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by Jerseygirl52 Jerseygirl52 (New Member) New Member

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I have a few new questions to ask:

Are you allowed to give protocol meds to inmates and, ifso, could you tell me what some of them are?

How often do you need to see inmates on ranges and conduct sick line with them there?

What do you call maximum-security area? Do you run sick line there or is that something only PA's pr physicians do?

Please feel free to answer. I am very anxious to hear from as many correctional nurses as possible.

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nancykday specializes in DIALYSIS, ICU/CCU, ONCOLOGY, CORRECTIONS.

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We have treatment protocols for all medical ememgencies most allow for the utilization of OTC meds, some follow ACLS guidlines although noone is currently ACLS certified, not even the Medical director. The protocol foe AMI is NTG, O2 ,ASA ,IV and ship. Hypoglycemia is instaglucose if alert. glucogon or D50 if unresponsive. We also have dental protocol, but these are rarely used. All protocols are in the policy manules and are easily accesible.

Not sure what you mean by ranges.

Our max area is RHU the restricted housing unit. Sick call is run M -F by the PA. It is conducted door to door. The inmates must sign up for s/c the previous night to be ssen by the PA the next day.

All s/c is conducted by the PA during daylight hours; after hours we do all triaging anything that is not emergent is refered to s/c the next day. At lot of inmate have after hous complaints trying to avoid the s/c process, but it is usually turfed to the next day.

I hope this helps you, if not please PM me.

I have a few new questions to ask:

Are you allowed to give protocol meds to inmates and, ifso, could you tell me what some of them are?

How often do you need to see inmates on ranges and conduct sick line with them there?

What do you call maximum-security area? Do you run sick line there or is that something only PA's pr physicians do?

Please feel free to answer. I am very anxious to hear from as many correctional nurses as possible.

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wareagle31 specializes in ER,OR, Home Health, Occ. Health, Correct.

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are you allowed to give protocol meds to inmates and, ifso, could you tell me what some of them are? i have standing orders for things like motrin 800, tetanus, phenergan, instaglucose, epipen, etc....

how often do you need to see inmates on ranges and conduct sick line with them there? ranges? i do sick call m-f. i do make rounds in isolation 3 times per week and as needed.

what do you call maximum-security area? do you run sick line there or is that something only pa's pr physicians do? we don't have max-security. we are a minimum securtiy work camp. we take inmates off site to see md.

please feel free to answer. i am very anxious to hear from as many correctional nurses as possible.

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