We have a new nurse manager with no correctional or hospital experience. The nurse manager's background is longterm care.
This is a new position and we are told that we can not send a juvenile to the emergency room, give a prn injection or have them epc'd without her authorization. We are all RN's and the state says "nursing assessment
cannot be delegated"
We are also told that we can no longer lock down a juvenile for refusing a psychotrophic medication.
We are told how to pass meds as well. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.