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  1. new to corrections
    Seizures (real and fake). Weak and dizzy. Slip and fall. Drug OD or intoxication. Trauma from fights. Suicide attempts (usually hangings). Diabetic crisises. Occasional curve balls: I had a...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  2. Required education
    I work for a Correctional Medical company and they have mandatory training on applicable things like ETOH withdrawl, pregnant & addicted to opiates, common infections, etc.
    Jul 25
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  3. Infirmary vs other
    Generally, Infirmary is more of an urgent care environment, with anything coming through the door at you. More traditional nursing, although in Corrections you often can/must use your judgement to...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  4. HELP: How Extensive Are Hiring Background Checks?
    I remember my program director in nursing school telling us that she knew that some students were strippers to pay their way through school and she had no problem with that as long as she didn't link...
    May 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Infirmary 23 hour observation
    Not sure what you mean by 23 hour observation. If they are in our infirmary, they are observed hourly or more. Some have 15 minute checks and some have a CO sitting outside their cell every...
    May 10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  6. Correctional Nursing: what are job responsibilities, jail setting,issues in providing care
    I think a lot depends on the size of the facility. In small jails, the nurse can be IT for the whole population for many hours at a time. You do everything. I work in a large facility and there...
    May 10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  7. Best Sick Call slips
    Had one this week: "I need womb care". He meant "wound care" but this inmate is a big baby, so we got a good laugh
    Apr 28
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  8. No provider for orders
    The key word here is "correct". What you are proposing is acting out of the scope of an RN practice, which has repercussions beyond a hand-slap by the boss. You could lose your license. And if...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  9. Best Sick Call slips
    Where would I get a copy of that pamphlet?
    Mar 14
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  10. New Grads: how long did it take you to find a job, or how long have you been ...
    New Mexico Graduated July 2014 NCLEX Aug 2014 2 offers in the first week of being licensed
    Mar 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    New Mexico 28/hr for the first 6mo then 30/hr with $5 diff weekends No nursing experience. Corrections
    Mar 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. You might not want to read this...
    What you said is so important. Furthermore, it is normal as a new nurse, but it isn't easy. I'm terrified every day that I'm going to make a mistake or miss something and end up with a dead or...
    Mar 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. No provider for orders
    What do you do on off-hours when your on-call provider isn't responding and your protocols either don't apply or direct you to contact a provider? I'm talking about situations like super high CBG...
    Mar 9
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  14. I have just started my first job in Corrections.
    Be professional and friendly, but don't bend any rules or do any favors for any inmate. Read up on how CO's handle inmates, there is valuable info there for you too. Games Criminals Play: How You...
    Mar 9
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  15. medication delivery!!!!
    Piece of tape over the lid would solve the spillage problem
    Mar 2
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  16. Prison Nursing- what does it involve?
    Don't go into work scared, go into work "aware." I agree. I've only been scared once, and that was with a particular inmate who was acting strangely. In fact, I find myself getting too...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  17. delivery to blocks
    Rolling Med cart and a laptop that we download the Med Pass info onto. No wireless in the units. Then when we get back, we upload the med pass information into the EMR
    Feb 28
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  18. medication delivery!!!!
    Does sound unsafe. We take laptops to the pods and pour the meds there off a cart
    Feb 28
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  19. Best Sick Call slips
    I have one guy snowing me with requests for testosterone injections because he is losing his hair. And another who has his entire family calling Medical because he wants a multi-vitamin. That...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  20. degree changers, was nursing harder than your previous degree?
    I have a BS and a Masters and my ADN was much harder than either of those
    Feb 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. L.A. County corrections and Incarcerated Relative
    Shouldn't be as long as you are honest and up front
    Feb 25
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  22. I am a new grad and think I don't want to take a bedside RN job, advice please.
    I started as a Correctional Nurse doing sick call. Generally healthy people with minor problems, triage for the ones that actually have a bigger problem. Addiction, Psych issues, some trauma. I...
    Feb 7
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. How many of you actually enjoy your job?!
    I love my job, but have to say that none of the nurses I graduated with last year say they do. I think they either got into the specialty they wanted and found it lacking, or didn't and are slogging...
    Feb 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Movement (Inter-facility transfers) and KOP meds
    Most of our meds are not patient specific, so we just send a copy of the MAR with them to the next facility. They don't get to take the KOP creams and such with them. They have to request them when...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  25. Best Sick Call slips
    Someone wrote to me today that they are "epi-electric"
    Jan 29
    Forum: Correctional Nursing


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