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  1. Biting Your Tongue
    I used to work in a male prison and I swear the "men" there were the worst about pain. Yeah some were drug abusers in the past and had serious drug seeking behaviors. But really, you didn't think it...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Other Jobs That a Nurse Can Do?
    I stumbled on this thread and it's funny, I could have written the same thing. I have been an RN for 31 years now. I graduated from a diploma program way back when. At this stage of the game if i go...
    May 28
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. Oh, honey.
    I work in a prison now and it's funny how many guys "slip and fall in the shower" and get fractured jaws that need to be wired and orbital fractures. Must be some super slick soap they are using.
    Apr 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Oh, honey.
    I used to work in an endoscopy center. During the pre-procedure assessment I had to determine the patient's NPO status (NPO after midnight, right?) I always had to specify, no water or anything. One...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. 6th Nursing Caption Contest - Win $100
    I see your busy, but I have to find my own coverage for next Thursday.
    Jun 23, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  6. Diversity.. at what price?
    I feel everyone's frustration. I work in a setting where the non-English speakers outnumber the english speakers. Some do not have even the basic grasp of the language. If they don't understand what...
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Wexford health care in corrections
    Well, Wexford lost the bid and we still have CMS. I think the thing with using PTO to make up time if you are late is universal in corrections. It's the same here with CMS. It has something to do...
    Jan 16, '11
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  8. I think I just ended someone's career
    If someone hasn't already said it let me say that she cut her own career short. Don't feel sorry for someone who so flagrantly disregards their own safety not to mention patient safety. Feel sorry...
    Nov 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Wexford health care in corrections
    Allegedly the "offer letters" are coming to the sites and not to your home. Those letters also have the info to enroll in their health insurance (which they have yet to let you know how much it is...
    Nov 2, '10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  10. Wexford health care in corrections
    I know right? Plus the lady that spoke to our group really turned me off. She was kinda condescending and loud. She didn't really give us any promising info about the company. "Just be on time!......
    Oct 30, '10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  11. Wexford health care in corrections
    Well....technically they are out but, they are protesting the award of the contract. Wexford did an "orientation" at our site this week. We have to wait for "offer letters" in a couple of weeks to...
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  12. Wexford health care in corrections
    No, we are just as short staffed as ever. At least at my site I haven't noticed any new nurses. Especially new grads which besides orientation have to be trained!:eek:
    Oct 3, '10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  13. Wexford health care in corrections
    We got a "transition" packet today. It outlines the benefits of Wexford and basically introduces the company to us. There are good and bad points to this transition. I may start looking for a new job...
    Sep 25, '10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  14. Wexford health care in corrections
    It seems like everything is up in the air. I will be updating my resume just in case. My co-worker says that you have to "apply" to the new company for your job. I guess since they underbid CMS by 9...
    Sep 19, '10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  15. Wexford health care in corrections
    I hadn't heard that, but funny thing is I got a notice from CMS in the mail today to "remember the dates" to sign up for benefits in October for 2011. Are you in Maryland?
    Sep 10, '10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  16. Wexford health care in corrections
    Hi, does anyone have experience with Wexford as far as their management of a correctional site? My current company lost their contract and the winner was Wexford. Any info is appreciated.:confused:
    Sep 2, '10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  17. Anyone working for CMS?
    I currently work for CMS and they just lost the contract. I don't think the company itself is that bad. It's the management locally ie:ADON, DON and HSA. Our infirmary lost the ability to have T3 in...
    Sep 1, '10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
    Nope. The nurse stuck to his guns that he did not/could not get an "order":uhoh3:
    May 31, '10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
    We recently had a pt. that went out for a cystoscopy and needle bx. of his prostate. When he returned to our facility he had a foley cath in. (He's had it since March but the approval for procedures...
    May 29, '10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  20. LPN role in the Infirmary
    You are so right Katkonk. I will approach the ADON at our site to help with the matter. She is usually hands off, but it is her job to counsel and discipline staff. I know that when you are hired you...
    Apr 20, '10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  21. Wonder how often this happens
    Our infirmary patients love to stay with us because the doctor will order practically anything they want. We have a pt. that had a hand fracture that was repaired with K wire 2 weeks ago. Before...
    Apr 20, '10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  22. LPN role in the Infirmary
    ulbalrite, you guys sound really busy. I would love to work as the RN with you. I work day shift and my LPN will go to sleep in a chair when she is done with vitals and meds. We only have 21 pts but...
    Apr 17, '10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  23. LPN role in the Infirmary
    I work in a 21 bed infirmary in a state prison as an RN. On my shift there are 2 RN's and 2 LPN's. Until recently we divided the patients into 3 groups with the other RN floating to assist with care...
    Mar 28, '10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  24. For Sale: Used Nurse. Dirt Cheap!
    Thank you for your post. It showed me that the path you sometimes choose isn't always the one you should be on. Of course the grass always looks greener on the other side. I recently just turned...
    May 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How was Nurses Week celebrated at your Facility
    Update...Our ADON came to our unit this morning with an armful of bags. We work in a correctional facility and to bring anything into the facility it has to be in a clear bag no bigger than 12"x...
    May 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion