New to Correctional Nursing

  1. I work for a small county jail and we are all new to having a nurse onsite. I need ideas for what policies we need to form. I also need words of wisdom and any sample policies, procedueres, and forms. Also, was anyone nervous about being the person in charge of deciding who goes to the ER, who goes to the DR and who stays put? Any suggestions on this? I appreciate all of your input. Thanks!
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  3. by   Crawsu
    Doc on call will be making any decisions regarding who goes or stays. That's not the nurses decision. I have on occasion called a 911 from the pod, but it is pretty obvious when the injury is such that the patient can't be moved. If you are ever unsure, it is wise to call the MD.