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by smpnurse smpnurse (New) New

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I am an LPN with an opportunity to work in a correctional facility and I am undecided if I should take the job. I am concerned about staff safety in this setting. I would like to hear about pros and cons of this type of nursing.

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Jenfleck4 has 7 years experience and specializes in critical care, corrections.

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I am an LPN with an opportunity to work in a correctional facility and I am undecided if I should take the job. I am concerned about staff safety in this setting. I would like to hear about pros and cons of this type of nursing.

I work in corrections. As long as you are aware you are in a prison you should be fine. Typically the officers are very protective of the nurses. Be mindful of what is appropriate when dealing with inmates. While they are patients, they can be very manipulative and seem innocent when quite the opposite.

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Thank you for the advice it is much appreciated.

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I agree with Jenfleck. There is no real worry about safety as there will always be a CO with you when you are caring for an IM. Like what she mentioned, it is the IM to worry about. They can be seem quite innocent but are manipulative. ex: IM with previous insulin med walks to the insulin line and ask for a PM snack. had said the day shift nurse told him he can still take a snack even though the order had been discontinued.

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Safety depends entirely in the facility you are planning on working at. I feel completely safe at work. You are going to need to spend a significant amount of time reading posts on this forum to find out individual opionions concerning correctional nursing - as always nurses are very opinionated :) good luck

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