CAN USE TO DETECT MALINGERING VS VALID PRESENTATION OF A MENTAL ILLNESS?:nurse:
    Apr 22, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  12. Got Beat Up Badly In Face By Patient
    The patients' rights end where yours begins. All jobs that have risks also provide a means for protection. All psych nurses should be taught how to physically defend themselves without causing any...
    Apr 18, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. Female Inmates?
    No problem, I work with men to avoid it too and I'm female.:lol2:
    Apr 14, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  14. How do you guys feel about supermax units (aka SHU's, Ad-seg, DDU's, solitary)?
    True, the only ones that will make it through the Transition programs are the ones who simply made a grievous error and have not lived their entire lives committing crimes and living in correctional...
    Apr 11, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  15. Drug seeking or real pain?  How do you tell?
    Yeehah dragonnurse!:bowingpur I work in a county jail now. I used to work hospice and pride myself at knowing how to help someone control their pain and other symptoms. I have a mildly herniated disk...
    Apr 10, '08
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  16. How do you guys feel about supermax units (aka SHU's, Ad-seg, DDU's, solitary)?
    I understand alot of what you have read. But you can google just about any subject these days. Try googleing " prison transition programs" or transition from prison to society" and see what you come...
    Apr 10, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  17. Is It Easier?
    I agree with Michell RN. You do have to be sharp. I have seen things in jails I never would have seen in the health facility setting. Since we have illegal immigrants of many types, I have also...
    Apr 10, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  18. Medium vs. Maxiumum security?
    Good for you, I wish I had been able to do that.
    Apr 10, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  19. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    funny, I had a 62 yr old male hospice pt once who was blind ( shadows only), needed a walker, had oxygen and terminal lung cancer. It was his birthday and he wanted to see if he could get his...
    Apr 9, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    From adult family member running to the nurses station, "Mommy said the aids hurt her this morning when they made her get in her chair, we want you to get an x-ray". wish i could say " Hello.......
    Apr 9, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Medium vs. Maxiumum security?
    I work in a Maximum security jail. I have visited a few minimum where the nurse does medpass alone. No way. that is plain stupid. I prefer Max. I have a mixture of severs. some serving 3 days, some...
    Apr 3, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  22. Female Inmates?
    Exactly. If you have a request from a female and think you'll need to assess in person, go to the floor officer and tell him or her that you need to see "soandso" as soon as the officer has time. If...
    Apr 3, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  23. Changing specialties to corrections
    you'll do fine. dress business casual as you would for any professional interview. no one has to teach you how to be a nurse. you got that down. the prison/jail is what you'll be learning. i read a...
    Mar 31, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  24. Changing specialties to corrections
    I'm kidding. :yeah: You'll see what I mean after awhile. Men are the biggest babies. You'll like it, it's not a hard job.
    Mar 31, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  25. Is teaching signs and symptoms a good idea?
    I have 2 inmates right now that want print outs of side effects for their meds as well as signs and symptoms. Sounds like a legit question from anyone else. I know if I educate them they'll suddenly...
    Mar 31, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing


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