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  1. Any changes re: Ebola?
    We don't even HAVE hazmat suits.
    Oct 18
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  2. New Nurse - No Job!
    Volunteer. I did once a week at Planned Parenthood. I just worked in the office, but I got an understanding of the paperwork and the laws. When it came time to find a job, they offered me one but...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  3. Any changes re: Ebola?
    We have started screening at booking for possible symptoms, namely fever and recent travel. I don't think too many of our guests travel much, but I think it is a good idea to start monitoring early...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  4. When entering orders, please remember....
    Interior aspect of the buttocks is what I use for that
    Oct 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Integrity Interview?
    Just don't lie in the interview. This isn't the place for spin, they will verify what you say.
    Oct 14
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  6. Sick Call costs
    Looks like my inmates don't know how good they have it, cost-wise. We will also run a credit on the account and pay for medical as soon as funds hit. But the soup is soooo important to them.
    Oct 14
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  7. Sick Call costs
    How do they determine "within reason"?
    Oct 13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  8. Sick Call costs
    How much does your facility charge the inmates for sick call/meds? It is $3 a nurse visit, $5 an MD/DDS visit, $2 for and OTC med and $3 for an Rx med where I work. Chronic care (HTN, DM,...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  9. The Paper Trail
    My next plan is to involve the CO. I've been trying to handle it myself up until now, since he isn't threatening me personally, he is loud and profane. When I give him the stern "mom" lecture he...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  10. The Paper Trail
    I have an inmate who was "beaten by the cops" on arrest. He did have a black eye and complains of back and extremity pain. He shows no indication of disability and despite imaging studies, multiple...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  11. Drug-seeking in prison?  Rx narcotics?
    Alternative methods.....I had a guy this week tell me that massage and sauna help his back pain. Yeah, if the jail offered massage and sauna, we'd have to call it the Metro Spa, not the Metro Jail. ...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  12. HIPAA in Corrections
    My understanding is that inmates don't have the full protection of HIPAA when incarcerated. For example, when an inmate tells me they have heroin in their rectum, I'm able to advise Security because...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  13. Nursing Behind the Wall
    I keep going back everyday to see what happens next...if for no other reason!
    Sep 26
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  14. Dermatology
    We've had some funky fungal infections recently. And Staph Scalded Skin syndrome last week.
    Sep 25
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  15. Dermatology
    Since I've worked in the jail, it's come to my attention how little I know about dermatology. Every single day someone wants to show me a rash. I know a textbook ringworm, mostly because I've had...
    Sep 23
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  16. Signs you are a Correctional Nurse:
    You think “alert and an *******” is a reasonable and appropriate assessment You know that the phrase “Hey nurse, I’m in excruciating pain” means “I’m lying to you so I can get something. Best...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  17. Signs you are a Correctional Nurse:
    I expected it to be very noisy and for there to be catcalls but have seen none of that at all. If the CO is running the pod by the book, that kind of thing is not tolerated
    Sep 15
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  18. Signs you are a Correctional Nurse:
    Our facility is very clean. The only smell I get is very early in the morning when I go for roundss in the units and the guys aren't up and showered yet. 40% of the inmates--when I use an...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  19. Signs you are a Correctional Nurse:
    You get out of the car at the grocery store and shake yourself down for personal contraband before going in so as not to violate facility regulations. You stand at your own front door, ring the...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  20. New travel Corrections LPN
    I just started at a county jail in NM and we have a lot of travelers right now. It is exciting, something funny/odd/exciting happens every day. There are a lot of addicts so lots of detox, lots of...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  21. This Blows Every Other ED Visit Out of the Water
    Wow, someone slept through biology class. No uterus = no where to grow a pregnancy
    Aug 30
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Ice Bucket Challenge injuries
    Fair enough
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Ice Bucket Challenge injuries
    I've seen some videos of the ice bucket challenge gone horribly wrong and had to wonder how many injuries ended up seen in the ED/hospital/clinic. Any good stories out there?
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What's your nursing kryptonite?
    Anything with eyeballs. I will never be able to work in a Lasik clinic! And bone marrow biopsy...the drilling and then the sucking......ugh.
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Nursing School Oopsies
    Another student was administering a Lovenox injection from one side of the bed, the instructor was on the opposite side of the bed and I was at the foot. After giving the injection, the student...
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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