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  1. VERY POOR JUDGEMENT
    Nurses often forget or feel uncomfortable "telling" on physicians to their supervisor or chain of command when the physician doesn't give an order for something, but we have to remember we are...
    Jul 26, '10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  2. H1N1 in prison setting
    We haven't been able to get the H1N1 vaccine for employees or our inmates. I can't even get it at my healthcare provider yet because they have run out of the vaccine and are only giving it to...
    Nov 18, '09
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  3. Overtime in CA prisons..with furlough days mandated?
    Yes, state employees should have first dibs on OT before contract nurses as per our union contract. A contract nurse may be able to do OT if no one else signs up for OT and it has been offered to...
    Nov 17, '09
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  4. Leaving work at work.
    Practicing nursing in corrections does not mean you stop practicing the art of caring, an essential component of our practice. We do have to distance ourselves more and probably should do this in...
    Nov 16, '09
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  5. Overtime in CA prisons..with furlough days mandated?
    Well, first off, "mandated furlough days" is true, but, you have to apply to take the furlough days through scheduling. In other words, you aren't taking 3 mandated furlough days a month (your...
    Nov 16, '09
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  6. Correctional Nursing Questionnaire.
    1. Can you explain how you know once an inmate trusts you. What signs and behaviors of trust are most common? The more questions an inmate asks you and the more they relax and share with you...
    Nov 6, '09
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  7. Correctional Nursing Questionnaire.
    1. Using the common nursing stereotypes (battle ax, angel of mercy, etc) describe your relationship with inmates. I think inmates tend to view female nurses as sexual objects who they can...
    Nov 1, '09
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  8. What do you do when you see a CO obviously abusing an inmate?
    This is a very difficult situation to be in. I witnessed a CO verbally abusing an inmate and finally had to step in and say "Okay...I think that was enough." It was difficult to do, but in my heart...
    Oct 31, '09
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  9. does prison nursing affect your home life?
    In the prison I work in, we are identified by our last name, not our first name. So we answer the phone or are called "RN Jones" instead of "RN Sally" by other staff and inmates. I think this creates...
    Jul 21, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  10. womens nurses in the jail??? how is...really
    To be a young female RN in this field working with male (and female prisoners, too) is to be open to cat-calls and being stared down like a piece of meat. And sometimes your ears are party to...
    Jul 21, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  11. Had something interest happen this past weekend
    Correctional nursing can sometimes feel like you are :banghead:. You are stuck in the middle between custody, inmates, nursing administration, and medical doctors and it feels like the only person...
    Jul 17, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  12. Another interview question~ what to review?
    Review how you will respond to emergencies. Don't let all your answers be "Refer inmate to RN or MD." If it is a medical emergency and you are first on scene, you will be required to act until a...
    Jul 17, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  13. San Quentin Scrubs
    Another thing I forgot to add to my previous post is my recommendation to purchase Dickie workpants with a belt. The belt is useful for hooking your personal alarm and key chain with CPR face shield...
    Sep 27, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  14. San Quentin Scrubs
    Hello, I'd recommend buying a pair of tennis shoes (not Crocs or slip-ons) because you just never know when you may need to run towards something (a mandown, etc) or away from something (a...
    Sep 26, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  15. Relationship between Officers and Medical
    Sheri, We're having to do 7219's mostly not because of an injury or incident, but because ANY inmate who goes in to the Ad/Seg unit, has to have a pre-ad seg 7219 done. We are locking up SNY's...
    Aug 12, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  16. From Officer To Nurse
    Good luck Henryswife! We definitely need nurses. You will have a leg up working in a correctional facility as far as the games the inmates play. Just remember that when you get your nursing...
    Aug 12, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  17. Relationship between Officers and Medical
    I should clarify that I do help custody out quite a bit. Whenever there is an inmate that they feel needs to be seen by medical, I don't question them and stop what I'm doing to see the inmate. I'm...
    Aug 4, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  18. Running Code Blues in Prison
    Hey Sheri, A memo went out at my institution recently that said we are to call 911 in cases of cardiac/respiratory arrest and have the inmate transferred directly from the site of arrest to an...
    Aug 1, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  19. Our prison made the news...
    What a nightmare! I hope you had enough help to manage it all. Interesting that they OD'ed on it...either it they did it intentionally or they weren't aware of/or were mislead as to the...
    Aug 1, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  20. My California CDC experiences thus far.
    Sheri, I couldn't have characterized the role of the RN with CDCR medical any better. You hit it on the head. The RN is the go to person whether you are in charge or not. The reigning opinion seems...
    Jul 31, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  21. Insecurities regarding corrections
    JailRN, Sounds like whoever was putting the show together didn't have an idea of what they would be dealing with and how to plan for what they might be dealing with in terms of emergencies. ...
    Jul 31, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  22. From Officer To Nurse
    Initially, what made me want to be a correctional nurse was a change of scenery. I didn't want to work in a hospital anymore, but I needed a job that paid me as well as the private hospital, and with...
    Jul 31, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  23. Relationship between Officers and Medical
    Sounds like you work at a place that is run much better than mine, JailRN. Custody drives me batty by being passive aggressive. I'll request that they take an inmate back to a housing unit or bring...
    Jul 31, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  24. Relationship between Officers and Medical
    I'm curious as to how custody relates with medical in prisons and jails around the country. At the prison I work at in CA, we have a love/hate relationship. I wish it was better, but most days, it...
    Jul 28, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  25. Insecurities regarding corrections
    JailRN, I couldn't agree with you more about the home health experience...Correctional facilities aren't going to stock you with all the supplies and the newest contraptions you would find in a...
    Jul 28, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing


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