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  1. malpractice ins
    i cant believe NSO is not covering correctional health anymore! wow i guess litigation rates have increased alot! would it not be better to go WITHOUT malpractice insurance, which can make you a...
    Jan 23, '09
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  2. Which nurse travel companies staff prisons or jails?
    Supplemental Health Care...i work for them. they are GREAT!
    Jan 23, '09
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  3. Housekeepers?
    OMG that's alot of volume for only 3 RN's! i work in a PACU where we have 6 RN's and 3 LVN's and 2 CNA's and our voume is anywhere from 15-25... oh and we have housekeepers. no patient bathrooms...
    Apr 25, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  4. Malingering
    nope. except for experience. i was a psych nurse for years before i went into corrections. i believe that it gave me an edge on differentiating malingering from true s/s of mental illness
    Apr 25, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  5. What do you like about being PACU?
    no i would NOT recommend it to a new grad. i do believe that you need to have some ER or critical care background, and just some experience under your belt, because you need to develop critical...
    Apr 10, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  6. Former Corpsmen and Medics
    i am a former corpsman too. that's why i always felt comfortable in the prison environment, and of course now, working as a civilian in the military hospital. rank structure is sort of the same....
    Apr 7, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  7. Tired of corrections...
    yep i worked corrections in Texas and Georgia-in large maximum security prisons, as head nurse. i left to go work ER-started a small rural hospital to ease into it, then went to work for the military...
    Apr 7, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  8. PACU-ISMS...what are some of yall's?
    we have our own little PACU-isms...things that we say on a daily basis, frequently, to kind of break the monotony and just simply make it FUN. here are some of my units. would love to hear what yall...
    Apr 3, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  9. This aughta be fun: List the terms/slang/correctional nursing lingo for us newbies
    well in a grocery store, i think it is called jack mackerel...but in prison lingo it's simply jack mack. the inmates liked to mix it in their ramen.
    Jan 31, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  10. This aughta be fun: List the terms/slang/correctional nursing lingo for us newbies
    jack mack.......a VERY common thing bought in the commissary. something i have never seen anyone buy or eat except when i have worked in the prison systems, but i know it exists outside of prison,...
    Jan 30, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  11. Prison Nursing
    do you work a TDCJ unit or a privatized prison here in TX?
    Jan 30, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  12. This aughta be fun: List the terms/slang/correctional nursing lingo for us newbies
    i want to add to my last post, alot of prison terms are GEOGRAPHICAL. i heard different terms in Georgia, than i had here in Texas, in prisons. when i watch AMERICAN JAIL or LOCKUP, i hear terms,...
    Jan 16, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  13. This aughta be fun: List the terms/slang/correctional nursing lingo for us newbies
    the hole-usually refers to ad seg (solitary confinement) bullpen-possibly a term used in some states for "tanks" drunk tank-where people who are arrested and under the influence first go, in a...
    Jan 16, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  14. This aughta be fun: List the terms/slang/correctional nursing lingo for us newbies
    ODR-officers dining room UOF-use of force DR-disciplinary report
    Jan 16, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  15. does prison nursing affect your home life?
    i developed a big time potty mouth, and though i hate to admit it, i started hating men (most of my waking hours were in prison seeing men act like animals, jacking in front of me and basically...
    Jan 16, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  16. Thinking about working in a women's prison?
    i would NEVER work in a female prison. i did two weeks at a female detention center, as a contractor, and that was enough. much more difficult and more aggravating than dealing with males.
    Jan 16, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  17. Corrections Opening
    no she or he aint, CT is Connecticut. CA is California
    Nov 25, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  18. Corrections on TV
    which state do you work in?
    Nov 25, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  19. Corrections on TV
    you need DVR or TiVo! then you can watch what you want, WHEN you want. i dont know how any nurse lives without it (unless ya dont watch tv)
    Nov 25, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  20. New RN to corrections
    what the hayull is a "FISH" unit?????????
    Nov 11, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  21. Any nurses here date the officers?
    you obviously have been in corrections for a long time! what you say is right on target. of course, there is the exceptional good relationship that might come out of dating an officer, but overall,...
    Nov 2, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  22. MA Correctional Nursing
    appalled to hear this. in Texas, we truly live by the slogan "DONT MESS WITH TEXAS"....i have worked in Texas as a head nurse of a prison and in other detention facilities and i assure you, inmates...
    Nov 2, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  23. Inmates and lawsuits!
    i have always felt that correctional health was the lowest litigation threat of all specialties. my standard answer to the few inmates who would make threats to me, would be "well, i hope your...
    Oct 6, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  24. my love of nursing is gone...husband died of medical mistake
    have you considered correctional health? it's my number one favorite specialty that i have worked in, in all of my 16 years as an RN
    Oct 6, '07
    Forum: California Nursing
  25. WOW..18 viewing..
    many years of correctional experience here, in two states. have been working mostly ER for the past 5 years (though had been doing independent contracting for the Dept of Corrections in another state...
    Oct 5, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing


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