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Ms_Interpret

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  1. Ms_Interpret

    Monster Med Passes

    Having worked in Med/Surg, ICU, and Skilled hospital units myself, I will say that after these Corrections med passes, hospital med passes feel like a leisurely stroll through the unit. The only thing I can narrowly equate it to was when I was a teenager working fast food on the food line during a meal rush. The med pass window is a little more lax in Corrections, in that we are given more time before and after due time, but we have our own time constraints to worry about too. Namely, inmate count. If you don't get your med pass done before they lock everyone down for count, you have to wait sometimes 1.5-2 hours until count/recount is complete before you can resume your med pass.
  2. Ms_Interpret

    Monster Med Passes

    It says "keep on rolling" not "keep eye rolling." 84 is pretty well up there. You never know just how possible something is until you actually do it, sometimes. Maybe not fun. Maybe not leisurely or comfortable...But possible.
  3. Ms_Interpret

    Monster Med Passes

    *Shrug* Maybe. I'm not sure what it is you're wanting me to tell you, but I don't really want to spend a lot of time convincing you that what you believe is impossible is possible. You're definitely free to form your own conclusions.
  4. Ms_Interpret

    Monster Med Passes

    The facility that I work in does not have that kind of history. The majority of nurses in my facility have been employed there for a decade or more.
  5. Ms_Interpret

    Monster Med Passes

    I think some experience in corrections nursing is necessary for your full understanding.
  6. Ms_Interpret

    Monster Med Passes

    Every job has it's advantages and disadvantages. You take the good with the bad and keep on rolling.
  7. Ms_Interpret

    Monster Med Passes

    Corrections is a little different from Med/Surg or hospital nursing. I don't do assessments on these patients unless the patient is newly locked down or there is a medical emergency. They aren't infirm. I pass these meds because it is a safety and security issue for them to keep and take their meds themselves. And it's not a corporate facility. It's a prison. It's a state facility.
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    Exhausted; I want a way out.

    The kind of personality/person who is predisposed to being in nursing often has a difficult time saying, "No." Learn to. It is an essential life skill.
  9. Ms_Interpret

    Monster Med Passes

    What's the largest number of patients you have passed meds on in a shift. I recently took a break from ICU and took a foray into Corrections. They do 8 hour shifts. I'm the sole nurse on evening shift in their behavioral house (tons of psych meds). The house has 4 wings. The way it's set up, you have to -pre-pull meds for each patient in the med room and hand carry them up to the wings to pass them. Last night I pulled and passed meds on 125 patients (including diabetics). What's your record?
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